Office of the Dean
4000 Business Education Complex
501 South Quad Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Welcome to the E. J. Ourso College of Business
I am proud to serve this institution as dean, and I’m thrilled to introduce you to our academic offerings and student services.
As I step into the role of dean, I’m acutely aware of the college’s duty to ensure the health, safety, and inclusion of our students, alumni, colleagues, and community. I want to assure you that our faculty and staff are absolutely committed to providing a healthy and welcoming learning environment for all our students. While we continue to adapt to a changing instructional landscape due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we remain steadfast in our commitment to providing the outstanding business education and professional opportunities required to thrive in today’s economy.
Our comprehensive academic offerings are informed and aligned with industry demand and student’s evolving interests. The E. J. Ourso College has ten undergraduate majors, six master's majors, six doctoral majors, and a wide range of minors, concentrations, and specializations. Additionally, we are accredited by AACSB, the highest standard for business schools worldwide. There truly is something here for everyone interested in the world of business.
Through the Office of Business Student Success (OBSS), our students are always supported by a comprehensive team of professional, skilled advisors. OBSS offers centralized services like academic counseling, career coaching, professional development, internship placement, diversity and inclusion programming, international experiences, and much more. OBSS is dedicated to the success of our students throughout their entire college career—from recruitment to graduation and beyond. As a result, our students are not only business-minded, but they are professional, globally aware, innovative, and proactive about their future. Most of our student population participate in an internship during their college experience, and many graduate with a job offer in hand.
Since its establishment in 1928, the E. J. Ourso College of Business has served as Louisiana’s flagship business college, playing an essential role in uplifting the state’s economy and ensuring the broader well-being of its residents. Each year, the college graduates exceptional students destined to become business leaders and entrepreneurs of the future. The value of an LSU business degree is readily seen in the success of our dedicated network of alumni across the country, and due to the role that the E. J. Ourso College played in their careers, our alumni remain supportive of the college long after graduation.
There is much more to be said about what makes the E. J. Ourso College of Business extraordinary, like our brilliant faculty members, world-class complex, impactful research, and engaged alumni network. I invite you to explore and learn more here and to visit our beautiful campus.
In closing, I’m truly optimistic about the continued success of our college and excited to lead the institution as dean. Thank you for your interest in the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business, and Geaux Tigers!
Jared J. Llorens
E. J. Ourso Professor and Dean Endowed Chair
LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business