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Bachelor of Science in General Business Administration Online

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

Bachelor of Science in General Business Administration Online

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


Whether your management aspirations involve small businesses, larger corporations, or entrepreneurial ventures, you can develop a broad base of multipurpose business knowledge in the LSUS online BS in General Business Administration program.

Maximize your existing credit hours with our flexible transfer guidelines in this career-focused online program, which 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.

In this 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 functions in real-world situations
  • 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 BS in General Business Administration with a concentration in International Business, 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.

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 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 general education and 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

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

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: 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: 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: 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.

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

  • General Ed: 39 credit hours required**
  • Approved Electives: 21 credit hours required**
  • Other Business Electives: 6 credit hours required**

*Includes tuition and fees based on Fall 2018 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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