Ourso Student Experience
Future-Focused, Immersive Student Opportunities
The E. J. Ourso College of Business is home to an inclusive community of problem-solvers and innovators who put classroom instruction into action through experiential learning. Get involved to find your passion, develop leadership skills, and establish your professional network. We think you might make the world a little better along the way.
Ourso Business Organizations
Explore your interests and make lifelong friends by joining one or many of the E. J. Ourso College's student organizations.
Activities include workshops, guest speakers, conference attendance, social gatherings, and volunteer service. There are more than a dozen groups to choose from—some are geared to a specific major or interest, while others are open to any business student.
Check out all the available organizations below.
Alpha Kappa Psi
Alpha Kappa Psi is the country’s oldest and largest professional business fraternity. AKPsi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. AKPsi offers networking opportunities through community service and professional programming, as well as opportunities to meet people from all over the country at regional and national conventions.
Asset Management Academy
The Asset Management Academy helps students develop the tools to work in the asset management industry. There is a focus on research, using finance, math, and computer science to create tools that function at industry standards. Asset Management Academy is a think tank run by students and is open to undergraduate and graduate students in various disciplines. The group has a multidisciplinary focus on preparing students for the research analyst/portfolio manager and advisor roles.
Association of Information Technology Professionals
AITP is an organization that helps students to explore careers in technology. Members
connect with business professionals to learn more about employment opportunities and
expectations. Professional meetings with speakers are combined with social gatherings
for a well-rounded organizational agenda. Open to all LSU students.
Beta Alpha Psi
Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) is a national professional honorary accounting fraternity. LSU’s chapter of this organization has achieved superior status in most of the last 15 years. BAP aims to promote an understanding of the field of accountancy, provide opportunities for self-development, and encourage a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibility.
Accounting, finance, and information systems undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply and are accepted based on academic performance.
Business College Council
The E. J. Ourso Business College Council exists to provide the college with students’ views, ideas, and values while advancing and enhancing the college experience for business students. The council’s purpose is to improve students’ awareness of events within the college, unify the organizations within the colleges, and serve as a link between students and the administration. E. J. Ourso College of Business students elects the council during Student Government elections.
Get involved with Student Government
Collegiate Entrepreneurship Organization
The Collegiate Entrepreneurship Organization aims to promote entrepreneurship at the college level by providing an innovative and interactive learning environment. CEO provides assistance with career development and creating career goals while fostering interaction with local entrepreneurs and faculty members.
Delta Sigma Pi
Delta Sigma Pi (DSP) is a professional business fraternity consisting of undergraduate and graduate business majors. The fraternity’s professional programs feature prominent business leaders speaking on various business- and career-oriented topics. DSP holds membership in the Greater Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce. Other activities focus on civic service projects, volunteer services on campus, and social occasions.
The de Soto Society
The de Soto Society is the premier investment banking job placement group at LSU.
The admission process begins in the fall of a student’s sophomore year when they undergo
a behavioral and technical interview to gauge their preparedness and interest in a
career in investment banking. Over the next several months, students are given the
tools to improve interview skills including technical material packets, upperclassmen
mentors, and networking workshops with the ultimate goal of obtaining investment banking
summer analyst and full-time analyst positions.
Join The de Soto Society
Digital Assets & Blockchain Club LSU
The LSU Digital Assets & Blockchain Club helps students gain the skills and knowledge necessary to become future leaders in the blockchain space. Members gain a foundational understanding of Web3 while focusing on regulatory outlook, institutional adoption, and emerging technologies. By connecting curious learners with leading experts in finance and Web3, we pursue educational and entrepreneurial opportunities in this space.
Join Digital Assets & Blockchain Club
Economics/International Trade & Finance Club
The Economics Club at LSU is a community that helps curious students expand their knowledge of economic issues. Through events, forums, partnerships, and sponsorships, we promote the field of economics in how it affects people’s lives. We bring the learning that students see in the classroom and give it a dynamic, meaningful, and real-life approach.
The MBA Association enables its members to leverage the network of graduate business professionals around the world by sharing experiences and opportunities through it. Our LSU chapter also offers professional networking, social events, and philanthropy opportunities for students currently enrolled in the MBA program.
All current LSU Flores MBA students are welcome to join.
National Association of Black Accountants
The LSU Chapter of NABA chartered in June of 2011 during the National Convention in Orlando, FL. NABA offers its members many benefits: personal and professional development, internships, scholarships, leadership, networking, social events, mentorship, etc.
Pi Sigma Epsilon
Pi Sigma Epsilon (PSE) is the only co-ed nationally-recognized professional organization in marketing, sales, and management. PSE members participate in planning, organizing, leading, and implementing various projects, ranging from simple fundraising to complex marketing. They also partake in professional development programs, sessions, and activities that help prepare them for their careers. Members gain a business advantage for life as they grow professionally and learn from experience.
Public Administration Student Association
The Public Administration Student Association (PASA) is a professional student organization for students in the public administration program. PASA holds professional and social activities that allow students to meet with professional public administrators and political leaders. The group also enhances student-faculty relations and provides information regarding career opportunities in the field of public administration.
Society for Human Resource Management
The Society for Human Resource Management at LSU (SHRM) provides access to major Human Resource publications and the opportunity to interact with practicing managers. Members also hear from guest speakers who are both knowledgeable and experienced, hold field trips, and assist with career planning and placement.
Women in Business
Women in Business (WIB) at LSU is established to foster students’ professional development, particularly by preparing members for the unique challenges women face in the workplace and connecting them with successful businesswomen in the Baton Rouge community and beyond. WIB creates opportunities for members to connect with prominent women in business and companies that value empowering women.
Our world is shrinking. Companies build functional teams across continents, not cubicles.
Study abroad options offered through the Office of Business Student Success expand your worldview. Participants come home with much more than souvenirs; these experiences provide independence, resilience, and flexibility. International experience can help you stand out from other candidates in a competitive job market.
Got a big idea? Pitch it for a chance to win. On-campus students from across the LSU
system are encouraged to participate in the annual J Terrell Brown Venture Challenge,
where three finalists will pitch for a share of $35,000. This system-wide business
plan competition is open to on-campus LSU students and alumni (graduated within the
last year) who are operating businesses or launching new ventures.
Case competitions teams students together to present innovative solutions to real-world business problems. Teams compete for far more than bragging rights—most competitions award cash prizes. These events put students face-to-face with top executives who have the power to implement their solutions. Not sure where to start? Our DEI staff hosts an annual competition to allow students to test the waters and gain experience without leaving campus.
Distinguished Speaker Events
When the experts talk, Tigers listen.
Network and learn from experts when the college hosts industry leaders and entrepreneurs. Opportunities range from Content Over Coffee, a casual table browse that connects students with content creators and digital marketers, to more traditional events like our recent conversation with entrepreneur and Bravo star Craig Conover.
Improve your problem-solving skills and your résumé by conducting research.
The LSU Discover Undergraduate Research program makes it easy for students to participate in faculty-mentored research by offering workshops, mentor search assistance, and funding opportunities.
Office of Business Student Success
2000 Business Education Complex