RUSTON — Louisiana Tech University’s College of Business recently welcomed its largest-ever entering class comprised of 264 first-time freshmen.
Fall 2018 marks the largest enrollment in the history of the College with 1,393 undergraduate and graduate students, continuing a trend of steadily increasing enrollment figures.
“We’re thrilled that these outstanding students have chosen the College of Business to learn how to leverage technology in business and lead innovation,” said Chris Martin, Ph.D., dean of the College of Business. “Our increase in enrollment — including a 31 percent increase in first-time freshmen year-over-year — is a testament to the innovative programs offered in and outside our classrooms.”
The College also introduced several new academic programs on the graduate level including the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration, which provides professionals with a milestone accomplishment for career advancement and a pathway into Louisiana Tech’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. Graduate students also now have the opportunity to earn a Green Belt or Black Belt Six Sigma certification alongside the MBA. This online option offers highly sought after technical and analytical skills to improve quality of the output of a process in organizations, and is a collaboration between the College of Business and the College of Engineering and Science.
Designed for place-bound students living and working in Shreveport-Bossier City, the College’s new “2+2 Pathway to Tech” in computer information systems provides professionals with 60 hours of college credit with the chance to earn a bachelor of science degree in our Bossier City Academic Success Center.
“Our students graduate from Louisiana Tech prepared to successfully meet the workforce needs of the I-20 corridor and beyond,” said Martin. “We aim to develop innovative and relative programs and designed to give students the real-world experience employers value.”