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Bachelor of Science in Management & Administration Online

Acquire the confidence and knowledge of a broad business education while honing your career-specific skills in this affordable undergraduate online degree program.

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Program Overview

The B.S. in Management & Administration online 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 course work in finance, economics, business law, marketing, and information systems while allowing you to select a concentration relevant to your career interests.

Total Program Tuition icon $284* Per Credit Hour
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Total Program Tuition icon $284.* Total Program Tuition
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LSUS offers three high-demand concentrations for your B.S. in Management & 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 course work related to organizational behavior, workforce training and motivation, compensation administration, and conflict management
  • International Business – Learn to apply leadership and resource management practices within global and cross-border environments

In this online bachelor’s program, 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
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?

Our professors are approachable, providing online students with the same individualized learning our on-campus students enjoy.

Tuition

Our B.S. in Management & 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 Management & 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
10/28/2019 10/7/2019 10/14/2019 4/8/2019 10/23/2019
1/13/2020 12/9/2019 12/16/2019 11/11/2019 1/8/2020
3/9/2020 2/17/2020 2/24/2020 11/11/2019 3/4/2020
5/11/2020 4/20/2020 4/27/2020 4/13/2020 5/6/2020
7/6/2020 6/15/2020 6/22/2020 4/13/2020 7/1/2020
8/31/2020 8/10/2020 8/17/2020 4/13/2020 8/27/2020
10/26/2020 10/5/2020 10/12/2020 4/13/2020 10/21/2020

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
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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 Management & Administration online degree, you will complete 42 credit hours of business core course work, nine credit hours of management core course work, 12 credit hours in your area of concentration, and 57 additional business, general education, and other approved elective credit hours.†

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Students must take the following courses (42 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.

ECON 201: Principles of Macroeconomics

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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

ECON 202: Principles of Microeconomics

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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.

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 150: Business Computer Applications

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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

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.

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.

MADM 210: Business Communication

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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.

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.

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 the following courses (nine credit hours).

MADM 320: Human Resource Management

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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.

MADM 321: Organizational Behavior

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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.

MADM 431: Leadership

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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.

Students who have chosen the General Management Concentration must take four of the following courses (12 credit hours).

MADM 340: Negotiations

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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

MADM 360: Introduction to International Business

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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

MADM 410: Entrepreneurship and New Venture Development

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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.

MADM 415: Labor Law

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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.

MADM 423: International Human Resource Management

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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.

MADM 425: Compensation Administration

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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.

MADM 427: Staffing Organizations

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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.

MADM 428: Performance Improvement

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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 429: Training and Development

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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.

Twelve credit hours are required for this concentration; MADM 425, MADM 427 and MADM 429 are required. Students may choose one additional HR Management Elective Course from the list below.

MADM 425: Compensation Administration

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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.

MADM 427: Staffing Organizations

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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.

MADM 429: Training and Development

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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 415: Labor Law

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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.

MADM 423: International Human Resource Management

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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.

MADM 428: Performance Improvement

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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.

Twelve credit hours are required for this concentration; MADM 360 is required. Students may choose three additional International Business Elective Courses from the list below.

MADM 360: Introduction to International Business

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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

BLAW 420: International Law

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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.

ECON 460: International Economics

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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

FIN 440: International Finance

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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.

MADM 423: International Human Resource Management

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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.

MKT 440: International Marketing

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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

Business Electives: 9 credit hours†

General Education: 36 credit hours†

Approved Electives: 12 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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