08/02/2013 10:17 AM
BATON ROUGE – The LSU Flores MBA Program’s full-time track was recently named by U.S.
News and World Report as having the lowest debt load upon students after graduation
among the top 100 ranked MBA programs.
LSU Flores MBA graduates owed an average of $8,181 following the two-year program.
U.S. News & World Report calculated the average MBA program student debt load incurred
by full-time MBA students across the nation graduating in 2012 to be $49,619 among
the 100 ranked schools.
According to LSU Flores MBA Program Director Edward Watson, students’ ability to secure
quality graduate assistantships across the college and university because of their
skill set helps offset many costs associated with the program. This proved to be a
major reason for the program’s low debt load.
“Student debt is a big problem for many graduating students, and providing an affordable
education is more important than ever,” Watson said. “This U.S. News & World Report
finding reinforces that the LSU Flores MBA Program’s full-time track provides a tremendous
value to its students.”
The debt load skyrockets to $97,154 for the 10 schools where graduates incurred the
largest MBA program student debt burden. Data included only the debt incurred by full-time
MBA graduates to fund their graduate business school degrees. The average MBA program
indebtedness of the top four schools – New York University, University of Virginia,
Duke University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology – all topped the $100,000
The LSU Flores MBA Program made a significant 20-spot leap overall in U.S. News &
World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools” ranking for 2014. U.S. News & World
Report ranked the LSU Flores MBA program 61 overall and 31 among public institutions.
Tulane University, the only other Louisiana institution to make the list, was ranked
The mission of the LSU Flores MBA Program is to remain competitive in the national and regional markets, while fostering learning, leadership and networking in a global business environment. Full-time, professional, executive and online formats are offered and provide schedule flexibility for those wishing to pursue their MBA from a nationally recognized program. For more information, visit http://mba.lsu.edu or call 225-578-8867. For more on the E. J. Ourso College of Business, visit http://business.lsu.edu.
Posted on Friday, August 2, 2013