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 93% 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 offer our students the newest building on campus (completed in 2017), boasting 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 global IT leader General Dynamic Information Technology, CenturyLink, Pierry Inc., and Fenway) to offer internships, mentorships and career opportunities, as well as some of the nation’s most recognized business programs to provide our students with exclusive opportunities as unique as they are.

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? Come join the fabric of tomorrow’s leaders at the College of Business. Where technology and innovation meet business and vision—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.

AACSB logo

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, we are one of the nation’s 25 Most Affordable Colleges, for both in- and out-of-state tuition (as seen in Newsweek and The Daily Beast).

The Louisiana Tech College of Business has been consistently ranked as a leading source for business education at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. In 2017, Louisiana Tech was ranked the No. 1 Best Value for Online MBA’s by “Online MBA Today.” In 2015, Louisiana Tech ranked No. 18 in the nation alongside residential accounting master’s degree programs that are accredited by AACSB International. In 2016, Top Management Degrees ranked our DBA program No. 5 in its list of the Top 50 Doctorate in Business Management Programs in the nation.

Louisiana Tech University has also been ranked as the highest university in the state for average starting salary and average mid-career salaries for graduates (according to the 2014 – 2015 PayScale.com College Salary Report).

Companies and graduate programs want our students

At the College of Business, you are not just earning an education, you are excelling your career forward. On average, 93% of our undergraduate students are placed in a career or graduate program of their choice. The below reports include placement data for undergraduate, MBA and MAcc students.

2016-2017 Undergraduate Placement Statistics

2016-2017 MBA Placement Statistics

2016-2017 MAcc Placement Statistics

“Louisiana Tech has been the catalyst for a life-changing college experience as well as a launching pad for my career. I’ve been able to develop the necessary skill set and knowledge base in order to secure pivotal internships and a job once I graduate.” 

William Lormand

Sustainable Supply Chain Management

Enrollment

Enrollment Numbers by Major for Fall 2015, 2016 and 2017:

 

Major Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017
Accounting 203 177 181
Business Administration 129 132 136
Business Economics 44 60 41
Computer Information Systems 104 125 141
Finance 157 154 172
Management 190 210 196
Marketing 182 217 245
Sustainable Supply Chain Management 33 54 62
Other (visiting, developmental, or post-baccalaureate) 6 1 0
Total Undergraduates 1048 1130 1174

Learning Environment

We are proud and excited 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.

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 Pup Dog, 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 La Tech en France

The College of Business currently offers a three-credit hour La 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.