Louisiana State University in Shreveport (LSUS) today announced it will make its Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program available online beginning early next year. Applications for the program are currently being accepted.
“Our MBA program has long focused on providing students with the academic skills, knowledge, and
understanding they need to be competitive in today’s global business environment,” said Dr. Bill Bigler, program director.
“By offering the program online, an entirely new group of students will be able to benefit from our
leadership in business education and the benefits it provides.”
Students in the program, which can be completed in as few as 12 months, will learn principles and strategies related to financial analysis; organizational and change management; effective
communication and employee motivation; and marketing management.
Specializations in general business, family enterprise, and contemporary issues in accounting and finance will further enable students to match the curriculum to their career
Offered through LSUS’s College of Business, Education, and Human Development, tuition for the fully-online program is affordable for both in-state and out-of-state students.
The LSUS online MBA program is fully-accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).
LSUS has chosen Academic Partnerships (AP), one of the largest representatives of online learning in the United States and around the world, to help convert its MBA program into an
online format, recruit students, and support student retention efforts.
As it has with the LSUS master’s degrees in education already in place, AP will work closely with
faculty to ensure that the new online MBA maintains the highest educational standards. The company also will use its integrated marketing and branding strategies to extend the reach of LSUS, increasing the enrollment of highly-qualified students.
The program is slated to begin in January 2014.