SDEIS Professor Andrew Schwarz Named Association for Information Systems Distinguished Member-Cum Laude
BATON ROUGE- The Association for Information Systems (AIS) has selected LSU Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems Professor Andrew Schwarz as an AIS Distinguished Member-Cum Laude within its June 2022 membership cohort. Schwarz is one of only 194 individuals nationwide with this designation and one of two professors at LSU who have achieved this honor.
Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems Assistant Professor Reg Tucker Awarded $10,000 Grant from WorkRise
WorkRise, a research-to-action network on jobs, workers, and mobility hosted by the Urban Institute, has awarded $2.4 million in research grants to inform and drive action toward strengthening economic security and mobility for workers earning low-wages in the U.S. labor market, with an emphasis on addressing equity gaps affecting Black workers and other workers of color, immigrants, and women.
Techstars Startup Weekend Baton Rouge Offers Innovative Entrepreneurial Lessons, No Experience Necessary
BATON ROUGE - Have you ever missed a game-changing play while standing in line at the concession stand? That experience is what drove LSU business student Dylan LeBlanc to develop the concept for Seat Eats, an in-venue food delivery service.
SDEIS Professor Young Chun Named a Runner-Up for Journal of Operational Research Society’s Goodeve Medal
BATON ROUGE- Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship and Information Systems Professor Young H. Chun published a single-authored research paper in the Journal of the Operational Research Society in 2020 titled, “Information Economics Approach to the Performance Evaluation of Error-Prone Internal Auditors,” that was named one of three runners-up for the journal’s Goodeve Medal. The Goodeve Medal is awarded annually for the best paper published in the Journal of the Operational Society in the previous year.
Debtle, cloud-based software that automates, improves, and simplifies the negotiation and settlement of overdue customer accounts, won the 2021 J Terrell Brown Venture Challenge. The first-place finish came with a $12,000 award.
BATON ROUGE- SDEIS Professor Young H. Chun successfully secured a $40,000 research grant from the U.S. Air Force to conduct a groundbreaking study using military aircraft maintenance data. He will receive the grant money in monthly installments over a period of five months.
BATON ROUGE- The Association for Information Systems (AIS) recently awarded SDEIS professor Gabe Piccoli with an AIS Fellow Award. The AIS Fellow Award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the information systems discipline in terms of research, teaching, and service.
SDEIS Assistant Professor Joseph Cabral Uncovers a Link Between Internal Resource Allocation Processes and External Alliancing Activity
BATON ROUGE- Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship and Information Systems Assistant Professor Joseph Cabral, along with co-authors Chaoqun Deng (Baruch College, CUNY) and Shyam Kumar (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), recently had a paper accepted for publication by the Journal of Management Studies titled "Internal Resource Allocation and External Alliance Activity of Diversified Firms."
Jennifer Henderson, Amanda Ledet and Emory Serviss won Best Paper in the Business-to-Business track, as well as the Steven J. Shaw & Joe Hair Overall Conference Best Paper award, at the 2020 Society of Marketing Advances (SMA) annual conference for their research paper “Communication Alignment in Sales: The Role of Emotional Intelligence.”
SDEIS Professor Joseph Cabral Co-authored an Article Accepted for Publication by Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal
BATON ROUGE- Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship and Information Systems professor Joseph Cabral recently co-authored an article accepted for publication by the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal.
BATON ROUGE – LSU has named Jared Llorens as the dean of the E. J. Ourso College of Business. Llorens was appointed as interim dean in July 2020 after the initial search for the next dean was paused earlier this year due to the Novel Coronavirus pandemic.
BATON ROUGE– SDEIS professor Andy Schwarz proposed one of 18 new ideas that the LSU Board of Supervisors chose to support through its Leverage Innovation for Technology Transfer, or LIFT2, grants. Schwarz was awarded a $50,000 grant for his proposal titled “Making learning fun: Developing an interactive cybersecurity game for undergraduate education.” The board funded a total of $999,981.14 in the last fiscal year to provide a bridge over the critical gap between basic research and commercialization for university faculty.
It did not take Jennifer Henderson long to hit her stride. As a first year Ph.D. student in the University of South Alabama Mitchell College of Business, her paper on supply chain marketing was named best in track--or topic of research--at the Association of Marketing Theory & Practice, an international academic marketing conference that blends academic theory and real-world marketing practices.
BATON ROUGE- E. J. Ourso College of Business’s Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Program welcomed 43 new students during a virtual orientation held on June 4. The MSA at LSU is a robust degree offered by the Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems (SDEIS). It prepares students to use data-driven methods to contribute to organizational effectiveness and to guide decisions.
BATON ROUGE - LSU is continuing a two-year growth trajectory in enrollments and program offerings for fully online degrees through LSU Online & Continuing Education. The most recent 45 percent growth rate is reflective of the department’s mission to deliver high-quality programs with academic rigor and dedicated student support. These programs are online by design, meaning the courses undergo a robust design and development process to maximize a student’s experience in the virtual classroom.
BATON ROUGE – LSU has announced the names of the students who have made the Dean’s List and the President’s Honor Roll for the spring 2020 semester.
Ten years after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, leading to the largest accidental ocean oil spill in history, an interdisciplinary LSU team is working to advance safety culture in the offshore oil and gas industry. Could better safety protocols have prevented disaster on April 20, 2010? Yes—but rules and regulations only matter to the degree they’re followed, which requires more than new rules and regulations. Namely, a change of mindset.
Professor Jared Llorens has been named interim dean of the E. J. Ourso College of Business, effective July 1, 2020.
Family invests in LSU student entrepreneurs through endowment to support J Terrell Brown Venture Challenge
The LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business is pleased to announce a generous gift to support entrepreneurship made in honor of alumnus J Terrell Brown Sr. of Baton Rouge. The endowment will provide ongoing funding for the newly renamed J Terrell Brown Venture Challenge, a student competition through which winners receive capital for new business ideas.
The LSU 100 is a highly competitive program that identifies, recognizes and celebrates the 100 fastest growing LSU graduate-owned or LSU graduate-led businesses in the world and the LSU ROARING 10 list recognizes and celebrates the ten highest revenue generating LSU graduate-owned or LSU graduate-led businesses. Companies must apply each year in order to be considered for either list.
The University Herald listed the Master of Science in Analytics program among the best for Data Science and Business Analytics. Most of the Big Data Analysis degree courses are relatively new and there are only a handful of Universities that even offer a full degree. But whatever be the age of the degrees, the trend is catching on, and with increasing demands for data scientists, the need for certified expertise has also increased.
The LSU 100 is a highly competitive program that identifies, recognizes and celebrates the 100 fastest growing LSU graduate-owned or LSU graduate-led businesses in the world.
o be a successful entrepreneur, one must have a passion for learning – from customers, employees and even competitors. Entrepreneurship is seeing an opportunity and gathering the resources to turn a possibility into a reality. It represents the freedom to envision something new and to make it happen. It includes risk, but it also includes the reward of creating a legacy. The LSU Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems offers the Entrepreneurship Fellows Program: a yearlong program fosters entrepreneurial-minded students by providing an intensive, high-quality educational experience to a select cohort of undergraduate and graduate students at LSU. Any LSU student may apply and fellows are chosen through a competitive application process.
By offsetting the costs associated with earning additional credits, the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Scholarship removes a barrier for deserving students pursuing a BS in entrepreneurship from the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business. This scholarship opportunity is designed to encourage students to put in the extra time and effort required to complete the entrepreneurship paired degree program (BS/BA first degree + BS Entrepreneurship) at LSU.
BATON ROUGE - Rajesh P. Narayanan has been selected as the new associate dean for academic affairs and outreach in the Office of the Dean at the E. J. Ourso College of Business. Timothy Chandler, who previously held the position, has been named associate dean for undergraduate programs and assessment. Narayanan is also the chair of the E. J. Ourso College of Business’s Department of Finance and he will continue that role for the next year.
BATON ROUGE – Richard D. White Jr. will step down as dean of the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business at the end of this academic year. White has served in this role since 2012. His retirement will be effective in June 2020.
Data analysts from throughout the South-Central U.S. will be gathering at LSU October 16 -18. They be hearing the latest information on SAS programming techniques and methods of statistical analysis.
The LSU E. J. Ourso College is hosting a Business Graduate Program Fair Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the Business Education Complex rotunda.
– LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business recently recognized student achievement for the 2018-19 academic year. The following scholarship recipients were recognized for their accomplishments.
While the data revolution is transforming every industry sector, the university classroom is also undergoing a transformation. In order to meet current and future industry demands, university professors, especially in business, technology, data and analytics, are evolving their teaching methods to develop and train the students who will be the workforce of the future.
In May, ITinspired was just one of two Louisiana companies—and the only one based in Baton Rouge—to be included on Inc.magazine’s list of the 346 Best Places to Work in 2019. It was also ranked No. 2,584 on the magazine’s 2018 list of the 5,000 fastest growing companies in the U.S., with annual revenue of $2.2 million, an increase of 165% over the year previous.
Ask Sarah Schneider, a senior majoring in information sciences and decision sciences with a minor in analytics, to explain how data science applies to the business world, and you might expect a dry, complex, or esoteric answer. But Schneider breaks it down beautifully: “Business is really just people communicating and transacting with each other,” she explained. “I analyze large amounts of a company’s data and help them understand how to use it more efficiently to enhance their communications and transactions. This helps the company perform better or find prospects they were looking for but couldn’t see. I’m like a business detective.”
SU graduate Ashleigh McCord's connection to computers started when she was a little girl. She received her first computer from her grandfather when she was three and McCord's parents worked with computers and IT. Today, McCord is the IT Customer Experience Manager for Latin America at ExxonMobil.
BIRMINGHAM, AL – Out of 37 LSU student-athletes named to the 2018-19 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll, 10 of them are E. J. Ourso College of Business students. The 2018-19 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll is based on grades posted from the 2018 Spring, Summer and Fall terms.
BATON ROUGE – SEC Professor of the Year Gabriela González delivered the keynote address, and LSU graduated its largest and most diverse class ever at the university’s 298th commencement exercises on Friday, May 10. At the spring commencement ceremony, a record 4,442 degrees were awarded. The overall class of 2018-19 – students receiving degrees in previous summer and fall commencements combined with the current spring commencement – saw 7,047 degrees awarded, the highest in any academic year ever.
LSU is rated as the best value university in Louisiana and 69th among public universities across the country in Forbes 2019 America’s Best Value Colleges rankings.
Revibe, a music streaming and sharing application, won the 2019 Venture Challenge. The first place finish came with a $12,000 award. The ninth Annual Venture Challenge business plan/pitch competition is open to all LSU students with existing businesses or business ideas. Three student entrepreneurs pitched their business ideas in the final round for a share of $25,000 in startup cash.
Three LSU student businesses have been selected to present in a live pitch competition for a share of $25,000 in the ninth annual Venture Challenge April 23 at Tin Roof Brewery from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. The event is open to the public.
Louis-Philippe Beland, assistant professor in the Department of Economics, and Bulent Untel, associate professor and director of Graduate Studies – PhD Program in the Department of Economics, at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business, recently published a research paper exploring politics and entrepreneurship in the United States in the Canadian Journal of Economics.
Suzana Keller, LSU College of Business alumnus, has been named Chief Procurement Officer for Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales & Services Company (CCBSS) effective March 4, 2019. Keller will have further accountability to the Bottler Procurement Advisory Committee and the CCBSS board of directors.
Kenny Anderson has been named the executive director of the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute (SEI). The Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute promotes and fosters entrepreneurial practices through education, outreach and research, hosts the Entrepreneurship Fellows Program and manages the Tiger Den Incubator. Franz Lohrke has been serving as the interim director since former director, Bob Justis, retired and received Professor Emeritus status.
The Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute organizes StartupWeekend Baton Rouge in pursuit of better experiential learning for LSU students and the local community. As the name suggests, StartupWeekend is a Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday commitment to sharing ideas, discovering opportunities, and taking a step toward a launching a business. This year, the event will start at 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 15, at the Business Education Complex (BEC) and end at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – A team from LSU’s Diversity and Inclusion in the Office of Business Student Success placed runner-up at the 2019 National Diversity Case Competition (NDCC) at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. The competition is held annually the weekend before Martin Luther King Jr. Day and brings together some of the best and most diverse talent in undergraduate education from across the country. This was the eighth year for the event, which took place Jan. 18-19. Nearly 170 business students from 42 teams competed – up from 35 teams last year.
BATON ROUGE – LSU Executive Education announces the opening of nominations for the 2019 LSU100: Fastest Growing Tiger Businesses on February 1, 2019.
BATON ROUGE - The LSU Flores MBA Program has launched a one-year MBA track that’s geared toward students who hold an undergraduate business degree from an accredited institution. Beginning in June, this new one-year MBA format will allow students to complete the MBA degree in just 11 months.
BATON ROUGE - Master of Analytics student Lauren Agrigento of Chicago, IL has been named a 2019 SAS® Global Forum Student Ambassador by the SAS Institute, an American multinational developer of analytics software based in Cary, North Carolina. She is the third LSU student to be named a SAS® Global Forum Student Ambassador since 2013.
BATON ROUGE – Walter Scott, president of the Beta Zeta chapter of Delta Sigma Pi, talks to us about the organization, opportunities for students and his favorite LSU tradition.
BATON ROUGE - The LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business offers educational programs for the business community as part of its strategic initiatives to foster economic development, promote entrepreneurship, and fill the growing needs of business. Below is a list of the current offerings.
BATON ROUGE – LSU has announced the names of the students who have made the Dean’s List and the President’s Honor Roll for the fall 2018 semester.
BATON ROUGE – LSU recognized 1,950 graduates at the university’s 297th commencement exercises on Friday, Dec. 14.