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Bachelor of Science in General Business Administration Online

Whether your management aspirations involve small businesses, larger corporations or entrepreneurial ventures, you can develop a broad base of multipurpose business knowledge in this affordable online program.

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Program Overview

The LSUS online B.S. in General Business Administration program combines a background in business theory with an emphasis on practical skills and real-world applications. You will acquire skills applicable to any industry—private or public sector, domestic or international, and even non-profit.

In this bachelor’s degree program, you will learn critical-thinking skills necessary for organizational decision-making critical to any managerial role. You can tailor your degree to your interests and professional goals by choosing major electives pertaining to accounting, economics, finance, statistics, business law, marketing, management, and more.

Total Program Tuition icon $284* Per Credit Hour
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Credit Hours icon 120 Credit Hours
Total Program Tuition icon $284.* Total Program Tuition
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Credit Hours icon 120 Credit Hours

In this online bachelor’s program, you will:

  • Apply analytical and problem solving skills in the functional areas of accounting, marketing, finance and management
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of the ethical, legal and social obligations and responsibilities of business
  • Apply knowledge of business concepts and function in real-world situations
  • Complete variance analysis, create regression models and perform statistical using statistical data analysis software
  • Understand the structure and function of legal institutions and their relationship to business including the following areas: Consumer protection, anti-trust, corporation reporting and securities, environment, employment and ethics

We also offer a B.S. in General Business Administration with an International Business Concentration, which prepares you for management roles in various fields with a global focus. Both programs provide a strong background for further studies at the graduate level.

AACSB Accredited

The School of Business at Louisiana State University Shreveport is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Less than 5 percent of all business schools worldwide meet AACSB International's demanding standards.

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, knowledgeable LSUS professors can help guide you along the way. With affordable pay-as-you-go tuition, multiple start dates per year, and an excellent Career Services office, you will quickly be on your way to advancing your career!

Have questions or need more information about our online programs?

LSU Shreveport has been ranked one of the “most affordable” universities in the nation by the U.S. Department of Education.

Tuition

Our B.S. in General Business Administration online program offers the same affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition to all U.S. residents.

Tuition Per Credit Hour
$284* Tuition Per Credit Hour

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Per Credit Hour Per 3 Credit-Hour Course Total Tuition
U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total Total
$235.67 $48.18 $283.85 $706.99 $144.54 $851.53 $34,062**
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"What I think LSUS does very well is to keep the classroom feel in their online classes."

-Dr. Tim Shaughnessy, PhD, Associate Professor of Economics and Finance

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Our B.S. in General Business Administration online program is designed to be flexible and convenient, featuring accelerated course work and multiple start dates per year.

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Start Date App Deadline Doc Deadline Registration Begins Early Registration & Final Tuition Deadline
5/13/2019 4/22/2019 4/29/2019 4/8/2019 5/8/2019
7/8/2019 6/17/2019 6/24/2019 4/8/2019 7/3/2019
9/2/2019 8/12/2019 8/19/2019 4/8/2019 8/28/2019
10/28/2019 10/7/2019 10/14/2019 4/8/2019 10/23/2019

Note: All payments must be made no later than 11:30 p.m. CST. Payment for classes added after the Final Tuition Deadline will need to be made prior to 11:30 p.m. the next day. Students who register and/or pay after the Final Tuition Deadline may be subject to a $50 late fee.

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Admissions

The admission process is the first step toward earning your degree and achieving your personal goals. We’ve streamlined the process to help you get started quickly and easily. LSUS offers multiple options to qualify for admission to undergraduate programs. Please find the option below that matches your admission type.

Transfer Students With 18+ Hours College-Level Course Work +

Students who would like to transfer to LSU Shreveport and have earned at least 18 hours of college-level course work must meet the following admission requirements:

  • Be eligible to return to the institution from which he or she is transferring
  • Have earned at least a 2.0 GPA on all college-level course work attempted
  • Have completed a college-level English and a college-level mathematics course with at least a "C" grade
  • Applicants are required to submit all transcripts to the LSUS Admissions Committee, who will review and determine the total number of transferable credits. Some credits may not be transferable and are at the discretion of the Admissions Committee. Applicants deemed to have fewer than 18 transferable credits after review will be required to meet the Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students with Fewer Than 18 Hours College-Level Coursework OR the requirements for First-Time Freshmen if none of the previous credits are deemed transferable.

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Transfer Students With Fewer Than 18 Hours College-Level Course Work +

Students who have earned less than 18 college-level academic hours must meet the following admission requirements:

  • Be eligible to return to the institution from which he or she is transferring
  • Have earned at least a 2.0 GPA on all college-level course work attempted
  • Meet admission standards for first-time freshman, as outlined below

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In-State First-Time Freshman: Age 24 and Younger +

All in-state first-time freshman students age 24 and younger must meet the following requirements:

  • Have completed or be on track to complete the Board of Regents High School Core curriculum
  • Have a cumulative high school GPA of at least 2.0 (on 4.0 scale)
  • Meet both of the following ACT/SAT subscore requirements:
    • ACT English subscore greater than or equal to an 18 (SAT Critical Reading 450)
    • ACT Math subscore greater than or equal to a 19 (SAT Math 460)
    • If one above mentioned ACT/SAT subscore is met, and the other subscore is within two points of the needed subscore (example: The ACT Math score is 19, and the English score is 16), and all other requirements are met, the student could be admissible to LSUS
  • Meet one of the following requirements:
    • Cumulative CORE curriculum GPA of at least 2.0 (on 4.0 scale)
    • An ACT composite score of at least 20 or an SAT combined Critical Reading and Math score of 940

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Out-of-State or Homeschooled First-Time Freshman: Age 24 and Younger +

All out-of-state or homeschooled first-time freshman students must meet one of the following requirement options:

  • Option 1: Meet the in-state student requirements listed above for appropriate entry term
  • Option 2:
    • Have at least 17 of the 19 units of the Louisiana Board of Regents High School Core Curriculum
    • Have a minimum cumulative and core GPA of 2.0 (on 4.0 scale)
    • Have an ACT composite score of at least 20 or an SAT combined Critical Reading and Math score of 940, with ACT subscores
  • Option 3:
    • Have an ACT composite score of at least 23 or an SAT combined Critical Reading and Math score of 1050 AND
    • Have ATC subscores of at least 18 in English and 19 in Math (or SAT equivalents)
  • If one above mentioned ACT/SAT subscore is met, and the other subscore is within two points of the needed subscore (example: The ACT Math score is 19, and the English score is 16), and all other requirements are met, the student could be admissible to LSUS

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First-Time Freshman: Age 25 and Older +

A first-time freshman who is 25 years of age or older is not required to meet the Board of Regents' minimum admission criteria for first-time freshmen.

However, he or she must meet the standardized test score requirements listed in the above sections regarding traditional first-time freshmen. This is determined by ACT, SAT, COMPASS, or placement tests.

Students must have high school transcripts or proof of high school graduation sent to the Admissions Office.

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Official transcripts, official test scores, and other materials that come from third-party sources should be mailed to:

LSUS
Admissions and Records Office
One University Place
Shreveport, LA 71115

Transcripts may also be submitted via secure means—e.g., eSCRIP-SAFE—to admissions@lsus.edu.

LSUS students work with their own personal advisor from enrollment through graduation.

Courses

For your B.S. in General Business Administration online degree, you will complete 30 credit hours of business core course work, 24 credit hours of GBA major electives, and 66 additional business, general education, and other approved elective credit hours.†

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Students must take the following courses (30 credit hours).

ACCT 205: Introductory Financial Accounting

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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.

ACCT 206: Introductory Managerial Accounting

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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.

BLAW 280: Legal Environment of Business

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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.

FIN 301: Managerial Finance

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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.

ISDS 265: Business Statistics

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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.

ISDS 350: Information Systems

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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.

MADM 301: Principles of Management

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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.

MADM 480: Administrative Policy

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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.

ISDS 383: Decision Sciences and Operations Management

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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.

MKT 301: Principles of Marketing

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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.

Students must take eight courses totaling 24 credit hours. Students can take no more than three advanced electives in the following areas.

ACCT (300 or 400 level)

BLAW (300 or 400 level)

ECON (300 or 400 level)

FIN (300 or 400 level)

MKT (300 or 400 level)

MADM (300 or 400 level)

In addition to the program's outlined courses, you must satisfy the following course requirements:

General Education: 39 credit hours†

Approved Electives: 21 credit hours†

Other Business Electives: 6 credit hours†

*Includes tuition and fees based on Spring 2019 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 undergraduate credit hours needed for graduation. Total program cost varies based on number of transfer credit hours accepted. Undergraduate students will also be required to pay an online flat fee of $50 per term which is not reflected in the total program tuition above.

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

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