Overview

Applicants
Acceptance Rate

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
-
GPA
-

Deadlines


Regular Application Deadline
June 30

Rolling Admission Deadline
June 30

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
No

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
Yes


Students Say

University of Louisiana—Lafayette’s strong regional reputation, convenient course schedule, and friendly staff make it a justifiably popular choice for ambitious local professionals. Although students may choose to take a full course load, this “MBA program caters to students who work full-time jobs” and attend classes in the evenings. According to the busy bees in the program, the “curriculum is challenging and relevant,” consisting of core courses in advanced business fundamentals like accounting, management information systems, marketing, and finance, followed by two elective courses in a student’s discipline of choice. In addition to the traditional program, the school operates a respected MBA in health care administration, which combines six specialized courses in that field with five core courses from the general MBA core.

Students are happy to report that the MBA at University of Louisiana—Lafayette is overseen by a team of “very knowledgeable” and “amazingly talented teachers.” While “the faculty and staff have high expectations” for their students, they are always “willing to assist those who ask for help.” Here, “professors are very approachable,” and the “school is small enough for teachers to get to know all students.” “Presentations and teamwork” are a fixture in almost every class, and the varying professional backgrounds of MBA candidates help to foster “rich, insightful classroom discussions and activities.” One student agrees, “With a lot of hands-on group projects, MBA students learn a great deal from working with other students from different backgrounds.” Likewise, the school’s staff and administration “wants students to succeed and ensures all needs for MBA students are met.” In terms of improvement, students would also love to see “more diverse classes” offered, with newer topics like social media incorporated into the instruction.

For exacting business students, one of the most attractive aspects of a University of Louisiana education is the great return on investment. As a public school, “the tuition is very low considering the quality of education and the many great facilities.” Students also note that the program is on the up-and-up, having “gained national recognition/ honors in the last few years” and, under the vigilant leadership of the current administrators, constantly improving. Of particular note, the program director and the administrative assistant who oversee the program receive top marks from students. A current MBA declares, “Dr. Viguerie, and Mrs. Jan are AMAZING!!! They are in constant communication with anybody that has questions, and they actually encourage students to come to them with any and every question that they might have!” Similarly, “professors are a great support system”; they “really care about teaching the students and want to provide any help they can.” In fact, professors “go out of their way to work with your work schedule should issues arise,” making it easier to balance work, school, and family life.


Concentrations

Healthcare Administration

Specialized Masters

Accounting

Certificate Programs

Business Administration

Specialities of Faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL

service learning orientation

wide variety of electives



focus in integration of business fundamentals

flexible self-paced curriculum

Health Care Administration Concentration

Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
No

Sustainability course is

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability

Description

School's environmental commitment 1:
MBA 580 Special Topics Course- Environmental Law; BLAW 435 Environmental LAW

School's environmental commitment 2:
MBA Special Topics-Business, Government and Society.

School's environmental commitment 3:
Participation in the University recycling program

Career Overview


Graduates Employed by Region

80%
South
15%
Southwest
5%
International

Students Say

Univeristy of Louisiana—Lafayette’s MBA is geared toward working professionals (some of whom receive tuition assistance from their current employer), so very few MBA candidates are actively looking for a new job at graduation. Instead, most plan to leverage their education for a better position in their current company. As a result, professional development activities are somewhat limited on campus.

Those who are looking for a new job or hoping to switch careers after graduation can get help at the campus Career Services center. Though principally aimed at the under- graduate community, Career Services organizes campus career fairs, hosts on-campus interviews and recruiting sessions, offers professional-development seminars, and keeps an updated list of open positions in the area. In addition, the school has a “great alumni base” and an active MBA Association, both of which can assist with local networking.


Prominent Alumni

Phillip Burguieres
Oil and Gas/VP Houston Texans Professional Football Team

Mike DeHart
Stuller Management Services, Inc.

John Breaux
Former U.S. Senator

Charles DeBellevue
Colonel, U.S. Air Force

Dr. Ross Judice
Former Acadian Ambulance and Air Med, EVP and CMO

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics


Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Fees (In-State)
$0
Fees (Out-State)
$0

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Fees (In-State)
$0
Fees (Out-State)
$0

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
0
Part Time
0%

In State
100.0%
Out of State
0.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
0

Demographics



Campus Life

Students Say

Although it draws the majority of its students from the local community, “there is a very diverse age range, as well as diversity in ethnicity and fields of interest” at University of Louisiana—Lafayette. Most students have at least a few years of professional experience before coming to the MBA program, and even recent college graduates are likely to be working full-time when they join the program. Though there is a considerable group of single students, many are “married and have children,” often balancing family life alongside school and career. Striking a good balance, almost everyone here is “motivated and achievement oriented, while at the same time being extremely open and friendly.”

Though many students are busy with work obligations and family life, others are “very conscientious and involved” in the campus community. In their free time, MBA students can participate in social and networking events put on by the MBA Association, or sign up for volunteer projects with other MBA candidates. Located in the “little city” of Lafayette, the overally environment is low-key and student-friendly. According to UL students, “Lafayette is a great college town,” with ample outdoor activities, great Cajun and Creole restaurants, and plenty of live music and nightlife.


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Dr. Mary Farmer Kaiser
Dean of the Graduate School

Address
Martin Hall, Room #332
P. O. Box 43716
Lafayette, LA 70504-3716
United States

Phone
337-482-6965

Fax
337-482-1333

Email
Gradschool@louisiana.edu


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