Master of Business Administration with a General Business Specialization

Complete Coursework: As few as 12 months  | 
Credit Hours: 30-36  | 
Courses: 10-12*   | 
Tuition: $13,284*

Whether you’re a business professional on the rise or seeking to transition to a more rewarding career, the LSU Shreveport online MBA with a General Business Specialization offers you valuable skills to understand and master the integration of strategy, leadership and management of a business unit, and how to apply those skills to businesses.


Learn Proven Leadership Concepts and Strategies

  • Build leadership skills in business disciplines - including finance, operations, marketing, and communications
  • Gain the fundamental business knowledge to rise to management and executive leadership positions
  • Learn principles and strategies for organizational and change management
  • Develop effective communication and employee motivation techniques
  • Understand financial analysis techniques for sound managerial decision-making
  • Study the application of quantitative methods and management science
  • Learn profitable marketing management concepts and strategies

AACSB

The LSU Shreveport MBA Online is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Only 5% of all business schools worldwide meet the AACSB International's demanding standards.


Course List

Core Courses
ACCT 701
Managerial Use of Accounting Data

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  Course Cost: $1,107.03

An introduction to the sources and uses of accounting information used in the management decision-making process. Three hours of lecture.
ECON 705
Economic Analysis for Management

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  Course Cost: $1,107.03

Economic analysis for management.
FIN 701
Financial Management

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  Course Cost: $1,107.03

The study and application of advanced financial techniques for managerial decision making. Three hours of lecture.
ISDS 702
Quantitative Methods in Business

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  Course Cost: $1,107.03

Quantitative methods, management science, and statistics for business decision making, including statistical estimation and inferences, regression analysis, forecasting techniques, analysis of variance, linear programming, simulation, queuing, and network analysis. Three hours of lecture.
MADM 701
Organizational Behavior

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  Course Cost: $1,107.03

Developing skills to lead and manage change in organizations through an understanding of organizational process, individual motivation, and group behavior. Emphasizes the application of organizational behavior concepts to solve managerial problems in an integrative and ethical manner. Methods of study include readings, cases, exercises and self-assessments, research and seminar discussions. Three hours of lecture.
MKT 701
Marketing Strategy

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  Course Cost: $1,107.03

The role of marketing in business and society. Analyses of marketing management concepts and methods are developed through reports, discussion, and case study. Three hours of lecture.
MADM 720
Leadership Communication

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  Course Cost: $1,107.03

Application and analysis of key communication theories and strategies. Journal articles and visual media are used to assess how communication strategies influence organizational goals and decision making. Effective responses to organizational challenges and dilemmas are evaluated through case studies on crisis management, conflict management, social and news media, as well as interpersonal communication.
MADM 760
Organizational Strategy and Policies

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  Course Cost: $1,107.03

An integrating course with emphasis on formulating and implementing basic strategy and policy decisions. An analytic approach to strategic decisions pursued through readings, cases and participation in an integrated case analysis. Three hours of lecture.
Specialization Courses
Students pursuing the MBA in General Business may choose any two (2) of the following elective courses, in addition to the 8 required core courses.
ISDS 705
Management Information Systems

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  Course Cost: $1,107.03

Study of contemporary topics in information systems, to include: a survey of information systems analysis and design; informatics; e-commerce; business data communication; database management systems and knowledge-based systems; enterprise-wide systems; and information systems control. Three hours of lecture.
FIN 720
Contemporary Issues in Finance

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  Course Cost: $1,107.03

Special topics from corporate finance, investments, and international finance. Emphasis is placed on the connections between theoretical findings and industry practices.
MADM 751
Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  Course Cost: $1,107.03

With an emphasis on creativity and innovation, the focus of this course is on the study of the basic stages of the business start-up process: opportunity recognition, plan formulation, new venture creation and management, and growth.
MADM 752
Small Business and Family Enterprise

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  Course Cost: $1,107.03

This courses examines family and business systems by exploring relationships between individuals and the unique personal, interpersonal, wealth, and business issues faced by family-owned and managed firms.
FIN 710
Contemporary Investments

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  Course Cost: $1,107.03

An advanced course examining investment strategies and technology. Emphasis is placed on the practical application of recent academic research to the dynamic global investment environment.
MADM 710
Strategic Management of Human Capital

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  Course Cost: $1,107.03

This course exposes students to the intersection of human resource management (HRM) and business strategy - the strategic management of human capital. The goal is to introduce students to core HR competency areas that are needed to be successful as a manager. The course explores topics of current importance in the context of strategic human resource management, such as strategic HR planning, recruiting and selection, EEO laws/ethics, compensation, and performance management.
MADM 715
Labor and Employment Law

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  Course Cost: $1,107.03

This course examines the developing body of modern employment law. Topics include the at-will doctrine, wrongful discharge, just cause, invasion of privacy, ERISA, COBRA, OSHA, workers compensation, sexual harassment, state and federal employment discrimination laws such as TITLE VII, ADEA, ADA, and other forms of protective legislation such as FMLA and FLSA.
FIN 730
Financial Markets and Institution

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  Course Cost: $1,107.03

The study of financial markets, instruments, and institutions and their role in the economy and financial management. Coverage will include current issues affecting the financial system.
Required Courses for Non-Business Degreed Students
BADM 700
Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  Course Cost: $1,107.03

An introduction to the foundations of accounting and finance.
BADM 701
Fundamentals of Economics and Statistics

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  Course Cost: $1,107.03

An introduction to the foundations of economic analysis and applied statistics.

*Includes tuition and fees based on Fall 2015 pricing and subject to change without notice.

Students who do not possess a Business Bachelor’s degree or who may need additional preparation must take an additional two (2) foundation courses in addition to the core courses and electives. Tuition listed above includes foundation courses. Tuition may be lower for students with a Business Bachelor’s degree.