LSU Ranks Eighth in Top 25 Bachelor’s Degrees in Human Resources

11/19/2014 03:15 PM

BATON ROUGE – LSU’s undergraduate degree in human resources has been ranked in the “Top 25 Bachelor’s in Human Resources Degrees” by Human Resources MBA. LSU’s B.S. in management – human resources concentration is ranked eighth overall.

“I think this ranking is another sign and confirmation of the excellent quality of our Human Resources Program and the E. J. Ourso College of Business as a whole,” said Richard White, dean of the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business. “Our Management faculty and students continue to make us proud.”

In developing their rankings, Human Resources MBA first looked at undergraduate programs aligned with the curriculum guidelines of the Society for Human Resource Management, or SHRM. They focused on the aligned programs that have also been accredited for excellence by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and have an active student chapter of the SHRM. Lastly, rankings were narrowed down using U.S. News and World Report rankings and sorted using the most recent four-year graduation rates listed on the College Navigator.

“We are pleased that our HRM program has earned such national recognition,” said Jean B. McGuire, William W. Rucks IV Endowed Chair, chair of the Rucks Department of Management and professor in the Rucks Department of Management. “We are extremely proud of the students and faculty who have made this achievement possible.”

In ranking the LSU management program with a human resource management concentration, Human Resources MBA noted that the E. J. Ourso College of Business was named the 59th best undergraduate business school among public universities in the United States by Bloomberg Businessweek. The ranking also noted, “Within the 120-credit program, students can join the LSU Student SHRM Chapter to supplement the cutting-edge business education with real-world experiences in an intellectually diverse environment.”

Founded in 2011, Human Resources MBA’s mission is to provide the latest expert information about the best human resources degrees available on-campus and online across the United States to help people achieve their goals of becoming a human resources professional or advancing their careers into high-level positions. For the complete rankings of “Top 25 Bachelor’s in Human Resources Degrees,” visit

The Rucks Department of Management at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business endeavors to prepare students for careers in fields such as international management, human resources, entrepreneurship and industrial/labor relations. A generous donation by LSU alumnus William W. Rucks and his wife, Catherine, has aided the department in securing faculty who are repeatedly recognized for their research and has aided student-affiliated organizations in achieving top honors nationally.

For more information, visit or call 225-578-6101.

Wendy  Marx 
E. J. Ourso College of Business

Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2014