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Bachelor of Science in Management & Administration Online

Complete Coursework: Completion time varies  |  Credit Hours: 120  |  Courses: 40  |  Tuition: $284 per credit hour*

Acquire the confidence and knowledge of a broad business education while honing your career-specific skills. The LSUS online BS in Management and Administration is designed to prepare students for leadership success in a wide variety of business positions in private, public and nonprofit organizations. Part of our AACSB-accredited business school, this undergraduate degree program offers foundational coursework in finance, economics, business law, marketing and information systems, while allowing you to select a concentration relevant to your career interests.

LSUS offers three high-demand concentrations for your BS in Management and Administration online:

  • General Management – Gain foundational business acumen as well as organizational leadership, human resource management and new venture development.
  • Human Resource Management – Study essential coursework related to organizational behavior, workforce training and motivation, compensation administration and conflict management.
  • International Business – Learn to apply leadership and resource management practices within the global and cross-border environments.

All B.S. in Management and Administration students will learn to apply:

  • Business communication practices, including listening, critical thinking, nonverbal communication, small group communication, and conflict resolution
  • Administrative policy and the ability to employ and demonstrate executive decision making skills
  • Marketing principles for providing goods and services in domestic and international markets
  • Consumer analysis and behavior research as a basis for marketing strategy
  • Decision sciences and operations management procedures to the production process, with emphasis on facilities, personnel and control of production

You CAN achieve your goals at LSUS Online!

Our online programs are convenient and accelerated so you can complete your bachelor's degree faster. If you've already completed some college, we offer generous transfer credit acceptance so you can start where you left off. For students just beginning college, the knowledgeable professors at LSUS Online can help guide you along the way. With affordable tuition, multiple start dates per year and LSUS’s excellent career services, you will quickly be on your way to advancing your career!

AACSB

Louisiana State University Shreveport School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). AACSB International Accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.

Online Course List

For your BS in Management and Administration online degree, you will complete 42 credit hours of business core coursework, 9 credit hours of management core coursework, 12 credit hours in your area of concentration and 57 additional business elective, general education and other approved elective credit hours.**


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Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

An introductory course intended to familiarize the student with principles and methods of accounting primarily concerned with financial data gathering and presentation in the form of general-purpose external financial statements.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

Prerequisite: ACCT-205. An introductory course intended to familiarize the student with principles and methods of accounting primarily concerned with data gathering and presentation for purposes of internal management evaluation and decision making.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

Structure and function of the legal institutions in society and their relationship to business institutions including the following areas: Consumer protection, anti-trust, corporation reporting and securities, environment, employment and ethics.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

Prerequisite: MATH121. An introductory study of the nature of macroeconomics, with emphasis on national income determination and the monetary system.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

Prerequisite: MATH121. An introductory study of the nature of microeconomics, with emphasis on consumption, production, and resource allocation from a private and social point of view.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

Prerequisites: ECON201, ECON202, MATH260, and ACCT205 or equivalent. An introduction to the theory and practice of making investment and financing decisions in a firm. Topics include risk/return relationships, time value 229 of money, security valuation, capital budgeting, capital structure, dividend policy, firm performance analysis, and global financial markets.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

A hands-on introduction to business-related application software, including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database management.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

Prerequisite: MATH260. Advanced topics in statistics including analysis of variance, hypothesis testing, multiple regression, multinomial experiments and analysis of contingency tables and non-parametric statistics. Course will include use of statistical data analysis software and group projects.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

Prerequisites: ISDS150. A course to give the student an understanding of information systems (IS) by analyzing (1) the field of IS as it relates to business end-users, and (2) fundamental concepts used in the study of IS.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

Prerequisite: ISDS265. A study of the application of managerial procedures to the production process. Special emphasis is given to facilities, personnel, and control of production. Includes application of the quantitative techniques of management science.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

Prerequisite: ENGL-115. Theory and practice of effective business communications. Strategies for the application of written and oral communication skills. Standard practices and useful procedures to handle business documents, including memos, letters, and proposals. Conceptual and functional perspectives of interpersonal relationships in business settings. Simulation of self-managed teams to elicit critical interpersonal skills. Emphasis on listening, critical thinking, nonverbal communication, small-group communication, and conflict resolution.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

Prerequisite: Junior standing. Study of basic managerial functions in organizations such as planning, organizing, leading, and controlling, including individual and group behavior, motivation, leadership, strategy, group dynamics, as well as ethics and the global economy.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

Prerequisites: ACCT206, FIN301, ISDS265, MADM301, and MKT301. Course must be taken in the last semester. A grade of C or better is required in this course to graduate. Special problems involved in the formulation of consistent business policies and maintenance of an efficient organization. Actual cases used as a basis for discussions and preparation of reports which call for executive decision making.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

Prerequisite: Junior standing. A conceptual overview of the exchange activities and processes involved in providing goods and services for the creation of stakeholder value. Emphasis is given to the efficient and effective use of controllable marketing variables and their interdependence with internal/external factors. The role of marketing in the firm and society is examined along with the current domestic and international market environments.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

Prerequisite: MADM301. A study of the Human Resource Management (HRM) objective of attracting, maintaining, and motivating a productive and satisfied employee group. Emphasis on proficiency in applying principles and technical tools to such HR areas as employee services.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

Prerequisite: MADM301. An in-depth study of the social and psychological factors affecting human behavior and performance in organizations, with emphasis on individual and small group processes. More specifically, the course examines behavioral science knowledge relating to such topics as perception and personality, attitudes and job satisfaction, motivation and enhancing employee performance, leadership, and group dynamics. A range of organizational-level topics such as organizational structure and culture relevant to human behavior and performance will also be examined.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

Prerequisite: MADM301. An in-depth study of leadership theory and practice with special emphasis on development of leadership skills. The course examines current thinking on leadership in organizations, discusses practical leadership issues such as teambuilding, communications, and conflict management, and provides an opportunity for the development and application of leadership skills.

Other electives may be available. Contact your advisor for more information.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

Analysis of the theory and processes of negotiations as practiced in a variety of business settings, including mineral rights negotiations.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

A survey of current events and global forces that impact cross-border business transactions, including culture, government, and economics, and their managerial implications.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

Prerequisite: MADM301. The focus of this course is on the study of the basic stages of the business start-up process: idea discovery, plan formulation, implementation of start-up, and downstream development. Cases will be extensively used to explore the critical stages of entrepreneurial development. In addition, the entrepreneurship concept will be explored as it relates to large businesses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

Prerequisite: BLAW280. This course examines the developing body of modern employment law. Topics include the at-will doctrine, wrongful discharge, just cause, tort and breach of contract claims, invasion of privacy, ERISA, COBRA, OSHA, workers compensation, sexual harassment, state and federal employment discrimination laws, and other forms of protective legislation such as FMLA and FLSA.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

Prerequisite: MADM301. This course provides an overview of international human resource management topics, such as global workforce planning, recruitment, selection, and training for international operations, international compensation and benefits management, expatriate assignment management including repatriation issues, international labor relations, and global strategic human resource management.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

The study of compensation administration in public and private organizations; administration of total compensation systems with emphasis on determinants of general wage and salary levels and structures, examination of wage surveys, incentive systems, profit sharing, wage criteria, and job evaluation.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

Prerequisite: MADM320. Study of the employment function of the human resource management process including recruitment, selection, and placement of employees in an organization. Emphasis is on various selection methods, the validation of selection tests, and relevant laws affecting the matching of people to jobs.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

Prerequisite: MADM320. This course presents the Human Performance Improvement Model and its use in today’s workplaces. Through the use of various analyses, students learn to identify key performance gaps and causes of performance gaps, and to select appropriate methods of intervention identification, intervention implementation, and intervention evaluations.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

An in-depth focus on training and development as a key function of the human resource management system in organizations. Topics include training needs assessment, effective training design, training technologies, and training program evaluation.

MADM 425, MADM 427 and MADM 429 are required courses. Students may choose one additional HR Management Elective Courses from the list below.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

The study of compensation administration in public and private organizations; administration of total compensation systems with emphasis on determinants of general wage and salary levels and structures, examination of wage surveys, incentive systems, profit sharing, wage criteria, and job evaluation.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

Prerequisite: MADM320. Study of the employment function of the human resource management process including recruitment, selection, and placement of employees in an organization. Emphasis is on various selection methods, the validation of selection tests, and relevant laws affecting the matching of people to jobs.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

An in-depth focus on training and development as a key function of the human resource management system in organizations. Topics include training needs assessment, effective training design, training technologies, and training program evaluation.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

Prerequisite: BLAW280. This course examines the developing body of modern employment law. Topics include the at-will doctrine, wrongful discharge, just cause, tort and breach of contract claims, invasion of privacy, ERISA, COBRA, OSHA, workers compensation, sexual harassment, state and federal employment discrimination laws, and other forms of protective legislation such as FMLA and FLSA.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

Prerequisite: MADM301. This course provides an overview of international human resource management topics, such as global workforce planning, recruitment, selection, and training for international operations, international compensation and benefits management, expatriate assignment management including repatriation issues, international labor relations, and global strategic human resource management.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

Prerequisite: MADM320. This course presents the Human Performance Improvement Model and its use in today’s workplaces. Through the use of various analyses, students learn to identify key performance gaps and causes of performance gaps, and to select appropriate methods of intervention identification, intervention implementation, and intervention evaluations.

MADM 360 is a required course for this concentration. Students may choose three additional International Business Elective Courses from the list below.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

A survey of current events and global forces that impact cross-border business transactions, including culture, government, and economics, and their managerial implications.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

Prerequisite: BLAW280 or consent of the department. Considers law from a variety of legal traditions. The structure and functions of the legal institutions of different countries and how they relate to international business. Study of international contracts, regulation of international trade, international business relationships, international conflicts and international commercial transactions.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

Prerequisites: ECON201 and ECON202. An introduction to the theories of trade, international payments, foreign exchange rates, instruments, markets, and adjustment of international disequilibria.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

Prerequisite: FIN301 with a grade of C or better. The study of advanced knowledge relating to foreign exchange markets, exchange risk management, special financing vehicles, and foreign investment analysis.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

Prerequisite: MADM301. This course provides an overview of international human resource management topics, such as global workforce planning, recruitment, selection, and training for international operations, international compensation and benefits management, expatriate assignment management including repatriation issues, international labor relations, and global strategic human resource management.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

Prerequisite: MKT301 or consent of the department. An introduction to the three major marketing environments: domestic, foreign, and international. Opportunities are presented for students to apply basic marketing knowledge and skills to an international environment, and to learn basic international marketing terminology, tools and concepts.

In addition to your program's outlined courses, you will be required to satisfy the following course requirements:

Business Electives: 9 credit hours required**

General education: 36 credit hours required**

Approved electives: 12 credit hours required**

*Includes tuition and fees based on Fall 2017 pricing and subject to change without notice. Undergraduate students will also be required to pay an online flat fee of $50 per term.

**Based on 120 credit hours needed for graduation and will vary based on number of transfer credits accepted.

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