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.

 

 Future Undergraduates

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.
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

Matthew Barker

Senior Finance Major

“Louisiana Tech and the College of Business taught me how to form true, meaningful relationships with others and how to be a well-rounded individual. The University and the College both provide many resources to help students succeed inside and outside of the classroom. The culture is second to none and students are encouraged to find what they are passionate about in life.”

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Ashley Cox

Junior Marketing Major

“I had no idea the incredible opportunities and moments that were yet to come during my time here. Louisiana Tech—and more specifically the College of Business— has been my greatest turning point thus far. I have gained career experience, valuable memories, lifelong friendships, and outstanding opportunities I would have missed out had I chosen a different path.”

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Marlon Watts

Management Major and Founder of WRLDINVSN

“It’s all about the connections that you make. The connections that Ruston, Louisiana Tech and the College of Business have afforded me are the best thing that’s ever happened.”

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Bailey Martinez

Master of Accountancy Student

“The professors in the College of Business are always willing to help, encourage, and push me to reach my highest potential. I would not be where I am today without them.”

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Rick Bordelon

Junior Computer Information Systems Major & Associate Consultant at Fenway Group

“We do not just go to work and do a job. We get to see the business side as well. We apply concepts not only from our computer science and computer information systems classes, but also accounting, economics, finance, and business communications.”

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College of Business News

Hon. Maury Hicks to deliver 14th annual Marbury Ethics Lecture

The Honorable S. Maurice Hicks, Jr., Chief United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana, will deliver “Whose Ethics? Yours, Mine, or Theirs?” as part of the 14th annual William Ardis Marbury, Jr. and Virginia Lomax Marbury Lecture Series on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 11 a.m. in Howard Auditorium

Business student receives prestigious PCAOB scholarship

Mackenzie Westmoreland, a senior accounting major, was recently awarded a $10,000 scholarship by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) intended to encourage outstanding accounting students to pursue careers in audit. For the 2019-20 academic year, only 207 students from U.S. colleges and universities were selected to receive the scholarship.

Article: ‘Polar Case’ is Top Dog

When Carli Whitfield and her team of other Louisiana Tech University students won first place at the Top Dog New Venture Championship for their device that stores diabetes supplements and regulates their temperature, the victory hit close to home for Whitfield.

faculty Spotlight

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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faculty Spotlight

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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Centers, Playgrounds, & Partnerships

At the College of Business, we understand that learning doesn’t just take place in the classroom.