MBA Scholarship Campaign

Support the new MBA with an emphasis in Sport Security Management

The master’s program will create leaders in the field, and assist the University in becoming a cornerstone in the sports security arena. By combining the MBA with an emphasis in sport security management, graduates will bridge the gap between business and safety within the field of sports. Please consider making your donation today to support scholarships for this dynamic program.

The MBA Program
The University of Southern Mississippi MBA program is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, is a 33-credit-hours graduate program designed for business and non-business undergraduate majors, and is listed as a top 200 business school in the nation.

The Emphasis
The Sport Security Management Emphasis is designed for those who currently work (or aspire to work) in management/leadership positions in the sport safety and security industry, and offers students flexibility with a face-to-face or online format.

The NCS4 Partnership
Recipients of the scholarship will be awarded a graduate assistantship with NCS4 which covers all tuition costs and provides a monthly stipend. Graduate Assistants will have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in applied research by partnering with sports organizations and security companies on projects and case studies that support graduate curriculum.
  • Gain firsthand experience through NCS⁴’s National Laboratory applying the latest technology to solutions in the field on a real-time basis.
  • Receive guidance and collaborate with industry professionals and subject matter experts at the National Sports Safety and Security Conference and various national summits produced by NCS⁴.


Make a Donation
Please consider making a donation today to support the future leaders of the sport security industry. Follow the link below to be directed to our giving page:


For more information, please contact Lauren Cranford at 601.266.5758 or e-mail