2018-19 Annual Report

USMCBE

The 2018-19 Annual Report, published by the College of Business and Economic Development at The University of Southern Mississippi, tells stories of outstanding achievements made by our faculty, students, staff, donors, and alumni over the course of the academic year.

BY THE NUMBERS

For the first time in history, USM welcomed MORE THAN 2,000 first-time, fulltime

freshman students to the university for the 2018-19 academic year.

THIS IS AN 11% INCREASE OF ENROLLED FROM FALL 2017.

2,221

TOTAL COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STUDENTS

“When you offer something of exceptional quality, you get noticed. When you offer something that is

both unique and of the highest quality, you win awards. Nowhere is this truer than with University

of Southern Mississippi’s MBA in Sport Event Security Management, the only MBA concentration of

its kind available anywhere in the world.” - Quote from onlinembapage.com

Top Online MBA Programs in Sport Management recognizing our MBA with Sport Event Security Management emphasis, Online MBA Page, 2019-20

of student-athletes are from the College

27% of Business and Economic Development

#36 Best Online Undergraduate Business School in the nation by College

Consensus, 2019

#36 Best Online Business School in the nation by SuccessfulStudent.org, 2019

Top Universities for Professional Sales Education in the

Nation, Sales Education Foundation Annual Report, 2019

#119 Best Online MBA Program, U.S. News & World Report, 2019

#17 Best Online MBA Program, Affordable Colleges Online, 2018-19

#41 Best MBA Degree Program Online, Best College Reviews, 2018

#136 Best Online MBA Program, U.S. News & World Report, 2018

#188 in the Top 200 Best Part-Time MBA Program, U.S. News and World Report, 2018

#1 BEST ONLINE BUSINESS

SCHOOL IN MISSISSIPPI BY

SUCCESSFULSTUDENT.ORG, 2019

#8 BEST ONLINE MASTER’S DEGREE

IN SPORT MANAGEMENT BY

BESTCOLLEGEREVIEWS.ORG, 2019

#18 Most Affordable Online Master’s Degree in Sport Management, OnlineU.org, 2019

#26 Top International Business program in the country by study.com, 2019

#16 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Business

for the Business program by OnlineU.org, 2019

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