Management majors and marketing majors complete a 120 hour degree program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. Optional concentrations in advertising design (marketing majors), human resource management (management majors) and international business (both majors) allow students to develop specialized expertise in areas of interest. Many courses feature applied projects, some of which offer real-world experience working with local businesses. For details on either degree program, or to learn more about any of the subjects introduced below, visit the links at left for more information.
Students are encouraged to apply for scholarships specific to management and marketing students, as well as those available to all business students.
Students can earn 3 hours of 400-level course credit for gaining work experience in their chosen filed. GPA and employer restrictions do apply; interested students should apply for an internship at least a semester in advance of when they wish to earn credit.
SHRM: The LSUS student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Managers has been nationally recognized for their activities, earning a Superior Merit Award in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Each year students organize and manage the Red Hanger Fundraiser, benefiting the local Dress for Success organization. Students also have the opportunity to hear HR managers speak and to participate in regional meetings of the Northwest Louisiana SHRM organization, which sponsors and awards a scholarship to one deserving SHRM member annually. Dr. Felice Williams serves as the faculty advisor.
Rotaract: Business students of all majors are also welcome to join Rotaract, a service club that fosters leadership and ethical business standards. Rotaract sponsors the annual "Black Tie or Not Ball" which raises money annually for the Rescue Mission. Dr. Mary Lois White is the faculty advisor to Rotoract.
Marketing Club: The Marketing Club is the student chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) at LSUS. The Marketing Club holds on-site and virtual meetings, sponsors guest speakers, conducts forum discussions with marketing experts, organizes business tours with local firms, volunteers for Special Olympics, and hosts social and fundraising activities during the semester. Each spring interested club members attend the AMA International Collegiate Conference in New Orleans, where they network with industry-leading marketing experts. Dr. Tami Knotts serves as the faculty club advisor.
Students may earn credit for some core business core course ( including MADM 301 and MKT 301) by successfully passing the appropriate College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test.