Overview | LSU Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems

About Us


The Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems (SDEIS) has multiple missions. In addition to equipping students with the knowledge and skills needed to start a business, be a productive member of an entrepreneurial business, and become an effective manager in a growing business, it strives to produce graduates who excel in the area of information systems and business analytics.

While these goals may be different, they are equally important to industry today and help to position our graduates at the forefront of the workforce.

The Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems offers the following:

Students in SDEIS have multiple opportunities to participate in various groups and organized events, including:

Our entrepreneurship curriculum is designed to teach, coach, and inspire students to be entrepreneurial in their lives. Students gain the tools and experiences necessary to creatively pursue new opportunities and innovations in the startup, social, and corporate venture arenas. Entrepreneurship courses teach students the ins and outs of understanding how to operate, grow, and manage their own business (entrepreneurship) and how to be creative, innovative, and entrepreneurial in an existing organization (intrapreneurship).

Our information systems & decision sciences curriculum prepares students to design, implement, analyze, and manage information technology systems. Research collaborations leverage the diverse research interests and expertise of our faculty in domains as varied as medical informatics, e-commerce, disaster management, IT outsourcing, data mining, quantitative modeling, privacy/ethics, global e-business, the strategic use of technology, and traffic safety. These collaborative research efforts have resulted in major grant funding received from the National Science Foundation and elsewhere. The department offers four degrees:


BS ISDS Students at graduation

Bachelor of Science in ISDS

A 120-hour program that deals with the analysis, design, and implementation of systems to support the operations and management functions of an organization. ​Students prepare for careers in corporate settings, small- and medium-sized enterprises or entrepreneurial ventures, across all industries.

BS Entrepreneurship students in the BEC

Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship

Increase your understanding of business practices and startups through a focus on business management, development, and funding strategies. This degree must be paired with another bachelor's degree from any college on campus as part of a joint-degree.

MSA Program students talking in class

Master of Science in Analytics

An intensive 36 credit-hour program that is completed in 12 months. It emphasizes the use of state-of-the-art software tools to resolve real problems.


ISDS PhD students having a conversation at orientation


A curriculum designed to develop trained professionals who are qualified to instruct in a university environment and who are capable of conducting scholarly research. Areas of concentration include information systems, operations management, and business analytics.

Certificate in Analytics outside the Computer Lab

Online Graduate Certificate in Analytics

This certificate provides working professionals with the skills needed to understand and use available technology to gain insights into data. The objective of this new certificate program is to train non-traditional students, enhancing their career opportunities and increasing their productivity in industry and government​.

SEI Fellows Program Students in the BEC Courtyard

Entrepreneurship Fellows Program

The Entrepreneurship Fellows Program offered by the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute is a year-long program intended to foster entrepreneurial-minded students by providing an intensive, high quality educational experience to a select cohort of undergraduate and graduate students at LSU.