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College of Business

College of Business

AACSB Accredited
About the College

Be a Part of the College of Business

The College of Business at McNeese is one of the premier business programs in the state and we continually strives for academic excellence and student success.  Our dedicated faculty and staff work with you on your journey of learning to help you create a path for success.  At McNeese, you'll develop professional relationships with instructors that larger schools cannot provide.  We emphasize a mentoring-style of teaching and reinforce critical thinking skills, writing, communication and presentation skills to better prepare you for successful assimilation into a global world of business.  Our alumni are spread across the globe and rank among the nation's most successful business leaders. We maintain strong links to the professional community and regularly bring current professional expertise and knowledge into the classroom learning environment.

The College of Business is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the most prestigious accrediting body for business programs.  This allows us to be rightfully known as "one of the best business schools in the world."

As part of McNeese State University, the College values excellence with a personal touch.


Discover Your Future

Our Mission:  Through engagement, innovation, and impact,the mission of the College of Business is to provide quality business education, enriched by scholarship, to ensure student success and to serve as a resource for the Southwest Louisiana community. 

Our Core Values:
  • Academic Excellence
    The College supports a dynamic educational environment that encourages and enhances faculty and student academic achievement and productivity.
  • Student Success
  • The College prepares a diverse student population to succeed in personal and professional endeavors in a global business environment.
  • Partner, Serve, and Interact with the Community
    The College serves as a resource for education, research, economic development and community service.
  • Personal and Professional Integrity
    The College values integrity, ethical behavior, mutual respect and collegiality.  These characteristics enrich interaction among constituents.

As part of the University, the College values excellence with a personal touch

Strategic Goals
Goal 1: Maintain innovative curriculum and pedagogical delivery that provide students with general and specific knowledge and skills in business learning

        Objective 1: Maintain AACSB International Accreditation
        Objective 2: Sustain continuous improvements in undergraduate and graduate degree  programs 
                              and initiatives
        Objective 3: Foster student engagement, retention, and graduation
        Objective 4: Support academic partnerships and internationalization
Goal 2: Support and advance intellectual and professional contributions

         Objective 1: Ensure faculty’s compliance with College’s criteria (AACSB Standards 2
                              and 15)
Goal 3: Continue to provide active support to SWLA business community

        Objective 1: Engage faculty in community-based research and training
        Objective 2: Promote interaction between the Advisory Council and faculty/students
        Objective 3: Support active involvement of faculty and student with the SWLA Economic Development Alliance
        Objective 4:  Continue to support the mission of McNeese’s LSBDC mission in providing counseling,
                               training and information to help small businesses start, grow and succeed
        Objective 5:  Continue to provide economic data and information through the H.C. Drew Center for
                               Economic and Business Analysis
Goal 4: Explore opportunities to increase funds earmarked for the College of Business

      Objective 1: Prepare a fund-raising plan with attainable goals to increase faculty development and student scholarships funds by 3% per year.
Goal 5: Promote College of Business degree programs and initiatives

      Objective 1: Adopting a marketing plan with attainable goals regarding undergraduate and graduate degree programs and innovative initiatives 

H.C. Drew Center for Business and Economic Analysis

The H.C. Drew Center for Business and Economic Analysis collects and disseminates economic development information and data specifically pertaining to the economy of Southwest Louisiana. The Center maintains an economic development database that includes information on population, employment and unemployment, wages and salaries, cost-of-living measures, taxable sales, and other regional economic indicators. The database is used to gauge the current status of the regional economy, and to identify areas of strength and weakness as well as emerging future trends. Regional economic development information is disseminated electronically as well as through community economic development conferences and specialized workshops. The Center's database and reports can be accessed at

Louisiana Small Business Development Center at McNeese State University

Donna Little, Director

The LSBDC program is designed to meet the management and technical assistance needs of the small business community in Southwest Louisiana. The objectives are:

  • To counsel existing small businesses in improvement of performance.
  • To aid potential small businesses in assessment of ideas and development of business plans.
  • To assist small businesses in strategic and tactical planning in a dynamic environment.

Counselors provide one-on-one counseling and conduct workshops and seminars to keep small businesses abreast of current events and changing trends in today's world of business.

Working within the College of Business, the LSBDC utilizes the faculty and student resources of McNeese State University in counseling and assistance.

The Center maintains a resource library with information on managing a business, and assists clients with finding information from far-reaching state and national resources.