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2018-2019 General Catalog 
2018-2019 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship and Information Systems

OFFICE Business Education Complex, Suite 2200
TELEPHONE 225-578-2126
FAX 225-578-2511

For information regarding the GRADUATE PROGRAM, click here.  


The Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship and Informations Systems offers a bachelor of science in entrepreneurship designed to teach, coach, and inspire students to be entrepreneurial in their lives. This “paired-degree” is available to any student as long as he or she is working toward another bachelor’s degree at LSU. The program provides students the tools and experiences necessary to creatively pursue new opportunities and innovation in different contexts. Students study how to operate, grow, and manage their own business; how to be creative, innovative, and entrepreneurial in an existing organization; and/or how to generate new wealth and create social change that results in improved quality-of-life, greater morale, and economic freedom in the development of their community. A minor is also available to students who wish to forgo the paired-degree option.

  • Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship – Increase your understanding of business practices and startups through a focus on business management, development, and funding strategies. This degree must be paired with another BS degree from any college on campus as part of a joint-degree.
  • Entrepreneurship Minor – The entrepreneurship minor builds upon the core business curriculum by providing students with focused coursework needed to prepare for starting or owning a business. Learn how to expand your career options, develop a business concept, identify and evaluate business opportunities, and effectively manage a business.

What is ISDS?

ISDS, or Information Systems & Decision Sciences​, is the study of people, technology, organizations, and the relationships among them. ISDS professionals help firms realize maximum benefit from investment in people, technology, and business processes. ISDS is a people-oriented field with an emphasis on service through technology.

Opportunities in ISDS

Areas: Analysis, Business Application Development, Database Administration, Design, Executive Administration, Support, Systems Integration

Employers: Corporate IT, Business Intelligence and Analytics, Business and Technology Consulting, Entrepreneurial Ventures

B.S. in Information Systems & Decision Sciences

The bachelor of science in ISDS is a 120-hour degree program with several learning objectives for students:

  • Support a successful analysis design and implementation of an IT project.
  • Analyze the facts, obtain user requirements, design a system meeting these requirements, and implement the system.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively in both writing and oral presentations.
  • Work effectively as a team leader.
  • Understand the role of database management systems.
  • Understand the principles of telecommunications design.

Personal Computer Requirement

Students must have their own personal laptop computer before taking ISDS core courses (ISDS 3107 , ISDS 3100 , ISDS 3110 , ISDS 4113 , or any courses for which these four courses are prerequisite). Contact the Department of Information Systems & Decision Sciences​ regarding type, specifications, and software.

Refer to the E. J. Ourso College section for admission requirements.