Students earning a Business Administration degree will develop
• Knowledge of current business practices and theory in accounting, finance, management, and marketing
• The ability to think critically
• Communication effectiveness
• Competency in current technology
• Competency in ethical decision-making
Upon completion of business foundation courses in the junior year, business administration majors strengthen their functional knowledge through focused coursework. One option is to choose courses that intensify business creation, development, and management skills. A second option is to create a flexible program of study in the business disciplines tied to career interests and objectives.
Study abroad programs led by USM business faculty are established for Japan/South Korea and as part of the British Studies Program. Ask us about opportunities to learn in other countries.
There are two Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) degrees available with this major.
The Entrepreneurship degree provides students with the skills and abilities to develop and manage their own business or a business unit. Students in this degree program complete courses in management, marketing, and finance that are tailored to new venture development and operations.
The General Business degree prepares majors to work in a variety of functional areas in business, government, and nonprofit organizations. Students in this degree program complete coursework in accounting, finance, management, and marketing that is tailored to their career objectives.
Our graduates have founded new business ventures, and work in S&P 500 businesses, global corporations, and in government and nonprofit agencies.
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Southern Miss undergraduate degrees are available online, at the Hattiesburg campus, at the Gulf Park campus, and/or through a hybrid delivery that includes both online and on-campus courses.
All courses listed in the degree plan are available online. A student would not have to take a face-to-face course to complete this degree.
50 percent or more of the degree plan’s courses in Major Area of Study Requirements AND 50 percent or more of courses in Curriculum Requirement are available online. Remaining courses are face-to-face at the Hattiesburg or Gulf Park campus, as noted.
All courses are available face-to-face on the Hattiesburg campus.
All courses are available face-to-face on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.