Jun 17, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Business and Economic Development


Mission

Our purpose is to develop leaders who leverage an entrepreneurial mindset to create value and innovative business solutions. We ensure that all students have applied experiences that build the knowledge and develop the skills needed to succeed and lead in the global marketplace. We support economic development by advancing knowledge through influential scholarship and collaboration with our communities.

Vision

We will be a recognized leader in providing business educational experiences that inspire and empower business scholars and students to fearlessly lead on the national and international stage.

Graduate Degree Programs

The College of Business and Economic Development offers several graduate degree programs with varying career paths.

  • Master of Business Administration: Available in Hattiesburg and Online
  • Master of Business Administration with Sport Security Management Emphasis: Available in Hattiesburg and Online
  • Master of Economic Development: Available in Hattiesburg with hybrid options
  • Master of Human Capital Development: Available in Executive Format (Gulf Park) and Online
  • Master of Human Capital Development with Instructional Technology and Design Emphasis: Available in Executive Format (Gulf Park) and Online
  • Doctorate of Human Capital Development: Available in Executive Format (Gulf Park)
  • Doctorate of Human Capital Development with Instructional Technology and Design Emphasis: Available in Executive Format (Gulf Park)
  • Master of Logistics, Trade, and Transportation: Available Online
  • Master of Professional Accountancy: Available in Hattiesburg
  • Master of Sport Management: Available in Hattiesburg and Online
  • Business Foundation Certificate: Available Online
  • Instructional Design & Technology Certificate: Available Online
  • Sport Security Management Certificate: Available in Hattiesburg and Online

Graduate assistantships are available for all College of Business and Economic Development graduate degrees. Students with good undergraduate records are encouraged to apply at the time they request admission, with a deadline of March 15.

Accreditation: The MBA and MPA programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Dual Degree Programs: The College of Business and Economic Development provides students the opportunity to enroll in both the MBA and MSSM programs simultaneously.  Upon completion of this 66 hour program, the student will receive two graduate degrees: an MBA and an MS in Sport Management. The GMAT or GRE is required for admission into this program.