Thirty-eight students from the LSU E.J. Ourso College of Business Completed Third Cohort of Venture Capital Apprentice Program
BATON ROUGE — Thirty-eight students from LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business completed the third cohort of the Venture Capital Apprentice Program (VCAP), a project formed by NexusLA, Innovation Catalyst, and the Red Stick Angel Network in collaboration with LSU’s E.J. Ourso College of Business. Also participating in this cohort were business consultants from LSU’s Innovation Park.
BATON ROUGE - The LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business is one of the nation's most outstanding business schools, according to The Princeton Review®. The company has reported its Best Business Schools for 2022 ranking lists in two classifications, and the Flores MBA Program was included as one of 241 on-campus MBA programs that it recommends to prospective students.
BATON ROUGE- Poets & Quants, a popular provider of information on business programs around the world, ranked the Flores Online MBA Program 24 on its Best Online MBA Programs for 2022, which is 13 spots higher than last year. The Flores Online MBA Program was also only one of four SEC schools included in the ranking and the only Louisiana-based program that made the list.
BATON ROUGE- College Consensus, a unique college review aggregator, ranked LSU's Flores MBA Program 14 on its Best No-GMAT MBA Programs 2022 ranking. Inclusion on this list tells prospective students that the Flores MBA Program is not only a top Consensus-ranked school, but it also recognizes the changing needs of students today.
LSU Flores MBA graduate Dave Zimmer might have a background in engineering, but he is working to transform media through his job at Amazon.
BATON ROUGE – Eduniversal released its 2021 Best Masters & MBA Rankings this month and both the Masters of Public Administration (MPA) Program and the Flores MBA Program were included on these lists. The MPA Program ranked 37 overall and 24 among public institutions in North America on Eduniversal’s Best Masters- Public Administration/Management ranking. Additionally, the Flores MBA Program’s full-time program came in 49 overall, and 28 among public universities in North America on the Best MBA ranking.
BATON ROUGE – The Flores MBA Program and the MPA Program were recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Graduate Schools rankings that were released today. These programs are designed for prospective students looking to continue their education and advance their careers. They both saw increases in their overall ranking and ranking among public institutions.
BATON ROUGE- Students in LSU's Flores Executive MBA Flex Program will participate in a Business Challenge with Baton Rouge-based company Smalls Sliders on March 19 at 1 p.m. This virtual competition gives students a chance to work on a short-term consulting project and present results to the partner company.
Flores Executive MBA Flex Program Included in International Business Times Best Executive MBA Programs for 2021
BATON ROUGE- International Business Times (IBTimes) included the Flores Executive MBA Flex Program in its Best Executive MBA Programs for 2021 ranking. In this new franchise ranking of 70 schools, the Flores Executive MBA Flex Program came in at 59 overall and 28 among public institutions.
BATON ROUGE – LSU has named Jared Llorens as the dean of the E. J. Ourso College of Business. Llorens was appointed as interim dean in July 2020 after the initial search for the next dean was paused earlier this year due to the Novel Coronavirus pandemic.
Edmund J. Giering IV (1990 BACH HSS, 1994 JD, 2005 MBA) was recently named the 2020 recipient of the Outstanding In-House Counsel Award for distinguished service by a nonprofit in-house counsel by the Nonprofit Organizations Committee of the American Bar Association, Business Law Section.
BATON ROUGE- Flores MBA Program senior instructor James S. Fargason recently conducted a joint workshop for IIA Alaska and Hawaii, a group dedicated to accounting, auditing, and internal controls, titled “How to Reduce Legal Costs and Improve Legal Outcomes.”
The LSU Flores MBA Program is introducing the Executive MBA Flex format in January 2021 that will merge its previously offered professional and executive part-time tracks. This format is geared toward working professionals with at least three years of post-graduate work experience. The curriculum will consist of a combination of on-campus residencies one weekend a month, one global immersion experience, and customizable, interactive core classes administered asynchronously through LSU Online.
During his time at LSU, Blake Ferguson earned two degrees from the E. J. Ourso College of Business – a Bachelor of Science in marketing in 2018 and a Master of Business Administration in 2019. In addition to his scholarly accomplishments, he was the first long snapper in LSU Football history to be named a permanent team captain, won numerous student-athlete awards, and was a starting player on the iconic 2019 LSU Tigers National Championship football team
Professor Jared Llorens has been named interim dean of the E. J. Ourso College of Business, effective July 1, 2020.
The LSU 100 is a highly competitive program that identifies, recognizes and celebrates the 100 fastest growing LSU graduate-owned or LSU graduate-led businesses in the world and the LSU ROARING 10 list recognizes and celebrates the ten highest revenue generating LSU graduate-owned or LSU graduate-led businesses. Companies must apply each year in order to be considered for either list.
E. J. Ourso College of Business is one of the nation's most outstanding business schools, according to The Princeton Review®. The education services company profiles the school in its recently reported list, "Best Business Schools for 2020." The Princeton Review posted the list on November 19, 2019 at https://www.princetonreview.com/best-business-schools.
The LSU 100 is a highly competitive program that identifies, recognizes and celebrates the 100 fastest growing LSU graduate-owned or LSU graduate-led businesses in the world.
Seven business alumni were recently named to the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report's 2019 40 Under 40.
Don Chance, James C. Flores Endowed Chair of MBA Studies and professor of finance at the E. J. Ourso College of Business, is a well-published author of peer-reviewed research articles and textbooks. But it was his third cancer diagnosis that led him into the world of fiction writing.
The LSU Executive MBA class within the Flores MBA program at the E. J. Ourso College of Business is wrapping up the 17-month educational experience with a capstone trip framed around the geopolitical dynamics of Brexit, giving the students an excellent opportunity to connect and engage business leaders and politicians in London and Dublin to discuss the Brexit framework and the challenges and consequences of leaving the European Union.
BATON ROUGE - Rajesh P. Narayanan has been selected as the new associate dean for academic affairs and outreach in the Office of the Dean at the E. J. Ourso College of Business. Timothy Chandler, who previously held the position, has been named associate dean for undergraduate programs and assessment. Narayanan is also the chair of the E. J. Ourso College of Business’s Department of Finance and he will continue that role for the next year.
BATON ROUGE – Eduniversal released its 2019 Best Masters Rankings in July 2019 with both the Flores MBA program and the Masters of Public Administration (MPA) program making an appearance. Eduniversal ranked the Flores MBA program 50th overall, 28th and 20th among public universities in North America and the United States, respectively. This appearance is the first time the Flores MBA program has made the rankings since 2012. The MPA program moved up 14 spots by placing 15th among public universities in the United States.
The LSU Flores Alumni Association will host all LSU MBA alumni and incoming and current MBA students to Jazz and Cocktails Aug. 22, 2019, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. to network while enjoying music and refreshments. Jazz and Cocktails conclude the MBA orientation, serving as an excellent opportunity to get to know classmates and alumni.
LSU Online MBA student, Penny Gallemore, was included in Online MBA Report's Business Leaders of Tomorrow 2019.
BATON ROUGE - For the second-straight year, MBA student and LSU long snapper Blake Ferguson will serve as the chair of the Southeastern Conference Football Leadership Council, the league office announced Thursday.
LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business recently recognized student achievement at its 2018 Spring Scholarship Reception. Held in the Rotunda of the Business Education Complex, the event brought together scholarship recipients and donors.
The LSU Flores MBA Association will host its fourth annual charity gala benefiting the Baton Rouge Youth Coalition at 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2019, at the Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St. in Baton Rouge. Last year, the gala raised more than $18,000 for the new freestanding Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital.
LSU Programs Ranked in U.S. News Graduate School Rankings, Flores MBA Program Ranked 36th Among Public Universities
BATON ROUGE – A number of LSU programs are recognized in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Graduate Schools rankings, including the Flores MBA, public administration, education and social work programs, which all moved up in the rankings this year.
CLEVELAND, OHIO – For the second year in a row, a team of LSU Flores MBA students placed fifth out of 32 teams in the 15th Annual 2019 KeyBank Foundation Minority MBA Case Competition at KeyBank headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio.
BATON ROUGE – The Flores LSU MBA Alumni Association (MBAAA) presented a check to the Flores MBA Program for $14,000 during their holiday party on December 12, 2018.
BATON ROUGE - The LSU Flores MBA Program has launched a one-year MBA track that’s geared toward students who hold an undergraduate business degree from an accredited institution. Beginning in June, this new one-year MBA format will allow students to complete the MBA degree in just 11 months.
BATON ROUGE – Angele Cherbonnier, graduate class president of the LSUCIA program, talks to us about the program, opportunities for students and her favorite LSU tradition.
BATON ROUGE – LSU Executive Education announces the opening of nominations for the 2019 LSU100: Fastest Growing Tiger Businesses on February 1, 2019.
BATON ROUGE – The Flores MBA Program held its annual Corporate Communications Case Competition (CCC) on January 24, 2019. A team comprised of two second-year full-time students, Christopher McGehee and Christina Vassiliou, won first place and $1,250 in prize money.
BATON ROUGE – Makayla McManus, president of the LSU MBA Association, talks to us about the organization, opportunities for students and her favorite LSU tradition.
LSU Online Recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Online Programs, Named Top Programs for Veterans
BATON ROUGE – The LSU Online MS in construction management is ranked as a top-10 program among public colleges in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Online Programs.
BATON ROUGE - Trey Dunbar, MD, 2007 graduate of the Flores MBA Program, has been named president of Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health, Louisiana’s largest provider of pediatric services.
BATON ROUGE - The LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business offers educational programs for the business community as part of its strategic initiatives to foster economic development, promote entrepreneurship, and fill the growing needs of business. Below is a list of the current offerings.
BATON ROUGE - Eight business alumni were recently named to the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report's 2018 40 Under 40.
BATON ROUGE - On November 9, 2018 four second-year Flores MBA students competed at The 12th Annual National MBA Case Competition in Ethical Leadership at Baylor University. The graduate team was comprised of Cayden Bergeron, Polina Dozortseva, Garrett McCaskill and Christopher McGehee. They competed among 12 schools from the south and Midwest.
BATON ROUGE - In their semi-annual meeting held October 12, 2018, the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business Dean's Advisory Council elected new leadership for 2019-2020.
BATON ROUGE – The Princeton Review has named the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business an outstanding business school in the 2019 edition of its annual business school rankings.
BATON ROUGE – Several LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business graduates and a current student were among the 2018 graduates of Lead LSU, a leadership development program for LSU employees.
BATON ROUGE – In recognition of their volunteer service, the Emerge Center has named LSU alumni Edmund Giering IV and Rolfe McCollister Jr. to its list of 2018 Baton Rouge Area Volunteer Activists.
BATON ROUGE - Several graduates of the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business have been named to the 2019 Edition of Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.
BATON ROUGE – Emergent Method, a Louisiana-based consulting firm specializing in strategic and organizational planning, strategic communications and project management, has been ranked 1,292 in Inc. Magazine's 37th Annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies in America. The firm is ranked first among Baton Rouge companies in the Inc. 5000 rankings and sixth among Louisiana companies.
BATON ROUGE – LSU won first place in the 2018 SEC MBA Case Competition held at the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business, April 12-14. The winning team was comprised of Jack Anjier of New Orleans, La.; Daniel Hofmann of Furth, Germany; Michael Lacombe of Gonzales, La. and Roman Lantukh of Ivanivka, Ukraine. Luke Cashen, an instructor in the LSU Flores MBA Program, was the team’s advisor. This is the first SEC MBA Case Competition Championship for the university.
BATON ROUGE – LSU will host the 2018 SEC MBA Case Competition on April 12-14. The event will feature teams of MBA students solving a business problem facing Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, a Louisiana-based restaurant company. The media is invited to the final presentations and awards ceremony to be held Saturday, April 14.
BATON ROUGE – The LSU Flores MBA Association raised more than $18,000 for Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital during its third annual charity gala held at the Capitol Park Museum on Feb. 22, 2018.