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College of Business Administration

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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.


A bachelor’s degree is required, along with a GPA of 2.5, a GMAT score of 400, and GRE scores of 700. The formula for using the GPA and GMAT scores is (200 x GPA) + GMAT, or minimum 950, or (200 x upper-division GPA) + GMAT, or minimum 1000. Most important admissions factors are GMAT results, academic accomplishments and ability, and grades in upper-level courses. A strong mathematics background is not required.

Transfers are accepted. Minority students are actively recruited by through university-wide fellowship programs.

Students may begin the MBA program in the fall, spring, and summer. To apply, students must submit an application form, a transcript, GMAT scores, and a nonrefundable application fee of $40. The application deadlines are July 1 for fall entry; November 15, spring; May 1, summer. Students are notified on a rolling basis of the admissions decision. Once accepted, students may defer admission for up to 1 semester.

Financial Aid

The school’s own financial statement is required. Check with the school for current application deadlines.

Tuition and fees for in-state residents total $3292 per year; nonresidents pay $10,336 per year. On-campus room and board costs approximately $4600. Graduate student housing is available on and off campus. There is a referral service to help procure off-campus housing.


Fifty-six percent of a recent graduate business school class were enrolled full time. Fifty-three percent are women, 42% are minorities, and 11% are foreign nationals. The average age at entrance is 23. In a recent year, 302 graduate business degrees were awarded.

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