Ourso Alumni 


Ourso Alumni Network

E. J. Ourso College of Business alumni are integral to our rich history and enduring legacy. Your journey from our halls into the professional world has been one of success, leadership, and innovation, shaping industries and communities. The Ourso College is committed to celebrating your achievements, fostering connections, and providing opportunities for continued growth and collaboration within our thriving alumni network. Welcome back to your alma mater, where your story inspires and influences future generations.

Connect with a network of 51,000+ living alumni. Explore the opportunities available to alumni, get involved, and keep in touch!






Upcoming Events for Alumni


Other Ways to Engage

Bring the Ourso College to your city by hosting an alumni event. Our Alumni Relations team is happy to talk to you about opportunities to host a college event in your home, office, or community to support student recruitment, fundraising, or networking – or to bring one of our unique programs or research initiatives to life.

Contact Alumni Relations to host an event. 

Ourso College advisory boards leverage the professional expertise of alums and friends to shape our institution's future. Make a meaningful impact by lending your expertise to help further our strategic initiatives and drive innovation.

Explore our Advisory Boards:

Dean's Advisory Council is an invitation-only committee that advises the E. J. Ourso College of Business dean on initiatives that support the college’s mission and strengthen its role within the university by increasing its resources and enhancing its outreach.

The college also has several other discipline-specific advisory boards that work directly with individual departments:

Department of Accounting Advisory Board 

Department of Public Administration Advisory Council 

Real Estate Research Institute Advisory Board

The college has many ways for you to connect with other business alumni. Stay current on our latest alumni activities via our monthly alumni newsletter and social media.

Opportunities to Network: 

  • Connect with us and other alumni on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, and X.
  • Local and Regional Professional Development Programs
  • Local and Regional Networking Events
  • Annual Reunion Event
  • Ourso Tiger Travel Trips (educational and recreational/leisure)
  • Our monthly alumni newsletter provides updates on college successes and networking event details. Update your contact information to ensure you're receiving the newsletter. 

Gifts to the college fund student experiences, scholarships, faculty support, research, technological advancement, and more. Give to the Dean's Excellence Fund to support our most immediate needs or choose a discipline-specific fund in the list below. 

Click on the button to make a gift. In the search field, type one of the funds below to direct your gift to a specific fund.

  • COB Dean’s Excellence Fund
  • Accounting Department Development Fund
  • Department of Economics Development Fund
  • Department of Finance Development Fund
  • Marketing Development Fund
  • Rucks Department of Management Development Fund
  • Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems Development Fund
  • Department of Public Administration Development Fund
  • Flores MBA Program Development Fund
  • Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans Support Fund 

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Ourso College corporate partnerships provide companies a strong return on their investment through strategic engagement opportunities with students that help build company brand awareness and meet workforce objectives.



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As an alum, you have the opportunity to connect with current business students and enhance their college experience by sharing your expertise.

You can provide invaluable guidance and inspiration through networking events, guest lectures, mentoring, student recruitment, and more. Join us in fostering a vibrant community where alumni empower students to reach their full potential and build meaningful connections that will last a lifetime.

Explore all of the ways to engage with Ourso students.

We're committed to bridging the gap between students and employers. The college prepares students for the rigors of internships and the realities of the business world through a robust offering of career and professional development services. Join us in shaping the future of business by providing opportunities for business students to start their careers. 

More About Student Recruitment

The OBSS Mentoring Program allows LSU business students to connect with alumni for a yearlong mentoring experience. The program seeks to enhance business education by offering professional development skills, enhancing interpersonal communication, and creating a sense of connection and community between students and alumni. 

Become a Mentor

Do you have industry knowledge you would like to share with a class? The college collaborates with alumni in the business community to enrich students' education. Business professionals visit the college each academic year on a volunteer basis to share their expertise and experience with students and faculty members. 

Contact our alumni relations team to be connected with a department contact. 

*Please note that volunteering to serve as a guest speaker does not guarantee an opportunity for a speaking engagement. We make every effort to schedule all those who volunteer, but availability is driven by course needs and alignment with the curriculum. 

Site visits are an opportunity for your company to host a student group for a day. Site visits are a great way to share information about your company and help students prepare to transition to the working world. It’s also an excellent way to meet LSU’s top talent.

Contact our alumni relations team to be connected with the appropriate department contact. 

Leverage the fresh perspectives and innovative ideas of our current business students by engaging them as consultants for your ventures. Benefit from their up-to-date knowledge, analytical skills, and creative thinking to address challenges and seize opportunities in your business endeavors. You can empower the next generation of business leaders with real-world experience while gaining valuable insights to drive success in your business. 

Contact our alumni relations team to be connected with the appropriate department contact. 









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The Ourso College supports lifelong learners, meeting you where you are on your educational and professional path.

We understand that the journey toward professional excellence is continuous, which is why we offer many opportunities for alumni to further their expertise and advance their careers. Whether you're looking to enhance your skills, expand your network, or stay abreast of the latest trends and developments in your field, we have programs and resources tailored to meet your needs.


Our graduate programs allow you to delve deeper into their areas of interest and acquire specialized knowledge that can propel their careers to new heights. With offerings ranging from Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs to specialized master's degrees and doctoral programs, there's a path for every ambition.

Explore Master's and PhD Programs

Our graduate certificates offer a flexible and focused way to gain expertise for those seeking to develop specific skills or explore new areas of business. Our certificate programs are designed to accommodate the demands of a busy professional schedule while delivering tangible, practical skills.

Explore Graduate Certificates

LSU Executive Education offers leadership development, professional business education, enterprise education, and industry certification programs. Our programs are designed to provide the strategies and tools you need to enhance your leadership skills, build a foundation of business acumen, and connect you with a network of peers. You'll learn from world-renowned LSU faculty members and seasoned industry practitioners and experts who incorporate innovative and interactive learning exercises and techniques in our programs. 

Explore Executive Education Programs

We bring together our expert communities of faculty, scholars, and industry partners to create and share transformational knowledge and modern standards in business practice for business leaders and industry. Many of our training programs qualify for CPE/CLE credits.

Explore Upcoming Conferences & Training Sessions






The alumni network of the E. J. Ourso College of Business is a storied group of business leaders who have made and will continue to make a significant impact on the Louisiana, national, and broader global economy. 

Since our establishment in 1928, the Ourso College has created a global community of alumni bonded by the knowledge, experience, and expertise they acquired in our classrooms. LSU business graduates join an elite network of Tigers who are change-makers making their mark on the business world—we invite you to read some of their stories here and share your own. 


We are proud of our alumni and want share your stories, advice, and reflections from your time at LSU. Let us know about your professional successes and we might highlight you to the Ourso Community!

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For many, the thought of leaving everything behind to embark on a journey to Europe may seem like a distant dream. But for Kaleb Huckeba (BS Accounting '17, MAcc '18) and Reka Perry (BS Accounting '15, Macc '16), this dream became a reality as the couple took a risk to pursue their passion for living abroad.

LSU announces the opening of nominations and applications for the 2024 LSU100: Fastest Growing Tiger Businesses and for the LSU ROARING20: Highest Revenue Generating Tiger Businesses.

Flores MBA Alum Andrew Bruning has held many successful jobs in the marketing industry since obtaining his MBA with a marketing specialization in 2013. However, in 2019, his industry experience and network of clients led him to his dream job with his current position as the manager of tournament marketing at PGA TOUR.

The LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business is proud to announce the 2023 Hall of Distinction inductees--Kip Knight and Joaneane Smith. In addition, this year's Outstanding Young Alumni Award recipient is Jacques Bourque.

In recognition of their academic accomplishments, the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business announces undergraduate scholarship recipients for the 2023-2024 academic year.

How Lauren Grant Mitchell (MBA '17) found success in the world of management consulting.

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Hall of Distinction

The LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business has long been at the forefront of producing leaders who make significant contributions to the areas of business, academia, government, and the community at large. Since 1996, the college has honored individuals who have a strong association with the college and have distinguished themselves through their professional and civic achievements earning a place in the E. J. Ourso College of Business Hall of Distinction.



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Outstanding Young Alum 

Since in 2021, the E. J. Ourso College of Business annually recognizes the Outstanding Young Alum Award. This honor symbolizes hope for the future of our college and the broader business community. It goes to one graduate who has exhibited great promise in their career and whose early accomplishments distinguish them as an upcoming leader in their profession.

More On the Outstanding Young Alum Award

Meet Past Honorees

I owe everything to my experience at LSU. And our impact across Louisiana is a direct result of the many Ourso graduates we have at our firm.

NICK SPEYRERPresident, Emergent Method & 2021 Ourso Outstanding Young Alumni of the Year
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Show Your Alumni Pride

Visit our online merchandise shop for LSU Business Alumni apparel and more!


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