Overview

Applicants
131
Acceptance Rate
55%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.40
Years Work Experience
1
Average Age
24

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
610 - 682
GPA
3.2 - 3.6

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
December 6

Regular Application Deadline
May 15

Rolling Admission Deadline
May 15

Round 1
December 6

Round 2
February 7

Round 3
April 4

Round 4
May 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
No

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
20:1
Total Faculty
68

100
Full-time
27
Female
3
Minority


Students Say

Louisiana State University's E. J. Ourso College of Business unites "a great quality curriculum, impressive career placement, and low tuition costs" in a single prestigious program. This large public school serves the needs of a diverse business community by offering four tracks to an MBA: full-time, Professional MBA (part-time), Executive MBA, and online, while maintaining an "outstanding reputation on a national level." For all students, the MBA begins with a core curriculum in business fundamentals, including accounting, marketing, and finance. After completing the core, "students get a lot of freedom in choosing their electives," which range from entrepreneurship to IT management. Of particular note, the school distinguishes itself with "one of the best internal audit programs in the country." Special academic programs further compliment coursework; for example, the entrepreneurship programs offers "real-world coursework that allows students to work with local business upstarts in obtaining venture capital."

At LSU, the classroom experience is top notch. "Classes are well structured and academically challenging," and "the small class size makes getting access to professors easy." Professors are generally "well accomplished in their careers," but never look down their noses at students. On the contrary, they are "open to new ideas and shape lectures based on student input, student interest, and current events." Incorporating lots of discussion and group work, classes are "structured in a way that resembles a work environment rather than a normal classroom." Through case studies and presentations, students are called upon to "discuss real-world applications in all classes instead of just learning the theories behind the topics." By encouraging a deeper involvement with the material, professors "really create a learning and participatory environment that encourages thinking."

The real world is never far from the classroom, and LSU makes a point of "connecting us with area business leaders and exposing us to opportunities with local companies." As a result, "LSU is known around the South for having one of the best MBA programs," as well as a loyal alumni base.


Specialities of faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL

Louisiana Business & Technology Center

Flores MBA Programs

Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute

Center for Internal Auditing

Highway Safety Research Group

Division of Economic Development

Stephenson Disaster Management Institute

Real Estate Research Insititute

Emerging Markets Initiative

Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
No

Sustainability course is

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
http://lbtc.lsu.edu

School's environmental commitment 1:
The College's Louisiana Business & Technology Center is a small business incubator that provides business counseling, support and incubator space to businesses in the clusters of green tech, clean tech and clean energy. Of the 29 incubator companies in the 35,000 sq ft facility, 8 are actively working on research and commercialization of green technologies.

School's environmental commitment 2:
The LBTC conducts workshops and seminars on sustainability and green tech and recently hosted the National Conference on Clean Energy / Clean Tech Business Incubation. The LBTC is designated by the Clean Energy Alliance of one of only 23 business incubators nationally as a Clean Energy Incubator.

School's environmental commitment 3:
The LBTC has a student incubator that has 16 student businesses with 27 employees that encourages students to develop business prior to graduation and several of these businesses are developing sustainable enterprises.

Career overview

Average Starting Salary
$57,601
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
90%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
51%
Graduate Facilitated
49%
School Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

36%
Finance/Accounting
16%
General Management
11%
Marketing
11%
Consulting
9%
Other
7%
Operations/Logistics
7%
Human Resources
2%
Information Technology

Graduates Employed by Region

57%
South
32%
Southwest
7%
Northeast
2%
International
2%
Mid-Atlantic
1%
West

Students Say

The LSU Flores program knows that MBA candidates want to land choice jobs after gradua- tion, and "all levels of administration are focused on placing students into their jobs of choice by rigorous career management and a high level of academics." Real-world skills are taught throughout the program, and students "get lessons on everything from dinner etiquette to attire and interviewing." "The fact that LSU has such a strong connection with Louisiana companies and businesses from the surrounding local areas, really provides benefit to stu- dents." LSU also connects students with "a vast network of alumni that come back to the school to speak and recruit." For full-time students, "the internship program is remarkable," offering the opportunity to get their feet wet in the real world. In addition to business school programs, graduate students can make use of LSU's Career Services. There is an annual career fair, which serves the entire campus, as well as a special career reception for just the business college.

Finance and accounting are the two most popular fields for LSU graduates, capturing more than 35 percent of the student body. Operations and marketing follow, together comprising more than a third of the students. The average salary for LSU graduates is about $60,000, with offers ranging from $45,000 to $100,000, depending on a student's field and indus- try. JPMorgan Chase, Capital One, Deloitte, Ernst and Young, Albemarle, ExxonMobil, Goldman Sachs, Entergy Corporation, PwC, and Chevron are among LSU's recent employ- ers. By graduation, 70 percent of MBA students had already accepted an offer, and another 24 percent joined them three months later.


Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Finance / Accounting 36% $53,000 $56,348 $42,000 $99,000
General Management 16% $55,000 $60,480 $36,000 $75,000
Consulting 11% $65,000 $66,750 $62,000 $75,000
Marketing / Sales 11% $45,000 $47,667 $45,000 $50,000
Other 9% $51,200 $62,467 $40,000 $85,000
Human Resources 7% $52,000 $64,500 $52,000 $77,000
Operations / Logistics 7% $50,000 $50,667 $48,000 $54,000
Information Technology 2% $70,000 $70,000 $70,000 $70,000

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 33% $55,000 $58,600 $36,000 $85,000
Petroleum / Energy 16% $57,500 $69,900 $56,000 $99,000
Manufacturing 13% $47,500 $50,250 $45,000 $54,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 11% $48,360 $56,787 $47,000 $75,000
Other 9% $48,000 $50,333 $48,000 $55,000
Financial Services 7% $56,000 $55,333 $50,000 $60,000
Government 4% $45,000 $45,000 $45,000 $45,000
Technology 4% $69,000 $69,000 $68,000 $70,000
Real Estate 2% $45,000 $45,000 $45,000 $45,000

Prominent Alumni

James C. Flores
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Plains Exploration & Production Company

Joseph Herring
CEO/Chairman of the Board/Director, Covance, Inc.

David P. Steiner
President and Chief Executive Officer, Waste Management

Emmet Stephenson
Chief Executive Officer of Stephenson and Company and Stephenson Ventures.

Kathleen L. Quirk
Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and Treasurer ofFreeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.,

Dates

Application Deadlines
May 15

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$11,352

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$8,312

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
47%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
20%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
56%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
25%

New Students Receiving Loans
30%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$8,477
Tuition (Out-State)
$8,477
Fees (In-State)
$9,831
Fees (Out-State)
$26,774

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$412
Tuition (Out-State)
$412
Fees (In-State)
$674
Fees (Out-State)
$1,277

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$8,000
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$10,000
Academic Expenses
$1,850

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
195
Part Time
48%

In State
85.0%
Out of State
15.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
6

Demographics

13.00%
Minorities
18.00%
International

54% female
46% male

Campus Life

Students Say

For LSU Flores MBA candidates, the lifestyle at LSU is well-rounded and rewarding. Coursework is very time consuming, but "there is a strong sense of camaraderie among students, which is fueled by long hours spent working on group projects." Plus, "the curric- ulum is challenging, but is beautifully balanced by constant social opportunities." Among the many options within the business school, "The LSU Flores MBA Association has made great efforts to sponsor social events, so students get a chance to meet their classmates." In addition, students are involved in numerous philanthropic projects around Baton Rouge, and "regularly partner with Toys for Tots, Habitat for Humanity, and Boys Hope Girls Hope." Even those who rarely participate in campus activities are quick to admit that, "LSU athletic events are the experience of a lifetime, especially football games at Tiger Stadium."

"Baton Rouge is easily one of the top college towns in the country," offering a plethora of inexpensive, student-oriented fun. In their free time, classmates "get together to participate in amateur sports leagues, foreign movie night, charity events, Mardi Gras, Baton Rouge Art Melt, and marathons." Those who love the South are particularly happy here, noting that, "Louisiana State University is fueled by deep southern traditions, rooted in cultures and customs that cannot be duplicated anywhere else in the nation."


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Dana C. Hart
Director

Address
Flores MBA Program
2000 Business Education Complex
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
United States

Phone
225-578-8867

Fax
225-578-2421

Email
busmba@lsu.edu


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