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Online Focused Master of Business Administration

LSU Online is committed to helping our learners achieve their education goals quickly and affordably. Through Prior Learning Assessment (PLA), students will have the opportunity to earn college credit for learning done outside of the college classroom. This program is designed to save both time and money as there will be less coursework for you to complete. Whether you have financial certifications or hold a certificate from the Graduate School of Banking at LSU, we offer a variety of pathways to complete your Online Focused Master of Business Administration degree faster. See below for a detailed list of PLA certifications to see which ones you qualify for. Certifications may be eligible for 3-6 credits depending on the courses listed.

See the Potential Credits You May Qualify for Below


Earn 6 credit hours that will replace two of the three courses below:

  • BADM 7030 - Financial Accounting | 3 credit hours
  • BADM 7060 - Cost Accounting | 3 credit hours
  • BADM 7090 - Financial Management | 3 credit hours

Earn 6 credit hours that will replace two of the three courses below:

  • BADM 7030 - Financial Accounting | 3 credit hours
  • BADM 7060 - Cost Accounting | 3 credit hours
  • BADM 7090 - Financial Management | 3 credit hours

Earn 6 credit hours that will replace the two courses below:

  • BADM 7140 Legal Environment of Business | 3 credit hours
  • One elective of your choice | 3 credit hours

Earn 6 credit hours that will replace two of the three courses below:

  • BADM 7030 - Financial Accounting | 3 credit hours
  • BADM 7060 - Cost Accounting | 3 credit hours
  • BADM 7090 - Financial Management | 3 credit hours

Earn 6 credit hours that will replace the two courses below:

  • BADM 7140 Legal Environment of Business | 3 credit hours
  • One elective of your choice | 3 credit hours

Earn 6 credit hours that will replace two of the three courses below:

  • BADM 7030 - Financial Accounting | 3 credit hours
  • BADM 7060 - Cost Accounting | 3 credit hours
  • BADM 7090 - Financial Management | 3 credit hours

This credential will count as 6 hours of credit. The specific course waivers will be determined on a per-student basis.

This credential will count as 6 hours of credit. The specific course waivers will be determined on a per-student basis.

This credential will count as 6 hours of credit. The specific course waivers will be determined on a per-student basis.

This credential will count as 6 hours of credit. The specific course waivers will be determined on a per-student basis.

This credential will count as 6 hours of credit. The specific course waivers will be determined on a per-student basis.

This credential will count as 6 hours of credit. The specific course waivers will be determined on a per-student basis.

This credential will count as 6 hours of credit. The specific course waivers will be determined on a per-student basis.

This credential will count as 3 hours of elective credit or can waive BADM 7050. The specific course waivers will be determined on a per-student basis.

During the application process, please notify your Enrollment Concierge if any of these apply, and they will guide you through the evaluation process. Meeting the requirements for PLA does not guarantee admission to LSU Online. Ask your Concierge about specific admission requirements. They can be reached at 833-280-5634 or lsuonline@lsu.edu.