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.
Ready to learn how the College can help you meet your educational and professional goals? Explore our degree programs.
Future Graduate Students
Our grad programs offer the education and professional network you need to advance in today’s competitive business landscape.
Dr. Bob Cunningham, '73, '85, '96
CEO, The Cunningham Group and The Heritage Group, and Executive in Residence, College of Business
“Given the high concentration and integration of technology in virtually every aspect of the world of business, I hope, through this role, to shine a light on the human element and its role in fostering strong business relationships.”Learn More
Janet Wong, '81
Independent Board Director & Strategic Advisor
"I think an accounting degree is an excellent credential for a Tech student to consider. An accounting degree can provide many career opportunities and open doors for life and not just in public accounting, but industry, government, and non-profit.Learn More
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."Read Her Story
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.”Read More
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."Read More
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."READ HER STORY
Drake Mills, '82
Chairman, President & CEO, Origin Bancorp
“Louisiana Tech is a special place that means so much to me and my family. I have a tremendous amount of pride in and passion for this University. I look forward to being a part of our future growth.”Learn More
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."Learn More
“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."Learn More
“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."Learn More
“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."Learn More
College of Business News
Gregory Kallenberg, an award-winning film director and producer, will headline the the Marbury Lecture Series on January 24. As part of the lecture, Kallenberg will screen episodes of his latest short film series, Rational Middle: Net Zero. A question-and-answer session will follow that focuses on ethical business leadership related to energy and the attainment of net zero.
The online MBA was ranked No. 85 in the nation, and was the highest ranked program in Louisiana for the second year in a row.
The concentration offers students a distinctive MBA experience by combining general cross-disciplinary knowledge of the core MBA program with courses that provide in-depth quantitative analysis and data visualization methodologies.
Dr. Marcia Dickerson
Francis Mangham Endowed Professor of Management
“Academic research is often based on survey responses, but what we can learn about management and business from those surveys is highly dependent on their quality. My latest article introduces a special set of questions that can be included on a survey and later analyzed to catch response errors. It’s one way that researchers can have confidence in their data and conclusions.”Learn More
Dr. Tom Stafford
John Ed Barnes Endowed Eminent Scholar in Data Analytics
“It is important to realize that even the best employees can cause security breaches through inattention, apathy or unawareness. Security managers can better act to support pro-security behaviors if they do not automatically assume the security problems arise only from the bad actors in the firm.” (on his grounded theory development of a mid-range Theory of Cybersecurity Complacency)Learn More
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.”READ HER STORY
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)Read More
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.”Read More