Mission, Vision and Values | LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business

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Mission, Vision and Values


As the flagship business college of Louisiana, the E. J. Ourso College of Business uplifts the economy of the state and the lives of its citizens.

To do so, the college delivers a superior intellectual and professional learning experience that cultivates future business leaders through real-world learning, critical thinking, and a strong work ethic. It also creates and disseminates cutting-edge research through theoretical and applied scholarship that makes a direct and positive impact upon the business and academic communities.  

To successfully complete this mission and to support LSU’s overall Flagship 2020 strategy, the college vigorously pursues the broad reaching goals of Discovery, Learning, Diversity, and Engagement.

  • Discovery – Create applied business knowledge through innovative research addressing contemporary and enduring issues that shape the economy and the way we live.

  • Learning – Enhance a faculty-led and student-centered learning environment that opens the minds of engaged citizens and enlightened business leaders.

  • Diversity and Inclusion – Strengthen the intellectual environment by broadening the cultural diversity, ethical strength, and global awareness of the college.

  • Engagement – Promote a commitment of faculty, staff, students, and our corporate partners to solve economic, governmental, and sociocultural problems for the positive development of the business community and society at large.


The E. J. Ourso College of Business will be the choice of exceptional students who will become the business leaders and entrepreneurs of tomorrow; the choice of elite corporations who recruit and hire the business leaders of tomorrow; and, the choice of brilliant scholars and educators who create and impart the knowledge for the business leaders of tomorrow.​


Deeply rooted in Louisiana’s culture, the E. J. Ourso College strives for more than academic excellence. Through leadership and teamwork, we provide students with the foundations for ethical citizenship, a respect for differences among people, and a commitment to excellence in thought and deed. We instill in them a never-ending desire for knowledge and the search for truth. We pursue excellence in our education and research endeavors with a steadfastness that only great commitments deserve. As stewards of the public trust, we hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards of performance and integrity.​