The College of Business offers the student the opportunity to pursue a career in Business with concentrations in Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems and Marketing. The college also offers a new Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Worldwide opportunities exist for the student as a manager or owner of a small business.
LSUA's mission is to create economic value in the region that will improve quality of life in the area. To do so, the LSUA College of Business will create value by offering a quality undergraduate business education at a competitive cost in order to prepare Louisiana's future leaders and professionals to compete for global opportunities. To successfully complete this mission, the LSUA College of Business will pursue a student-centric approach focused on real-world learning, critical thinking, and professional development of students.
The B.S. in Business Administration, the B.S. in Accounting, and the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate are accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business School Programs (ACBSP). The following concentrations are candidates for ACBSP accreditation: Accounting Information Systems and Data Analytics in the B.S. in Accounting; Fraud and Forensic Accounting in the B.S. in Accounting; and Agribusiness in the B.S. in Business Administration.
The Bachelor of General Studies in Organizational Studies and the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science are not accredited by ACBSP
Randall Dupont, D.B.A.
Dr. Randall Dupont is the LSUA Alumni ,Friends Endowed Chair, and Professor of Management. He is author of the CENLA Economic Dashboard, a publication monitoring the economy of central Louisiana that is distributed to 3,000 business and community leaders. Dr. Dupont is an officer of the Southwestern Council of Business Schools, and in 2019 he led the college’s effort to achieve accreditation through the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Colleges.
The LSU Board of Supervisors approved a resolution Friday morning to promote LSUA’s Department of Business Administration to the College of Business.
The approval comes after record-setting growth for the department over the past year including a 10-year accreditation through the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). In addition to the accreditation announcement this past May, the department launched a new Bachelor of Science in Accounting in August 2019.
“The Board’s decision to elevate the department to a college level recognizes the high academic quality of the business and accounting programs at LSUA,” said Dr. Randall Dupont, Chair of the Department. “Students want a business program that is accredited, available online and on-campus, and affordable. LSUA has all three.”
The growth is also evidenced by the enrollment numbers. During the Fall 2019 semester, the department had 503 students enrolled, which marked the first time over 500. Additionally, this number reflects an 18 percent increase from Fall 2018.
It is expected that these numbers will continue to rise, particularly with the new partnership with LSU Online to offer more programs and better student support. LSUA’s Online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration has already been ranked Top 25 nationwide as one of the best online programs by Intelligent.com.“With a growing need for business-conscious accountants and skilled entrepreneurs across CENLA, this expanded status of our Department of Business Administration to the LSUA College of Business will allow for stronger degree programs, increased enrollment and more relevant business-related career opportunities for both online and on-campus students across Central Louisiana,” said LSUA Chancellor Dr. Paul Coreil