Louisiana State University Online Master of Business Administration

Why Louisiana State University? 

Louisiana State University recruits applicants for its online Master of Business Administration degree program. This large public research university in Baton Rouge, Louisiana administers the program through its E.J. Ourso College of Business.

While the professional experience and business success potential of applicants will be considered, there is no specific admission requirement relating to past work experience. Applications need not include the results of standardized tests. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. 

Program Snapshot

University Name Louisiana State University
Location Baton Rouge
State Louisiana
Niche.com Grade A
Name of Degree Master of Business Administration
School or Department Administering Program E.J. Ourso College of Business
Credits 36
Cost per credit $1,110.00
Tuition for Entire Program $39,960.00
Test Requirements none
Minimum GPA 3.0
Prerequisite Courses and Skills none
Campus Visit Required? none
Typical Time to Complete 18 months
When Can Students Start the Program? 8 starts per year
Program Concentrations
  • Emerging Technology
  • Data Analytics
  • Healthcare Management
  • Self-designed
Synchronous classes no
Required Courses
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Statistics
  • Economic Environment of the Firm
  • Marketing Management
  • Strategic Management
  • 3 of 6 additional core courses
  • 4 electives
Does the Program Include a Capstone? no
Does the program include a practicum or internship? no
Other Features that Make the Program Unique Prior Learning Assessment to earn additional credit hours; distinctive concentration in Healthcare management; curriculum flexibility; accelerated schedule
Program Objectives (quoted directly from the program)
  • Build leadership abilities across business disciplines—including finance, operations, marketing, and communications
  • Gain the fundamental business knowledge to rise to management and executive leadership positions
  • Learn principles and strategies for organizational and change management
  • Develop effective communication and employee motivation techniques
  • Understand financial analysis techniques for sound managerial decision-making
  • Study the application of quantitative methods and management science
  • Learn profitable marketing management concepts and strategies
Program Description This degree requires 36 credits of coursework. Students do not complete a capstone course or other culminating experience. There are no formal requirements for an internship or practicum. Most students complete the program within 18 months. 4 concentration areas are offered: Self-Designed, Emerging Technology, Data Analytics, or Healthcare Management. Students gain leadership abilities, gain key business knowledge, and develop skills in change management, communication, employee motivation, financial analysis, and marketing. 

What will I Learn?

Graduates of this program will develop skills in change management, communication, employee motivation, financial analysis, and marketing, as well as critical business knowledge.

The LSU curriculum offers flexibility within the suite of core courses. All students take Financial Accounting, Managerial Statistics, Economic Environment of the Firm, Marketing Management and Strategic management. They then choose three of an available six core courses on fundamental subjects. 

Across four electives, students can choose to specialize in one of the following concentrations: Self-Designed, Emerging Technology, Data Analytics, or Healthcare Management.

How much will the program cost?

The program costs $1,110.00 per credit, and 36 credits are required. The total cost of the degree is just under $40,000.00 for the entire degree. Most students take 18 months to finish their studies.

How does the program fit into my life?

Students do not visit campus at any point during the program unless they wish. They complete coursework on their own schedule, according to a structure known as asynchronous learning. Classes are not held at predetermined times.

Students complete the program within 18 months.  Eight starting times are offered per year, meaning that students can begin their studies shortly after being admitted and finish as soon as possible.


The Louisiana State University online MBA offers a flexible curriculum, convenient asynchronous learning, and an accelerated pathway to degree completion. Students may be able to finish their studies even more quickly if they complete a Prior Learning Assessment exam, or if they have one of several professional certifications in finance, accounting or project management. Applicants may also be attracted to the concentration in Healthcare Management.