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Dean's Welcome

Dean's Welcome


Dr. Musa Essayyad

Dean's Welcome

I would like to welcome you to the College of Business at McNeese State University. We are located in the beautiful city of Lake Charles, Southwest Louisiana, which is two-hour drive from Houston, Texas. We have been proudly graduating for decades many outstanding leaders in accounting, finance, marketing, management and business administration. Our region of Southwest Louisiana is going through an economic bonanza as natural gas and petrochemical companies are spending about $88 billion in capital projects. The direct investment and spinoff effect are expected to create many thousand direct and indirect jobs in the LNG sector and other industries including hospitality/casinos, healthcare, real estate, banking, and insurance.

All our undergraduate degrees in accounting, finance, management, marketing, and business administration, and our MBA degree have been accredited by AACSB-International for many decades, signifying quality and rigor. Only about 5% of all business schools in the world and 30% of US business schools are AACSB-accredited. We offer the following degrees online: B.S. in Management, Graduate Certificate in Business Administration and MBA.
We have been adopting the best business education practices that are based on innovative regional and international partnerships, interactive student learning, impactful research, and active community engagement. We have continued to work with other McNeese colleges to enhance the employability of graduates. Our students are benefiting from well thought out corporate internship and service learning programs, and from the many student organizations we have on campus. The business community, through our Corporate Advisory Council, is actively engaged in providing guidance to our College and providing support to ensure quality of our academic programs and initiatives.

We invite you to explore the Southwest Louisiana Entrepreneurial and Economic Development Center (SEED) and its Incubator, McNeese’s Small Business Development Center, the H.C. Drew Center for Economic Information and Analysis, and Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance.

Musa Essayyad, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor of Finance
Email: messayyad@mcneese.edu
Phone: (337) 475-5514