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Online Flores Master of Business Administration

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Application Deadline: August 12, 2024

Fall 1 2024 classes start on August 26, 2024

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An Online MBA Designed For You

Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the online Flores 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 students' career goals. Students can curate a degree specific to their interests through a required core, customized core, and customized set of electives.

Specializations offered: Data Analytics, Emerging Technology, and Healthcare Management 

Students pursuing the Data Analytics or Emerging Technology specialization can also earn a graduate certificate without taking any additional courses.

In addition, LSU Flores MBA Program recently reinstated international travel into its curriculum. Online students have the opportunity to attend! On each trip, students enjoy a dynamic variety of cultural and business visits, giving them a holistic travel experience of their destinations.

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Save Time and Money - With Prior Learning Assessment (PLA), earn up to 12 credit hours for these certifications: Certified Fintech Professional Certificate, PMP, CFP, CFA, CPA, J.D., The Graduate School of Banking at LSU, and more!

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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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Ranked #1 in Louisiana

Flores MBA is ranked 1st in Louisiana by The Online MBA Report for 2023. Also, ranked by The Princeton Review and Fortune Education as one of the Top 50 Best Online MBAs for 2023.

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Build valuable professional relationships with successful alumni

With an engaged alumni network of over 250,000 graduates, LSU’s Flores MBA students have a slew of professional contacts and resources available to them.

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No GRE/GMAT required

Applications may be submitted without a GRE/GMAT exam score.

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Omega Nu Lambda Online Honors Society

Students enrolled in this program are eligible for membership in the Omega Nu Lambda (ONL) Honor Society. Created to recognize the academic excellence of online students, ONL provides access to exclusive networking opportunities, scholarships, and a lifelong community of like-minded achievers. Enrich your college experience and connect with peers globally through Omega Nu Lambda!

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We’re excited to offer a STEM designation across our curriculum in the Flores MBA Program. Our students are exposed to a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math framework that equips them with relevant and industry-specific skills. The STEM designation will help our graduates make data-driven decisions in a rapidly evolving intersection of business and technology. This STEM framework also benefits our international MBA student community insofar that they now have three years of work authorization in the United States. This will allow our students and alumni to gain practical work experience while continuing to apply their skillset in various business environments.”

Dr. Dana Hart
Flores MBA Director

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Student Testimonial

LSU Online Flores Master of Business Administration alumni Patrick Box talks about how the program improved his career and what it taught him about leadership.

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BADM 7070, Understanding Behavior in Organizations with Dr. Jake Smith, explores how to motivate employees and build high performing teams.

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Cost Online Master of Business Administration

Total credit hours per program: 36 credit hours

Cost per credit hour: $1,110

Total cost with fees: $39,960

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.

The total cost above does not include transfer credit or financial aid. Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Fee schedules may vary by program depending on course-specific fees for proctoring and/or books. Please contact a Student Success Coach for more information.

Course Listings Online Master of Business Administration


Required Core: 5 courses Credit Hours
BADM 7030 Financial Accounting 3
BADM 7020 Managerial Statistics 3
BADM 7200 Economic Environment of the Firm 3
BADM 7100 Marketing Management 3
BADM 7190 Strategic Management 3
Total Required Credit Hours 15


Custom Core: Select 3 of 6 Courses Credit Hours
BADM 7060 Cost Accounting 3
BADM 7090 Financial Management 3
BADM 7120 Operations Management 3
BADM 7050 Information Systems 3
BADM 7070 Understanding Behavior in Organizations 3
BADM 7140 Legal Environment of Business 3
Total Required Credit Hours  9


Electives (12 Credit Hours)

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)
Data Analytics Credit Hours
ISDS 7301 Descriptive Analytics 3
ISDS 7302 Predictive Analytics 3
ISDS 7303 Analytics Methods 3
ISDS 7304 Visual Analytics 3
Emerging Technology Specialization Electives: (dual degree for Graduate Certificate in Emerging Information Technologies for Business
Emerging Technology Credit Hours
BADM 7401 Cybersecurity 3
BADM 7402 Artificial Intelligence for Business 3
BADM 7403 Cloud Strategy 3
BADM 7050 Information Systems 3
Healthcare Management Specialization Electives:
Healthcare Management Credit Hours
BADM 7270 Healthcare Leadership & Governance 3
BADM 7270 Healthcare Policy & Analysis 3
BADM 7270 Healthcare Quality Management 3
Other Electives:
Electives Credit Hours
BADM 7160 Managing Negotiations 3
BADM 7170 International Management 3
BADM 7270 Entrepreneurship Consulting 3
BADM 7270 Global Supply Chain Management 3
BADM 7270 Healthcare Leadership & Governance 3
BADM 7270 Project Management 3
BADM 7270 Leadership Essentials 3
BADM 7270 Thinking Like an Entrepreneur 3
BADM 7900 Human Resource Management 3
BADM 7401 Cybersecurity 3
BADM 7402 Artificial Intelligence for Business 3
BADM 7403 Cloud Strategy 3
ISDS 7301 Descriptive Analytic 3
ISDS 7302 Predictive Analytics 3
ISDS 7303 Analytics Methods 3
ISDS 7304 Visual Analytics 3


Admission Requirements Online Master of Business Administration

Graduate School

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college or university or the 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.

Program Requirements

  • Currently employed with 3 years of demonstrated professional experience
  • Statement of purpose- motivation to attend LSU Flores Online Master of Business Administration, including personal and career goals, and your commitment to excellence –address your readiness to pursue an MBA in an online format.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Official transcripts of all previous college or university work
  • Recorded video interview answering five questions posted in the application 
  • Professional resume

A GRE/GMAT score is not required for application. However, for those who don’t meet minimum requirements for any of the above criteria, a GRE/GMAT score may be requested at the department's discretion.

Additional information about LSU Graduate admission requirements are located here.

Career Opportunities Online Master of Business Administration

The benefit of an MBA is the endless career opportunities that are made available after graduation. Graduates are better equipped to advance to higher leadership positions in their chosen career path or make a strategic career pivot to a new field. 

  • Business Manager
  • Facilities Manager
  • General Manager
  • Operations Director
  • Business Administrator

Accreditation Online Master of Business Administration

The Flores MBA program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Why Choose This Program? Online Master of Business Administration

The world is full of talented professionals with great ambitions. But to achieve success in operating a successful company, professionals also need to refine their business skills. A Master of Business Administration can set an individual on this path towards career growth. MBA students in our program can learn fundamental business skills like finance and marketing or more modern topics like analytics and information systems.

Studies show that MBA graduates may achieve a range of benefits. These benefits include pay raises, increases in responsibility, and prestigious positions that would not have been available without the degree. An MBA also connects experienced professionals to an expansive network. This network allows students to turn their classroom relationships into real-life business partnerships with alumni into career opportunities.

An MBA from LSU, in particular, is valuable and well-respected by employers. LSU’s excellence has 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 prepared students for rewarding careers for over 150 years. Today, LSU is equally proud of its strides to make education more accessible through innovative online degree programs. These programs are flexible and just as rigorous as the on-campus classes.

An exceptional faculty and staff have helped make LSU one of only 30 universities in the United States designated as a land-, sea-, 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.


Equipment Requirements Online Master of Business Administration

There are specific hardware and software requirements for students pursuing the Data Analytics specialization. The requirements below are set forth so that students may not have any issue loading data or software to their machine.
  • Windows 10 Professional, Enterprise, or Education (Education is available through OnTheHub)
  • 4 Core, X64, 64 Bit processor
  • 16 GB RAM (16 recommended)
  • 500GB Hard drive
  • ATA 100/7,200 RPM hard drive is preferred but a 5,400 will work
  • A graphics card supporting a higher resolution than 1024×768 (32-bit). (1 GB dedicated, non-shared, memory card is recommended.)​
By becoming familiar with the types of technologies taught in this program, students are given a head start in their field post-graduation. Apple Systems are not recommended as all software utilized in this course requires the Windows operating system. However, if you do decide to utilize an Apple computer you must have Windows (10 or higher) running prior to starting courses.​ This can be done through a partitioned hard drive or other means of split operating systems.

You May Be Wondering... (FAQ) Online Master of Business Administration

Question:  Will my degree say LSU Online?

Answer: No, upon program completion you will receive the same diploma as your on-campus peers.

Question: Do I ever need to appear at the LSU campus for LSU Online programs?

Answer: No, you do not. LSU Online programs are 100% online and require no on-campus appearance. Check with your program for any activities or events that may be available to you should you be in the Baton Rouge area.

Question: How do I find out who my advisor and/or class instructor is?

Answer: Your advisor will be assigned by your department. Feel free to contact your department for specifics as to who your instructor will be for a class. Generally, Moodle (the class delivery system) displays class information at least 10 to 14 days before the class begins. Instructions for Moodle are covered in the LSU Online Orientation.

Question: Is financial aid available for online students?

Answer: Yes, students in an LSU Online graduate program may be eligible for financial aid. For more information email your questions to

Question: Is the Flores MBA from LSU fully accredited?

Answer: Yes, the Flores MBA program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Question: Do I have to pay the full tuition upfront?

Answer: No, you pay as you go for each course you’re registered in for the term.

Acumen Badges Online Master of Business Administration

Acumen Badges are digital credentials that represent your proficiency in specific business areas. The online Flores MBA program offers three badges:

LSU Online Flores MBA Leadership Acumen Badge

Leadership Acumen Badge

This badge demonstrates your understanding of adaptive leadership and transferable skills, such as critical thinking, self-reflection, teamwork, and collaboration. It highlights your preparedness to lead in dynamic business environments.

Successful completion of the following courses; receiving no less than a B-:

  • BADM 7270 Leadership Essentials
  • BADM 7070: Understanding Behavior in Organizations
  • BADM 7160: Managing Negotiations
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Management Acumen Badge

This badge highlights your foundational knowledge and practical skills in decision-making, task delegation, and effective communication. It also emphasizes your competencies in change management and workplace optimization.

Successful completion of the following courses; receiving no less than a B-:

  • BADM 7270: Project Management
  • BBADM 7120: Operations Management
  • BADM 7900: Human Resource Management
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Financial Acumen Badge

This badge shows your core understanding of key financial principles and the ability to communicate them effectively across an organization. It also represents your proficiency in accounting, investment decisions, cash flow management, and evaluating organizational financial performance.

Successful completion of the following courses; receiving no less than a B-:

  • BADM 7030: Financial Accouting
  • BADM 7060: Cost Accounting
  • BADM 7090: Finance Management

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