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 wellbeing 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 Professional Sales Institute was established and the college will soon launch its new Office of Business Student Success - an initiative partly aimed at helping students land internships and post-graduate employment - and bachelor's degree in entrepreneurship. Additionally, we have made it a priority to provide our faculty with the resources it needs 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.

Six departments, eight 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.


Browse the E. J. Ourso College of Business Collections:

Department of Accounting

Department of Economics

Department of Finance

Department of Marketing

Public Administration Institute

Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems

William W. and Catherine M. Rucks Department of Management