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Strategic Initiatives



Corporate partnerships help build the financial resources and intellectual capital that allow the college to offer top educational and research programs, while providing the corporate partner a substantial return on its investment in the graduates they hire. The college will engage our corporate partners in developing joint case studies based on real-world business solutions. A new initiative, dubbed 
LSUx, offers faculty-led research teams that attack, analyze, and solve a pressing business problem for a corporate partner. If appropriate, an LSUx team can be expanded to include membership from other colleges such as engineering, law, and science.


In Louisiana, energy is the lifeblood of the state’s economy. To better meet the future needs of the changing economy and the needs of the state, the college commits itself to a new strategic initiative, 
Energize Business. The initiative will provide unique and expanded programs designed to support the energy and petrochemical sectors, as well as make our business graduates more competitive for employment in energy-related careers. These programs include the formation of an undergraduate energy minor, a specialization within the Flores MBA Program, and joint course offerings with other LSU colleges.


We serve as the gateway to LSU in assisting outside organizations with fostering industrial growth, creating new investments, and building a robust workforce. The college offers any management student the opportunity to obtain an entrepreneurship concentration, and a minor in entrepreneurship is available to any LSU student. We will also re-engineer our Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences into a new Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, which will increase our research and teaching capacities in business analytics, entrepreneurship, economic development, and emerging business technologies.


We must build upon our strengths. The college possesses several programs that are nationally prominent, fill growing needs of business, and help to better prepare our students for exciting careers. Each of these will receive increased support and emphasis in order to build upon its reputation as a leader in its field and set an example for all of our college activities to emulate. These programs are: the 
Center for Internal Auditing, the Master of Science in Analytics program, the Professional Sales Institute, LSU Initiative for Government and Public Policy, and the Real Estate Research Institute.

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