The Flores Master of Business Administration Program
|Edward F. Watson, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Director of Flores MBA Program
|Karen M. Garner, Assistant to the Director
|Dana Hart, Assistant Director for Enrollment and Administration
|Seth Thibodeaux, Assistant Director, Corporate Relations & Career Development
|Bridget Conrad, Manager of Marketing, Recruiting and Outreach
|Leah Whitmire, Coordinator of Professional and Online Programs
|Lisa Smith, Business Manager
|Rachel Pierson, Manager, Special Projects and Online MBA Program Services
Five distinct paths lead to the MBA degree: the 17-month Executive (EMBA), the 22-month Professional (PMBA), the 22-month full-time MBA, the 27-month Online MBA (OMBA), and the four-year cooperative JD/MBA program (which awards both a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) and a Juris Doctorate (JD). All Flores MBA programs are cohort based programs with specific course requirements.
The Flores Executive MBA Program (EMBA) is designed for working professionals who are preparing for positions in executive management or ownership and can earn their degree while continuing their current employment. EMBA students generally meet every other Friday and Saturday for 17 months. The program includes a two-week international residency. Tuition and MBA fees cover tuition, books, materials, parking, and international residency.
The Flores Professional MBA Program (PMBA) offers evening classes in a flexible format and accommodates the schedules of professionals with at least three years of full-time work experience who are preparing for management positions. PMBA students meet on campus over a continuous, 22-month period. Tuition and MBA fees cover tuition, books, materials, and parking.
The Flores MBA full-time program offers daytime classes to persons seeking a solid managerial core. The program encourages summer internship between the two years of study. Students study a specially designed core curriculum and take additional electives in one or more areas of specialization.
The JD/MBA dual degree program offers a unique combination of courses that count toward both degrees, resulting in a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL), a Juris Doctorate (JD), and a Master of Business Administration (MBA). Students attend classes for four years. Admission to the MBA program is selective. Applicants must complete a formal application, submit scores from the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), and submit transcripts from each college or university attended. Applicants must also apply to the Paul M. Hebert Law Center.
The LSU Online Flores MBA Program (OMBA) is designed for working professionals with a minimum of five years of post-baccalaureate, professional work experience who either live out-of-state or their lifestyle does not allow them the opportunity to attend the campus-based professional or executive programs. These students learn on a part-time basis while working. Students take one course per seven-week module and can graduate in 27-months.
Common across all of the Flores MBA Program formats are cohort-based classes with a 33 credit-hour 7000-level core BADM course requirement that is taken in lock-step fashion. The following courses are required for all formats and constitute the thirty-three credit hour MBA core requirement: BADM 7020 , BADM 7030 , BADM 7050 , BADM 7060 , BADM 7070 , BADM 7090 , BADM 7100 , BADM 7120 , BADM 7140 , BADM 7190 , and BADM 7200 .
In addition, each of the program formats has the following requirements:
- Full-time Format: 52 total credit hours required including the thirty-three credit hour MBA core (see above), four credits of BADM 7010 (1 credit each of four sequential semesters), and fifteen credit hours of approved MBA electives.
- PMBA/EMBA/OMBA Formats: 42 total credit hours required including the thirty-three credit hour MBA core (see above), and nine credits of approved MBA elective credit.
- JD/MBA Format: If accepted into both programs, JD/MBA candidates are required to take the same thirty-three credit hour MBA core (see above) – plus two credits of BADM 7010 , six credits of approved MBA electives, and at least four approved transfer credits from the Law School.
Please refer to the following website for additional details about the program: business.lsu.edu/Flores-MBA/Pages/Flores-MBA-Program.aspx