Louisiana State University Online MBA Review

By BusinessStudent.com - June 12, 2018
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Louisiana State University Baton Rouge is a public school that was established in 1860. Its total undergraduate enrollment is 26,100. According to US News and World Report, it is ranked the #133 best college in the US. There is an online MBA program available through the E.J. Ourso College of Business. As of 2015, it was ranked the #32 online MBA according to US Online MBA Report.

Favorite Features

Online MBA can be earned in as little as 18 months

For students who are credited for previous coursework and/or attend school full time, it is possible to graduate with this best accredited online MBA in as little as 18 months.

E.J. Ourso College of Business accredited by AACSB

As you are shopping for an online MBA program, it is important to look for program accreditation. Accreditation from a respected business school accreditation agency ensures that the program you choose is of the highest possible quality. When it is time to look for a job, the potential employer will want to see that your program is well respected and accredited.

The online MBA program at LSU is accredited by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). This is a distinction that only five percent of business schools have earned around the world.

LSU ranked as tier one national university for five years in a row

As of 2013, LSU was ranked as a tier one national university for five years straight. This indicates LSU is a high quality public institution.

No GRE or GMAT scores are required for consideration

Students who have at least a 3.0 GPA in undergraduate work are not required to submit standardized test scores, such as No GRE or No GMAT. This is helpful for many students as it means that you do not need to spend weeks or months studying for a standardized exam. Also, taking the exam costs each time you take it, and prep courses typically run into the hundreds of dollars.

Online programs offers several start dates

There are at least six starting points for the online MBA program per year. Some programs only have two or three starting dates each year. The more options you have for beginning the program, the easier it is for many working professionals to earn their graduate degree.

Least Favorite Features

Only three years of business experience is required for consideration

The online MBA program only requires you to have three years of demonstrated professional work experience in leadership, finance or budget responsibility and/or staff management to be considered. This means that many of the students in the program are younger and have less business experience.

It is typically more desirable for your fellow MBA students to have more work experience as this tends to create a more rewarding educational experience for students. Some MBA program students have average work experience of eight or 10 years.

The Details

General Information

  • Founded in 1860
  • Application deadline: Rolling
  • Application fee: $50
  • School type: Public
  • Term Schedule: Semester
  • Location: Baton Rouge, online
  • Student-faculty ratio: 22:1

Tuition Rates

  • MBA – $1110 per credit hour


Business Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration – online

Class Profile

  • 52% female, 48% male
  • MBA average age 27-37
  • 76% overall acceptance rate at the university

Graduation and Retention Rates

  • 4 year graduation rate is 42%, which is below average

US News Rankings

  • National universities: 133
  • Best value schools: 140
  • High school counselor rankings: 106
  • Top public schools: 63
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