The University of Southern Mississippi's College of Business has announced plans to launch a new MBA program with a focus in sports security management.
The new MBA in Sports Security Management is designed for those who currently work (or aspire to work) in management or leadership positions in the sport safety and security industry.
Students can opt to pursue the MBA either online or through on-campus courses.
According to the course webpage, the new MBA will prepare students for career roles like director of safety at professional sport venues, director of event operations, director of public safety, or chief security office.
The new program is offered in partnership with the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security, which is housed on the university's campus and produces research on sport safety and security risks and threats at sporting events.
Specialized classes in the program will cover topics like threat and risk assessment of sporting events, sport event emergency response planning, and sports security management.
There will be intakes in the spring, summer, and fall.
For more information, please see the the University of Southern Mississippi's MBA with Emphasis in Sport Security Management program webpage.