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Online Bachelor of Science in General Business Administration

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Application Deadline: June 10, 2024

Summer 2 2024 classes start on July 1, 2024

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LSU Shreveport

Offered through the LSU Shreveport College of Business, the online B.S. in General Business Administration combines a background in business theory with an emphasis on practical skills and real-world applications. This degree program provides students with the essential business, problem analysis, and management skills needed to thrive as a leader in any industry. Students can tailor this degree to their interests and professional goals, so graduates will be well-prepared to enter the career of their choice.

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Cost Online General Business Administration

Our B.S. in General Business Administration online program offers the same affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition to all U.S. residents.

Total credit hours per program: 120 credit hours

Cost per credit hour: $301

Total cost with fees and maximum amount of credits allowed to transfer into the program: $9,015

Total cost with fees: $36,061*

Transfer credits may apply for up to 75% of degree requirements. LSUS requires at least 50% of transfer work be from four-year institutions. Your academic advisor will work with you to determine if and how any prior college credits earned will apply toward your degree.  

*For further information about the approval for transfer credits and other requirements, please visit this site.

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 General Business Administration

For your B.S. in General Business Administration online degree, you will complete 30 credit hours of business core course work, 24 credit hours of GBA major electives, and 66 additional business, general education, and other approved elective credit hours.*

Your personal credit requirements could be less depending on transferable credits and credit earned from prior learning assessments.

Business Core Courses

Students must take the following courses (30 credit hours).

Core Courses Credit Hours
ACCT 205: Introductory Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 206: Introductory Managerial Accounting 3
BLAW 280: Legal Environment of Business 3
FIN 301: Managerial Finance 3
ISDS 265: Business Statistics 3
ISDS 350: Information Systems 3
ISDS 383: Decision Sciences and Operations Management 3
MADM 301: Principles of Management 3
MADM 480: Administrative Policy 3
MKT 301: Principles of Marketing 3
Total Required Credit Hours 30

General Business Administration Major Electives

Students must choose eight 300-400 level Business Administration electives from the following areas of study: ACCT, BLAW, ECON, FIN, ISDS, MADM, and MKT. No more than three courses may be from a single area. (24 credit hours)

Additional Courses

In addition to the program's outlined courses, you must satisfy the following course requirements:

Courses Credit Hours
General Education* 39
Approved Electives* 27

Note: ECON 201 and ECON 202 are included in the business core but also count towards the general education requirement.

*Based on 120 credit hours needed for graduation. 


Admission Requirements Online General Business Administration

The admission process is the first step toward earning your degree and achieving your personal goals. We’ve streamlined the process to help you get started quickly and easily. LSUS offers multiple options to qualify for admission to undergraduate programs. Please find the option below that matches your admission type.



  • Completion or on track to complete the Board of Regents High School Core curriculum
  • 2.0 cumulative High School GPA (on 4.0 scale)
  • An ACT English sub-score greater than or equal to an 18 (SAT Critical Reading 450) AND an ACT Math sub-score greater than or equal to a 19 (SAT Math 460)
  • Cumulative CORE curriculum GPA of at least 2.0 (on 4.0 scale) OR An ACT composite score of at least 20 or an SAT combined Critical Reading and Math score of 940



Option 1

  • Meet the in-state student requirements

Option 2

  • Completion of at least 17 of the 19 units of the Louisiana Board of Regents High School Core Curriculum
  • 2.0 cumulative High School GPA (on 4.0 scale)
  • ACT composite score of at least 20 OR an SAT combined Critical Reading and Math score of 940, with ACT sub-scores

Option 3

  • ACT composite score of at least 23 or an SAT combined Critical Reading and Math score of 1050 AND ATC subscores of at least 18 in English and 19 in Math (or SAT equivalents)


Age 25 and Older

  • Must have high school transcripts or proof of high school graduation sent to the Admissions Office but not required to meet the Board of Regents' minimum admission criteria for first-time freshmen.
  • Must meet the standardized test score requirements set for traditional first-time freshmen. This is determined by ACT, SAT, COMPASS, or placement tests.

Note: If the math ACT/SAT sub-score is met and the English sub-score is within three points of the needed sub-score and all of the above requirements are met, a student could be admissible to LSUS. Additionally, if the English sub-score is met and the Math sub-score is within three points of the required sub-score the student could be admissible.


  • Earned at least 18 college-level academic hours.
  • Be eligible to return to the institution from which he or she is transferring
  • 2.0 GPA on all college-level course work attempted
  • Completed a college-level English and a college-level mathematics course with at least a "C" grade
  • Students with less than 18 college-level academic hours must meet all other transfer requirements and admission standards for a first time freshman.

Note: Applicants are required to submit all transcripts to the LSUS Admissions Office for an admissions decision. The LSUS Registrar's Office will review all transcripts and determine the LSUS Equivalency. The LSUS Academic Department determines which credits apply to the degree. 

Official transcripts, official test scores, and other materials that come from third-party sources should be mailed to:

Admissions and Records Office
One University Place
Shreveport, LA 71115

Transcripts may also be submitted via secure means—e.g., eSCRIP-SAFE—to

Career Opportunities Online General Business Administration

  • Advertising Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Salesperson
  • Sales Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Business Consultant
  • Market Research Analyst

Accreditation Online General Business Administration

The College of Business at Louisiana State University Shreveport is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Less than 5 percent of all business schools worldwide meet AACSB International's demanding standards.

What Will I Learn? Online General Business Administration

In the Online General Business Administration program, you will learn a range of essential skills necessary for decision-making across an organization. This degree can also be tailored to your individual needs and career aspirations.

Students will learn to apply:

  • Apply analytical and problem-solving skills in the functional areas of accounting, marketing, finance, and management
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of the ethical, legal, and social obligations and responsibilities of business
  • Apply knowledge of business concepts and function in real-world situations
  • Complete variance analysis, create regression models and perform statistical using statistical data analysis software
  • Understand the structure and function of legal institutions and their relationship to business including the following areas: Consumer protection, anti-trust, corporation reporting and securities, environment, employment and ethics

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