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Executives & Professionals

As Louisiana’s flagship college of business, the E. J. Ourso College of Business uplifts the economy of the state and the lives of its citizens. Our mission is accomplished through outstanding degree programs and vital research. We also support lifelong learning for Louisiana’s business community through certificate programs, non-degree learning opportunities, and specialized training opportunities.

MBA Programs

The Flores MBA program rigorously prepares students to enter the business world with an advanced degree from a premier university. We offer cutting-edge course work, personal counseling, and outstanding job placement opportunities at an exceptional value.

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Executive MBA Flex Program

The Flores Executive Program is designed for working professionals who would like to earn their MBA while continuing their current employment.

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Online MBA Program

The LSU Flores Online MBA program—ranked 41st among all public colleges and universities in the country and No. 51 overall by U.S. News & World Report—is designed for professionals with at least five years of work experience.



Full-time/Part-time Masters Programs

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Masters of Science Analytics (MSA)

The MSA is designed to prepare students to use data-driven methods to contribute to organizational effectiveness and guide decisions.

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Master of Public Administration (MPA)

The MPA is a 45-hour program that prepares students to work in government, nonprofit organizations, and private entities that deal with governmental agencies and public policy issues.


Certificate Programs

Both the Department of Economics and the Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems offer graduate certificates. In order to earn a graduate certificate, applicants must apply to LSU Graduate School and have already earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited US college or university or its foreign equivalent.

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Online Certificate in Analytics

An online Graduate Certificate in Analytics provides working professionals with the skills needed to understand and use available technology to gain insights into data.

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Certificate in Econometrics

A Graduate Certificate in Econometrics is open to graduate students at LSU and to non-traditional students from business, industry and government.


Training Programs

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Internal Audit Training

Each fall the LSU Center for Internal Auditing brings alumni and friends together for a chance to network and gain continuing professional education.

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Accounting Tax Seminar

A must for the tax practitioner, the course emphasizes preparing the latest year's income tax returns and gives hints that reduce taxes through effective planning.

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Fraud & Forensic Accounting Conference

Hosted annually by the LSU Department of Accounting, the Fraud & Forensic Accounting Conference is designed for certified public accountants, certified fraud examiners, certified internal auditors, forensic accountants, governmental accountants, attorneys, and other accounting and auditing professional or educators.

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Credit Analyst Education Program

Gain a working knowledge of the fundamentals of modern credit analysis through the LSU Department of Finance’s Certified Credit Analyst Program.


Executive Education Programs

Executive Education offers a broad selection of non-degree programs designed not only for executives and professionals but also for disabled veterans, mid-level managers, project managers, high potential employees, and a variety of courses for those in the financial industry. Please visit Executive Education for more information and current programs available.

Professional Development

LSU Executive Education hosts programs addressing varied professional development needs.

  • The six-day Executive Development Program prepares leaders to meet their organization’s current needs while strategically planning for the future.
  • The three-day Rising Stars is an emerging leader program designed for employees who are being groomed for greater responsibility.

Certificate and Custom Professional Development Programs

LSU Executive Education provides exam prep courses in areas such as:

Outreach Programming

LSU Executive Education hosts outreach programs such as:

  • Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV) Accelerate, Louisiana Veteran Entrepreneurship Program (LVEP) - EBV Accelerate assists veteran-owned businesses by providing experiential learning to address the challenges faced by young businesses. LVEP boosts business opportunities for Louisiana veterans; training covers the many skills needed to operate a small business.
  • LSU 100 - The LSU 100: Fastest Growing Tiger Businesses identifies, recognizes, and celebrates the 100 fastest growing Tiger-owned or Tiger-led businesses in the world.

    Please visit Executive Education for more information and a listing of available programs.