The College of Business Administration offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Health Care Management (MSHCM), Master of Science in Accounting (MSA), and MSA with a taxation option as well as a doctoral program in financial economics, and a joint MBA/MIB degree (limited dual exchange with ESC Grenoble, France). Other programs include interdisciplinary programs for the Master of Public Administration degree in conjunction with the College of Urban and Public Affairs, cross-registration with the LSU Health Sciences Center for MSHCM, foreign exchange with schools in France, Austria, and Portugal, and joint research. The strongest areas of study are accounting, economics, finance, management, and marketing. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus.
Fifty-four total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 9 elective credits. Required courses include:
- Advanced Accounting Analysis for Decision Making
- Financial Administration
or Financial Theory
- Operations Research
- Seminar in Organizational Behavior
- Operations Management
- Marketing Problem Analysis
- Seminar in Business Policies
Required courses for the MSHCM include:
- Accounting in Health Care Settings
- Health Care Economics
- Health Care Management
- Principles of Epidemiology
- Health Care Marketing
- Culture and Behavior in Health Care Settings
- Health Care Financial Management
- Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations
- Health Law and Ethics
Students may eliminate or substitute requirements.
Business students may take relevant nonbusiness courses in other departments. The minimum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending full time or part time is 1 year; maximum, 8 years.
Average number of courses faculty teach is 6.