Online MBA Programs

Proud to be the educational foundation for some of the nation’s most recognized professionals, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette offers you the perfect opportunity to fuel your passion for making a difference.

Our AACSB-accredited B.I. Moody III School of Business Administration offers a general MBA, or you can choose to specialize with one of several concentrations offered. Pick the program that best matches your interests and graduate with confidence! Books and most fees* are included in tuition.

Online MBA Programs

Complete Coursework: as few as 15 months

Credit Hours: 33

Tuition: As low as $12,800*

Complete Coursework: as few as 18 months

Credit Hours: 39

Tuition: As low as $15,127.32*

Complete Coursework: as few as 15 months

Credit Hours: 33

Tuition: As low as $12,800*

Complete Coursework: as few as 15 months

Credit Hours: 33

Tuition: As low as $12,800*

Complete Coursework: as few as 15 months

Credit Hours: 33

Tuition: As low as $12,800*

Complete Coursework: as few as 15 months

Credit Hours: 33

Tuition: As low as $12,800*

Complete Coursework: as few as 15 months

Credit Hours: 33

Tuition: As low as $12,800*

Complete Coursework: as few as 15 months

Credit Hours: 33

Tuition: As low as $12,800*

Complete Coursework: as few as 15 months

Credit Hours: 33

Tuition: As low as $12,800*

*Tuition is subject to change without notice by action of the Louisiana State Legislature. The University reserves the right to increase prices at any time. This tuition schedule is based on regulations adopted by the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System.

†Excluding foundation courses

Please note: The MBA with a concentration in Health Care Administration program requires more credit hours, so the total tuition is slightly higher than the other MBA programs.

Why Should I Get an MBA?

Whether you want to become a more effective leader or start a whole new career, earning your Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is a smart move. Having those three important letters after your name can certainly enhance your resume and catch a recruiter’s eye, but this graduate degree does more than make you look good on paper. The advanced business knowledge and practical skills you gain with an MBA can change the way you see your future, opening up many different paths to financial and career success.

Graduate school can be challenging if you’re also working full time, but it helps when you can tailor your learning experience to your professional goals. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette offers eight online MBA concentrations focused on different industries and aspects of business along with flexible coursework you can complete on your schedule.

What Is the Career Outlook for MBA Graduates?

In a word, excellent. MBAs are in demand for a wide spectrum of jobs, and corporations aren’t the only ones recruiting them. You’ll find MBA graduates working at Fortune Global 500 companies and tech startups as you might expect, but employers in healthcare, tourism and public service are also snapping up talented candidates, often fresh out of graduate school. You’ll find MBA grads running their own businesses, as well, and bringing new ideas to market.

Here are some fast figures from the Graduate Management Admission Council’s 2019 Business School Hiring Report that demonstrate just how positive the employment picture is for MBA graduates. The diverse range of employers planning to hire MBAs includes:

  • 91% of public companies
  • 86% of businesses with 1,000 workers or more and 94% of businesses with 10,000 workers or more
  • Two-thirds of all startup companies
  • Four out of five businesses in the energy, technology, healthcare and consulting industries
  • Three out of five companies in finance, accounting, manufacturing, products and services
  • More than half of nonprofit organizations and government employers

Job Trends for MBA Graduates: Southern United States

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the southern coastal region of the United States — Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Georgia — will see MBA job growth of 16% through 2028.

BLS also projects the following MBA jobs and career fields will grow faster in these five states from 2019-2028 than the national average:

Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
31.6%
Operations Analysts 30.3%
Business Intelligence Professionals 27.9%
Controllers, Financial Managers and Tax Managers 25.8%
Marketing Specialists 23.9%
Personal Financial Advisors and Business Management Analysts 21.9%
Healthcare Administrators and Health Information Directors/Managers 19.2%
Product Managers 18.8%
Training and Development Specialists 17.8%
Financial Analysts 17%
Accountants and Auditors 16.7%
Human Resources Managers 16.2%
Financial Examiners 15.9%

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019.

Job market analysis from Burning Glass Technologies reveals that project and budget management are the top MBA skills requested by employers in the region, appearing in almost a third of job recruitment posts from August 2018 to July 2019. One in five posts requested skills in accounting, business strategy, business analysis, or personnel management as well.

Will I Really Earn More With an MBA?

According to the Graduate Management Admission Council’s 2019 Business School Hiring Report, many employers eager to recruit MBAs are also willing to pay top dollar for their services. The median annual salary for new MBA hires in the U.S. is now $115,000, more than double that of BBA graduates. GMAC notes that employers in consulting pay incoming talent the best ($135,000 median starting salary), followed by finance and accounting ($125,000). However, an MBA can help you increase your salary regardless of your career field.

GMAC also reports that MBA graduates take less than four years on average to recoup their financial investment in a master’s degree, due to their additional earning power. Students who choose an accelerated online MBA program with a competitive tuition rate can often see their investment returned even faster.

$115,000

Median annual salary for new MBA hires in the United States — more than double that of new bachelor’s degree graduates.

— Graduate Management Admission Council

What Are Some Typical MBA Jobs and MBA Salaries?

The following table details average salaries for MBA graduates working in the southern coastal region.

PositionAverage Annual Salary
LouisianaAlabamaGeorgiaMississippiFlorida
Chief Operating Officer$163,474$157,739$156,471$151,713$145,541
Chief Executive Officer$139,283$134,397$133,317$129,263$124,004
Tax Director$138,382$133,528$132,454$128,427$123,202
Chief Financial Officer$135,102$130,363$129,315$125,383$120,282
Change Management Consultant$125,821$121,407$120,431$116,769$112,018
Vice President of Hospitality$125,077$120,689$119,719$116,079$111,357
Regional Sales Director$111,273$107,369$106,506$103,268$99,067
Chief Human Resources Officer$110,851$106,962$106,103$102,877$98,691
Software Sales Manager$107,081$103,325$102,494$99,378$95,335
Business Intelligence Consultant$102,563$98,965$98,170$95,185$91,313
Supply Chain Consultant$102,122$98,539$97,747$94,775$90,919
Internal Audit Manager$100,715$97,182$96,401$93,470$89,667
Project Management Consultant$98,726$95,262$94,496$91,623$87,896
Healthcare Project Manager$98,524$95,068$94,303$91,436$87,716
Corporate Accounting Manager$95,800$92,439$91,696$88,908$85,291
Senior Business Development Manager$90,307$87,139$86,439$83,810$80,401
Compensation and Benefits Manager$87,945$84,860$84,178$81,618$78,298
Regional Director of Hotel Operations$85,036$82,053$81,393$78,918$75,708

Source: ZipRecruiter, July 2019

Many candidates for these and other positions find they receive a nice pay bump upon earning an MBA, whether they are advancing in their current field or switching careers.

If you’re ready to seize the kind of opportunities that a master’s degree in business makes possible, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette has a 100% online MBA program for you.

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