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Business Online Offerings


The programs listed below are offered through LSU Online. Please visit the website for more information.

Masters Programs

Online MBA

The Flores Online MBA offers a comprehensive curriculum that strengthens leadership, management, and critical analysis skills. This degree is 36 hours meaning students can finish it in as few as 18 months. This MBA offers its curriculum in seven-week modules, and core classes include topics such as accounting, information systems, marketing, and supply-chain management. Emerging Technology and Data Analytics specializations are available through a preset list of electives.

MS Analytics

This degree’s curriculum prepares students for careers in the rapidly growing fields of business analytics and business intelligence. Students learn how to use state-of-the-art tools for data management, statistics, and data mining. The program emphasizes teamwork and communication skills. Projects focus on practical problems using data from real organizations. Students with backgrounds in business, economics, engineering, statistics, math, and computer science will benefit the most from this intensive 12-month program. An analytics specialization is available through the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business’ LSU Flores MBA Program.

Masters Graduate Certificate

Data Analytics

This certificate allows professionals, scientists, and researchers to continue their education in the use of big data and provides credentials for having completed a set of related courses. Working professionals will also gain the skills needed to understand and use available technology to gain insights into data. The curriculum is taught online for seven weeks, and there are no prerequisites to the courses. Admission to the graduate school is required. We recommend that students take an introductory course in statistics and information systems before enrolling in the course sequence.

Bachelor's Program

Information Systems & Decision Science (ISDS)

The bachelor of ISDS is a 120-hour STEM-designated program with several learning objectives for students. Students will learn what it takes to support a successful analysis design and how to implement an IT project. They will also learn how to analyze facts, obtain user requirements, design a system meeting these requirements, and implement the system. Students need to communicate clearly and effectively in both writing and oral presentations and work effectively as a team leader. Ultimately, they will understand the role of database management systems and the principles of telecommunications design.


Gain specialized knowledge and supplement your bachelor’s degree with a minor from LSU. These programs are designed to expand a student’s skill set through courses that explore business administration,  information technology, and marketing. Minors can also be added to any fully online undergraduate degree offered through the LSU A&M campus.

Business Administration Minor

Gain a foundational business knowledge by focusing on accounting, economics, finance, and management.

Digital Marketing Minor

Explore marketing theory and gain practical insights necessary to navigate the rapidly evolving digital marketing landscape, gaining e-commerce, marketing analytics, and social media expertise

Information Technology Minor

Learn technical competencies including principles, database querying, business programming, and cloud computing with Amazon Web Services (AWS).*

Micro Creds

Accounting Advanced Topics

The Accounting Advanced Topic MicroCred is for those who already have an accounting degree or relevant job experience but are looking for professional development through advanced training. The courses in this MicroCred are also valuable to gain additional credits needed for CPA licensure.

Accounting Fundamentals

The Accounting Fundamentals MicroCred is for people who need basic accounting skills, as needed in managing an office, operating a business, or seeking entry-level jobs in accounting that do not require an accounting degree. The MicroCred will also benefit professionals with a degree in a non-accounting field who want to progress into a leadership role, especially for those required to interpret financial data in making decisions.


The Auditing MicroCred provides the knowledge and skills for professionals who want to advance their career in this accounting specialization or who want to understand the indicators of fraud and how to prevent and detect it. The courses in the group are also beneficial for those seeking CPA eligibility.

AWS Cloud Practitioner

The decision to move into the cloud is more than an IT decision – it is a strategic decision for a firm to outsource key IT assets. As companies turn to cloud technologies to rapidly transform their organization, employees with the necessary cloud skills are in high demand. This skill is becoming increasingly requested by all business professionals across all industries. According to LinkedIn 2020 data, cloud computing is the second most requested hard skill companies need.

Management and Leadership Series

Managing teams that are highly productive, require such skills as collaboration, conflict resolution, self awareness and building strategic relationships and networks Developed from our highly successful Fundamentals of Supervision course, these modules will assist in training on topics including: Enhancing Employee Performance, How to Build Effective Teams, Motivating Your Team, Personality & Leadership, Positive Conflict Resolution and Thinking & Acting Like a Manager. The series includes six 3-hour courses that are fully online.