Best Business Schools in Louisiana

By | March 2, 2019

Search top business school MBA programs in the state of Louisiana. Find latest rankings of MBA schools national wide and state wide. For detailed admissions statistics and graduate employment rate, check the following table for each top-ranked business college within Louisiana, with acceptance rate, average GPA and GMAT scores, as well as well tuition and starting salary information of all best MBA universities in Louisiana.

  • The capital city of Louisiana is Baton Rouge, which was established in 1880. With a land area of 76.8 mi2, Baton Rouge has a total population of 220,236 according to allcitypopulation.

Best Business Schools in Louisiana

National Ranking Best Business MBA Programs
80 Louisiana State University–Baton Rouge (Ourso) (Baton Rouge, LA)
Acceptance rate: 45.8%
Average GMAT score: 615
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.38
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $23,024 per program; Out-of-state, full-time: $49,308 per program
Enrollment (full-time): 133
Average starting salary and bonus: $57,044
Full-time graduates employed at graduation: 60.0%

Louisiana State University--Baton Rouge Business School

Louisiana Recent History

In 1860, before the start of the Civil War, more than 330,000 Louisiana residents (or nearly half of the total population) were slaves. State policy was determined primarily by large landowners and planters whose welfare depended on maintaining the status quo. It is not surprising that after the election of Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States, who declared his desire to prevent the spread of slavery, Louisiana became one of the initiators of secession. Already on January 8, 1861, at the direction of the state governor, the federal arsenal in Baton Rouge and the forts in New Orleans were seized. On January 26, Louisiana seceded from the United States, and on February 8, 1861, the state became part of the Confederate States of America.

The strategic importance of New Orleans made it one of the top priorities for northerners. In April 1862, after bombarding the forts defending the mouth of the Mississippi, ships of the United States Navy under the command of David Farragut went up the river and captured the city. At the same time, part of the territory of Louisiana almost until the end of the war remained under the control of the Confederates, several battles took place on the territory of the state, mainly for control of the waterways.

After the end of the Civil War, large plantations that used slave labor disappeared in Louisiana, replaced by numerous small tenants and sharecroppers. The volume of transportation of goods by steamboats along the Mississippi River also decreased. Nevertheless, the state developed rail links, and the construction of a system of dams provided the possibility of year-round navigation of ocean-going ships to New Orleans. The discovery of oil fields at the beginning of the 20th century significantly revived the economy of the “Pelican State”.

In Louisiana, as in other southern states of the United States, for many decades former slaves and their descendants remained virtually disenfranchised. Due to property and educational restrictions imposed by legislators in 1910, only less than 0.5 percent of black men had the right to vote. Not surprisingly, in the first third of the last century, tens of thousands of African Americans moved from Louisiana to the large industrial cities of the Midwest and Northeast of the United States.