Business Beyond Boundaries
At the Ourso College, diversity of thought and lived experience is essential to preparing our students for leadership roles in our global economy and driving meaningful change in the world.
We are committed to transcending boundaries to foster an environment that values the unique experiences, identities, and perspectives of our students and faculty. In our pursuit of excellence, we recognize that the depth of diversity in thought and lived experiences is the cornerstone of preparing future leaders for the challenges of our interconnected global economy. As such, we strive to create a generation of intrepid visionaries and scholars who will go out into the world and impart their experiences to strengthen business and our broader community.
“Business at LSU knows no boundaries. We celebrate our ability to positively impact the world by valuing our collective experiences and working together.”Jared J. LlorensDean, E. J. Ourso College of Business
Commitment in Action
The Ourso College has programs to support students and faculty of all backgrounds from the moment they join our community. We strive for all members of the college to feel welcomed and respected—these are just a few examples of how we're putting our commitment into action.
Supporting students from all backgrounds and life experiences, meeting them where they are.
Business students can rely on the Ourso student support offices the moment they arrive on campus. Our teams of skilled advisors prepare business students to succeed academically and, ultimately, launch rewarding careers. Our support teams offer academic advising and counseling, career and professional development coaching, and experiential learning opportunities.
Building critical thinking skills and creating opportunities to work in diverse teams.
Case competitions are just one way students can learn from each other and present innovative solutions to organizational challenges. These events allow students to develop critical thinking skills that will support them as they enter an increasingly diverse labor market and empower them to address diversity issues in their workplace. The Ourso College invites all students to find their voices and express their unique views.
Find your community within the Ourso Community.
The Ourso College has many student business-oriented organizations where students can build a strong sense of community with their peers. Each organization offers business students social, professional, academic, and culturally relevant programming. There are more than a dozen groups to choose from—some are geared to a specific major or interest, while others are open to any business student.
Partnerships for progress
Fostering impactful collaborations for deeper understanding.
Collaborating with partners like the PhD Project and Shell allows us to harness the collective expertise and insights of industry professionals, creating a bridge between academia and real-world challenges. These strategic alliances empower our students and faculty to engage with cutting-edge research, innovative practices, and diverse networks of industry leaders, further enriching their educational experience. Together with our partners, we are shaping a business education that transcends conventional boundaries, preparing our community for the dynamic and interconnected landscape of the global economy.
Conversations On Cultivating Belonging
Opportunities to share diverse thoughts and lived experiences.
Each semester, the Ourso College hosts discussions to support faculty and staff in their efforts to nurture belonging. Most recently, chief diversity officers from various industries shed light on what it means to lead efforts in their space. They shared their experiences, insights, and strategies for fostering inclusive environments and driving positive organizational change. Attendees gained valuable perspectives on cultivating a culture of belonging.