LSU Online Launches New Shorter Online Focused MBA Program and New Programs

Jeremy Roden

Jeremy Roden, LSU Online MBA alumni, celebrated his graduation at the May 2019 commencement reception.Photo: LSU Online

BATON ROUGE – LSU Online announces a new shorter online Master of Business Administration program called “Focused MBA.” This program offers the same rigor and standards as the former MBA program; however, its new condensed format now only requires 36 hours needed for completion.

Whether working in finance, healthcare or information technology, this degree prepares graduates to become leaders in the world of business. The application deadline for the new Online Focused MBA is Dec. 16, 2019, with classes starting on Jan. 13, 2020.

“This shorter format makes it possible for full-time professionals to take advantage of our incredible program,” said Dana Hart, director of LSU Flores MBA Program. “I commend our faculty for being able to condense the program without losing the quality of our curriculum and the rigor that our program is known for.”

Additionally, LSU Online is accepting applications for five new degree programs:

  • Master of Public Health
  • Bachelor of Science in Leadership in Human Resource Development
  • Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication with a concentration in Public Relations
  • Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication with a concentration in Political Communications
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

“Our team is consistently delivering on the university’s mission to provide learners an option at any education level here at LSU,” said Sasha Thackaberry, vice president of Digital & Continuing Education. “We do this by working with deans, faculty, and industry leaders to develop workforce-relevant programs to close the skills gap to train and retain employees. The support from leadership and the community is critical and we would not be where we are without it.”

Professionals that are interested in sharpening their skills with shorter self-paced online options can take advantage of new micro-credentials, or MicroCreds, offered:

  • Management & Leadership Series MicroCred
  • DevOps: Cloud Platform MicroCred
  • DevOps: Continuous Deployment MicroCred
  • DevOps: Container Integration MicroCred

LSU Online is committed to launching programs to meet the needs of the workforce by providing degrees, certificates, MicroCreds, and individual courses to meet career goals. New programs are launching every term, so view a full list of programs at

About LSU Digital & Continuing Education
LSU Digital & Continuing Education meets the evolving needs of nontraditional learners by creating education opportunities in high-demand, workforce-relevant fields. Programs are designed with the student in mind whether through online degrees, or continuing education programs online, on-campus or on-site. LSU Online meets students at all levels of their education journey from individual training courses to fully online degrees. LSU Online delivers high-quality learning experiences for individuals to earn the credentials they need for professional, financial and personal growth. Standards are rigorous, led by award-winning LSU faculty and expert instructors. Students can expect world-class customer service through personal, concierge-style learner support. Learn more at

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