Louisiana State University – Shreveport MBA


  • AACSB Accredited
  • 100% Online
  • LSUS provide students with the opportunity to earn a degree while meeting life’s demands head-on.
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Avg. GMAT score: 450


  • In this program, students will develop an advanced understanding of organizational strategy, leadership and management, and how to apply those tools in a variety of business settings.
  • The MBA with a General Business Specialization online offers Students valuable management insight from a business leader’s perspective.
  • The purpose of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is to offer an educational experience in business and management at the graduate level.
  • The program is designed to provide breadth in exposure to the basic business disciplines and to facilitate the integration and application of knowledge of the various disciplines to the management of innovation.
  • It is an interdisciplinary and interdepartmental degree program offered by the Graduate Division and the academic departments of the College of Business. Ethical concerns and international issues are emphasized throughout the curriculum.
  • The MBA online curriculum consists of 30 credit hours, including seven core courses (21 credit hours) and three electives (nine credit hours).

Program Goals

  • Build leadership abilities across business disciplines—including finance, operations, marketing, and communications
  • Gain the fundamental business knowledge to rise to management and executive leadership positions
  • Learn principles and strategies for organizational and change management
  • Develop effective communication and employee motivation techniques
  • Understand financial analysis techniques for sound managerial decision-making
  • Study the application of quantitative methods and management science
  • Learn profitable marketing management concepts and strategies

Admission Requirements

  • Submit the graduate application and $20 application fee
  • Graduate degree from a regionally accredited university, OR
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university, with minimum 3.0 overall GPA or minimum 3.0 GPA in last 60 semester hours of courses, OR
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university, with a minimum 2.5 overall GPA or minimum 2.75 GPA in last 60 semester hours of courses, AND at least three years of professional work experience as verified by a professional resume,** OR
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university, with minimum 2.5 overall GPA or minimum 2.75 GPA in last 60 semester hours of courses, AND
  • A minimum GMAT score of 450 AND
  • A minimum score of 1,000 points based on 200 points times the GPA plus the GMAT score (for example, an overall 2.5 GPA and a 500 GMAT would result in a total of 1,000, which is acceptable)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended and any other required official documents

Tuition Fees

  • $349 per Credit Hour
  • $12,473 Total Program

Application Deadlines

  • Apply by – 12/07/20
  • Start Class – 01/11/21

US News and Report Ranking

  • #103-#133 in Regional Universities South
  • #128 in Top Performers on Social Mobility
  • #50-#62 in Top Public Schools

Ranking by Study.com

  • Ranked No. 3 in Best Online Business Degree Programs 2019

University Reviews

  • The jobs and workplace of tomorrow are going to be so dramatically different. One of the advantages here at LSUS is that we have woven, through the fabric of our university, the idea of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial thinking, the ability to pivot and adapt, and the ability to quickly recognize and evaluate opportunities.