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Business Administration - Master's

Availability: Hattiesburg and Online Options

Earn Your Master's Degree in Business Administration

The MBA at 51 Miss is designed for students from all academic backgrounds – not just business! Our classes are offered fully online or in-person at the Hattiesburg Campus. Our unique format of 15 hours of business core + 15 hours of specialized electives in the student’s selected focus area allows our graduates to develop dual skill sets as they progress in their careers. This structure helps students prepare for a career in the field they want with the business foundation they need in a one-of-a-kind customizable MBA structure. From Public Health to Supply Chain Management and Communications to Sport Security – we have specialized electives that work for most students – and we continue to build more! Part-time students can complete the program in around five semesters; full-time students typically complete it in one calendar year.

The College of Business and Economic Development is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

No GRE/GMAT required. 

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What Will I Learn?

The MBA is the most demanded graduate degree in the world. Our MBA program consists of 30 credit hours, 15 core hours, and 15 elective hours to develop a specialty. Full-time students can complete the MBA in as little as one year, while working professional students can complete the program in as little as two years. MBA students learn decision-making skills, to think critically and strategically, develop analytical skills and communicate effectively. Our students are diverse; about half having undergraduate degrees in business, while the other half have degrees in engineering, science, humanities, health professions, and other fields.

See the links below under "Availability" to find out prerequisite and application requirements. If you have further questions regarding these programs, please email courtney.l.robinsonFREEMississippi.

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Graduate 51 and International 51 set the final application deadlines for each semester. The MBA Admission Committee recommends meeting the below deadlines for priority admission and enrollment.

Summer Semester
April 1st

Fall Semester
April 1st [if you are seeking a Graduate Assistantship]
June 1st [if you are not seeking a Graduate Assistantship]

Spring Semester
November 1st

Graduate Assistantships are available in the MBA program, awarded on a competitive basis.

MBA students can choose study abroad electives in London, Italy, and Asia. There is also a study away opportunity available in Hawaii.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Dr. Courtney Robinson, MBA Advisor
Email: courtney.l.robinsonFREEMississippi 

Expert Faculty Who Are There to Help

MBA faculty members are active researchers across all business disciplines. In addition, many of the MBA faculty members have significant practical work experience in business and industry.

Availability

Degree Plan Availability
Hattiesburg, Online 100%
Hattiesburg, Online 100%
Online 100%

Contact Us

College of Business and Economic Development

3103 Scianna Hall
118 College Dr. #5021
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Hattiesburg Campus

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Email
businessFREEMississippi

Phone
601.266.4831

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