Quick Stats

  • Avg. SAT Score
    1093
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $5,877
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    1,776
  • University Selectivity
    75%
  • University Yield
    46%
  • Average Salary
    $48,606
  • Top Industry
    Petroleum, Energy
  • School Status
    Public
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1928
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
Business Education Complex
Nicholson Extension
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803, United States
Website

Ourso College of Business

About Us Page Content Since our establishment in 1928, the E. J. Ourso College of Business has continuously improved and expanded its offerings for students and alumni. Additionally, we have made it a priority to provide our faculty with the resources it needs to further research in every aspect of the business world and to produce industry leaders for our global work environment.

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It is truly a special place. The new business college building is beautiful. Starting your junior year, most of the classes you take are with the same group of people, so you can make plenty of friends. Professors at LSU are extremely helpful, and are willing to put in one on one time with students. LSU has a great business program.

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Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
75% Louisiana State University 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. SAT/ACT scores
  2. High school GPA
  3. Secondary school record
University Admissions
  • Min. SAT 1030
  • Min. ACT 22
  • Min. GPA 3.00
B-School Admissions
  • Min. SAT
  • Min. ACT
  • Min. GPA
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
16005% 16,005
75% 75
46% 46
75% School Selectivity
46% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • SAT
  • ACT
  • Are Interviews Required? Not offered
Additional Requirements:

www.lsu/admissions

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
818% 818
93% 93
100% 100
93% Program Selectivity
100% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Not offered
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled Separate application
  • Min college GPA for transfers 2.0
  • Other transfer requirements http://www.business.lsu.edu/undergraduate/Pages/Admissions.aspx
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions No
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses?
  • How freshmen are admitted
Other requirements for freshmen

Careers

Petroleum/Energy 18%
Top Industry
  • Financial Services 15%
  • Other 6%
  • Manufacturing 3%
Ernst & Young LLP 7
Top Employer
  • Postlethwaite & Netterville APAC 6
  • ExxonMobil 5
  • Shell 4
More Information
Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
0%
0%
28% 27.6
59% 59.252482758620694
28% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
0%
0%
0%
0%
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
0%
0%
0%
78% Graduates seeking full-time employment
22% Graduates not seeking employment
81% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Accounting
21% 21
$51,275.00
38K 73K
Consumer Products/Retail
13% 13
$39,000.00
23K 68K
Consulting
3% 3
$60,000.00
48K 73K
Financial Services
15% 15
$48,500.00
20K 98K
Government/Education
5% 5
$44,500.00
33K 53K
Pharma/Biotech/Health
4% 4
$55,500.00
43K 63K
Manufacturing
3% 3
$48,750.00
33K 63K
Media/Entertainment
1% 1
Data not provided
Non-Profit
1% 1
Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
18% 18
$59,050.00
40K 60K
Sports/Leisure
5% 5
$34,800.00
23K 44K
Technology/Science
3% 3
$27,500.00
23K 33K
Transportation
2% 2
Data not provided
Other
6% 6
$43,214.00
23K 58K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
4% 4
$67,500.00
53K 98K
U.S. South
57% 57
$42,250.00 Data not provided
U.S. Southwest
37% 37
$54,895.00
28K 73K
U.S. Midwest
1% 1
Data not provided
U.S. West
1% 1
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 19
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 89
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 175
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 568
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
Career Services’ Assistant Director for Employment Services served as liaison to the E. J. Ourso College of Business. This included offering specialized programming, like networking and career-development workshops focused on the unique needs of students; development of resources, including resume samples; e-newsletters; and extensive, ongoing work with faculty and staff through meetings and e-communication.

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$19,267
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $5,877
  • Fees $1,086
  • Expenses $12,304
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$39,125
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $25,735
  • Fees $1,086
  • Expenses $12,304
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need
  • Merit
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://www.lsu.edu/financialaid
Scholarships
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • Ourso College of Business
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
89% 82
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
55% 32
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
Ourso College of Business 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing
  • Other
  • Internal Audit
More Information
Business Program Classes
32 Average number of students in non-business required electives
48 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • Professional Sales Practicum
  • Professional Sales Internship
  • Sports Economics
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum
Degrees Offered
  • BS/Accounting
  • BS/Economics and International Trade & Finance
  • BS/Finance
  • BS/Information Systems & Decision Sciences
  • BS/General Business
  • BS/Management
  • BS/Marketing
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
98% 98
65% 65
Prominent Faculty
  • Arthur Bedeian

    Management

  • Naci Mocan

    Economics

  • Rudolf Hirschheim

    ISDS

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    Co-op and internship opportunities are available through the LSU Career Services office and the academic departments.

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    We offer an International Business Program that allows students to travel to Europe with business faculty and learn about international business operations. We also have an exchange program with a university in Hong Kong.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    Business students volunteer and serve the community through student organizations as well as through some of their classes.

Students

1190 75th Percentile Score on SAT 27 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
74% 74
African American
13% 13
Multiethnic
7% 7
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
More Information
U.S. Regional Breakdown
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Student Citizenship
18 Average age of full-time students
83% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
0%
69% 69

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni
Alumni Donations
Average Gift Largest Gift

Most Prominent Alumni
  • Richard Dugas

    President and CEO of Pulte Homes

  • Jim Flores

    Vice Chairman of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. and Chief Executive Officer and President of Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas

  • Dave Steiner

    CEO, Director, and President of Waste Management