Flores MBA Program and MPA Program Increase in New U. S. News & World Report Rankings

March 30, 2021

BATON ROUGE – The Flores MBA Program and the MPA Program were recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Graduate Schools rankings that were released today. These programs are designed for prospective students looking to continue their education and advance their careers. They both saw increases in their overall ranking and ranking among public institutions.

The full-time Flores MBA Program jumped one spot to T-68 overall and two spots to 34 among public institutions on the list of 143 ranked programs. It ranked higher than schools like Auburn, Tulane, University of Kentucky, Ole Miss, Mississippi State University, and Louisiana Tech. 

“We’re very excited to hear about our 2022 U.S. News & World Report ranking,” said Flores MBA Program Director Dana Hart. “It illustrates that we are once again ranked among some remarkable MBA programs across the country.”

In addition, the MPA Program moved up to T-73 overall and 53 among public universities on the list of 284 ranked programs. The LSU MPA Program ranked higher than competitors such as University of Alabama, Mississippi State University, and UNO.

Roy Heidelberg, interim director of the Public Administration Department and associate professor, said, “We are very pleased to see that our peers across the nation recognize the outstanding work done in the LSU Department of Public Administration. For over four decades, we have enjoyed an esteemed reputation in Louisiana and throughout the region, but it is a testament to the successes of our alumni and our excellent faculty that our distinction continues to grow. I have always felt that the LSU MPA program is an undervalued asset in the university, and perhaps recognitions such as this will remedy that. We have a world-class program, and increasingly people are recognizing it.”


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, One-year, Executive Flex, and Online tracks are offered and provide schedule flexibility for those wishing to pursue their MBA from a nationally recognized program.

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About the Department of Public Administration

The Department of Public Administration at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business offers a 36-hour 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. PA’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.


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Bridget Conrad
E. J. Ourso College of Business