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E. J. Ourso College of Business

 

ELI JONES, E. J. Ourso Distinguished Professor of Business Administration and Dean

HELMUT SCHNEIDER, Ourso Family Distinguished Professor of Information Systems; Associate Dean Research and Economic Development

EDWARD F. WATSON III, E. J. Ourso Professor of Business Analysis; Flores MBA Program Director and Interim Associate Dean for Graduate Programs

RICHARD D. WHITE, JR., Marjory B. Ourso Center for Excellence in Teaching Professor; Interim Associate Dean for Academic Programs

CHRISTOPHER E. DENSTEL, Assistant Dean for Financial Services

ASHLEY R. JUNEK, Assistant Dean for Academic Programs

3304 Patrick F. Taylor Hall
225-578-3211
FAX 225-578-5256

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

The E. J. Ourso College of Business offers specialized professional training in several areas of business in addition to a program of general business administration. All undergraduate degrees in the E. J. Ourso College of Business are Bachelor of Science degrees. The following programs are offered by the E. J. Ourso College of Business:

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • International Trade & Finance
  • Finance
  • Information Systems & Decision Sciences
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • General Business Administration

Each curriculum is constructed to ensure that students receive a broad general education and a sound foundation in the basic areas of business knowledge. At the same time, students may obtain limited specialization in a particular area of business. The objective of the college is to provide training in the functional fields of business administration so students will be qualified to hold positions of leadership, trust, and responsibility in business and industry.

The E. J. Ourso College of Business is a member school of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Its undergraduate programs have been accredited continuously by the AACSB since 1931.

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

Master's and doctoral degrees are offered through the Graduate School by the various departments within the college. In addition, the following specialized master's degrees are offered. For information about these degrees consult the Graduate Bulletin.

James C. & Cherie H. Flores Master of Business Administration Program

The combination of a general or a technical undergraduate education with a graduate-level Master of Business Administration degree is a widely recognized avenue to opportunity and success in the business world. To this end, the college offers an MBA program for students who aspire to management careers in business and industry. The program is open to those who hold degrees in arts and sciences or specialized fields such as engineering, geology, chemistry, physics, or agriculture, as well as to students with undergraduate degrees in business ad-ministration.

Master of Public Administration

The Master of Public Administration is a professional program for students interested in public management and/or public policy issues. The MPA program provides students with the management and financial skills to work in public agencies, non-profit organizations, private consulting and research organizations, and private companies in governmental relations. This program is administered by the Public Administration Institute. MPA students take 30 credit hours of core courses and 12 credit hours in an area of specialization.

The E. J. Ourso College of Business is Louisiana's premier public business school, committed to excellence in fostering learning and pursuing discovery in an intellectually diverse, global business environment. It serves its constituents in the following ways:

  • Making significant contributions to the advancement of knowledge in related business disciplines;
  • Delivering high quality degree programs that produce graduates who will excel in their respective fields of business;
  • Providing programs that strengthen the business skill sets of firms and institutions;
  • Engaging in other academic or applied programs and activities that advance business development in the State of Louisiana, the nation, and worldwide.

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Students in good standing may apply for admission to the E. J. Ourso College of Business. Students transferring from another institution must also meet University transfer admission requirements. Admission is competitive and will be granted on a space-available basis. Application forms are available at the dean's office or online (www.bus.lsu.edu). Students who are denied admission may reapply for admission in a subsequent semester.

Students are eligible to apply for admission to the E. J. Ourso College of Business once they have successfully completed the following requirements:

  • Complete a minimum of 30 hours of university course work
  • Complete the Pre-Business Core classes (ENGL 1001, MATH 1021 and 1431, ECON 2000 ISDS 1102, and ACCT 200) with a "C" or better. Students who place or test out of any of the Pre-Business Core classes will be given credit for successfully completing those classes.

Students majoring in accounting, finance, management or marketing must meet the following gpa requirements at the time of their application for admission into the major:

  • A minimum 3.0 cumulative gpa
  • A minimum 2.5 LSU gpa
  • A minimum 2.5 business gpa
  • A minimum 2.5 LSU business gpa

Students majoring in economics, general business, international trade and finance, or information systems and decision sciences must meet the following gpa requirements at the time of their application for admission in to the major:

  • A minimum 2.0 cumulative gpa
  • A minimum 2.0 cumu.ative LSU gpa
  • A minimum 2.0 business gpa
  • A minimum 2.0 LSU business gpa

MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS

Continued enrollment in the E. J. Ourso College of Business is dependent upon satisfying the following requirements:

  • Maintain an overall gpa of 2.0 on all university course work
  • Maintain a minimum LSU cumulative gpa of 2.0 on all LSU system course work
  • Maintain a minimum 2.0 business gpa
  • Maintain a minimum 2.0 LSU business gpa
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress towards the completion of the degree

College Probation

A student will be placed on college probation and will be required to meet with an academic advisor in the dean’s office for the following reasons:

  • The student’s cumulative gpa falls below a 2.0 at the end of any academic semester
  • The student's LSU gpa falls below a 2.0 at the end of any academic semester
  • The student’s business gpa falls below a 2.0 at the end of any academic semester
  • The student's LSU business gpa falls below a 2.0 at the end of any academic semester
  • The student fails to make satisfactory academic progress towards the completion of the degree

A minimum 12-hour load is expected in the probationary semester. Students on college probation will have a college hold placed on their registration which will require them to schedule an appointment with a college academic advisor to register for classes for the next semester. The registration flag will be automatically removed after the student is taken off college probation. Students will be dropped from the college if they are not removed from college probation after one probationary semester.

Removal from the College

Students will be dropped from the E. J. Ourso College of Business for the following reasons:

  • Students placed on college probation and who fail to improve their gpa to the minimum maintenance standard after one probationary semester. Minimum maintenance standards are a 2.0 cumulative gpa and a 2.0 business gpa.
  • Students placed on college probation for failure to make satisfactory academic progress and who fail to make satisfactory academic progress during the probationary semester.

Readmission to the College

Students, who have been dropped from the E. J. Ourso College of Business for any reason, may reapply for admission to the college. Students who were not registered at LSU for the preceding regular semester must also file a formal application for readmission. All students applying for readmission will be subject to the admission requirements at the time of the readmission. Readmission to the E. J. Ourso College of Business is not automatic. Students seeking readmission are encouraged to schedule an appointment with a college academic advisor.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS OF THE COLLEGE

The degree of Bachelor of Science will be conferred on E. J. Ourso College of Business students who complete one of the approved curricula with a 2.0 or better grade point average on all work taken and a 2.0 or better gpa on all business courses. The requirements above apply both to the total course work taken and to LSU course work.

A 2.0 or better grade point average is required in all accounting course work in order to graduate with a major in accounting. This requirement applies both to the total accounting course work taken and to LSU accounting course work.

The last 30 semester hours presented for the degree must be taken in residence in the E. J. Ourso College of Business on the LSU campus.

The AACSB Standards for Accreditation state that “the school should require that at least 50 percent of the business credit hours required for the business degree be earned at the degree-awarding institution.”

The student must complete a minimum of 120 semester hours in accordance with the following regulations.

Academic Work: 120 Semester Hours

All 3000/4000 level business courses, except Accounting 3001, ISDS 3115, MGT 3200, and MKT 3401 are restricted to students who have completed 60 hours of college-level course work. Many 3000/4000 level business courses have prerequisite requirements. Students are responsible for ensuring they have completed the necessary course prerequisites as is stated in the most recent catalog prior to registration for a course.

All business majors must complete six hours of Oral and Written Communication courses. See "Departments and Curricula" for more details.

General Education Requirements for a Degree in Business

  • English Composition (6 hours)—English 1001 with a grade of "C" or better; and English 2000 with a grade of "C" or better
  • Analytic Reasoning (6 hours)—Mathematics 1021 and 1431 with a grade of "C" or better; Mathematics 1023 may be substituted for Mathematics 1021.Mathematics 1441, 1550 or 1551 may be substituted for Mathematics 1431. Students should refer to their chosen curriculum to determine the specific mathematics requirements. No student may receive more than nine semester hours of mathematics courses numbered below 1550.
  • Natural Sciences (9 hours)—Students must take three General Education Natural Science courses, two of which must be in a two semester sequence from the approved list of General Education Natural Science courses. A minimum of six hours must be in a physical or a life science course sequence and the remaining hours must be in an area other than that previously selected (i.e., both physical and life sciences must be taken). See those courses listed as General Education Natural Science courses in the catalog.
  • Arts (3 hours)—See those courses listed as General Education Arts courses in the catalog.
  • Humanities (9 hours)—See those courses listed as General Education Humanities courses in the catalog.
  • Social Sciences (6 hours)—Economics 2000 and 2010.

Electives

Students may choose any degree credit courses offered by the University consistent with their specific degree requirements. However, no more than six hours may be selected from kinesiology activity courses, band, chorus, or music skills courses. Up to six semester hours in ROTC may be used as electives in all business curricula.

Transfer of Credit from Other Institutions

In the E. J. Ourso College of Business, transfer credits accepted by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions shall be valid for degree credit only to the extent to which they represent courses acceptable in the curricula of the college. Transfer credits in junior and senior business courses will be accepted only if taken in programs accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). The extent to which credit earned in other colleges and universities is accepted toward fulfilling degree requirements is determined by the office of the dean.

Transfer credit in which grades of “F,” or “U” have been earned is not accepted toward fulfilling the degree requirements. For business courses, only transfer of a "C" or higher may be applied towards the degree. Students enrolled in this college who wish to obtain credits from other colleges or universities (including other campuses of the LSU System) and who plan to use such credits toward degree requirements should obtain prior approval in writing on a course-specific basis from the dean’s office.

Distance Program Credit

Students must have the permission of the dean of the college prior to scheduling Distance Program course work.

Students who are taking classroom courses at the University may not take courses through Distance Program courses. Students not enrolled in classroom courses during a given semester may be approved for Distance Program courses through the dean of the E. J. Ourso College of Business (3304 Patrick F. Taylor Hall) and may enroll at the Office of Independent & Distance Learning (1225 Pleasant Hall; 578-3171). Enrollment in Distance Program courses must be completed by the final date for adding courses for any semester, including summer term.

The deadline for completion of all Distance Program course work is the last day of final examinations for the semester during which the student is enrolled. As a maximum of three lessons per week can be submitted in a course, the time required to submit all of the lessons in a three-credit Distance Program course is at least six weeks.

Distance Program course work is restricted to elective courses. No more than 12 semester hours of Distance Program credit may be applied toward the degree requirements of the college. A student must complete all Distance Program courses before registering to receive a degree and no degree may be awarded during a semester in which a student is enrolled in Distance Program course.

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY

Students in this college bear final responsibility for selection of their academic programs and adherence to all published regulations and requirements of the college and the University.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Each student must see an advisor or counselor for a final degree checkout during the semester when there are approximately 30 hours remaining to complete the degree requirements. Students who complete degree requirements during spring intersession should plan to graduate in August and must inform the dean's office of this intention. Such students should see a counselor and register in the summer for "degree only." Students who complete degree requirements during winter intersession should plan to graduate in May and must inform the dean's office of this intention. Such students should see a counselor and register in the spring semester for "degree only." Students who complete degree requirements during summer intersession should plan to graduate in December and must inform the dean's office of this intention. Such students should see a counselor and register in the fall semester for "degree only."

Students who have completed courses at another college or university must have an official transcript covering this work on file in the Office of the University Registrar before registering for the degree.

BETA GAMMA SIGMA

Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is one of the highest forms of recognition at the national level that a student can receive in an undergraduate or master's program in business or management. To be eligible for membership, a student must rank in the upper 10 percent of the junior class (second semester), upper 10 percent of the senior class, or upper 20 percent of the graduating master's class, or must have completed all requirements to receive a doctorate. Transfer students must complete one full year as a full-time student at LSU to qualify for membership. Members are elected to membership and publicly recognized during the Spring Awards Ceremony.

Beta Gamma Sigma has three purposes: to encourage and reward scholarship, to promote advancement of education in business, and to foster integrity in the conduct of business operations.

PHI KAPPA PHI

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest, largest, and most selective honor society for all academic disciplines. Its chapters are on nearly 300 campuses in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. Each year, approximately 30,000 members are initiated. Some of the organization's more notable members include former President Jimmy Carter, writer John Grisham, NASA astronaut Wendy Lawrence, and Netscape founder James Barksdale. The LSU chapter was founded in 1930 as the 43rd chapter in the nation.

The mission of Phi Kappa Phi is to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others. Phi Kappa Phi is unique because it recognizes superior scholarship in all academic fields, rather than restricting membership to a limited field. Juniors in the top 7.5 percent and seniors and graduate students in the top 10 percent of their classes may be invited to become members of Phi Kappa Phi. New LSU Phi Kappa Phi members are initiated and honored in the spring semester each year and wear identifying ribbons on their academic gowns at commencement exercises. Additional information about the Society may be found at www.phikappaphi.org.

REQUIREMENTS FOR A SECOND BACHELOR'S DEGREE

To receive a second bachelor's degree from this college, students must:

  • reapply for and gain admission to the college;
  • complete two semesters in residence in the college;
  • meet all stated requirements for a BS degree in the college;
  • earn 30 additional hours of course work at the 3000 level or above, except when
    • the second degree program requires a 2000 level or below course, or
    • the course is in a language other than the student’s native language.

MINOR FIELD REQUIREMENTS (Optional)

Students in the E. J. Ourso College of Business are not required to pursue a minor.

Minors may be selected from any minors approved by the Faculty Senate Courses and Curricula Committee and the Office of Academic Affairs with the exception of the Business Administration Minor. Students in the E. J. Ourso College of Business must obtain permission from the Office of the Dean to pursue a minor.

The following are requirements for minor fields which are offered by the E. J. Ourso College of Business:

  • Business Administration

    To graduate with a minor in business administration, students must complete 18 hours consisting of the fillowing courses: ACCT 2000; ECON 2030; FIN 3715; ISDS 1100; MGT 3200; MKT 3401. All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. At lease nine semester hours must be taken on this campus, and of the nine hours, at least three must be at the 3000 or 4000 level. This minor is NOT available to students in the E. J. Ourso College of Business.
  • Entrepreneurship

    To graduate with a minor in entrepreneurship, students must complete 18 hours consisting of the following courses: MGT 2000; MGT 3111; MGT 4113 and nine additional hours to be chosen from: MGT 4120, MGT 4114, MGT 4701 or departmentally approved electives. All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. At lease nine semester hours must be taken on this campus, and of the nine hours, at least three must be at the 3000 or 4000 level. The entrepreneurship minor is NOT available to students majoring in Management with an Entrepreneurship concentration.
  • Information Technology Management

    To graduate with a minor in Information Technology Management, students must complete 21 hours consisting of the following courses: ISDS 1100 or ISDS 1101 or ISDS 1102; 3100; 3107; 3110; 4113; 4120; and three additional hours chosen from an ISDS elective course at the 3000 level or above. All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. At lease nine semester hours must be taken on this campus, and of the nine hours, at least three must be at the 3000 or 4000 level. The Information Technology Management minor is NOT available to students majoring in ISDS.

PLACEMENT SERVICE

The University maintains a professionally staffed placement service located on the first floor of Patrick Taylor Hall. Interviews are conducted throughout the year. The major concern of the placement office is to assist both students and alumni in finding positions consistent with their career objectives.

DEPARTMENTS AND CURRICULA

GENERAL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

To qualify for a Bachelor of Science with a General Business major, a candidate must:

  • Satisfy all the degree requirements of the E. J. Ourso College of Business;
  • Obtain approval from the General Business undergraduate advisor on the General Business courses; and
  • Complete a minor in an area other than Business Administration. The minor requirements will be defined by the minor department.

CURRICULUM IN GENERAL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

TOTAL SEM. HRS. • 120

*See “Electives” under “Degree Requirements of the College.”

**General Business courses must be approved by the General Business Advisor.

***A Communication Intensive (C-I) course may be substituted for the Oral and Written Communication Requirement with permission from an academic advisor.

****Any University approved minor, with the exception of the Business Administration minor, may be used to satisfy this requirement.

FRESHMAN YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Economics 2000 or 2001 3
English 1001 3
Mathematics 1021,1431 6
ISDS 1101 or 1102 3
General education natural sciences sequence 6
Accounting 2001 or 2002 3
Oral and Written Communication Requirement 1 (choose from CMST 2060, 2061, or 2064)*** 3
General education humanities course  3
  30

SOPHOMORE YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Accounting 2101 or 2102 3
English 2000 3
Economics 2010 or 2011, 2035 or 2036 6
Oral and Written Communication Requirement 2 (choose from CMST 2060, 2061, or 4113) *** 3
ISDS 2000 or 2010, 2001 or 2011 6
General education arts course 3
General education humanities course 3
General education natural sciences course (physical/life, not same as sequence)  3
  30

JUNIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Business Law 3201 3
Finance 3716 3
Management 3200 3
ISDS 3115 or 3117 3
Marketing 3401 or 3402 3
ISDS 3100 3
Approved General Business courses (3000/4000 level)** 9
Elective*  3
  30

SENIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Management 3830 or 3831 3
Approved minor **** 18
General education humanities course 3
Eelectives*  6
  30

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DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING

OFFICE • 3101 Patrick F. Taylor Hall
TELEPHONE • 225-578-6202
FAX • 225-578-6201
WEB SITE • www.bus.lsu.edu/accounting
E-MAIL • accounting@lsu.edu

Admission to a curriculum in the Department of Accounting requires that a student be admissible to the E. J. Ourso College of Business and meet the following gpa requirements at the time of application for admission:

  • A minimum 3.0 cumulative gpa
  • A minimum 2.5 LSU gpa
  • A minimum 2.5 business gpa
  • A minimum 2.5 LSU business gpa

Students are required to earn at least a grade of “C” in each accounting course taken. For an accounting course to qualify as a prerequisite for another accounting course, it is necessary that a grade of “C” or better be earned in the prerequisite course.

Candidates for the Certified Public Accountant's examination (CPA) in Louisiana must have at least 150 hours of college credit.

CURRICULUM IN ACCOUNTING

TOTAL SEM. HRS. • 120

*See “Electives” under “Degree Requirements of the College.”

**A Communication Intensive (C-I) course may be substituted for the Oral and Written Communication Requirement with permission from an academic advisor.

FRESHMAN YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Economics 2000 or 2001 3
English 1001 3
Mathematics 1021, 1431 6
ISDS 1101 or 1102 3
Accounting 2001 or 2002 3
Oral and Written Communication Requirement 1 (choose from CMST 2060, 2061, and 2064)** 3
General education natural sciences sequence 6
General education humanities course  3
  30

SOPHOMORE YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Accounting 2101 3
English 2000 3
Economics 2010 or 2011, 2035 or 2036 6
General education arts course 3
Oral and Written Communication Requirement 2 (choose from CMST 2010, 2060, 2061, and 4113)** 3
ISDS 2000 or 2010, 2001 or 2011 6
General education humanities course 3
General education natural sciences course (physical/life, not same as sequence)  3
  30

JUNIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Accounting 3001 or 3002, 3021 6
Accounting 3121 3
Business law 3201 3
Finance 3716 3
Management 3200 3
Marketing 3401 or 3402 3
ISDS 3115 or 3117 3
Approved non-business electives 3
Business elective (3000/4000 level)  3
  30

SENIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Accounting 3122, 3221, 3222 9
Accounting 4000 level elective 3
Management 3830 or 3831 3
Electives* 9
Business electives (3000/4000)  6
  30

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DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS

OFFICE • 2107 Patrick F. Taylor Hall
TELEPHONE • 225-578-5211
FAX • 225-578-3807
WEB SITE • www.bus.lsu.edu/economics

CURRICULUM IN ECONOMICS

TOTAL SEM. HRS. • 120

If postgraduate study in economics is anticipated, it is strongly recommended that the calculus sequence, MATH 1550-1552 and 2085, be taken.

*See “Electives” under “Degree Requirements of the College.”

**A Communication Intensive (C-I) course may be substituted for the Oral and Written Communication Requirement with permission from an academic advisor.

FRESHMAN YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Economics 2000 or 2001, 2010 or 2011 6
English 1001 3
Mathematics 1021, 1431 6
General education natural science sequence 6
Oral and Written Communication Requirement 1 (choose from CMST 2060, 2061, and 2064)** 3
ISDS 1101 or 1102 3
General education arts course  3
  30

SOPHOMORE YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Accounting 2001 or 2002, 2101 or 2102 6
Economics 2035 or 2036 3
English 2000 3
Oral and Written Communication Requirement 2 (choose from CMST 2010, 2060, 2061, and 4113)** 3
ISDS 2000 or 2010, 2001 or 2011 6
General education humanities course 3
General education natural science course (physical/life, not same as sequence) 3
Elective*  3
  30

JUNIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Economics 4710, 4720 6
Finance 3716 3
BLAW 3201 3
Management 3200 3
Marketing 3401 or 3402 3
ISDS 3115 or 3117 3
Economics electives 6
General education humanities course  3
  30

SENIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Management 3830 or 3831 3
Economics electives 12
General education humanities course 3
Electives* 6
Business electives (3000/4000 level)  6
  30

Area of Concentration

  • Empirical Economic Analysis
    Required (9 hrs)—ECON 4540, 4630, 4632

CURRICULUM IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND FINANCE

TOTAL SEM. HRS. • 120

If postgraduate study in economics is anticipated, it is strongly recommended that the calculus sequence, MATH 1550-1552 and 2085, be taken.

*See “Electives” under “Degree Requirements of the College.”

**A Communication Intensive (C-I) course may be substituted for the Oral and Written Communication Requirement with permission from an academic advisor.

FRESHMAN YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Economics 2000 or 2001, 2010 or 2011 6
English 1001 3
Mathematics 1021, 1431 6
General education natural science sequence 6
Oral and Written Communication Requirement 1 (choose from CMST 2060, 2061, and 2064)** 3
ISDS 1101 or 1102 3
General education arts courses  3
  30

SOPHOMORE YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Accounting 2001 or 2002, 2101 or 2102 6
Economics 2035 or 2036 3
English 2000 3
Oral and Written Communication Requirement 2 (choose  from CMST 2010, 2060, 2061, and 4113)** 3
ISDS 2000 or 2010, 2001 or 2011 6
General education humanities course 3
General education natural science course (life, not same as sequence) 3
Elective*  3
  30

JUNIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Economics 4710, 4720 6
Finance 3716 3
BLAW 3201 3
Management 3200 3
Marketing 3401 or 3402 3
Political Science 2057 3
ISDS 3115 or 3117 3
Economics elective 3
General education humanities course  3
  30

SENIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Economics 4520, 4550 6
Management 3830 or 3831, 4420 6
Marketing 4443 3
General education humanities course 3
Approved electives* 6
Business elective (3000/4000 level) 3
Economics elective  3
  30

Area of Concentration

  • Empirical Economic Analysis
    Required (9 hrs)—ECON 4540, 4630, 4632

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DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

OFFICE • 2163 Patrick F. Taylor Hall
TELEPHONE • 225-578-6291
FAX • 225-578-6366
E-MAIL • finance@lsu.edu
WEB SITE • www.bus.lsu.edu/finance

Admission to a curriculum in the Department of Finance requires that a student be admissible to the E. J. Ourso College of Business and meet the following gpa requirements at the time of application for admission:

  • A minimum 3.0 cumulative gpa
  • A minimum 2.5 LSU gpa
  • A minimum 2.5 business gpa
  • A minimum 2.5 LSU business gpa

CURRICULUM IN FINANCE

TOTAL SEM. HRS. • 120

*See “Electives” under “Degree Requirements of the College”.

**A Communication Intensive (C-I) course may be substituted for the Oral and Written Communication Requirement with permission from an academic advisor.

FRESHMAN YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Accounting 2001 or 2002 3
Economics 2000 or 2001 3
English 1001 3
ISDS 1101 or 1102 3
Mathematics 1021, 1431 6
General education natural sciences sequence 6
Oral and Written Communication Requirement 1 (choose from CMST 2060, 2061, and 2064) ** 3
General education humanities course  3
  30

SOPHOMORE YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Accounting 2101 or 2102 3
English 2000 3
Economics 2010 or 2011 3
Oral and Written Communication Requirement 2 (choose from CMST 2010, 2060, 2061, and 4113)** 3
ISDS 2000 or 2010, 2001 or 2011 6
General education arts course 3
General education humanities courses 6
General education natural sciences course (physical/life, not same as sequence)  3
  30

JUNIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Accounting 3001 or 3002 3
Economics 2035 or 2036 3
Business Law 3201 3
Finance 3716, 3826 6
Management 3200 3
Marketing 3401 or 3402 3
ISDS 3115 or 3117 3
Business elective (3000/4000 level) 3
Elective*  3
  30

SENIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Management 3830 or 3831 3
Accounting 3021 3
Finance 3717 3
Finance 4828 or 4830 or 4850 3
Approved 3000- or 4000-level finance electives 9
Business elective (3000/4000 level) 3
Electives*  6
  30

Note: Finance 3716 is the prerequisite to most upper-level finance courses and should be scheduled in the junior year.

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DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS & DECISION SCIENCES

OFFICE • 3199 Patrick F. Taylor Hall
TELEPHONE • 225-578-2126
FAX • 225-578-2511
E-MAIL • isds@lsu.edu
WEB SITE • www.bus.lsu.edu/isds

The Information Systems and Decision Sciences curriculum deals with the analysis, design, and implementation of business processes and the information technology to support these processes in an organization.

CURRICULUM IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND DECISION SCIENCES

TOTAL SEM. HRS. • 120

*See “Electives” under “Degree Requirements of the College.”

**A Communication Intensive (C-I) course may be substituted for the Oral and Written Communication Requirement with permission from an academic advisor.

FRESHMAN YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Accounting 2001 or 2002 3
Economics 2000 or 2001 3
English 1001 3
Mathematics 1021, 1431 6
General education natural sciences sequence 6
Oral and Written Communication Requirement 1 (choose from CMST 2060, 2061, and 2064)** 3
General education humanities courses 3
ISDS 1101 or 1102  3
  30

SOPHOMORE YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Accounting 2101 or 2102 or 3001 or 3002 3
English 2000 3
Economics 2010 or 2011, 2035 or 2036 6
Oral and Written Communication Requirement 2 (choose from CMST 2010, 2060, 2061, and 4113 3
ISDS 2000 or 2010, 2001 or 2011 6
General education arts courses 3
General education humanities course 3
General education natural sciences course  (physical/life, not same as sequence)  3
  30

JUNIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Business elective (3000/4000 level) 3
Business Law 3201 3
Management 3200 3
Marketing 3401 or 3402 3
ISDS 3100, 3107, 3110, 3115 or 3117, 4113 15
Elective*  3
  30

SENIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Finance 3716 3
Management 3830 or 3831 3
ISDS 3200, 4120, 4125 9
General education humanities course 3
Business elective (3000/4000 level) 3
Elective* 3
Approved ISDS electives  6
  30

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WILLIAM W. & CATHERINE M. RUCKS DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT

OFFICE • 3158 Patrick F. Taylor Hall
TELEPHONE • 225-578-6101
FAX • 225-578-6140
E-MAIL • management@lsu.edu
WEB SITE • www.bus.lsu.edu/management

Admission to a curriculum in the William W. and Catherine M. Rucks Department of Management requires that a student be admissible to the E. J. Ourso College of Business and meet the following gpa requirements at the time of application for admission:

  • A minimum 3.0 cumulative gpa
  • A minimum 2.5 LSU gpa
  • A minimum 2.5 business gpa
  • A minimum 2.5 LSU business gpa

CURRICULUM IN MANAGEMENT

TOTAL SEM. HRS. • 120

An upper division honors program for qualified management majors is available. Interested students should contact the Rucks Department of Management for additional information.

*See “Electives” under “Degree Requirements for the College”.

**A Communication Intensive (C-I) course may be substituted for the Oral and Written Communication Requirement with permission from an academic advisor.

FRESHMAN YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Accounting 2001 or 2002 3
Economics 2000 or 2001 3
English 1001 3
ISDS 1101 or 1102 3
Mathematics 1021, 1431 6
General education natural sciences sequence 6
Oral and Written Communication 1 (choose from CMST 2060, 2061, and 2064) ** 3
General education humanities course  3
  30

SOPHOMORE YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Accounting 2101 or 2102 3
English 2000 3
Economics 2010 or 2011 3
Approved communication studies elective 2 (choose from CMST 2010, 2060, 2061, and 4113 3
ISDS 2000 or 2010, 2001 or 2011 6
General education arts course 3
General education humanities course 3
General education natural sciences course (physical/life, not same as sequence) 3
Elective*  3
  30

JUNIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Economics 2035 or 2036 3
Business Law 3201 3
Finance 3716 3
Management 3500 or 3513 and 3200, 3320, 4620 12
Marketing 3401 or 3402 3
ISDS 3115 or 3117 3
Business elective (3000/4000 level)   3
  30

SENIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Management 3830 or 3831 3
Area requirements 15
General education humanities course 3
Elective* 3
Business electives (3000/4000 level)  6
  30

Areas of Concentration

  • Management

    Required Courses (6 hrs.)—MGT 3211, 4420
    Approved Electives (9 hrs.)—A list of approved electives is available from the Department of Management.
  • Human Resource Management

    Required Courses (9 hrs.)—Select three from MGT 4322, 4323, 4523, and either 3500 or 3513.
    Approved Electives (6 hrs.)—A list of approved electives is available from the Rucks Department of Management.
  • Entrepreneurship

    Required Courses (15 hrs.)—CMGT 3111; MGT 4113 or MGT 4114; MGT 4100 or MGT 4120.
    Approved Electives (3 hrs.)—A list of approved electives is available from the Rucks Department of Management and is posted on the Rucks Department of Management Web site.

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DEPARTMENT OF MARKETING

OFFICE • 3127 Patrick F. Taylor Hall
TELEPHONE • 225-578-8684
FAX • 225-578-8616
WEB SITE • www.bus.lsu.edu/marketing

Admission to a curriculum in the Department of Marketing requires that a student be admissible to the E. J. Ourso College of Business and meet the following gpa requirements at the time of application for admission:

  • A minimum 3.0 cumulative gpa
  • A minimum 2.5 LSU gpa
  • A minimum 2.5 business gpa
  • A minimum 2.5 LSU business gpa

CURRICULUM IN MARKETING

TOTAL SEM. HRS. • 120

*See “Electives” under Degree Requirements of the College.”

**A Communication Intensive (C-I) course may be substituted for the Oral and Written Communication Requirement with permission from an academic advisor.

FRESHMAN YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Accounting 2001 or 2002 3
Oral and Written Communication Requirement 1 (choose from CMST 2060, 2061, or 2064)** 3
Economics 2000 or 2001 3
English 1001 3
ISDS 1101 or 1102 3
Mathematics 1021, 1431 6
General education natural sciences sequence 6
General education humanities course  3
  30

SOPHOMORE YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Accounting 2101 or 2102 3
Economics 2010 or 2011, 2035 or 2036 6
English 2000 3
Oral and Written Communication Requirement 2 (choose from CMST 2060, 2061, or 4113 )** 3
ISDS 2000 or 2010, 2001 or 2011 6
General education arts course 3
General education humanities course 3
General education natural sciences course (physical/life, not same as sequence)  3
  30

JUNIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Business Law 3201 3
Finance 3716 3
Management 3200 3
Marketing 3401 or 3402, 3411 6
ISDS 3115 or 3117 3
Elective* 3
Marketing electives 6
Marketing elective (approved by dept)  3
  30

SENIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Management 3830 or 3831 3
Marketing 3413, 4451 6
Business electives (3000/4000 level) 6
Marketing elective 3
Marketing elective (approved by dept) 3
General education humanities course 3
Electives*  6
  30

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PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION INSTITUTE

DIRECTOR • Richardson
OFFICE • 3200 Patrick F. Taylor Hall
TELEPHONE • 225-578-6743
FAX • 225-578-9078
WEB SITE • www.bus.lsu.edu/pai

The Public Administration Institute provides an interdepartmental administrative framework for the study of public administration, public management, and public policy at LSU. Academic programs, research activities, and public service endeavors are included in the mission of this institute.

The Academic program is the Master of Public Administration. Research activities include organizing major studies of importance to state and local governments. Public service activities include serving on state commissions, providing executive sessions for top state management, and working with state agencies on major issues of importance to the state.

The Public Administration Institute coordinates a joint MPA/JD degree program with the LSU Law Center. See the Graduate Bulletin for more information.

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