Admission to the MBA program is a three-pronged process. First, a student must apply to the University by completing an application for graduate study. Once admitted to the University, all transcripts and applications are forwarded to the Dean of Graduate Studies for acceptance into Graduate Studies at LSUS. Finally, upon acceptance into the University and Graduate Studies, a student presenting an appropriate GMAT score is accepted into the MBA program.
Admission to LSUS
All students must submit an application for graduate studies and all transcripts to the Office of Admissions and Records at LSUS.
Unconditional Admission to Graduate Study at LSUS
Graduate students must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average on the undergraduate degree (on a 4.0 scale) or a 2.75 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) in the last 60 hours attempted in the degree program. The grade point average requirement includes all courses in the calculation, including those that were repeated. In addition, a 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) is required on any graduate work attempted. Students meeting these criteria will be unconditionally admitted to graduate study at LSUS and provisionally admitted to a graduate program.
Conditional Admission to Graduate Study at LSUS
Students may be admitted with a conditional status if they have a 2.25 undergraduate grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) and have submitted a satisfactory GMAT score (550 minimum) or GRE score (1000 minimum sum of verbal and quantitative scores).
Any student not meeting these criteria may appeal through the appropriate graduate program coordinator and dean of the college for admission to graduate study. Recommendations will be submitted to the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies for a final decision on admission to graduate study.
Admission to the MBA Program at LSUS
To be considered for admission to the Master of Business Administration degree program, the applicant must:
Submit an application for admission to graduate study and one official copy of all transcripts of prior undergraduate and graduate coursework to the LSUS Office of Admissions and Records, LSU in Shreveport, One University Place, Shreveport, LA 71115; Submit one copy of all transcripts of prior undergraduate and graduate coursework to Dr. Bill Bigler, Director of Graduate Programs, College of Business Administration, LSU in Shreveport, One University Place, Shreveport, LA 71115.
Submit a score from the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) to the CBA Director of Graduate Programs. All students must submit a GMAT score of 450 or higher. A minimum composite score of 1000 (based on overall undergraduate grade-point average times 200 plus the GMAT score) is required. However, students admitted on a conditional status, with a 2.25 undergraduate grade point average, must submit a minimum GMAT score of 550 or a minimum GRE score of 1000 (sum of verbal and quantitative scores).
When fully admitted, you will be notified via letter by the CBA Director of Graduate Programs stating that the conditions for regular admission are satisfied.
The admission of any applicant to the Master of Business Administration degree program requires the recommendation of the Dean of the College of Business Administration and the approval of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
To request an application for admission, a student may contact the Office of Graduate Studies or download the application HERE.
The LSUS MBA Program admits new students during the Fall, Spring or Summer semester. An application for graduate study, all transcripts, and an official GMAT score must be received by the following dates:
Summer Session - April 30
Fall Semester - June 30
Spring Semester - November 30
Graduate Tuition and Fees
For current graduate tuition and fees, please click HERE.
*'Graduate course work' in this document is defined as any core or elective course in the MBA program; this policy does not pertain to foundation courses.