Hattiesburg, Miss. The University of Southern Mississippi's new graduate program for those looking for more business education regardless of their course of study was born out needs of those in health care.
Dr. Faye Gilbert, dean of the USM College of Business, says colleagues in the health sciences -- nursing in particular wanted options for medical professionals to learn business basics.
Gilbert says the College of Business found professionals in many fields wanted the same program.
Officials say it can serve stand-alone as graduate program for individuals with degrees in non-business field who need graduate education in business. It can also be a stepping stone to enrollment in the MBA program.