2021 U.S. News and World Report Rankings released

March 30, 2020 

U.S. News & World Report announced the 2021 Best Programs rankings for MBA programs and Public Administration programs, which are designed for prospective students looking to continue their education and advance their careers, on Tuesday, March 17. 

The full-time Flores MBA program ranked 69 overall and 40 among public institution.  The LSU Public Administration Institute moved up three slots overall to 70 and remained at 60 among public universities.

“These rankings are a testament to the quality of our MBA and Public Administration programs. Rankings follow excellence, and that is exactly what is reflected in this year’s rankings,” said E. J. Ourso College of Business Dean Richard White Jr. 

For the U.S News Best Business Schools rankings, all 477 MBA programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International were surveyed in fall 2019 and early 2020. A total of 364 responded. Of those, U.S. News ranked 131 schools because they provided enough of the required data on their full-time MBA program and the full-time program's 2019 graduating class for us to calculate rankings, based on a weighted average of the indicators described below.

About the Flores MBA Program

The mission of the LSU Flores MBA Program is to remain competitive in the national and regional markets while fostering learning, leadership and networking in a global business environment. Full-time, professional, executive and online tracks are offered and provide schedule flexibility for those wishing to pursue their MBA from a nationally recognized program. For more information, visit mba.lsu.edu or call 225-578-8867. 

About the Department of Public Administration

The Department of Public Administration at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business offers a master’s degree program that emphasizes management, public policy and financial skills for those leading public agencies, nonprofit and health care organizations, and for-profit organizations that interact with governmental agencies. DPA’s faculty members are student-oriented and nationally recognized for their expertise in their fields. For more information, visit lsu.edu/business/pa or call 225-578-6743. 

About the E. J. Ourso College of Business

Since its establishment in 1928, the E. J. Ourso College of Business has continuously improved and expanded its offerings for students and alumni. Additionally, the college has made it a priority to provide its faculty with the resources it needs to further research in every aspect of the business world and to produce industry leaders for a global work environment. For more news and information about the E. J. Ourso College, visit lsu.edu/business.

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Elizabeth Eaton
E. J. Ourso College of Business