COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

Where technology and innovation meet business and vision—
that is the Louisiana Tech difference.

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Welcome to the Louisiana Tech College of Business

Develop a prototype for the next great idea. Immerse yourself in the Internet of Things. Discuss with America’s top CEOs—and Tech alumni, by the way—the issues keeping them up at night. Manage a real investment portfolio. Pitch your best ideas to potential investors. Problem solve with our corporate partners. Intern with Fortune 500 companies—across the world or right next door.

For more than 75 years, we have crafted and prepared the minds of some of the nation’s premier academic and business leaders—so we’ve learned a thing or two about how students learn best. An education is more than just taking notes in a classroom or studying textbooks—and we get that. That is why the College of Business is proud to offer our students state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge technology, and innovative learning environments that provide our students with hands-on experiences in their field of study. Most importantly, you’ll learn to leverage technology in business to its fullest and how to lead innovation in any organization.

 

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 Future Undergraduates

Ready to learn how the College can help you meet your educational and professional goals? Explore our degree programs.
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 Future Graduate Students

Our grad programs offer the education and professional network you need to advance in today’s competitive business landscape.
alumni Spotlight

India Carroll, '81

CEO of Green Clinic

"One of the greatest benefits of attending Louisiana Tech, and there are many, is that you are fortunate enough to become a member of the 'Tech Family.' You learn that success in life is not just about your skills, but your ability to build relationships and work together with others toward a common goal."

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Brett Hooks

Project Manager, Walmart US Supply Chain

“Understanding one’s opportunities for growth is absolutely integral to his or her success. If my time at Louisiana Tech taught me nothing else, it was how to be authentic in my role as a manager.”

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Taylor McCoy

Analyst, Enterprise Products

“It’s one thing to learn something in a classroom, it’s another to actually do it. Louisiana Tech is really great at teaching through real-life examples, not just by giving you equations and stuff written on a board. The professors build you up in a way that you’re ready to go talk to someone, you’re ready to go meet this important person, you’re ready to put yourself out there."

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Jamie Adams

Chief Revenue Officer, Scorpion

“Every meaningful thing that has happened to me in my life has come because of relationships. Be passionate about what you are doing and put in the work to be great."

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Melanie Hudson, ’86

Field Vice President of Business Insurance, Mid-Atlantic Region, for Travelers Insurance

"The importance of networking. Critical thinking. Problem solving. Negotiation skills. Communication. These are the skills—in addition to the textbook learning of finance, economics, and business principles—that I learned in my College of Business classes. I use all of these in my job of leading people, engaging with our customers and distributors, and growing the business profitably."

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student Spotlight

Roy Cao

Master of Accountancy Student

"I am grateful to the College of Business for giving me the opportunity to learn and grow. My accounting professors have provided the best networking and career advice."

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Darla Shaler

Marketing Major

“The College of Business has given me so many networking opportunities as well as strong relationships with incredible professors. I have received two internships over my time as an undergrad with the help of my professors and the student services office."

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La'Dereka Christian

Finance Major

“As a Louisiana Tech College of Business student, the biggest thing I want to capitalize on is being a part of representation. Being a leader on this campus, I can’t expect things to be changed or things to be differently if I’m not trying to be a part of that change."

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Micah White

Finance Major

“Since high school, I have always loved learning about finance and how to put my money to work. This passion has followed me into college, as I am pursuing a career in private investment fund management."

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College of Business News

Finance Grad Receives Inaugural CFA Society Award

Lauren Killebrew has been named the inaugural recipient of Louisiana Tech’s Chartered Financial Analyst Society Annual Award of Finance. Awarded by the CFA Society of Mississippi, Killebrew received the honor for her outstanding academic achievements and interest in pursuing the CFA charter, widely considered the investment profession’s most rigorous credentialing program.

Student Managed Investment Fund sees significant gains in volatile market

Students have managed institutional funds through periods of considerable uncertainty—trade wars with China, the COVID-19 pandemic, and elections. At present, the SMIF is considerably outperforming the benchmark with yearly gains of 37 percent in a market environment that has been, according to Associate Professor of Finance Dr. Bill McCumber, “challenging for the most experienced and thick-skinned professionals.”

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Dr. Julie Moulard

Associate Professor of Marketing and Balsley-Whitmore Endowed Professor

“While nearly all business schools have undergraduate programs and most have an MBA program, relatively few have doctoral programs. It’s very gratifying to have such a huge positive impact on someone’s life and career. I expect to be life-long colleagues and friends with all of our doctoral students and routinely reunite with former students at conferences.”

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Dr. Bill McCumber

JPJ Investments Endowed Professor of Finance

"If a typical classroom experience is PowerPoint slides, a textbook, and tests, this is the other end of the spectrum. This is experience with professional, real-time data and tools, making analyses and decisions that have immediate and long-term, real-world consequences." (on the Student Managed Investment Fund)

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Dr. Kevin Watson

Jack & Peggy Byrd Endowed Professor, Assistant Professor

“Our curriculum is demanding because our students are learning valuable skills based on what employers need. We are constantly receiving and incorporating feedback from employers and alumni into the curriculum to ensure that the courses we teach reflect the skills employers need.”

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Bill Bradley

Executive in Residence

“I have a learned a lot in my career about both technology and leadership. I have benefited greatly from executive coaching to develop my leadership skills. I hope to help the students and faculty in the same way I have been helped—overcoming obstacles, thinking from different perspectives, problem solving and coaching.”

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