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LSU Shreveport to Begin Offering Online MBA

October 31, 2013

Accredited, Accelerated, Affordable Program to Launch in January 2014

SHREVEPORT, La. and DALLAS (Oct. 31, 2013) – Louisiana State University in Shreveport (LSUS) announced today that it will make its MBA program available online beginning early next year. Applications for the program are currently being accepted.

“Our MBA program has long focused on providing students with the academic skills, knowledge, and understanding they need to be competitive in today’s global business environment,” said LSUS MBA Program Director Dr. Bill Bigler. “By offering the program online, an entirely new group of students will be able to benefit from our leadership in business education and the benefits it provides.”

Students in the program, which can be completed in as few as 12 months, will learn principles and strategies related to financial analysis; organizational and change management; effective communication and employee motivation; and marketing management.

Specializations in general business, family enterprise, and contemporary issues in accounting and finance will further enable students to match the curriculum to their career objectives.

Offered through LSUS’s College of Business, Education, and Human Development, tuition for the fully online program is affordable for both in-state and out-of-state students.

The LSUS online MBA program is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

LSUS has chosen Academic Partnerships (AP), one of the largest representatives of online learning in the United States and around the world, to help convert its MBA program into an online format, recruit students, and support student retention efforts.

As it has with the LSUS master’s degrees in education it already represents, AP will work closely with faculty to ensure that the new online MBA maintains the highest educational standards. The company will also use its integrated marketing and branding strategies to extend the reach of LSUS, increasing the enrollment of highly-qualified students.

LSUS’s new online MBA program will begin in January 2014. Click here to apply or learn more.

About Louisiana State University in Shreveport
Louisiana State University in Shreveport is a public university proudly serving the Shreveport-Bossier educational community with 26 undergraduate degree programs and 13 master’s degree programs. LSUS is a member of the LSU System, and provides a number of centers and institutes, as well as over 70 student organizations, that serve as valuable economic development and educational resources to the community and our students. To find out more about LSUS, call 318-797-5000 or visit

About Academic Partnerships
Academic Partnerships (AP) helps universities convert their traditional degree programs into an online format, recruits qualified students, and supports enrolled students through graduation. Serving more than 40 public universities in the United States and numerous top foreign institutions, AP is guided by the principle that the opportunities presented through distance learning make higher education more accessible and achievable for students in the United States and around the world. The company was founded by social entrepreneur Randy Best, an 18-year veteran of developing innovative learning solutions to improve education. For more information, please visit

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