May 20, 2022  
2020-2021 General Catalog 
2020-2021 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Rucks Department of Management

OFFICE Business Education Complex, Suite 2700
TELEPHONE 225-578-6101
FAX 225-578-6140

For information regarding the GRADUATE PROGRAM, click here.  

What is Management?

Management is the process of getting activities completed efficiently and effectively with, and through, other people. Planning, organizing, staffing, directing, coordinating, reporting, and budgeting are all key factors and aspects of the overall function of an organization’s management. The Rucks Department of Management creates and disseminates knowledge about how managers leverage resources – especially human resources – to achieve organizational goals.

Opportunities in Management

Areas: Human Resources, Labor Relations, Benefits and Compensation Management, General Management, Leadership, International Management, Strategic Planning and Implementation and Recruiting

Employers: Energy Companies, Government Agencies, Financial Institutions, Healthcare Industry, Manufacturing Firms, Nonprofit Organizations, Service Industries

BS in Management

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

  • Evaluate a firm’s competitive environment.
  • Evaluate a firm’s resources and capabilities.
  • Identify important managerial issues.
  • Address issues of implementation.
  • Communicate managerial issues and arguments effectively.

Concentrations in management:

Human Resource Management requires students take nine hours of advanced HR focused classes which can include Employee Selection & Placement, Compensation Administration and Legal Issues in HRM plus six hours of electives. Our HR Concentration requirements are aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management’s Curriculum Guidelines. These guidelines were developed by SHRM as the result of an extensive research effort. LSU’s program now appears on the SHRM website in the list of universities that align with their curriculum guides. SHRM is the largest professional organization for HR generalists. 

International Management allows students to build their knowledge and skills in international management. Coursework is taken within the management department and in other departments to build the student’s understanding​ of the complexity of international management and the cultural context of business 

Strategic Leadership provides students with a broad-based understanding of the role of management and leadership in today’s business environment. It focuses on such topics as decision making, the leadership role of the CEO, and dealing with management successes and failures.

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