Executive TrackThe Executive Track MBA - Background and Overview:
LSUS is pleased to offer the Executive Track MBA, built on the foundation of the popular and successful MBA program that has been offered at LSUS for many years. Known for being highly effective in providing a comprehensive education in the primary academic disciplines of business administration, the established MBA program has allowed students to acquire a strong knowledge base with a large variety of skills that have enabled participants to effectively develop an advanced understanding of business and to successfully pursue high-end managerial careers.
The new Executive Track has been specifically developed for participants with prior relevant work experience. Due to the collective professional background of its students and the faculty, the Executive Track program expands beyond the regular MBA experience by allowing all participants to successfully interact in a challenging and stimulating environment designed to resemble top executive settings. Participants enrolling in the Executive Track MBA can thus experience a modern, high-quality executive-level education in a convenient and effective environment, without actually having to complete an entire traditional Executive MBA.
The College of Business Administration at LSUS has long been committed to the growth and wellbeing of the region and its population, and is therefore excited to offer another wonderful new opportunity.
Application and Program Information:
To be admitted into the Executive Track MBA program, applicants must have at least five years of quality professional or managerial work experience, in which they demonstrated leadership of people, processes, strategy and budgets to produce planned results in a department, business unit, company, or other kind of organization. The Graduate Director will help you to determine if you meet this criterion.
We do not require GMAT or GRE scores. In lieu of these scores, the Executive Track MBA Admissions Committee will conduct an interview with each applicant. The interviews will take place in an informal and relaxed atmosphere, and are designed to getting to know each other, as well as becoming familiar with the applicants' prior work experience. If the professional background does not meet the admission requirements, the applicants are highly encouraged to apply for the regular MBA program.
All Executive Track MBA students with undergraduate business degrees will generally be exempt from taking any of the eight foundation courses and will take the core MBA 700 level courses along with the regular MBA students. Depending on their professional experiences, Executive Track MBA students without undergraduate business degrees may have to take foundation courses. Qualified participants may also be exempt from enrolling in core courses in which they possess a strong practitioner background; for instance a CPA could be exempted from ACCT 701. All foundation and core MBA courses are taught from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays.
Twelve executive-level modules will be developed that can only be attended by students in the Executive Track MBA program. Students have to take six of those twelve modules. Each module will earn the participant one hour of credit and will consist of three 4-hour sessions, held every other Friday afternoon. The modules will cover exciting cutting-edge topics in business and will be highly interactive and stimulating. All modules will be led by individuals capable of engaging in executive-level interactions and discussions. The modules are also designed to help participants bond with each other to develop lifelong professional relationships.
Examples of modules are:
- Executive leadership
- Shareholder wealth disciplines and firm value growth
- Information technology and the modern supply chain
- Change management and negotiations
- Strategy execution
- Innovation and new venture creation
- Latest advances in marketing research and applications
- Strategic human resources and competitive advantage through people
The curriculum of each participant will be customized with respect to their quality of work experience and areas of expertise. We will try to have students take courses that add new value to their professional background based on their prior experience. Naturally, the quality standards of AACSB will be observed. Full-time Executive Track MBA students may complete their degree in as little as 18 months, depending on how many foundation courses have to be taken, work duties, etc.
Please see the list of the Executive Track MBA courses below. Note that undergraduate business majors will generally be exempt from taking any of the foundation courses, and that if six hours of core MBA 700 level courses are not waived based on work experience and expertise, six hours of modules will count as the two electives. Either way, participants may only be required to take ten Executive Track MBA courses for 30 hours of credit, which is the minimum number required by AACSB for accreditation.
Tuition for each regular course is $690 for instate students. Tuition for each module will be $470 per module or $2,820 for the six required Modules.
Why Choose the LSUS Executive Track MBA Program?
AACSB International Accreditation - The LSUS College of Business has earned the highest level of domestic and global business school accreditation.
Convenient Admission - GMAT and GRE scores are not required.
Contemporary Design - The program offers a modern, high-quality executive-level education in a convenient and effective environment.
Customized Curriculum - Each participant's individual level of experience is accommodated.
Convenient Class Times - There is no reason to give up your Saturdays!
High-Quality Instruction - The program offers a high percentage of faculty with doctoral degrees and practical experiences.
Committed Faculty - All instructors are motivated, accessible, and devoted to the success of their students.
Excellent Benefit-to-Tuition Ratio - The program is competitively priced to allow for optimal participant value.
We are certain that this unique, contemporary form of executive education, our Executive Track MBA, will meet your needs. Please e-mail Dr. Bill Bigler or call 318-797-5213 if you have any further questions.
Executive Track MBA Curriculum
Foundation Courses: 1
Accounting 285 - Accounting Concepts
Economics 285 - Foundations of Economics
Math 260 - Elementary Statistics
Information Systems/Decision Sciences 350 - Information Systems
Finance 301 - Managerial Finance
Management 301 - Principles of Management
Marketing 301 - Principles of Marketing
Business Law 280 - Legal Environment of Business
700-Level Core Courses: 2
Management 720 - Managerial Communication
Accounting 701 - Managerial Use of Accounting Data
Finance 701 - Financial Management
Management 701 - Organizational Behavior
Information Systems/Decision Sciences 702 - Quantitative Methods in Business
Economics 705 - Economic Analysis for Management
Marketing 701 - Marketing Strategy
Management 760 - Organizational Strategy and Policies
Two 700-Level Electives
Special Topic Modules (one hour of credit each; minimum of six modules are required) 3
BADM 791 - Graduate Executive Special Topics in Strategy
BADM 792 - Graduate Executive Special Topics in Management
BADM 793 - Graduate Executive Special Topics in Marketing
BADM 794 - Graduate Executive Special Topics in Finance
BADM 795 - Graduate Executive Special Topics in Information Technology
BADM 796 - Graduate Executive Special Topics in Economics and Politics
BADM 797 - Graduate Executive Special Topics - Other for Competitive Advantage
1 . Please note that Executive Track MBA applicants with undergraduate business degrees are exempt from foundation courses in which they have earned a C or better. Subject to approval by the Admissions Committee, applicants with non-business undergraduate degrees may be exempt from foundation courses based on their work experience and expertise.
2. Please note that Executive Track MBA students may substitute up to six hours of 700-Level core courses based on their work experience and areas of expertise. If such a substitution is not feasible, the student may count up to six hours of Executive Track modules towards their two electives.3. BADM is an acronym for Business Administration. Each student has to take six modules.