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USM's part-time MBA program makes national ranking

southern missHATTIESBURG and LONG BEACH — The University of Southern Mississippi’s MBA program has been rated among the nation’s Top 200 part-time business programs in rankings for 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.

Southern Miss currently has approximately 50 students enrolled in the MBA program with most (78 percent) pursuing their degrees on a part-time basis.

U.S. News & World Report’s part-time MBA ranking is based on five factors: Average peer assessment score (50 percent of the school’s overall score); average GMAT score and average GRE quantitative and verbal scores of part-time MBA students entering in fall 2012 (15 percent), which took into account the admissions test scores of the entire entering class; their average undergraduate GPA (5 percent); work experience (15 percent); and percentage of the business school’s fall 2012 MBA enrollment that is part time (15 percent). The statistical data were collected in fall 2012 and early 2013.

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