Southeastern Louisiana University’s College of Business strives to best prepare students to succeed in the competitive, fast-paced, and constantly changing world of business. Business and accounting programs have earned the esteemed AACSB accreditation through their excellence and dedication to continuous improvement. Everything, from the highly esteemed and dedicated faculty and challenging curriculum to the innovative and educational resources, is centered around the student and what will help them positively impact organizations and communities.
To obtain the degree that is needed for students to reach their career goals can be costly. Thanks to numerous supporters, the CoB offers scholarships like the Hood Automotive, Neill Family Company, and the Patrick and Gail Ponder Endowed Scholarships in Business to business students. Bachelors degrees exist in Supply Chain Management; Accounting; Business Administration with a concentration in Economics; Management with concentrations in General Management, Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management, Human Resource Management, and International Management; Finance with a focus in Financial Statement Analysis; and Marketing with concentrations in Advertising & Social Media Marketing and Professional Sales.
Graduate students have a personable, accessible, and attainable Masters in Business Administration degree that offers an interdisciplinary experience with a variety of elective courses to choose from, like Negotiations, Healthcare, or Project Management. Students who have acquired years of work experience can pursue an Executive MBA. This is a cohort-based, 17-month program that consists of Saturday classes and on-line coursework and an optional Health Care Management concentration.
Students have the privilege of participating in an international trip, where they get to immerse themselves in a different culture and challenge themselves to new adventures, all while studying business in Costa Rica, France, Spain, or Panama. Study abroad scholarships exist, as well.
All freshmen must attend the Freshman Experience Class, which introduces them to the basics of successful business, interview skills, the importance of first impressions, professional attire, business etiquette, marketing themselves, and how to show confidence. Students need to get involved in one of the many business student organizations. These groups include the Society for Human Resource Management, Beta Alpha Psi, Accounting Society, Financial Management Association, Marketing Association, MBA Society, College of Business Ambassadors, Toastmasters International, and the Association of Latin American Students.
Students can experience learning through internships, service-learning opportunities, real-world projects, Executive Etiquette seminars, and student research projects. Business Week gives students a chance to hear from and interact with prominent business leaders on campus while gleaning from their years of experience and making lasting connections. Students can also get real-world experience from working on one of the 11 terminals in the Bloomberg Lab or accessing the Financial Trading System and real-time data in the Finance Lab. The CoB has created the Latin American Business & Development Initiative to help educate the local community and offer support of the Latin American and Hispanic cultures and develop sustainable business practices amongst these communities.