Since 1894, Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana, has continued to enrich the lives of its student body, employees, the surrounding community, and the world. This Tier 1 Research, comprehensive public university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools and provides a challenging, supportive, safe, and diverse educational environment. The over 11,000 students study bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, including an online MBA, throughout five colleges.
LA Tech’s AACSB-accredited College of Business is “where technology and innovation meet business.” For over 75 years, the CoB has prepared leaders for success through cutting-edge technology, state-of-the-art facilities, and innovative learning environments. Students receive numerous hands-on experiences through managing actual portfolios, solving problems for corporate partners, and interning with Fortune 500 companies.
Students pursuing a business bachelor’s degree can major in Computer Information Systems, Management, Accounting, Marketing, Business Administration, Sustainable Supply Chain Management, Finance, or Business Economics. The Management major offers concentrations in Entrepreneurship, Human Resources Management, and Business Management, while the Marketing major has concentrations in Sports Marketing, Marketing Analytics, General Marketing, and Key Account Development.
Every major topic is also offered as a minor to both business and non-business students. There is an Undergraduate Certificate program in Information Assurance & Cyber Security Management.
Graduate studies consist of a Master of Accountancy, Traditional, Professional Online, Hybrid, and Executive MBAs, and a DBA. The Doctor of Business Administration offers areas of concentration in Finance, Accounting, Management, Computer Information Systems, and Marketing. Graduate Certificate programs exist in Business Administration and Information Assurance.
U.S. News & World Report includes LA Tech in its Best Undergraduate Business Programs, Best Online MBA programs, and Best Business Graduate Schools 2021 rankings.
Online MBA Requirements
The Professional Online MBA caters to the busy schedules of the working professional. Complete coursework at your own pace with confidence, knowing you are obtaining a nationally-ranked, interdisciplinary degree. An emphasis is placed on international issues and ethical concerns throughout the curriculum. There are 30-credit hours required with eight core courses and two electives. Those without sufficient business knowledge must take an additional 15-credit hours of online, self-paced foundation courses.
If needed, the foundation courses are Managerial Accounting, Business Finance, Principles of Microeconomics, Financial Accounting, and Business Statistics. Required core courses include Financial Management, Marketing Management, Managerial Economics, Administrative Policy, Accounting Analysis for Decision-Making, Information Resource Management, Organizational Behavior, and Global Perspectives in Management. Each student will choose two 500-level business elective courses, as well.
You must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college, demonstrate a high potential for success, and have significant accomplishments to be considered for admission. They assess your previous academic record combined with the GMAT/GRE score. The GMAT/GRE is temporarily waived through 2022 for those with an undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher. Those who do not qualify for unconditional admission may be considered for conditional admission. Applicants must submit references and official transcripts during the application process.