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Louisiana State’s Ourso College of Business

Louisiana State's Ourso College of Business is ranked 65th among the top 100 business schools in the U.S. by Poets&Quants.

65. Louisiana State University

E.J. Ourso College of Business

3176 Patrick F. Taylor Hall

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803

Admissions: 225-578-3211

Email: busmba@lsu.edu

Website: http://mba.lsu.edu

Apply Online: http://www.bus.lsu.edu/academics/mba/apply.asp

The two-year full-time curriculum at the Ourso College of Business consists of 52 semester hours of course work. The 37-hour required core curriculum courses are logically sequenced to achieve synergies across disciplines. They provide students, many of whom do not have business undergraduate degrees, with a solid business foundation that is enhanced by the student’s courses of specialization.

Fifteen hours of electives courses are completed to pursue an MBA specialization. The MBA program currently offers specializations in 10 areas including entrepreneurship, emerging markets, supply chain management, and a customized concentration option.

Latest Up-to-Date MBA Rankings:

Poets&Quants: 65

BusinessWeek: NR

Forbes: 55

U.S. News & World Report: 71

Financial Times: NR

The Economist: NR

Tuition & Fees: $24,000 (resident)

Tuition & Fees: $45,000 (non-resident)

Median GMAT: 600

GMAT Range (mid-80%): 530-704

Average GPA: 3.40

Acceptance Rate: 47%

Full-Time Enrollment: 158

International: 10%

Female: 32%

Minority —

African American: 5%

Asian American: 1%

Hispanic or Latino American: 0%

Mean Age: 24

Median Base Salary: $54,000

Median Signing Bonus: $0

Percentage of MBAs with Job Offers at Graduation: 50%

Percentage of MBAs with Job Offers Three Months Later: 63%

About The Author

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.