As an LSU Flores MBA student, you have the flexibility to shape your future by pursuing one of the specializations offered below. Your specialization will communicate to prospective employers extensive knowledge of a particular field with applicable skills and tools. While not required, a career-focused curriculum will help you navigate your academic path and will make you a more marketable candidate in your chosen industry. Click here to download our guide to choosing an MBA specialization.
Choose to design your curriculum around one of our 11 market-driven specializations:
(Choose three electives for specialization; four for certificate)
Designed for students interested in careers in business analytics and data analytics. Students will complete hands-on projects to gain highly sought-after analytic skills. Those adding a fourth course can qualify for a Certificate in Analytics.
- ISDS 7301 Descriptive Statistics
- ISDS 7302 Predictive Analytics
- ISDS 7303 Analytics Methods
- ISDS 7304 Visual Analytics
This specialization equips students with the skills and knowledge required to drive key business strategies through information technology. The coursework focuses on cloud computing, cybersecurity, and AI strategy, policies, programs, and governance that organizations should use to stay relevant.
- BADM 7050 Information Systems
- BADM 7401 Cybersecurity
- BADM 7402 Artificial Intelligence for Business
- BADM 7403 Cloud Strategy
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.
- BADM 7270 Energy Supply Chain Management
- BADM 7270 Energy Law & Policy
- BADM 7270 Energy Markets
- BADM 7270 Energy Colloquium
Designed to help you build the tools and experiences needed to start your own business or start a career in venture capital, private equity, or small business.
- ENTR 4040 Business Planning
- ENTR 4050 Entrepreneurship in China
- ENTR 4100 Consulting Field Project
- ENTR 4113 Small and Family Business Management
- ENTR 4114 Franchising Management
- ENTR 4120 Social Entrepreneurship
- ENTR 4203 Entrepreneurship in Early-Stage Technology Based Startups
- ENTR 4701 Technological Entrepreneurship
- ENTR 4702 Managing Technology Transfer
- ENTR 7111 Entrepreneurship Management
Designed to prepare students for a career in corporate finance, financial management, investment banking, or venture capital. Students will learn how individuals, businesses, and organizations acquire and utilize capital.
- FIN 7310 Real Estate Financial Decisions
- FIN 7400 Financial Risk Management
- FIN 7633 Financial Markets
- FIN 7719 Advanced Financial Information
- FIN 7740 Venture Capital
- FIN 7826 Investment Analysis & Portfolio Theory
The healthcare management specialization is aimed to help students develop their business and leadership skills to manage and learn about critical issues in the rapidly growing healthcare industry.
- BADM 7270 Healthcare Leadership & Governance
- BADM 7270 Healthcare Quality Management
- PADM 7610 Healthcare Organizations and Finance
- ECON 4421 Healthcare Economics
- ISDS 7401 Healthcare Information Technology
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.
- MGT 4322 Employee Selection and Placement
- MGT 4523 Legal Issues in Human Resource Management
- BADM 7160 Negotiation, Persuasion, & Influence
- PADM 7912 Public Personnel Policy
- BADM 7900 Human Factors in Business and Industry
Internal auditing is essentially a risk assurance and consulting function that serves an organization through operation, compliance, and financial evaluations. Internal audit is a multidisciplinary profession, and the LSU Center for Internal Auditing seeks students from backgrounds as varied as engineering, finance, information systems, management, marketing, accounting, economics, public administration, as well as non-business areas.
- ACCT 7233 Operational Auditing
- ACCT 7232 Case Studies in Internal Auditing
- ACCT 7234 Operational Auditing
- ACCT 4237 Governance, Risk, and Controls
Students who choose to pursue the management consulting specialization will learn how to 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. Students will apply themselves in real-world, hands-on, project-based experiences to gain insight into the broadest sub-industry in the consulting field.
- BADM 7600 Consulting Field Project
- ISDS 4141 Data Mining (or Analytics curriculum)
- BADM 7160 Negotiations
When specializing in nonprofit management, students will learn to confidently take on the challenges presented by the ever-changing landscape of the nonprofit sector. This specialization allows students to strengthen their abilities to develop, innovate, and manage solutions to societal issues while focusing on leadership and strategic skills as executives in the nonprofit world.
- PADM 7925 Seminar in Nonprofit Management
- PADM 7911 Public & Nonprofit Organizations
- PADM 7914 Public Budgeting
- PADM 7970 Fundraising & Grant Writing
With sports growing as an industry, this specialization is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in the sports business industry. This specialization concentrates on business applications, focusing on sports finance, marketing, and negotiations, as well as economics and organizational behavior in sports.
- BADM 7270 Sports Business & Finance
- MKT 7477 Sports Marketing
- BADM 7160 Negotiations
- KIN 7516 Organizational Behavior in Sports
- ECON 4290 Sports Economics