Full-Time MBA Specializations | LSU Flores MBA Program

Full-Time MBA


We are here to provide the tools needed to succeed in your chosen field. To do so, we will help you tailor the program to a specialization that fits your needs. The full-time Flores MBA Program currently offers the following specializations:


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The analytics specialization covers the three major components: descriptive analytics, predictive analytics, and prescriptive analytics. Students complete hands-on projects to gain highly sought-after analytics skills. Those adding a fourth course can qualify for a Certificate in Analytics.

For more information, contact the MBA Analytics Specialization Advisor, Helmut Schneider, at hschnei@lsu.edu or 225-578-2516.

Energy students at the PERTT Lab


The oil and gas industry is one of the world’s largest and most important. In fact, it is the lifeblood of Louisiana’s economy. Flores MBA students can pursue this specialization through electives that include an overview course, as well as classes in mineral rights, energy law, finance, and analytics. They will also be exposed to the energy industry through site visits, case competitions, speakers, conferences and expos, and industry-related internships.

For more information, contact the MBA Energy Specialization Advisor, Dana C. Hart, at dhart@lsu.edu or 225-578-8867.

Finance students in the SMART Lab


Finance is the study of how individuals, businesses, and organizations acquire and utilize capital. Two essential elements of finance include trade-offs between expected returns and risk and the importance of timing of future cash flows.

For more information, contact the MBA Finance Specialization Advisor, Rajesh Narayanan, at rnarayan@lsu.edu or 225-578-6291.

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Global Entrepreneurship

This specialization explores the opportunities inherent in combining globalization with information technology and how to transform them into new products or services in both existing firms and new ventures. It also emphasizes the creative process of entrepreneurs and how to leverage globally-networked resources to empower entrepreneurial thinking.​

For more information, contact MBA Global Entrepreneurship Specialization Advisor, Franz Lohrke, at franzlohrke@lsu.edu.

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Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management (HRM) is the strategic approach to the overall management of an organization’s employees. Additionally, HRM is the organizational function that deals with issues such as compensation, hiring, performance management, organization development, safety, wellness, benefits, communication, administration, and training.

For more information, contact MBA Human Resource Management Specialization Advisor, Dana Hart, at dhart@lsu.edu or 225-578-8867.

Internal Auditing students working on classwork together

Internal Audit

Internal auditing is essentially a risk assurance and consulting function that serves an organization through operational, compliance, and financial evaluations. LSU’s Internal Auditing program is recognized globally as the leader in internal audit education.

For more information, contact MBA Internal Audit Specialization Advisor, Lydia Lafleur, at llafle2@lsu.edu or 225-578-9057.

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Management Consulting

Management consulting is the broadest sub-industry in the consulting field. Management consultants serve as advisors to firms and offer solutions to improve organizational performance based on a detailed analysis of existing organizational strategy and resources in areas such as human capital, technical, and financial.

For more information, contact the MBA Management Consulting Specialization Advisor, Dana C. Hart, at dhart@lsu.edu or 225-578-8867.

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Sports Business

Students who wish to pursue a career in sports business should consider adding this customizable specialization.

For more information, contact the MBA Sports Business Specialization Advisor, Dana C. Hart, at dhart@lsu.edu or 225-578-8867.

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The LSU Flores MBA Program will allow you to work with its expert faculty to develop a specialization that will provide the skills you need to achieve your career goals.