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The online Focused Master of Business Administration from LSU Online pushes experienced professionals to become leaders in business. Offered through the E. J. Ourso College of Business, this enterprising track of the Flores MBA Program delivers a comprehensive curriculum that strengthens leadership, management, and critical analysis skills.
LSU’s MBA is not a one size fits all degree. The online program is designed to offer a customized and flexible pathway to meet our student’s career goals. Students can curate a degree specific to their interests through a required core, customized core, and customized set of electives. Specializations in either Emerging Technology, Data Analytics, or Healthcare Management are also available. Students pursuing the Data Analytics specialization can also earn a Graduate Certificate in Analytics without taking any additional courses.
This degree is offered at 36 hours, decreased from 42 hours. This means while other on-campus and online MBA programs take around two years to complete, the LSU online program can be finished in as few as 18 months. And with an expansive alumni network, students can access LSU’s world-class professional resources while pursuing their education in a flexible format.
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With 12 courses and only 36 hours needed for degree completion, students can finish in less than two years or complete the program over a longer period of time.
LSU is ranked 10th among all Southern schools and 32nd in the U.S. by the Online MBA Report, as well as being ranked 38th among public schools by U.S. News & World Report.
No need to relocate closer to campus or commute long hours from home. Online students receive a top-tier LSU education that will make them stand out among their peers.
Applicants who have three years of work experience and a 3.0 GPA, can submit their resume and transcript to request exemption from the exam.
With an engaged alumni network of over 225,000 graduates, LSU’s online MBA students have a slew of professional contacts and resources available to them.
LSU Online Master of Business Administration alumni Jeremy Roden talks about how the program improved his career.
LSU Flores MBA Program Director Dana Hart, PhD discusses what makes the online MBA program unique.
You may be able to find savings and earn credit from previous work or training, or as demonstrated by your industry certifications, through Prior Learning Assessment. Learn more.
Total credit hours per program: 36 credit hours
Cost per credit hour: $1,110
Total cost with fees: $39,960
Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Please consult an Enrollment Concierge for final program cost.
To fulfill the elective requirements, a student can choose a specialization pathway or a custom set of electives from any of the remaining courses from the Custom core or from the MBA Elective Offerings below.
Data Analytics Specialization Electives: (dual degree for Graduate Certificate in Analytics)
For complete and current elective course information, please contact your academic advisor.
The world is full of talented professionals with great ambitions. But to achieve success, a professional also needs to refine their business skills, and master the basic tools required to operate a successful and thriving organization. A Master of Business Administration can set an individual on the right path towards professional growth: an MBA can help a student stay competitive by providing them with a strong understanding of fundamental business subjects, like finance and marketing, as well as new ones that are changing the game, like analytics and information systems.
Studies have shown that MBA graduates may achieve bumps in pay, increases in responsibility, and often new, prestigious positions that would not have been available without the degree. An MBA also connects experienced professionals with a more expansive network, allowing students to turn their classroom relationships into real-life business partnerships and connections with alumni into advantageous career opportunities.
The passion and excellence that LSU stands for have earned the school a coveted "Tier One" spot in U.S. News & World Report's “Best Colleges.” As the state’s flagship university, LSU has been preparing students for rewarding careers for nearly 150 years. Today, LSU is equally proud of its strides to make education more accessible through innovative online degree programs that are every bit as rigorous as its on-campus programs.
Through the dedication of an exceptional faculty and staff, LSU is one of only 30 universities in the United States designated as a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant institution. In addition, LSU is the only public top-tier university—and the only university in Louisiana—to receive the honor of being placed in the "very high research activity" category by the Carnegie Foundation.
The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. The disclosure for the Master of Business Administration can be found here.
LSU Online & Continuing Education uses data from Burning Glass Technologies to pull real-time labor market information. The company's artificial intelligence technology analyzes hundreds of millions of job postings and real-life career transitions to provide insight into labor market patterns. This real-time strategic intelligence offers crucial insights, such as which jobs are most in-demand, the specific skills employers need, and the career directions that offer the highest potential for workers. Please note that your career opportunities are not limited to these options.