BS in General Business

Shorelight - Louisiana State University, United States

bs-in-general-business

Next enrollment cycle

December 2021

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First Year Course Fee

USD 29,800

Course Accredited By

NA

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 30% scholarship
General Business allows students to build a curriculum around courses offered through the many academic disciplines that comprise the E. J. Ourso College of Business.
  • This curriculum allows students considerable flexibility to turn their passion into their degree by giving them the opportunity to select classes that will help them achieve their personal career goals.

BS in General Business

  • The Bachelor of Science with a General Business major is a 120-hour degree program. Learning objectives for students will vary, depending on the particular courses they select to complete. All students will gain valuable insight and basic knowledge in key areas of accounting, economics, finance, information systems & decision sciences, management, and marketing. To qualify for a Bachelor of Science with a General Business major, a candidate must complete 30 hours of junior and senior level business courses that include courses from at least four different academic disciplines within the E. J. Ourso College of Business. These courses may also be applied toward one or more minors offered through the college: analytics, energy, entrepreneurship, information technology management, internal audit, and international business.

Enrollment Cycles

  • December 2021
  • April 2022
  • July 2022

KENYA

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate IAP 2 Terms B-/8

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.0 - 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0.0 - 2.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 3.0 - 3.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 78 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 39 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 84 or less
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) NA
  • Academic English (2 Terms) NA
  • ID (2 Terms) 105

UGANDA

  • Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with a minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject. In addition, Uganda Certificate of Education or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Examination Certificate with 5 academic subjects passed is required
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate IAP 2 Terms B5

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.0 - 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0.0 - 2.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 3.0 - 3.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 78 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 39 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 84 or less
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) NA
  • Academic English (2 Terms) NA
  • ID (2 Terms) 105

TANZANIA

  • Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate IAP 2 Terms D/4

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.0 - 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0.0 - 2.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 3.0 - 3.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 78 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 39 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 84 or less
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) NA
  • Academic English (2 Terms) NA
  • ID (2 Terms) 105

UNITED KINGDOM

  • See GCE criteria
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate IAP 2 Terms GCE
  • Bachelor’s degree (Pass or Honours earned after 3 or 4 years); Bachelor of (Architecture, Dental Surgery, Medicine); Master of Pharmacy (I and II); BTEC Level 7 Diploma in Technology or Technological Engineering or Arts and Design
  • Undergraduate PS AAP 2 Terms 45
  • Undergraduate PS EAP 3 Terms 45
  • Undergraduate PS ID 2 Terms 50

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.0 - 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0.0 - 2.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 3.0 - 3.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 78 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 39 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 84 or less
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) NA
  • Academic English (2 Terms) NA
  • ID (2 Terms) 105

BTEC

  • (BTEC) Extended Diploma (Level 3)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate IAP 2 Terms 96 UCAS Points or MMM Grade

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.0 - 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0.0 - 2.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 3.0 - 3.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 78 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 39 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 84 or less
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) NA
  • Academic English (2 Terms) NA
  • ID (2 Terms) 105

GCSE/IGCSE/GCE O-LEVEL

  • 5 college preparatory subjects passed; Students must be 17 years old at the time of entry
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms D or 3
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms D or 3
  • Undergraduate IAP 2 Terms C or 4

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.0 - 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0.0 - 2.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 3.0 - 3.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 78 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 39 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 84 or less
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) NA
  • Academic English (2 Terms) NA
  • ID (2 Terms) 105

Semester 1

CRITICAL: “C” or better in ENGL 1001, MATH 1021; 2.3 Cumulative GPA.

  • ECON 2000 Principles of Microeconomics (3 Cr)
  • ENGL 1001 English Composition (3 Cr)
  • MATH 1021 College Algebra (3 Cr)
  • General Education course - Natural Sciences (3 Cr) 1
  • General Education course - Humanities (3 Cr)
  • Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 2

CRITICAL: “C” or better in ISDS 1102, MATH 1431; 2.3 Business GPA; 2.6 Cumulative GPA.

  • ACCT 2001 Introductory Financial Accounting (3 Cr)
  • ISDS 1102 Introduction to Management Information Systems for Business Majors (3 Cr)
  • MATH 1431 Calculus with Business and Economic Applications (3 Cr)
  • Oral and Written Communication Requirement 1(3 Cr ) 2
  • General Education course - Natural Sciences (3 Cr) 1
  • Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 3

CRITICAL: “C” or better in ACCT 2001, ECON 2000; 2.3 Business GPA; 2.6 Cumulative GPA .

  • ECON 2010 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 Cr)
  • ISDS 2000 Business Statistics and Analytics I (3 Cr)
  • ACCT 2101 Introductory Managerial Accounting (3 Cr) 4
  • Oral and Written Communication Requirement 2 (3 Cr) 3
  • General Education course - Arts (3 Cr)
  • Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 4

CRITICAL: ECON 2010, ISDS 2000; Admission to the College; 2.3 Business GPA; 2.6 Cumulative GPA.

  • ECON 2035 Money, Banking and Macroeconomic Activity (3 Cr) 4
  • ENGL 2000 English Composition (3 Cr)
  • ISDS 2001 Business Statistics and Analytics II (3 Cr)
  • General Education course - Humanities (3 Cr)
  • General Education course - Natural Sciences (3 Cr) 1
  • Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 5

CRITICAL: “C” or better in ENGL 2000; ACCT 2101.

  • MGT 3200 Principles of Management (3 Cr)
  • FIN 3716 Principles of Finance (3 Cr)
  • ISDS 3115 Introduction to Operations Management (3 Cr)
  • MKT 3401 Principles of Marketing (3 Cr)
  • Elective (3 Cr) 6
  • Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 6

  • BLAW 3201 Business Law (3 Cr)
  • Approved General Business Courses (12 Cr)5
  • Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 7

  • General Education course - Humanities (3 Cr)
  • Approved General Business Courses (9 Cr )5
  • Elective (3 Cr) 6
  • Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 8

  • MGT 3830 Strategic Management (3 Cr)
  • Approved General Business Courses (9 Cr) 5
  • Elective (3 Cr)6
  • Total Semester Hours: 15
  • 120 Total Sem. Hrs.
  • Typical cost for two semesters $45,000 
  • Tuition $29,800
  •  Housing $8,800 
  • Dining $4,400
  •  Other $2,000

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