Specialize your skills, advance your career, and enhance your earning potential.
The Flores MBA Full-Time Program rigorously prepares students to enter the business world with an advanced degree from a premier university. We offer cutting-edge course work, leadership, professional and career development opportunities, and outstanding job placement opportunities at an exceptional value. Plus, our extensive offering of specializations allows you to customize a curriculum that meets your desired goals and career path, transforming your vision into reality.
The full-time MBA format is designed for students continuing their education after earning an undergraduate degree or young professionals who are new in their careers or looking to change career paths.
The Flores MBA Program now offers a STEM designation across our curriculum. Incorporating a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) framework with core business principles, this transformative MBA pathway equips students with industry-specific skills to make data-driven decisions in dynamic business environments.
International students in STEM degree programs can apply for a 24- month STEM extension of their F-1 Optional Practical training.
Curriculum & Program Structure
The Flores MBA Full-Time (22-month) program offers daytime classes to people seeking a solid managerial core. Students get a foundation of core business fundamentals and select from an extensive list of specializations that support areas of interest and career goals.
The curriculum is administered on a semester basis. Students attend a week-long orientation before they begin the program and work in a professional internship during the summer after their first year of the program.
|BADM 7020: Managerial Statistics||3|
|BADM 7030: Financial Accounting||3|
|BADM 7050: Information Systems||3|
|BADM 7060: Elements of Cost Management||3|
|BADM 7070: Understanding Behavior in Organizations||3|
|BADM 7090: Financial Management||3|
|BADM 7100: Marketing Management||3|
|BADM 7120: Operations Management||3|
|BADM 7140: Legal Environment of Business||3|
|BADM 7190: Strategic Management||3|
|BADM 7200: Economic Environment of the Firm||3|
Year One focuses on building your business foundation and refining your professional and leadership abilities.
SUMMER OF EXPERIENCE
Most Flores MBA students hold an internship over the summer to gain valuable work experience in their area of interest. Our advisors are here to help guide you toward the best internship for you.
Year Two is for sharpening your skills and focusing in on your vision.
*An Optional global immersion experience takes place during spring break between modules one & two.
BADM 7020 – Managerial Statistics
A significant challenge facing managers is the interpretation of vast amounts of data generated in the world of business today. This course offers a framework for using statistics to analyze problems and interpret data. A major focus includes data analysis, statistical models, design, and analysis of experiments and basic probabilities to make appropriate inferences and sound decisions in uncertain conditions. This course introduces several analytical methods with a mix of data preparation and modeling techniques to solve managerial problems.
BADM 7030 – Financial Accounting
Financial statements are fundamental data for all organizations. This course explores the principles and practices of financial accounting by studying concepts and processes that underlie corporate financial statements. A major course goal includes analyzing corporate financial statements for financial reporting processes and firm performance. Topics include ethical responsibility to consumers of corporate financial information and financial statements, including balance sheets, income statements, and statement of cash flow.
BADM 7050 – Information Systems
Technology advancements have created a Platform-Based Economy and placed the information technology (IT) department as an integral component of every business. This course focuses on the strategic utilization of IT and emphasizes practical applications, with a more organizational and managerial focus than a technical one. The course also embraces an Enterprise Architecture (or EA) perspective and explores how IT decisions derive from the strategic and operational needs of the firm. The approach is meant to teach all students, regardless of their familiarity with IT, about enacting the EA necessary to drive enterprises in the modern business era.
BADM 7060 – Elements of Cost Management
Managerial accounting helps stakeholders evaluate internal economic conditions and make organizational decisions to improve performance. It also provides an important toolkit for developing a competitive advantage by understanding a firm’s cost structure. This course examines cost accounting and management practices, emphasizing methods to determine the cost structure and its impact on pricing decisions and firm profitability.
BADM 7070 - Understanding Behavior in Organizations
Rooted in psychology and social psychology, organizational behavior seeks to understand, explain, predict, and influence the behavior of individuals and groups. This course focuses on three key dynamics that affect individual and group behavior within organizations: individual, interpersonal, and collective dynamics. Through this focus, three central goals emerge:
- To understand and analyze why and how people - individually and collectively - do the things they do at work.
- To apply these OB concepts to real-world challenges and problems in working with others.
- To enhance managerial and leadership potential.
BADM 7090 – Financial Management
Finance is the study of acquiring and allocating financial resources and determining how to create wealth and value for managers, financial analysts, stockholders, and creditors, among other key stakeholders. This course explores core ideas and principles that underlie modern finance theory and opportunities to apply theory to financial decision-making. The course also examines the role of corporate financial policy, including functions of capital markets and financial institutions, cost of capital, cash flow projections, capital management, and dividend policy, among other related areas.
BADM 7100 – Marketing Management
Marketing generates and grows demand for an organization’s brands, products, and services. This course explores the concepts and tools of marketing and related business functions to create and deliver value to customers and stakeholders. It examines real-world marketing problems and offers learning frameworks to apply decision tools for marketing analysis. Important topics include marketing strategy, consumer behavior, customer value analysis, market opportunities, pricing, promotion, and distribution of ideas, goods, and services.
BADM 7120 – Operations Management
Firms exist to create and deliver value to customers, shareholders, employees, and society. Operations are the means – the underlying processes – by which firms create and deliver value. This course explores the organization, planning, design, development, and delivery of products and services. Important topics include operations strategy, supply chain management, process and capacity planning, risk analytics, and service management, among other related areas.
BADM 7140 – Legal Environment of Business
Managers need a nuanced understanding of the legal and ethical environment in which they function. This includes making informed decisions about employment, contracts, commercial relationships, and intellectual property, among other areas. This course examines the ethical and legal considerations in business today as it relates to its employees and shareholders. Topics include areas of product liability, contracts, bankruptcy, and managerial aspects of antitrust and securities law.
BADM 7190 – Strategic Management
A strategy is an integrated set of choices about how an organization will achieve its mission and objectives – a plan for how to compete. An organization’s strategy must permeate all departments and functional areas. This course explores how an organization achieves and sustains a high level of success (competitive advantage) and the general manager’s role in this process. The course also examines contemporary approaches to developing and maintaining a competitive advantage in global competition. Topics include competition for competence, strategy, and technology, managing home and host government relations, cooperative strategy, strategic alliances, organizational innovation, and managing global strategic change.
BADM 7200 – Economic Environment of the Firm
Business decisions related to production, employment, and investment depend much on the general course of the economy. This course develops a framework to analyze how changes in economic policies affect key economic variables, such as GDP, the unemployment rate, the inflation rate, interest rates, and exchange rates. This course will also examine market characteristics and economic environments in which businesses operate and analyze firm behavior in response to changes in demand and cost conditions.
BADM 7160 – Managing Negotiation
Business success requires collaboration and agreement with other people. To achieve that end, negotiation skills are necessary. Success also requires heightened sensitivity to potential ethical issues. This course is designed to enable students to become more effective negotiators and ethical decision-makers through exposure to theory and sound practice tenets.
BADM 7270 – Digital Marketing
The proliferation of the internet, social media, and mobile channels are revolutionizing marketing techniques worldwide. Leveraging digital media becomes increasingly important in the dawning post-pandemic marketplace. This course is intended to provide students with cutting-edge expertise to keep pace by focusing on the internet, social media, and mobile marketing techniques. By the end of the term, students acquired the knowledge, skills, and experience to conduct a marketing campaign in each of these cutting-edge mediums.
BADM 7270 – Entrepreneurship
Principles of thinking like an entrepreneur and planning for new product/service success by understanding the value proposition and what customers really want. This is accomplished by implementing proven techniques used in the creation of the Business Model Canvas. This course will focus on the entrepreneurial mindset and the challenges facing those who want to create their own business. Topics during this course include value mapping, visual thinking, customer discovery, business model design, and small business management, among other related areas.
BADM 7270 – Entrepreneurial Consulting
This course aims to educate students on the foundational building blocks of business plan modeling, allowing them to deliver real solutions to small businesses in the development and startup stages. Students will lead consulting engagements with companies that recently completed the Nexus Ignition Entrepreneur Accelerator program in partnership with LSU. Students will deliver the next phase of business model development and planning for the participating businesses. In addition, they can expect to develop a much deeper knowledge regarding the operational, marketing, and financial aspects of building a business. This course will provide hands-on experience presenting to real businesses and working in a real-world team environment.
BADM 7270 – Energy and Climate Policy
This course covers energy and its role in local, domestic, and international markets. Topics include major policy and business challenges as it relates to energy technology, transition, and meeting the needs of an ever-growing population. Each student will analyze and build case studies on companies and users, including private and public entities, to better understand how energy demands are met. The supply-demand analysis will include presentations by industry participants, including economists, analysts, regulators, and operators from the full value chain.
BADM 7270 – Energy Supply Chain
Energy is necessary for modern life. It powers our homes and businesses, moves people and products across the globe, and is used to manufacture the products we use every day. Simply put, our current way of life would be impossible without inexpensive and reliable energy. This course will analyze the energy supply chain from up-stream oil and gas operations, midstream pipelines, downstream refining, and chemical manufacturing, electricity generation, transmission, and distribution, among others.
BADM 7270 – Financial Risk Management
Financial risk management is the process of identifying and controlling the risk in a business or non-profit. The principal objective is to align the entity’s desired risks with the risks it takes. In recent years, financial risk management, sometimes simply referred to as “risk management,” has become one of the most critical functions of an organization and one that can lead it to success or ruin.
BADM 7270 – Healthcare Policy and Analysis
This course examines the health policy process in the formulation-implementation-evaluation framework. The political, economic, and legal aspects of health policy issues will be covered. Students will analyze the case of the Patient Protection and Accountable Care Act (PPACA) to recognize the impact of PPACA on citizens, businesses, and institutions.
BADM 7270 – Healthcare Quality Management
This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and the tools necessary to conduct and lead quality management initiatives in healthcare organizations. Students will be introduced to the theoretical aspects of quality management; the measures of quality assessment; the patient safety tools; the external and internal forces that drive quality improvement; and the evaluation of quality management initiatives in healthcare organizations.
BADM 7270 – Leadership Essentials
Leadership is a broad concept with different meanings and varying interpretations, yet it is one of the most critical functions affecting the success (and failure) of individuals, organizations, and businesses. This course will focus on leadership as an essential practice for professionals at all levels, irrespective of title, and explore the contemporary skills needed for personal and professional success. This course integrates applied learning activities, robust discussions, critical self-reflection, and peer collaboration projects to help you explore, experience, practice, and advance your skills as an effective, agile leader within today’s dynamic and diverse business environments.
BADM 7270 – Leadership and Governance in Healthcare
This course is designed to provide the students with the tools and competencies necessary in participating and leading quality improvement initiatives in healthcare organizations. Students are introduced to the philosophical and theoretical underpinning of quality improvement in healthcare, the measures of quality assessment, various risk management and patient safety tools commonly used in quality improvement initiatives, and the external and internal forces that drive quality improvement in healthcare.
BADM 7270 – Professional Communication
This course will help you develop the professional written and oral communication skills you need as a leader. You will learn to market yourself effectively and communicate with confidence and poise. You will also learn the specific skills needed to be effective in various business situations, including meetings, presentations, interviews, community activities, and networking opportunities. This also extends to your web presence, particularly in how you present yourself in Zoom meetings and manage your personal and professional brand. Most importantly, you will learn how to design and deliver audience-centered presentations as one of your key differentiators in business.
BADM 7270 – Project Management for the Agile Leader
This course is non-industry specific and includes a thorough understanding of using agile as a practical and valuable tool as a business leader. The course explores how agile should work, how to avoid pitfalls, and the importance of scaling an agile transformation successfully across the organization and enterprise. Moreover, we will seek to learn the significance of balancing operations and driving innovation in the unpredictable and customer-focused digital age. We will also explore the challenges, opportunities, and interpersonal dynamics affecting our capacity as agile business leaders and teammates.
BADM 7270 – Sports Business and Finance
This course introduces the sports business marketplace, including an introduction to the marketing, financial, and accounting acumen necessary for managers to succeed in collegiate and professional sports organizations. As they relate to these sectors, topics include branding, fiscal and budgetary control, and the skills used in the day-to-day operations of Division One Collegiate Athletic and Pro Sports programs.
BADM 7401 – Cybersecurity
The ability to create a secure organizational environment is a growing challenge confronting today’s modern organization. As the security threats facing companies change to be more sophisticated, management can no longer hope to secure their enterprise without a systematic plan. Effective enterprise security management requires participation from all the stakeholders in the organization, embedding planning for security into the firm’s culture, and practicing for the persistent threats facing the firm. While most managers view cybersecurity and the corresponding threats is strictly an IT problem, the reality is that cybersecurity threats are a joint problem between the business and IT that requires commitment, understanding, and training in all aspects of the organization. This course is designed to teach all managers how to create a response to cybersecurity threats from an integrated perspective that will enable a firm to be secure in the modern era.
BADM 7402 – Artificial Intelligence for Business
How to embrace and utilize the power of artificial intelligence (AI) is a growing challenge confronting today’s modern organization. As this technology becomes more commonplace and powerful, management can no longer afford to neglect the potential of this innovation to transform how we do business. This course is meant for students who want to learn the basics of AI and how AI can be applied to business. We will go through the mathematical and programming background of how AI algorithms work and look at how AI is being applied within the modern enterprise through examples of use cases where AI produced measurable ROI. We will conclude by building an AI solution that has business value by going through the “concept to implementation” process. This course teaches all managers to apply AI within a business to enable a firm to deliver on the promise of this innovative technology.
BADM 7403 – Cloud Strategy
The era of cloud computing is now upon us. As the need for organizational flexibility and decentralization of business decisions has evolved, so has the need for computing resources to be available on-demand in a scalable environment to enable the platformed economy. The cloud is being adopted in organizations of all sizes and industries. With it has come the need for every business executive and manager to understand how to create a cloud strategy. By the end of the course, students should be able to discuss frameworks and strategies for the cloud, management, and administration of the cloud, different vendor options for the cloud, and how to integrate the cloud into the organization. They will also communicate technology cloud strategies concisely to a general business audience.
SPECIALIZATIONS FOR A CAREER-FOCUSED CURRICULUM
Students have the flexibility to shape their future by pursuing one of our in-demand specializations. Your specialization will communicate extensive knowledge of a particular field with applicable skills and tools to prospective employers. While not required, a career-focused curriculum will help you navigate your academic path and make you a more marketable candidate in your chosen industry.
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.
(Choose three electives for specialization; four for certificate)
- ISDS 7301 Descriptive Analytics
- ISDS 7302 Predictive Analytics
- ISDS 7303 Analytics Methods
- ISDS 7304 Visual Analytics
Potential Career Paths: data analyst, business analyst, statistician, market research analyst
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, 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
Potential Career Paths: database administrator, AI/machine learning engineer, cloud computing engineer
Flores MBA students can pursue this specialization through electives that include an overview course and 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
Potential Career Paths: pricing analyst, risk control analyst, energy trader, energy analyst
Designed to help you build the tools and experiences needed to start your own business or a career in venture capital, private equity, or small business.
- ENTR 4113 Small and Family Business Management
- ENTR 4114 Franchising Management
- ENTR 4120 Social Entrepreneurship
- BADM 7270 Thinking Like an Entrepreneur
- BADM 7270 Entrepreneurial Consulting
- ENTR 7111 Entrepreneurship Management
Potential Career Paths: entrepreneurship, small business ownership, product development
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
Potential Career Paths: financial analyst, financial manager, CFO, accounting manager, corporate controller
The healthcare management specialization helps 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 Policy & Analysis
- BADM 7270 Healthcare Quality Management
- PADM 7610 Healthcare Organizations and Finance
- ECON 4421 Healthcare Economics
- ISDS 7401 Healthcare Information Technology
Potential Career Paths: healthcare consultant, health services manager, healthcare administrator
Human resource management (HRM) is the strategic approach to managing an organization’s employees. Additionally, HRM is the organizational function that deals with 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 Managing Negotiation
- PADM 7912 Public Personnel Policy
- BADM 7900 Human Factors in Business and Industry
Potential Career Paths: human resources manager, employee relations manager, compensation/benefits analyst
Internal auditing is 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 & Cybersecurity Risk Management seeks students from backgrounds as varied as engineering, finance, information systems, management, marketing, accounting, economics, public administration, and non-business areas.
- ACCT 7233 Operational Auditing
- ACCT 7232 Case Studies in Internal Auditing
- ACCT 7234 Operational Auditing
- ACCT 4237 Governance, Risk, and Controls
Potential Career Paths: internal auditor, finance director, controller, financial analyst
Students who 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 human capital, technical, and financial areas. 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 Managing Negotiations
Potential Career Paths: strategy consulting, financial consulting, operations consulting
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
Potential Career Paths: operations manager, program manager, director of development, executive director
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
Potential Career Paths: sports agent, business manager, marketing manager, human resources manager
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