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Master of Business Administration, M.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #1001 (WUR) , MS,
The MBA program is designed to meet the needs of full-time and working professional students. Classes are offered on the Hattiesburg and Gulf Park campuses in a hybrid night class format and fully online. The hybrid format allows a student to complete two classes in one semester by attending class one night each week. 


Our program is designed for business and non-business majors.  The prerequisites for non-business majors are demonstrated proficiency in 3 areas:  accounting, finance, and statistics.  Our Graduate Certificate in Business Foundations offers online, graduate level finance and accounting courses that can be used to satisfy two of the prerequisites.

We offer GMAT/GRE waivers for applicants who have already earned a master’s degree or higher.  Waiver consideration can also be requested by applicants that can demonstrate 5 years or more of progressively responsible managerial work experience.


The MBA program at Southern Miss is fully accredited by AACSB. Fewer than 5% of the 15,000 business programs in the world have achieved this accreditation.  

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Managerial Accounting
  • Global Location and Trade
  • Financial Management
  • Global Business Systems
  • Global Business Strategy

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Application online
  • Application fee
  • Official copy of TOEFL score from ETS or IELTS score from testing service
  • Official copy of GRE, GMAT, or MAT score from testing service
  • Official copies of all previous colleges or universities attended
  • Official copies of degree certificates or diplomas for all previous degrees completed
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    592 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 592 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National Applies to you

    592 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 592 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    480 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 480 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for West Hattiesburg

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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