One-Year MBA

Earn your MBA in an accelerated format.

The one-year MBA format is designed for you to complete the MBA program in only 11 months. This format is offered exclusively to individuals who have already earned an undergraduate degree in business from an accredited institution. It delivers a fast-track, cross-functional MBA experience to help launch and accelerate your career. 
 
This One-Year MBA program builds on your undergraduate education and prepares you to grow as a business person. During your year in the Flores MBA Program, you will not only strengthen your understanding of core business principles but also have the chance to concentrate your studies in a specific area of business. Additionally, one-year students can learn more about international business practices by participating in one of our international study experiences.

90%

of Flores MBA students are employed within 3 months of graduating

#45

in the nation for best MBA Full-Time Program (public institutions)

- U.S. News & World Report - 2023

 

Curriculum & Program Structure

What You'll Study

The Flores MBA One-Year (11-month) program is a 36-credit hour, cohort-based program that begins every May.  

Because One-Year MBA students have an undergraduate business degree, most of the core business curriculum from the traditional Full-Time MBA program is waived. Accordingly, students can take specific MBA courses based on their undergraduate business major and six complementary electives.

Classes are administered during the day through a module-based schedule. During the summer semester, you will complete two courses as part of a “Pre-MBA Experience” (six credit hours). One-year MBA students can also choose a global immersion experience offered each January and April as part of their elective requirements (three-credit hours per trip). 

 

Course Hours
BADM 7020
Managerial Statistics
3
BADM 7030
Financial Accounting
3
BADM 7100
Marketing Management
3
BADM 7190
Strategic Management
3
BADM 7200
Economic Environment of the Firm
3
BADM 7270 Seminar in New Developments in Business Administration 3
Electives 12
Custom Core Curriculum* 6
Total 36

 

*Custom Core Curriculum 
(choose two of six courses) 

BADM 7050 Information Systems- Fall Module 1
BADM 7060 Elements of Cost Management- Spring Module 1
BADM 7070 Understanding Behavior in Organizations- Fall Module 1
BADM 7090 Financial Management- Spring Module 2
BADM 7120 Operations Management- Spring Module 1
BADM 7140 Legal Environment of Business- Spring Module 1

Full Course Catalog

Summer

Module One

Module Two

  • BADM 7200 Economics-hybrid delivery
  • BADM 7270 Leadership-hybrid delivery

Fall 

Module One

Module Two

  • BADM 7020 Managerial Statistics 
  • Custom Core or Elective
  • BADM 7030 Financial Accounting
  • BADM 7100 Marketing Management
  • Elective

Spring

Module One

Module Two

  • Custom Core
  • Custom Core or Elective 
  • BADM 7190 Strategic Management
  • Elective  

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 Statistics
  • 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.

(Choose three electives for specialization; four for certificate)

  • 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.

(Choose three)

  • 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.

(Choose three)

  • 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

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.

(Choose three)

  • 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.

(Choose three)

  • 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.

(Choose three)

  • 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

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 seeks students from backgrounds as varied as engineering, finance, information systems, management, marketing, accounting, economics, public administration, and non-business areas. 

(Choose three)

  • 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 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.

(Choose three)

  • 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.

(Choose three)

  • 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

 

Admissions & More

 

The LSU Advantage 

Partners in Professionalism 

Through OBSS advisors, MBA students can access to résumé guidance, interview prep, career coaching, and more.

Professional Development Team

World-Class Faculty 

The MBA Program faculty are actively engaged and accessible to students ensuring the tools needed for academic and career success.

Meet the Flores MBA Faculty

Immersive Experiences

Flores MBA students can put their skills to action in real-world case competitions, travel abroad, and innovative projects. 

More About MBA Student Life

 

 

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