May 20, 2024  
LSU Shreveport 2023-24 Catalog 
LSU Shreveport 2023-24 Catalog

College of Business


Faculty and Staff

Dean: Mary Lois White BE101 797.5383
Associate Dean: Dalila Salazar BE101 797.5383
Assistant Dean: Rebecca Ann Bogie BE205-A 795.4206
Undergraduate Academic Advisor: Hannah Barnett BE119I 795.2429
Undergraduate Academic Advisor: Tracie Johnson BE119G 797.4235
Graduate Program Coordinator: Victoria Culbertson BE119 797.5011
Graduate Program Coordinator: Judy Kinsey BE119D 795.2425
Graduate Program Coordinator: Pradhi Kohli BE119B 795.2426
Graduate Program Coordinator: Melanie Telsede BE119C 795.2427
Graduate Program Coordinator: Nickie Roberson BE119 797.5383


LA Consortium of Insurance and Financial Services: Vacant BE306 797.5018
College of Business Research: Binshan Lin BE321 797.5025

Graduate Program Directors

Master of Business Administration: Timothy Vines (Interim) BE307 797.5013
Master of Health Administration: Justin Lord BE304 797.5395

The College of Business consists of the following Departments: Accounting and Business Law, Economics and Finance, James K. Elrod Health Administration, and Management and Marketing.

In the College of Business, students may pursue undergraduate degrees in Accounting, Finance, General Business Administration, Management and Administration, and Marketing. By working closely with an advisor, a College of Business student may be able to concentrate upon particular areas within the selected major field. Available concentrations include an Accounting concentration in Public Accounting; Finance concentrations in Financial Analysis, Financial Planning, Insurance, or Real Estate; General Business concentrations in Entrepreneurship or International Business; Management and Administration concentrations in Business Intelligence, Business Law, Human Resource Management, International Business, or Management Information Systems; and Marketing concentrations in Advertising Design, Data Analytics, Hospitality, International Business, or Sales. Degree-seeking and non-degree-seeking students may add an undergraduate business certificate in Business Fundamentals, Business Law, and/or Small Business Management. We offer face-to-face and online classes.

The College also offers two degrees at the graduate level: the Master of Business Administration and the Master of Health Administration. For information on these degree programs, refer to the GRADUATE STUDIES section in this catalog.

Upon entering the College of Business, each student is assigned an advisor. The advisor aids the student in selecting an appropriate major and course sequences within that major. However, each student has the responsibility of learning the curriculum requirements for successful program completion. The curriculum requirements for the first two years of the five business majors are very similar.

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB-International) accredits the undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Business.


The College of Business is strongly committed to a shared-governance environment of excellence in instruction and research that addresses the needs of our stakeholders.

  • We believe this environment can best be achieved through collegiality, academic freedom, faculty-student interaction, and respect for diversity. Inherent in our philosophy and crucial to the success of our students are high teaching expectations of a faculty actively engaged in research and professional development activities.
  • We believe that faculty should be empowered to experiment with innovative teaching and instructional design methods.
  • Further, we believe our College should be a place where faculty, staff, students, and the community create and share ideas to enhance the learning experience. The College embraces internal and external assessment and critique of our programs as a means to achieve continuous quality improvement.


The mission of the College of Business at LSU Shreveport is to educate, engage, and empower learners for future opportunities and challenges.

Core Objectives


  • To foster learning and application of contemporary and relevant business and economic principles in all offered courses
  • To assist students in entering, advancing, and/or changing careers in Business, Health Administration, and/or Public Service
  • To effectively prepare graduates to pursue and succeed in advanced educational opportunities


  • To support effectiveness and innovation in teaching activities
  • To promote an atmosphere of collegiality and scholarship
  • To further the professional advancement and dissemination of knowledge in business studies
  • To encourage and promote intellectual contributions within the College

The LSUS College of Business has a primary focus on quality teaching and we thus encourage and promote quality intellectual contributions that focus on applied research that impacts the practice of business and management through the application, transfer, and interpretation of knowledge. This intellectual activity is expected to enhance our classroom teaching. Pedagogical scholarship that enhances the educational value of instructional efforts is also important and will be well represented in our intellectual output. Basic or discovery research that advances knowledge or the development of new methods is also encouraged but will not represent the majority of intellectual activity.


  • To establish and sustain relationships with business, civic, and governmental stakeholders
  • To encourage interaction opportunities between students/faculty/outreach divisions and external entities
  • To stimulate economic development through appropriate continuing and professional education, leadership development, consultation, and technical assistance


The vision of the LSUS College of Business is to build our reputation, regionally and nationally, by continuing to deliver a challenging curriculum, strengthening ties with the business community, and embracing diversity.



A student may enter the College of Business as a beginning freshman, as a transfer from other divisions of the University, or as a transfer from other accredited institutions. A student may be admitted to the College of Business upon meeting the general admission requirements of the University. ACT scores may be used to advise and place students within the program.

Transfer Credits:

Transfer credits applied to the degree must represent courses acceptable in the curricula of the College. Such credit is normally permitted for courses only when they were taken at the level they are offered at LSUS.

Requirements for the Baccalaureate Degree:

In order to be granted a baccalaureate degree by the College of Business, the student must meet the following three requirements:

  1. Earn credit for a minimum of 120 semester hours. Credit for developmental courses is not computed in determining the total number of hours for graduation. MATH 100+ (or departmental Mathematics requirement) may be applied for graduation credit.
  2. Meet the 2.0 minimum GPA requirement in each of the following:
    1. Courses taken at LSUS or elsewhere that are counted in the core
    2. Courses in the student’s major (at LSUS or elsewhere), including core courses in the student’s major field
    3. All business courses taken at LSUS and elsewhere
    4. All courses taken at LSUS
    5. All courses taken, whether at LSUS or elsewhere
  3. Earn a minimum grade of C or better in all 300- and 400-level courses taken in the student’s major at LSUS or elsewhere, including core courses in the student’s major field.

Students in the College of Business must:

  1. Complete the following core courses as the common body of knowledge in Business Administration:
    1. ACCT 205 ACCT 206  - 6 hours
    2. BLAW 280  - 3 hours
    3. ECON 201 ECON 202  - 6 hours
    4. FIN 301  - 3 hours
    5. ISDS 265 ISDS 350 ISDS 383  - 9 hours
    6. MADM 301 MADM 480  - 6 hours
    7. MKT 301  - 3 hours
  2. Earn at least two-thirds of the course requirements in the major in residence at LSUS
  3. Earn 30 of the last 40 semester hours presented for the degree in residence at LSUS
  4. Earn a C or better in MADM 480  
  5. Complete more than 50% of business credit hours required for the degree at LSUS
  6. Submit the personal data required to process the necessary graduation forms prior to the last semester enrolled before degree completion

Requirements for the Undergraduate Business Certificates:

In order to be granted an undergraduate certificate by the College of Business, the student must complete all certificate courses with a certificate GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Probation, Suspension, and Dismissal Policy

Undergraduate Students

Consistent with the provisions of the LSUS Academic Probation and Suspension Regulations, the following standards are applicable to all College of Business undergraduate students.


When a student’s overall LSUS GPA falls below 2.0, the student will be placed on probation.


If a student on probation fails to earn a 2.0 GPA, the student will be suspended for one regular semester (Fall or Spring).


Students may appeal dismissals to the Dean/Associate Dean of the College of Business. The Dean/Associate Dean may choose to readmit a student to the College of Business under a re-enrollment contract. Admission is neither automatic nor guaranteed. The re-enrollment contract may place restrictions upon course load, course grade requirements, course selection, and GPA requirements, among other restrictions. If the Dean/Associate Dean denies the student’s appeal, the student may appeal to the College of Business Curriculum and Standards Committee. The Curriculum and Standards Committee may choose to readmit a student to the College of Business under a re-enrollment contract. Admission is neither automatic nor guaranteed. The re-enrollment contract may place restrictions on course load, course grade requirements, course selection, and GPA requirements, among other restrictions. The decision of the College of Business Curriculum and Standards Committee is final and may not be appealed. Students who are dismissed from the College of Business may change their major to another School or College at LSUS.

General Rules and Recommendations

Students should be aware of the following items to ensure completion of a baccalaureate degree.

Course Sequence

The student should be aware of course prerequisites and enroll for courses in proper sequence. This procedure helps ensure adequate preparation for each course as progress is made toward fulfilling degree requirements. The student cannot register for 300-level courses until 60 semester hours of coursework are completed. Students should be aware not all courses are offered in every session or delivery format.

Online Courses and Programs

The College of Business offers classes both face-to-face and online. Several College of Business programs are available in a completely online accelerated format (see Not all traditional classes are offered online; therefore, not every degree program option can be completed in an online format.

Change in Major

The student should select a major prior to completing 60 hours of coursework. The student who changes a major after completing 75 or more hours of degree credit will be subject to degree requirements of the catalog in force at the time of change.


MATH 121   (or degree requirements) is required for the baccalaureate degree. This requirement must be completed during the first 60 hours of the student’s degree program. A transfer student who has completed over 60 hours but who does not meet the Mathematics requirement will be permitted to enroll in College of Business courses numbered 300 and above only with the consent of the Department.

Management and Administration 480

This is the capstone course in the common body of knowledge in the College of Business curricula. MADM 480  must be taken in residence at LSUS during the student’s last semester. Students must complete all prerequisites for MADM 480  prior to their last semester.

Pass/No Credit

The student in the College of Business may apply for degree credit a maximum of twelve semester credit hours under the pass/no credit option. The grade of P shall be given only for work of C quality or higher. The following provisions apply to enrollment in courses under the pass/no credit option:

  1. In the semester of enrollment, the student must possess a GPA of 2.5 or higher in all coursework within the LSU System.
  2. In any one semester, students may enroll for a maximum of three credit hours under the pass/no credit option; however, only six hours may be allowed if the student is enrolled in an internship course.
  3. Enrollment in courses under the pass/no credit option is limited to those courses designated as Approved Electives and for which prior approval is secured from the Instructor of the course and from the student’s Departmental Chair.
  4. For the transfer student and the student who changes options within the College, acceptance of prior credit earned under the pass/no credit option in courses that become required courses as a result of the change in the student’s curriculum must be approved by the student’s Department Chair.