COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

 

“Regardless of the major you select in our College, you’ll learn how to leverage technology in business to its fullest and what it takes to lead innovation in any organization.”

Read the Dean’s Message

Dr. Chris Martin

Dean

At the College of Business at Louisiana Tech, you are more than just a number. We are proud to foster an academic culture with unexpectedly personal connections, ensuring each student gets the attention and guidance they need to truly excel during their time here. And the numbers say it all—over 94% of our undergraduate students place in the career or graduate program of choice after school.

For over 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 have state-of-the-art facilities and technology labs, innovative learning Centers that offer students hands-on experiences in their field of study, and collaborative working spaces that are open 24-hours a day.

At the College of Business, students will get access to some of the nation’s top teaching faculty and academic programs that are technology-focused, market-responsive, and entrepreneurially-minded. We partner with some of the best national and global companies (such as General Dynamics Information Technology, Lumen, Deloitte, and Graphic Packaging) to offer internships, mentorships, and career opportunities.

We strive to elevate the scholastic journey and are proud to give our students the environment and tools to push their education, minds, and journeys forward. Are you ready? Become a leader of tomorrow at the College of Business. Where technology and innovation meet business—that is the Louisiana Tech difference.

Why Study With Us

Accreditation. Growth. Excellence.

We want this to be a productive and memorable period of your life and are here to support you throughout your academic journey and the start of a long, rewarding career.

Backed by the Tier I National Research power of Louisiana Tech, all our undergraduate, master, and doctorate degree programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) and all programs offered by the School of Accountancy are separately accredited by the AACSB.

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This seal of approval verifies the degree of excellence you can expect to receive in your education. It is the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide and the hallmark of excellence in management education.

Engaged Faculty

At Louisiana Tech, you are more than just a number. Though we are a public university, we are proud of our friendly, intimate college atmosphere and are one of only two business programs in the state to offer education on the undergrad, master and doctoral level. Our undergraduate student-to-professor ratio is 23:1, allowing for high interaction and engagement from the nation’s highest caliber professors. At the College of Business, academic relationships and education extends outside of the classroom—our faculty want to get to know you. You will see them at the College’s crawfish boils and cookouts, lecture series, football tailgates, theatrical performances, cheering on the Bulldogs at sporting events, and of course, during their office hours. Here, you are more than just a student, you are family.

Value

While we offer an incomparable and priceless education, Louisiana Tech is considered the state’s best value college according to Kiplinger. The University also boasts the highest return on investment in Louisiana, with a $440,000 20-year net ROI. 

Our College of Business has been consistently ranked as a leading source for business education at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Additionally, our programs are recognized at the national level for both value and quality, including No. 1 Best Value for Online MBA and No. 2 for Best Value.  

As a College of Business student, you are not just earning an education, you are excelling your career forward. On average, 94% of our undergraduate students are placed in a career or graduate program of their choice. Click here to review placement data for undergraduate, MBA and MAcc students.

Enrollment

Undergraduate Enrollment Numbers by Major for Fall 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021:
(Please utilize the scroll bar under the Graduate Enrollment chart below to view all years)

 

Major Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019 Fall 2020 Fall 2021
Accounting 203 203 177 181 221 222 193 206
Business Administration 108 129 132 136 114 129 143 161
Business Economics 43 44 60 41 40 64 57 58
Computer Information Systems 108 104 125 141 157 176 175 153
Finance 127 157 154 172 174 174 177 198
Management 198 190 210 196 227 188 181 189
Marketing 167 182 217 245 225 222 208 211
Sustainable Supply Chain Management 24 33 54 62 67 79 68 62
Other (visiting, developmental, or post-baccalaureate) 16 6 1 2 4 4 2 1
Total Undergraduates 994 1048 1130 1176 1229 1258 1204 1239

 

Graduate Enrollment Numbers by Program for Fall 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020:
(Please utilize the scroll bar under the Graduate Enrollment chart below to view all years)

 

Program Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019 Fall 2020 Fall 2021
Graduate Certificate in Information Assurance 0 1 1 3 3 0 1 1
Graduate Certificate in Business Administration 0 0 0 0 13 28 28 16
Doctor of Business Administration 28 25 25 28 30 28 26 19
Master of Business Administration 98 78 69 95 95 103 184 153
Master of Accountancy 24 26 30 18 19 14 22 31
Other (Life Long Learning, etc.) 3 5 6 5 4 1 1 2
Total Graduate Students 153 135 131 149 164 174 262 222

 

Undergraduate Freshman to Sophomore Retention:

 

Cohort Remaining at COB Remaining at Tech
Freshman 2014 62.44% 77.16%
Freshman 2015 67.44% 77.21%
Freshman 2016 67.08% 77.37%
Freshman 2017 73% 81%
Freshman 2018 70% 81%
Freshman 2019 72% 83%
Freshman 2020 73% 84%

Learning Environment

We are proud to offer our students the newest facilities on campus. Our building was completed in 2017 and is equipped with state-of-the-art classrooms, technology labs, and collaborative learning spaces that are accessible to students 24-hours a day. 

The College of Business’ facility is modern in every way, from presentation technology in classrooms to the seating layout in its two spacious auditoriums. The building’s design integrates cutting-edge technology to support interactive learning, innovation, and collaboration. Surrounding two atriums are three floors with 15 classrooms, Ray’s Financial Trading Room, six student break out rooms, and four conference rooms, and numerous faculty offices. Additionally, a wide variety of study niches, balconies, and gathering spaces are located throughout the facility.

Experiential Learning

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 places great importance on integrated facilities, out-of-the-box learning opportunities and curriculum that give our students the chance to thrive in a variety of environments.

From onsite learning opportunities like the Economics Scholars program at the Dallas Federal Reserve and field trips to supply chain manufacturing/distribution facilities like Walmart, to hands-on experiences with the Student Managed Investment Fund, the Financial Trading Room and the Bulldog Marketing Consultants program, to competitions like the Top Dog New Venture Championship and Top Pup, students have the chance to continually apply and test their knowledge in settings that are both dimensional and diverse.

Students also have access to some of the most innovative and experiential learning centers on campus. Our Center of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology (CEnIT) supports students from all majors as they create and pitch business plans and innovative product ideas. The Center of Information Assurance, the College’s hub for all things linking cyber to the business world, also serves as our National Center of Research and Academic Excellence. TechX provides a playground for students who are as passionate about business and technology as we are and the equally innovative Thingery provides a workspace where entrepreneurially-minded students can design, build, and test new prototypes.

Whichever way you learn best, the College of Business strives to provide a learning experience that is as unique as you are.

Global Experience

Sometimes, the best learning opportunities extend not just out of the classroom or campus, but out of the country. The College of Business is proud to offer students the chance to continue their business studies in France, with the option of an immersive learning experience at the IÉSEG School of Management in Paris—one of the top business schools in France—or at the NEOMA Business School in Reims.

Partnership with Iéseg School of Management

This exchange permits bachelor-level College of Business students to spend a term in France and study business at the IÉSEG School of Management—one of the top business schools in France with triple accreditation—at their campus in Lille or Paris. In exchange, students from IÉSEG may spend a quarter in Louisiana to study business at Louisiana Tech. The exchange allows each institution to send up to two bachelor level students and provide the highest quality international education, for both students and faculty, with a curriculum that includes an experiential learning experience in an overseas environment.

Commerce Louisiana Tech en France

The College of Business currently offers a three-credit hour Louisiana Tech Marketing Study Tour in France. This academic tour to France is offered by the Marketing and Analysis Department and provides an opportunity to study first-hand marketing and business outside the United States—with an emphasis on the E.U. and specifically France. Students gain an appreciation of French culture and business practices by attending lectures by faculty from Louisiana Tech, IESEG School of Management (Paris), NEOMA Business School (Reims) and by French marketing and management executives.

While these opportunities are exclusive to the College of Business, the University offers a wide array of travel programs and exchanges as well.