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Online Focused Master of Business Administration

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Sharpen Your Skills. Connect With Innovators. Become a Business Leader.

The Focused Master of Business Administration from LSU Online pushes experienced professionals to become leaders in the world of business. Through a comprehensive curriculum that strengthens leadership, management, and critical analysis skills, this enterprising MBA program enables students to realize and reach their full potential.

LSU Online is excited to offer this degree 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.

Finance, health care, and information technology are just some of the fields in which LSU MBA graduates are making an impact. The rigorous but rewarding program consists of fundamental courses in crucial, real-life business topics like information systems, marketing, supply-chain management, and business analytics. And with an expansive alumni network and online classes, students have access to LSU’s world-class professional resources while being able to pursue their education in a flexible format.

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Earn a degree 100% online

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.

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Study in a top-rated, globally established program

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.

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Finish in as few as 18 months

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.

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GMAT waiver opportunity

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.

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Build valuable professional relationships with successful alumni

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.

See What Makes This Program Special

Student Testimonial

LSU Online Master of Business Administration alumni Jeremy Roden talks about how the program improved his career.

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LSU Flores MBA Program Director Dana Hart, Ph.D discusses what makes the online MBA program unique.

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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

Course Listings
  • BADM 7020 Managerial Statistics Credit Hours: 3
  • BADM 7030 Financial Accounting Credit Hours: 3
  • BADM 7050 Information Systems Credit Hours: 3
  • BADM 7060 Elements of Cost Management Credit Hours: 3
  • BADM 7070 Understanding Behavior in Organizations Credit Hours: 3
  • BADM 7090 Financial Management Credit Hours: 3
  • BADM 7100 Marketing Management Credit Hours: 3
  • BADM 7120 Operations Management Credit Hours: 3
  • BADM 7140 Legal Environment of Business Credit Hours: 3
  • BADM 7190 Strategic Management Credit Hours: 3
  • BADM 7200 Economic Environment of the Firm Credit Hours: 3

MBA Elective Offerings:

  • 3 elective hours are required. 
  • For current elective course information, please contact your academic advisor. 

Online students also have the option to pursue analytics courses offered through the Department of Entrepreneurship and Information Systems for elective credit. There is also the option to receive a graduate certificate in analytics.

Admission Requirements

Graduate School

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited U.S. or equivalent from a foreign institution
  • GPA – 3.0 on all undergraduate work (or last half-degree) and a 3.0 on any graduate work already complete.
  • GMAT or GRE required

Program Requirements

  • Currently employed with 3 years of demonstrated professional experience
  • Statement of purpose- motivation to attend LSU Flores Online MBA, including personal and career goals, and your commitment to excellence –address your readiness to pursue an MBA in online format.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Official transcripts of all previous college or university work
  • Two letters of recommendation – professional not friend or relative and one from employer
  • GMAT/GRE or waiver
  • Professional resume
  • GMAT waivers available to qualified candidates – 3.0 GPA, 3 years of post/secondary professional work experience. For those who don’t meet minimum requirements, application will be evaluated individually and determined by the department.
Why an MBA from LSU?

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.

Why choose LSU?

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.

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