Master of Business Administration with a General Business Specialization Online
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
The LSU Shreveport MBA Online program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Only 5% of all business schools worldwide meet AACSB International’s demanding standards.
Online Course List
An introduction to the sources and uses of accounting information used in the management decision-making process. Three hours of lecture.
Economic analysis for management.
The study and application of advanced financial techniques for managerial decision making. Three hours of lecture.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Students pursuing the online MBA program in General Business may choose any 2 of the following elective courses, in addition to the 8 required core courses.
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.
Special topics from corporate finance, investments, and international finance. Emphasis is placed on the connections between theoretical findings and industry practices.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:*
An introduction to the foundations of accounting and finance.
An introduction to the foundations of economic analysis and applied statistics.
*Includes tuition and fees based on Spring 2017 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 does not include foundation courses.