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Louisiana State University’s E. J. Ourso College of Business


Contact our general manager with any questions. Profile updated: January 31, 2023.

Contact Information

Business Education Complex Suite 1053
Nicholson Drive Extension
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
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School Data

Annual Tuition: $36,800

Acceptance Rate: 83%

Full-Time Enrollment: 114

International: 6%

Minority: 20.6%

Average Age: 21

Female: 47.5%

Male: 52.5%

Application Deadlines: Fall 2023 | Full-Time MBA, JD/MBA, IE/MBA Tracks: Round 1 - June 30, 2023 | One-Year MBA Track - April 24, 2023 | International Student Deadline: One-Year MBA Track - April 15, 2023 | Full-Time MBA Track - April 15, 2023

The Ourso MBA: What You Need To Know

The Flores MBA at Louisiana State’s University Ourso College of Business provides students with a strong foundation to succeed in the business world and gives them the tools to get a valuable return on their investment.

Baton Rouge is right in the heart of Louisiana, which makes it a great place to explore the laid-back Southern hospitality and growing metropolitan city. The city is only an hour from New Orleans – where Jazz was born, home to the world-famous Mardi Gras celebration, and some of the world’s top global and technological companies like Amazon, Coca-Cola, ExxonMobil, Honeywell and JPMorgan. For LSU students, this translates to endless research, internship, and career opportunities in the area.

The 22-month MBA typically draws students 22-28 years old, with varying experience levels – anywhere from no business experience to five years of experience. Almost half (49%) of Flores MBAs hold non-business undergraduate degrees in majors such as education, engineering, journalism, geography, political science, criminal justice, kinesiology, and history.

Aside from the full-time MBA, Flores offers a One-Year, Online, Executive Flex, Joint Degree, and Industrial Engineering MBA.

Pre-MBA, accepted students attend a week-long orientation where they bond with their cohort.

Flores MBAs learn core business fundamentals and have the option to specialize in Analytics, Emerging Technology, Energy, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Healthcare Management, Human Resource Management, Internal Auditing, Management Consulting, Nonprofit Management, and Sports Business. All undergo a professional internship during the summer after their first year of the program.

To further enrich the experience, MBAs often attend a speaker series event where leaders share insights from their careers, one of many student-led organizations, international travel experiences, pitch & case competitions, and connect with alumni through social and networking events. Results are great, with 90% of graduates employed within 3 months of graduation.

“The program itself, the department, and the people were genuine. You can’t buy that. You can’t teach someone to have those qualities. I felt supported from day one,” says Shalan M. Randolph, Flores MBA in a YouTube video.

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