Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Business Administration

With a wide selection of evening and online classes, you can earn your AACSB-accredited Master's in Business Administration from McNeese while still working a full-time job.

Program Highlights

Master of Business Administration Degree Program Highlights

McNeese State University’s Master of Business Administration program curriculum is designed to equip you with the background, skills and insight you need to function effectively in administrative and leadership roles in a globally competitive environment. This top-choice MBA degree program also has flexible and convenient class options to allow you to complete program requirements at your own pace, including entirely online.

A relevant, high-quality curriculum

The modern business landscape is shaped by challenges arising from strong and growing global forces, changing values and technologies and increasingly diverse workforce and customer bases. McNeese is constantly enhancing the curriculum in the MBA program to make sure you graduate equipped to move effectively, and with expertise, in this ever-shifting business environment. Plus, with a strong commitment from the Lake Charles community, including a large and engaged advisory council comprised of local business experts and alumni, our graduate program connects you with area businesses to improve and increase opportunities that will help you stand out and succeed in today’s job market.

At a Glance

Degree Type: Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Program Length: 18 months (30 credit hours)

Availability: in person, hybrid, online

Business Administration is offered 100% Online.
Program overview

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Emphasizing practical applications, the MBA degree program at McNeese blends experiential learning and academic training to teach analytical thinking and decision-making techniques using real problems. And that’s just for starters.

Financial Aid and Scholarships:

McNeese offers one of the least expensive MBA programs in Louisiana. In addition to low tuition rates, you can apply for a graduate assistantship for professional work experience, a salaried income and reduction in tuition. Learn more from the Office of Financial Aid.

Applied Learning:

The rapid growth of Southwest Louisiana’s economy is creating opportunities for internships with local industry, including healthcare and hospitality, giving you the opportunity to gain practical, hands-on experience in the field. You may also participate in service-learning projects through course work and by collaborating with local companies and nonprofits in Lake Charles.

Graduate Research:

Program faculty are actively working on a variety of research projects that you could get involved with. Graduate students have co-authored published articles and papers, as well as presented findings with faculty at academic conferences. You may also be able to design and lead your own independent study research project with mentorship from a faculty member.

Excellence With a Personal Touch:

With small class sizes, McNeese’s MBA program focuses on engagement and personal interaction regardless of whether you’re taking online classes or attending in person. Either way, you’ll also meet with the dean at least twice a semester to discuss your progress in the degree program, ensuring your course work is relevant to your goals and eliminating barriers to success.

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Master of Business Administration (MBA) Concentrations

Business Analytics

The concentration in Business Analytics prepares students to use data, statistical and quantitative analysis, and predictive modeling to make informed and data-driven business decisions.

Business Analytics Concentration
General Business Administration

The concentration in General Business Administration provides comprehensive business education and leadership skills for effective organizational management.

General Business Administration Concentration
International Business

The concentration in International Business provides a comprehensive education in the cultural, economic, and political factors that shape the global marketplace, and equips students with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in international business careers.

International Business Concentration

The concentration in Accounting provides a comprehensive program designed for the practicing manager with a focus on the tools of analysis and decision-making.

Accounting Concentration

The concentration in Marketing provides the comprehensive background, skills, and insight needed to function effectively in an administrative environment. Graduates are prepared to meet the challenges from strong and growing global forces, conflicting values, changing technology, and demographic diversity among employees and customers.

Marketing Concentration
Careers and Opportunities

What Can You Do with a Business Administration Degree?

Earning a graduate degree MBA from McNeese is an investment in your future. The MBA is valuable for advancement in a current job, higher placement in a new position or a greater starting salary and increased income over the lifetime of your career. In Louisiana, McNeese MBA graduates are leaders and managers of some of the area’s top industries, including energy, finance and accounting. Others are paving their own way as entrepreneurs and innovators — the developers of the Waitr app are McNeese MBA alumni.

Potential Job Titles or Employers

  • Accountant
  • Audit Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Operations Manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Finance Manager
  • Financial Advisor
  • Marketing Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager

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Student Activities

In addition to more than 100 student organizations and clubs on campus, as an MBA student, you can participate in a variety of special activities:

  • Business After Hours networking events
  • Mentorship programs with the Lake Charles business community
  • Open houses during fall and spring semesters with students, faculty and staff

Center for Business & Economic Analysis

Housed in the Burton Business Center at McNeese, the H.C. Drew Center for Business & Economic Analysis conducts economic analyses of business industries in the Lake Area and surrounding communities. As an MBA graduate student, you may be able to work in the center under the guidance of the director.

SEED Center

The Southwest Louisiana Entrepreneurial and Economic Development (SEED) Center on the McNeese campus is a regional, one-stop, economic development facility and home to the McNeese Innovation Center, Louisiana Small Business Development Center and student Business Pitch competition.

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