College Overview 

About Us

Since its establishment in 1928, the E. J. Ourso College of Business has served as the flagship business college of Louisiana, playing an essential role in uplifting the economy of the state and the well-being of its citizens. Each year, the college graduates more than 1,000 exceptional students who are the business leaders and entrepreneurs of the future.

We are committed to delivering a superior academic and professional learning experience that prepares future business leaders for lifetime success. In support of the university and college’s mission, our dedicated faculty engage in cutting-edge, innovative research that directly and positively impacts the business community, both locally and abroad. The value of a business education from the E. J. Ourso College is readily seen in the success of our alumni and their continued support of the college throughout their professional careers.


Ourso By The Numbers


Undergraduate Degrees


Master's Degrees


Doctoral Degrees


Online Degree Programs


Network of living alumni


Knowledge Centers & Institutes


Full-time Faculty

- spring 2021

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Academic Programs

As Louisiana's flagship business college, you can rest assured that our comprehensive selection of academic offerings is informed by and aligned with industry demand and students' evolving interests. Explore the programs producing the innovative thinkers who shape the business world.

Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Programs

Executive Education


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Knowledge Centers & Institutes

Our research centers, institutes, and labs serve as headquarters for innovative research, making a positive difference in business policy and practice.

Center for Analytics, Research & Transportation Safety

Center for Internal Auditing

Economics & Policy Research Group

Professional Sales Institute

Real Estate Research Institute

Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute


Best Master's of Business Analytics Program 

- TFE Times (2022)

Top 50

MBA Programs (Public) 

- U.S. News & World Report (2023)


Best Undergraduate Programs (Public) 

- U.S. News & World Report (2022)


Online Undergraduate Business Programs

- College Consensus (2022)

A Framework for the Future

Strategic Plan | 2021-2026
We are turning our focus to what matters most — the opportunities our degree programs present and how to best prepare, connect, and support our students in their pursuit of these opportunities.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

Diversity of thought and lived experience is essential to preparing our students for a leadership role in our global economy. We are deeply committed to providing a platform for diverse perspectives and thought leadership from our students, faculty, and staff. 

We aim to create a generation of intrepid visionaries who go out into the world and impart their learned experiences for the betterment of their communities. This goal is the foundation of everything we do and the core of our commitment to cultivating and nurturing an inclusive community.

More about DEI at Ourso

Award-winning facilities at the gates of LSU

Your Future Home Away From Home

The Business Education Complex is home to the next generation of leaders. Our all-encompassing complex on LSU's campus enables world-class teaching, learning, and extra-curricular experiences. 

Explore where the business tigers thrive