The Business Residential College (BRC) is sponsored by the E. J. Ourso College of Business and offers the next generation of business leaders unique educational and professional development opportunities in Residential College One – West Hall. As part of the E. J. Ourso College’s “Finish in Four” effort, residents of the Business Residential College receive special assistance to ensure that they complete their bachelor’s degrees in four years.
In addition to being a part of the on-campus community and Residential College One - West Hall community, students in the Business Residential College also benefit from these unique opportunities provided in this living-learning community:
- Live and take classes with the same group of peers (sometimes right in their res hall!), creating a smaller network within the larger LSU campus
- Have priority course scheduling
- Network with faculty members and E. J. Ourso College of Business administrators
- Discover leadership potential, develop communication skills, acclimate to business culture, and transition into the university and E. J. Ourso College of Business
- Network with industry leaders and business professionals through lectures and workshops designed to expose students to real-life business experiences
- Gain skills on topics like resume writing and business etiquette for post-graduation through seminars
- Explore different career opportunities within each major offered
- Access to in-community tutoring and faculty office hours
Requirements and Eligibility
To participate in the Business Residential College, students must:
- Be a first-year student with a declared major in the E. J. Ourso College of Business
- Enroll in at least two BRC reserved courses in both the fall and spring semesters
- Freshmen are required to enroll in the following BRC sections in the fall semester of the freshman year: ECON 2000, ISDS 1102 (online), and one other reserved course of the student’s choice. In addition, freshmen will be placed in ENGL 1001 in the fall semester if they do not receive incoming credit for it. Either MATH 1021 or MATH 1431 (depending on placement) is recommended.
- In the spring semester, freshmen must select the BRC section of ACCT 2001 and one other reserved course of the student’s choice. ECON 2010 or ISDS 2000 are recommended. MATH 1431 should also be taken by those who did not complete it in the fall semester.
- Contact Dan Marin, BRC rector, at firstname.lastname@example.org for scheduling assistance.
- See the complete list of requirements here.
Application and Room Assignments
- Eligible students should select the Business Residential College as their housing preference on the housing application.
- Business Residential College staff reviews the applicants for eligibility and notifies residents of their acceptance into the program beginning in late fall.
- BRC residents can search for potential roommates in the online housing portal in January and will begin making room selections in April.
- For housing application and room assignment information, please contact Res Life at 225-578-8663.
- For Business Residential College eligibility information, please contact the staff listed below.
Residential College One - West Hall
Residential College One - West Hall provides everything students need to be successful: offices where College of Business faculty advisors hold office hours, two classrooms, multiple study spaces, outdoor courtyards, and modern two-student, suite-bathroom style rooms in a great location on the west side of campus.