Overview | LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business

About Us


Since our establishment in 1928, the E. J. Ourso College of Business has served as the flagship business college of Louisiana, playing an essential role in uplifting the economy of the state and the well-being of its citizens. Each year, the college graduates more than 1,000 exceptional men and women who are the business leaders and entrepreneurs of the future.

The E. J. Ourso College has continuously improved and expanded its offerings for students and alumni. Most recently, the college opened the Office of Business Student Success - an initiative partly aimed at helping students land internships and post-graduate employment. Additionally, the Professional Sales Institute was established and bachelor's degree in entrepreneurship was launched. We have also made it a priority to provide our faculty with the resources needed to further research in every aspect of the business world and to produce industry leaders for our global work environment.

We partner with higher education institutions and corporate enterprises globally to ensure we are on the cutting edge of business education. This allows us to improve our students’ skills in communication, leadership, teamwork, and the technical aspects of their respective disciplines.

Seven departments, five centers and institutes, and four initiatives comprise the units that encapsulate the offerings of the E. J. Ourso College of Business. Each of these components is committed to excellence in fostering learning and pursuing discovery in an intellectually diverse environment that prepares our students for rewarding lifelong careers.

Our namesake, E. J. Ourso, once remarked that, “Every successful entrepreneur is first of all an impossible dreamer.” As Louisiana’s top college of business, our goal is to help make dreams come true.