o be a successful entrepreneur, one must have a passion for learning – from customers, employees and even competitors. Entrepreneurship is seeing an opportunity and gathering the resources to turn a possibility into a reality. It represents the freedom to envision something new and to make it happen. It includes risk, but it also includes the reward of creating a legacy. The LSU Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems offers the Entrepreneurship Fellows Program: a yearlong program fosters entrepreneurial-minded students by providing an intensive, high-quality educational experience to a select cohort of undergraduate and graduate students at LSU. Any LSU student may apply and fellows are chosen through a competitive application process.
By offsetting the costs associated with earning additional credits, the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Scholarship removes a barrier for deserving students pursuing a BS in entrepreneurship from the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business. This scholarship opportunity is designed to encourage students to put in the extra time and effort required to complete the entrepreneurship paired degree program (BS/BA first degree + BS Entrepreneurship) at LSU.
BATON ROUGE - Rajesh P. Narayanan has been selected as the new associate dean for academic affairs and outreach in the Office of the Dean at the E. J. Ourso College of Business. Timothy Chandler, who previously held the position, has been named associate dean for undergraduate programs and assessment. Narayanan is also the chair of the E. J. Ourso College of Business’s Department of Finance and he will continue that role for the next year.
BATON ROUGE – Richard D. White Jr. will step down as dean of the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business at the end of this academic year. White has served in this role since 2012. His retirement will be effective in June 2020.
Data analysts from throughout the South-Central U.S. will be gathering at LSU October 16 -18. They be hearing the latest information on SAS programming techniques and methods of statistical analysis.
The LSU E. J. Ourso College is hosting a Business Graduate Program Fair Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the Business Education Complex rotunda.
– LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business recently recognized student achievement for the 2018-19 academic year. The following scholarship recipients were recognized for their accomplishments.
While the data revolution is transforming every industry sector, the university classroom is also undergoing a transformation. In order to meet current and future industry demands, university professors, especially in business, technology, data and analytics, are evolving their teaching methods to develop and train the students who will be the workforce of the future.
In May, ITinspired was just one of two Louisiana companies—and the only one based in Baton Rouge—to be included on Inc.magazine’s list of the 346 Best Places to Work in 2019. It was also ranked No. 2,584 on the magazine’s 2018 list of the 5,000 fastest growing companies in the U.S., with annual revenue of $2.2 million, an increase of 165% over the year previous.
Ask Sarah Schneider, a senior majoring in information sciences and decision sciences with a minor in analytics, to explain how data science applies to the business world, and you might expect a dry, complex, or esoteric answer. But Schneider breaks it down beautifully: “Business is really just people communicating and transacting with each other,” she explained. “I analyze large amounts of a company’s data and help them understand how to use it more efficiently to enhance their communications and transactions. This helps the company perform better or find prospects they were looking for but couldn’t see. I’m like a business detective.”
SU graduate Ashleigh McCord's connection to computers started when she was a little girl. She received her first computer from her grandfather when she was three and McCord's parents worked with computers and IT. Today, McCord is the IT Customer Experience Manager for Latin America at ExxonMobil.
BIRMINGHAM, AL – Out of 37 LSU student-athletes named to the 2018-19 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll, 10 of them are E. J. Ourso College of Business students. The 2018-19 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll is based on grades posted from the 2018 Spring, Summer and Fall terms.
BATON ROUGE – SEC Professor of the Year Gabriela González delivered the keynote address, and LSU graduated its largest and most diverse class ever at the university’s 298th commencement exercises on Friday, May 10. At the spring commencement ceremony, a record 4,442 degrees were awarded. The overall class of 2018-19 – students receiving degrees in previous summer and fall commencements combined with the current spring commencement – saw 7,047 degrees awarded, the highest in any academic year ever.
LSU is rated as the best value university in Louisiana and 69th among public universities across the country in Forbes 2019 America’s Best Value Colleges rankings.
Revibe, a music streaming and sharing application, won the 2019 Venture Challenge. The first place finish came with a $12,000 award. The ninth Annual Venture Challenge business plan/pitch competition is open to all LSU students with existing businesses or business ideas. Three student entrepreneurs pitched their business ideas in the final round for a share of $25,000 in startup cash.
Three LSU student businesses have been selected to present in a live pitch competition for a share of $25,000 in the ninth annual Venture Challenge April 23 at Tin Roof Brewery from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. The event is open to the public.
Louis-Philippe Beland, assistant professor in the Department of Economics, and Bulent Untel, associate professor and director of Graduate Studies – PhD Program in the Department of Economics, at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business, recently published a research paper exploring politics and entrepreneurship in the United States in the Canadian Journal of Economics.
Suzana Keller, LSU College of Business alumnus, has been named Chief Procurement Officer for Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales & Services Company (CCBSS) effective March 4, 2019. Keller will have further accountability to the Bottler Procurement Advisory Committee and the CCBSS board of directors.
Kenny Anderson has been named the executive director of the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute (SEI). The Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute promotes and fosters entrepreneurial practices through education, outreach and research, hosts the Entrepreneurship Fellows Program and manages the Tiger Den Incubator. Franz Lohrke has been serving as the interim director since former director, Bob Justis, retired and received Professor Emeritus status.
The Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute organizes StartupWeekend Baton Rouge in pursuit of better experiential learning for LSU students and the local community. As the name suggests, StartupWeekend is a Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday commitment to sharing ideas, discovering opportunities, and taking a step toward a launching a business. This year, the event will start at 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 15, at the Business Education Complex (BEC) and end at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – A team from LSU’s Diversity and Inclusion in the Office of Business Student Success placed runner-up at the 2019 National Diversity Case Competition (NDCC) at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. The competition is held annually the weekend before Martin Luther King Jr. Day and brings together some of the best and most diverse talent in undergraduate education from across the country. This was the eighth year for the event, which took place Jan. 18-19. Nearly 170 business students from 42 teams competed – up from 35 teams last year.
BATON ROUGE – LSU Executive Education announces the opening of nominations for the 2019 LSU100: Fastest Growing Tiger Businesses on February 1, 2019.
BATON ROUGE - The LSU Flores MBA Program has launched a one-year MBA track that’s geared toward students who hold an undergraduate business degree from an accredited institution. Beginning in June, this new one-year MBA format will allow students to complete the MBA degree in just 11 months.
BATON ROUGE - Master of Analytics student Lauren Agrigento of Chicago, IL has been named a 2019 SAS® Global Forum Student Ambassador by the SAS Institute, an American multinational developer of analytics software based in Cary, North Carolina. She is the third LSU student to be named a SAS® Global Forum Student Ambassador since 2013.
BATON ROUGE – Walter Scott, president of the Beta Zeta chapter of Delta Sigma Pi, talks to us about the organization, opportunities for students and his favorite LSU tradition.
BATON ROUGE - The LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business offers educational programs for the business community as part of its strategic initiatives to foster economic development, promote entrepreneurship, and fill the growing needs of business. Below is a list of the current offerings.
BATON ROUGE – LSU has announced the names of the students who have made the Dean’s List and the President’s Honor Roll for the fall 2018 semester.
BATON ROUGE – LSU recognized 1,950 graduates at the university’s 297th commencement exercises on Friday, Dec. 14.
BATON ROUGE - Reginald L. Tucker, assistant professor in the Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems at LSU's E. J. Ourso College of Business, recently published an article in Journal of Business Venturing that examined the influence of ADHD on business start-up [Wicklund, J., Yu, W., Tucker, R., and Marino, L. D. (2017), ADHD, impulsivity and entrepreneurship, Journal of Business Venturing, 32(6), 627-656.].
BATON ROUGE - Eight business alumni were recently named to the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report's 2018 40 Under 40.
BATON ROUGE – Several LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business graduates and a current student were among the 2018 graduates of Lead LSU, a leadership development program for LSU employees.
BATON ROUGE – To grow the stream of talented entrepreneurs willing to start new businesses and innovate within existing ones, the LSU Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems offers the Entrepreneurship Fellows Program. Any LSU student may apply for the yearlong program; fellows are chosen through a competitive application process.
BATON ROUGE - “Entrepreneurship Fellows was an opportunity for me to not simply be educated, but enlightened,” said Creighton K. Moxey, a 2018 graduate with a BS in general business and minor in entrepreneurship. “The program exposed me to information that has given me a head start on my entrepreneurial journey. My life’s trajectory has changed, and it’s directly correlated to Entrepreneurship Fellows.”
BATON ROUGE – LSU has formally announced selections for the 2018 Homecoming Court. The court is comprised of 14 exceptional students that represent the sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduate classifications plus graduate, law, and veterinary school students, and many of the university’s most dynamic student organizations.
BATON ROUGE – The LSU E. J. Ourso College is hosting a Business Graduate Program Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the rotunda of the LSU Business Education Complex, 501 South Quad Drive.
BATON ROUGE – The LSU E. J. Ourso College ranked 108th overall in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Undergraduate Business Programs” rankings released earlier this month. This year’s ranking places the college in the top quarter of all business schools and is a slight increase from the college’s 109th ranking in 2017.
BATON ROUGE – Gabriele Piccoli, Edward G. Schlieder Endowed Chair of Information Sciences in the LSU Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems, has been selected as editor-in-chief of MIS Quarterly Executive (MISQE). Piccoli’s three-year term will begin on Jan. 1, 2019.
BATON ROUGE – Young Entrepreneurs Academy of Baton Rouge (YEA BR) announces three lead instructors for the coming academic year. These accomplished professors and business leaders will adopt a proven national curriculum to guide select students as they generate business ideas, write business plans, pitch to an investor panel, and launch companies.
BATON ROUGE – A paper authored by a group including two LSU professors was recently honored by The Data Base for Advances in Information Systems, a quarterly publication of the Association of Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Management Information Systems (ACM SIGMIS).
BATON ROUGE – LSU has announced the names of the students who have made the Dean’s List and the President’s Honor Roll for the spring 2018 semester.
BATON ROUGE – The LSU Office of the Dean of Students presented the Tiger Twelve Class of 2018 at a ceremony held in late-April in the rotunda of the LSU Business Education Complex.
BATON ROUGE – LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business recently recognized student achievement at its 2018 Spring Scholarship Reception. Held in the Rotunda of the Business Education Complex, the event brought together scholarship recipients and donors.
BATON ROUGE – Inventions that will improve cancer treatment, prolong cell phone battery life and even eliminate a disease in horses are among the 15 new LSU patents that will be recognized at the Inventorship Showcase on April 25. At the event, the Excellence in Innovation award will be given to the E. J. Ourso College of Business for its efforts in creating the Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems, which launched a new bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurship this academic year. Recognizing that all LSU students can benefit from an entrepreneurship program, it is open to students pursuing a concurrent degree in any college on the LSU campus. The 12 currently enrolled entrepreneurship students are combining their entrepreneurship degree with engineering, Spanish, music, business and textiles, apparel and merchandising.
BATON ROUGE – Joni Shreve, a faculty member in the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business, received the 2018 SAS Distinguished Professor Award at the annual SAS Global Forum, held in Denver.
BATON ROUGE – LSU Discover has recognized two undergraduate students in the E. J. Ourso College of Business for their research.
BATON ROUGE – A team of LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business students is one of eight student groups selected to present to data professionals during the 2018 SAS Global Forum to be held April 8-11 in Denver.
BATON ROUGE – Those with the creativity and determination to pursue entrepreneurship are encouraged to join like-minded innovators during Startup Weekend Baton Rouge to be held March 9-11 at the LSU Business Education Complex.
Applications for the eighth annual LSU 100: Fastest Growing Tiger Businesses, hosted by LSU Executive Education, are now open.
BATON ROUGE – Applications for the eighth annual LSU 100: Fastest Growing Tiger Businesses, hosted by LSU Executive Education, are now open. Nominations and applications can be found at lsu100.com.
BATON ROUGE – LSU has announced the names of the students who have made the Dean’s List and the President’s Honor Roll for the fall 2017 semester.
BATON ROUGE - LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business graduates Mary Alice Booker of Shreveport, La.; Mallory Guillot of Covington, La.; Mary Peartree of Cypress, Texas; Ashley Pou of New Orleans; Cullen Richardson of Lake Charles, La.; Connor Usie of Zachary, La.; and Marissa Wehrer of Kenner, La. were each recognized as University Medalists during the Fall 2017 Diploma Ceremony.