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LSUS MBA Program Partners with National Defense University's Joint Forces Staff College

February 04, 2019



SHREVEPORT, LA - Louisiana State University Shreveport (LSUS) and the National Defense University (NDU) Joint Forces Staff College signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which will support the transfer of academic credit from NDU to LSUS.  The MOU allows national security professionals trained to “plan and executive operational-level, joint, multinational, and interagency operations” to receive graduate transfer credits toward the LSUS Master of Business Administration degree.


Under this agreement, NDU students in the Joint Forces Staff College will be able to receive up to six graduate credit hours fulfilling elective courses in the MBA program.  Chancellor Larry Clark stated, “At LSUS, we are committed to being a military friendly university, and that commitment is always a driving force in our exploration of new academic pathways for students. This MOU is great news for both the University and our future NDU students.”


As an LSUS MBA Student, Navy Reserve Force Director for Anti-Terrorism and Force Protection, Charles Shamonsky, has benefitted from this strategic partnership.  When asked about his student experience, Charles said, “The online MBA program at LSUS offers an unparalleled opportunity for military members to develop themselves on many levels.  The professionalism and knowledge of the instructors is without comparison. I was able to be challenged academically while still fitting the curriculum into my busy schedule as a military leader.  I look forward to finishing the program and using the skills I have learned in my military career and future civilian employment."


Dr. Nancy Albers, Dean of the College of Business, Education, and Human Development stated, “We are honored to partner with the National Defense University on this endeavor.  LSUS respects the quality of education that students from the Joint Forces Staff College receive in ‘multinational and interagency teamwork, attitudes, and perspectives’.  Our School of Business mission to educate, engage, and empower aligns effectively to support the educational goals of students at NDU.  We strive to provide the highest quality and consistently relevant educational programs to meet the needs of those in service to our nation.”


The LSUS School of Business and the MBA program are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, which is the premier accrediting body for business schools worldwide.  For more information about the MBA program at LSUS, visit 



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