General Business Administration

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) 

A degree in general business administration gives you the flexibility to pursue a variety of business careers! Earn your bachelor's degree from Louisiana State University Shreveport.

Earn your bachelor’s degree in an AACSB-accredited business program at LSUS. The general business administration major is a flexible program that covers a broad range of business topics, preparing graduates for careers in management and other high-demand jobs.  

Why LSUS’ General Business administration program? 

The general business administration major provides maximum flexibility to learn about all fields of business, including accounting, business law, finance, insurance, real estate, management and marketing. You’ll learn from top faculty who bring real-world business experience to classroom – while getting real-world experience of your own through internships and other hands-on learning opportunities. At LSUS, you’ll also get to know your professors, and receive the personal guidance and support you need to achieve your best.  

Internships and hands-on learning in the general business administration program

As a general business administration major, you’ll have the opportunity to intern with well-known firms throughout Louisiana.

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Explore the General Business Administration Bachelor’s Degree at LSUS

The general business administration major gives you the flexibility and broad knowledge base to choose your own path. These are some of the ways LSUS’ general business administration degree will prepare you for your career.  

Hands-on experience 

The School of Business internship program offers opportunities to gain real-world work experience in your chosen field while also getting three hours of 400-level college credit in your major.  

Student life 

Student organizations such as the Student Finance Association, the Society for Human Resource Management, and the Association of Student Accountants offer networking opportunities with area professionals and other activities. Top students are also invited to join Beta Gamma Sigma, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, or Sigma Iota Epsilon honor societies.  

Set up for success 

LSUS’ AACSB accreditation puts our business programs in the top 5 percent of business schools in the world. You’ll be guided and encouraged by some of the best professors in the area as you learn about cutting-edge trends in the business world. Multiple classes use guest speakers to bring practical experience and “real life” to classroom. 

Financial aid for general business administration students 

Did you know that more than $12.4 million in scholarship money is awarded to LSUS students each year? Explore the types of financial aid you could qualify for as a general business administration major. 

General Business

General Business Administration Concentration

A degree in general business provides a broad based review of a variety of business disciplines for individuals seeking to customize their educational experience for skill enhancement. A general business degree is also useful for individuals returning to college seeking to complete a degree. Based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are many high paying and fast growing jobs in a variety of business areas. General Business degrees provide the widest range of flexibility of all
business degrees which allows a wide variety of potential entry level positions.

Entrepreneurship

General Business Administration Concentration

An entrepreneur is a determined individual willing to take on the risks of starting a new business to gain the independence of being a business owner. Entrepreneurs need a strong, solid background in all business disciplines and specific understanding of how to apply those skills in their own endeavors. It is hard to predict an annual income as an entrepreneur. While the average annual earnings are about $68,000 a year, some entrepreneurs earn millions and others are less successful (www.entrepreneur.com). An entrepreneur needs fortitude, the ability to learn from setbacks, and the creative skills to strategically continue to move forward. When questioned about his “failures” during his efforts to invent a light bulb, Thomas Edison is famous for stating “I have not failed 10,000 times. I have not failed once. I have succeeded in proving that those 10,000 ways will not work.

International Business

General Business Administration Concentration

A concentration in International Business pairs well with many degrees, including Management, Marketing or General Business. Having specialized training to face a globalized economy offers leverage in the job market. The international business concentration contextualizes the knowledge and skills learned in a business degree program to prepare students for the complexities of working within a cross-cultural and diverse environment. Many people with successful careers in international business study and become proficient in one or more foreign languages.

“LSUS provided me with experiences of a lifetime and helped me grow as an individual in a multitude of ways. I not only learned in the classrooms, but also outside of my classes how to be a teammate and how to overcome unforeseen obstacles. LSUS helped mold me into the individual I am today.”
Nathan Gurinsky
B.S. in General Business Administration, 2014

As an LSUS general business administration major, you can take a two-week course studying ‘Issues in European Business’ in Lüneburg, Germany! Learn more about the program.

Take part in LSUS’ business student research forum. Opportunities include interacting with actual businesses to develop case studies, analyzing survey data results, and simulation/modeling research. 

Where Can a General Business Administration Degree from LSUS Take You?

Many of our general business administration majors go on to management roles in small organizations or as entrepreneurs – but the opportunities are almost limitless. These are just a few: 

  • Sales Representative 
  • Marketing Manager 
  • Financial Analyst 
  • Financial Manager 
  • Human Resources Manager 
  • Training and Development Specialist 
  • Entrepreneur 

View course requirements for the general business administration program.

Thinking about a major in general business administration? Check out these other undergraduate business programs at LSUS.