College of Business

USD 10,000 - USD 22,254 loan size

up to 20 years loan term

Courses we support

Traditional MBA
Master of Accountancy

About the school

Founded in 1894, Louisiana Tech University is a premium institution that finds a place in Forbes’ America’s Top Colleges list and is a Top Tier National University in the 2023 USNWR rankings. The College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and is recognised nationally for the quality and value of its programmes.

Notable alums of the College of Business include Dr. Bob Cunningham (CEO, The Cunningham Group and The Heritage Group), Jamie Adams (chief revenue officer, Scorpion), Melaine Hudson (field VP, Business Travel Insurance, Mid-Atlantic Region), and Drake Mills (CEO and chairperson, Origin Bancorp).

Ruston, the charming city home to the University, welcomes international students with its blend of Southern hospitality and academic excellence. Nestled in the heart of Louisiana, Ruston offers a safe and vibrant community that embraces cultural diversity. With many local eateries, cultural events, and natural attractions, Ruston is a friendly southern town and home to parks, lakes, and world-class mountain biking trails.

Where is the school located?

Life at the College of Business

With a diverse community celebrating world culture, international students have a supportive environment in which to connect and thrive on campus. Whether it be international clubs, academic associations, or special interest groups, these organisations enhance the sense of belonging and provide opportunities for personal growth and networking. The University provides different on-campus housing options for international students, from traditional residence halls with single or shared rooms to apartment-style living. The apartments are equipped with all the modern amenities to make living comfortable.

The International Students Office helps international students find suitable off-campus accommodation near campus if they opt for it. Many affordable apartments, studios, and suites are available nearby.

Besides several dining locations across campus, including Chik-fil-A, LA Tech Dining offers the unique feature of mobile ordering through Grubhub Mobile. Ordering your favourite food using your meal plan or credit card is easy and convenient.

International students can also take advantage of campus recreation and wellness centres, intramural sports, aquatics, bowling, rock climbing, and club sports. You will find counselling services to keep your health in check, including a hideaway park to relax and unwind.

The campus has multiple student parking spaces on a permit basis and offers shuttle services for easy commuting.

Additional benefits of studying at the College of Business

Louisiana Tech University is recognised as a leader in graduate education by the U.S. News & World Report in its 2023-24 Best Graduate Schools rankings.

Students can access some of the nation’s top teaching faculty and academic programmes that are technology-focused, market-responsive and entrepreneurial-minded at the College of Business.

Access to innovative and experiential learning centres on campus, such as the Centre of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology (CEnIT), supports students in creating and pitching business plans and innovative product ideas. The Centre of Information Assurance, the hub for linking cyber to the business world, is a National Centre of Research and Academic Excellence.

Ruston campus


Ruston, Louisiana

City Population

0.022 million


Southern U.S.


Hot summers (Aug avg. 91.9°F/33.3°C) with short, cold, and wet winters (Jan avg. 32.8°F /0.4°C)

Nearest Airport

Monroe Airport (MLU), Shreveport Airport (SHV)

Time Zone

CST November-March (UTC-6), CDT March-November (UTC-5)

Fast facts

Total University enrolment: 11,083 University student-to-faculty ratio: 19:1 Affordability: Approximately 93% of students receive some form of financial assistance Countries represented: 64 Flat-rate tuition: $475 per credit hour for graduate programmes

Admissions criteria

You must have a 4-year bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university to be eligible for admission. Once you meet the minimum criteria, complete the personal information form and fill in all the details.

Supporting materials to be provided by international students include:

A personal statement/Statement of Purpose (SOP): May be required for specific programmes

Letter(s) of recommendation: 1 letter

Undergraduate transcripts (translated into English): Required

Graduate admissions test result (GMAT, GRE, LSAT): Required

GMAT greater than or equal to 450 Composite Index (GPA x 200 + GMAT) greater than or equal to: 1,100 Proof of proficiency in English (e.g., TOEFL/IELTS): Required (International students who are non-native English speakers must provide minimum scores for 1 of the tests listed below)

Minimum test scores required:

TOEFL (paper-based): 550 TOEFL iBT: 80 TOEFL (Essentials): 8.5 IELTS: 6.5 Duolingo: 105 PTE: 58

Resume/CV: May be required for specific programmes

Proof of financial support: Required

Minimum scores/GPA: 2.75

Visit the website for details on tuition fees and other costs.

Admission deadlines for international students:

Fall: July 1 Winter: October 1 Spring: January 1 Summer: April 1

Visit this link for further information.

Please consult the school’s necessary admissions and financial aid websites for detailed information and updates.

Job placements

The College of Business organises workshops on professional development, enhancing students' business acumen and fostering personal and career-related competencies. These workshops equip participants with essential skills for success, offering guidance on diverse subjects, including career mapping, interview strategies, resume building, appropriate professional attire, dining protocols, effective job search methods, and building a professional network.

Besides the job search platform, Handshake, the College organises career fairs to help international students explore job opportunities and potential employers. The essential career events include:

Fall Career Day Spring Career Day

LA Tech Career Closet, a collaborative initiative between the Career Centre and Fashion Merchandising and Retail Studies, provides students with professional clothing that will allow them to enter or continue in the workforce.


Average MBA starting salary for graduates: $62,244 MBA and MAcc placement rate after six months of graduating: 100% Top employers for MBA: Aerojet Rocketdyne, Argent Financial, BAFS, Charles Schwab, Crossmark Management, Crest Operations, Enterprise Products, Ernst & Young, Lockheed Martin, Murphy USA, PwC, Schlumberger, Wells Fargo Average MAcc starting salary for graduates: $55,152 Top employers for MAcc: Boeing, Ernst & Young, Deloitte, Grant Thornton, Heard, McElroy and Vestal, Hunt Forest Products, KPMG, LMCH, Ochsner, PwC, Silas Simmons

Prodigy Finance international student loans

Prodigy Finance offers borderless financing to international students. There is no need to provide guarantors, collateral, or cosigners. Furthermore, there are no hidden fees! Our loan facilities include no penalties for early repayment and a 6-month grace period after graduating from full-time study.

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Last updated: 07 Dec 2023

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