USM’s Online MBA Program Ranked as Best in Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi’s online MBA program has been designated the state’s best in 2019 rankings by higher education web site

To find the best online MBA programs, more than 570 online and hybrid MBA programs were examined. The programs were first listed by location and then ranked upon their overall convenience, affordability, and reputation.

In its appraisal of USM’s program, CollegeConsensus notes that with the cost of education all over the country rising on a yearly basis, an online MBA like the one USM offers at less than $20,000 affords business students a wonderful opportunity to receive a top-notch graduate degree without breaking the bank to do s”Being ranked as the No. 1 online MBA program in Mississippi speaks volumes to the quality of what we offer here at Southern Miss,” said Dr. Bret Becton, Dean of USM’s College of Business and Economic Development. “We are proud of our MBA program and are humbled when others recognize its value. We continue to work to keep our program relevant to the ever-changing world and our faculty are committed to serving our diverse group of graduate students.”

Notable features of USM’s online MBA program include:

  • The University offers the only MBA in the world with an emphasis in Sport Event Security Management.
  • The addition of analytics courses to undergraduate and graduate programs, and especially to the MBA.
  • Most MBA students are working professionals.
  • Flexible course formats, combined with a dedicated graduate faculty, enable students to succeed in the program while continuing their careers and lives.
  • Online MBA courses are taught by our full-time graduate faculty in the college.
  • The same quality delivered in the classroom is delivered online.

See the complete state rankings here. To learn more about USM’s online MBA program, call 601.266.4659 or visit:


Written by University of Southern Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites in central and southern Mississippi, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 130 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education’s "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity” designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and sport venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 40 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of approximately 15,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 36 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 24 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit


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