Ourso Student Experience 

Future-Focused, Immersive Student Opportunities

The E. J. Ourso College of Business is home to an inclusive community of problem-solvers and innovators who put classroom instruction into action through experiential learning. Get involved to find your passion, develop leadership skills, and establish your professional network. We think you might make the world a little better along the way.


Get Involved

A diverse range of extracurricular activities is available for business students to explore their interests and enhance their college experience.

Student Success

From the moment you arrive on campus, you can rely on Ourso for academic advising, career and professional development, and much more.

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Pitch Competitions

Got a big idea? Pitch it for a chance to win. On-campus students from across the LSU system are encouraged to participate in the annual J Terrell Brown Venture Challenge, where three finalists will pitch for a share of $35,000. This system-wide business plan competition is open to on-campus LSU students and alumni (graduated within the last year) who are operating businesses or launching new ventures.

Pitch Your Big Idea

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Case competitions

Case competitions team students together to present innovative solutions to real-world business problems. Teams compete for far more than bragging rights—most competitions award cash prizes. These events put students face-to-face with top executives who have the power to implement their solutions. Not sure where to start? Talk to our student engagement coordinator about internal competitions to test the waters and gain experience without leaving campus. 

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Undergraduate Research

Improve your problem-solving skills and your résumé by conducting research. 

The LSU Discover Undergraduate Research program makes it easy for students to participate in faculty-mentored research by offering workshops, mentor search assistance, and funding opportunities. 

What Will You Discover

When the experts talk, Business Tigers listen.

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Distinguished Speakers

Network and learn from experts when the college hosts industry leaders and entrepreneurs. Opportunities range from Content Over Coffee, a casual table browse that connects students with content creators and digital marketers, to more traditional events like our recent conversation with entrepreneur and Bravo star Craig Conover (picture inset). 

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Student Stories

Three LSU student businesses have been selected to present in a live pitch competition for a share of $35,000 in the 13th annual J Terrell Brown Venture Challenge to be held on Thursday, April 18 at the LSU Business Education Complex.

The LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business is proud to announce the inaugural class of honorees for its Ourso Outstanding Eight undergraduate award program. Students selected for this prestigious honor demonstrate success in at least two of the following categories: academics, leadership, professional development, and campus/community service.

The Rucks Department of Management at the E. J. Ourso College of Business acknowledges outstanding students as Rucks Fellows. These students are chosen by the faculty and represent the highest level of academic achievement among senior management majors in any of the department's concentrations. To be eligible, the student must be among the top graduating seniors in the management curriculum based on their grade-point average; honorees are announced in the fall and spring semesters.