The mission of our MBA program is to offer high-quality graduate education for students who have varied educational and professional backgrounds. We were named one of the best MBA programs in the country by the Princeton Review, which noted how flexible the program is for professional students who work full time. CEO Magazine also named UL Lafayette’s MBA program among the top 68 in North America.
Our program develops the business skills and knowledge necessary to progress in current positions, qualify for career changes, and succeed in managerial and leadership positions in business and society. Our curriculum integrates total quality management concepts, ethical considerations, international dimensions, and technological applications as well as involvement with the business community, making us one of the best MBA programs in the Southeast and in the U.S.
The MBA program at UL Lafayette was ranked among the country's best in the U.S. News & World Report's 2020 edition of "Best Graduate Schools."
One MBA Degree, Three Options
At UL Lafayette, we offer one MBA program with three delivery options for you to earn your degree. All three are designed for working professionals who need a flexible program, but not one that sacrifices quality.
You can either:
- Attend evening courses in a face-to-face, traditional semester format;
- Attend courses on Friday afternoons and Saturdays in the Executive MBA format; or
- Complete all courses online in accelerated 8-week terms in the 100% online format.
Because courses in this program will only be available online, the program may not be available to all applicants. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette and its online programs must be in compliance in every state where a student is located. (Visit the Online Programs website to learn more.) International students also may not be eligible. According to U.S. immigration regulations, F-1 students cannot pursue online degrees; international students in other visa categories (i.e., H-4, L2) are exempt from this restriction.
If you are an out-of-state student enrolling in an online program at UL Lafayette, you automatically receive the in-state tuition incentive. That means you pay the in-state tuition amount instead of the out-of-state costs.
MBA Degree Concentrations
- Business Administration
- Global Management
- Hospitality Management
- Human Resource Management
- Project Management
- Sales Leadership
MBA Health Care Administration Degree
The MBA Health Care Administration degree is designed for the professional in or seeking to get into health care administration. You can pursue your MBA Health Care Administration degree in a traditional semester format or 100% online.
The program consists of 33 hours with 15 hours of business core and 18 hours of HCA courses. Two internships served within a health care organization are required and prepare students for industry. Fifteen hours of foundation courses may be expected depending upon the undergraduate business courses previously completed.
- Healthcare analyst
- Health services administrator
- Practice manager or administrator
- Hospital administrator
- Research and development manager
- Pharmaceutical project manager
- Operations planner
- Ambulatory project manager
- Health policy analyst
- Health information manager
Traditional and Executive Delivery Formats:
- Fall: June 30
- Spring: November 30
- Summer: April 30
All graduate applicants must provide official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended.
Depending on your cumulative undergraduate GPA and work experience, the MBA Graduate Coordinator may determine that the GMAT, resume, and/or letters of reference are not required as part of your application. The GMAT may also be waived for applicants with a terminal graduate or professional degree and/or for those with extensive professional experience applying to pursue the Executive MBA.
Refer to the chart below to determine what materials you need to submit with your application.
|Undergraduate Cumulative* GPA||Relevant Work Experience||GMAT||Resume||Letters of Reference||Official Transcripts|
|3.0 or greater||0+ years||No||No||No||Yes|
|3.0 in last 60 hours||0+ years||No||No||No||Yes|
|2.75 to 2.99||3+ years||No||Yes||No||Yes|
|2.75 to 2.99||Less than 3 years||Yes||No||No||Yes|
|2.5 to 2.74||5+ years||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2.5 to 2.74||Less than 5 years||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
*The undergraduate cumulative GPA is an overall GPA calculated with consideration of all courses attempted. If a course was repeated, both grades are included in our GPA calculations. We do not use an adjusted GPA.
For more information, contact the Graduate Coordinator:
P. Robert Viguerie
Moody Hall, 328