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Admission Process

Step 1: Submitting Admissions Application

  • Admissions Applications can be submitted online with an Admissions Counselor at the Graduate School


Step 2: Submitting Admissions Documents and Transcripts

  • Once a prospective student has applied for the SU Online MBA program or the Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management program, he/she will need to send original transcripts and other required documents to the Graduate School.  Eligible students can be accepted into the programs with unofficial transcripts, but official college transcripts must be submitted within 30 days of acceptance or before classes start.
  • Documents and copies of transcripts may be sent via fax, email or mail. Official transcripts must either be mailed or submitted directly to Southern University Office of the Registrar from previous institution(s) through an electronic official transcript system.


Step 3: Completing the Financial Aid Process

  • Prospective students must get started setting up their financial aid by submitting the forms that apply to them in a timely manner. As a public institution, eligible students may use federal and private grants and aid.
  • Prospective students must make sure to have their FAFSA completed prior to class registration.


Step 4: Receiving Notification on Admission Status

  • From the College of Business Online MBA and Graduate Certificate Programs Coordinating Office via e-mail.


Step 5:  Advisement

  • Once candidates receive admission notification from the Online MBA and Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management Program Coordinator they will be invited for advisement and registration to start their first semester.
  • After advisement courses will be uploaded on Banner by the Online MBA first set of courses, our Admissions Counselors are available by calling 225-771-5923.


Verification of Student Identity

The SUBR College of Business will periodically review a student registered for an online course is the same student that participates in, completes, and receives credit for the course.

The following methods will be used:

  • Issuing a secure login and pass code;
  • Using online Exam/Test proctoring software or testing centers
  • Using new or emerging technologies and practices that are effective in verifying student

All users of the university’s learning management systems -  are responsible for maintaining the security of usernames, passwords and any other access credentials assigned. In addition, all users of the learning management systems and respective college and university administrators are responsible for coordinating and promoting efficient use of university resources and services, and for ensuring that university level processes (e.g., admissions or registration) also remain in compliance with this policy.  Access credentials may not be shared or given to anyone other than the user to whom they were assigned to for any reason.  Users are responsible for all uses of their account.  Users are responsible for changing passwords periodically to maintain security.


SU MBA Degree Academic Requirements

The Master of Business Administration degree program online at Southern University, Baton Rouge is designed to be completed in four to six terms. The curriculum consists of 42 credit hours of which 33 credits of required core coursework and a minimum of 9 credits or three elective courses (concentration).  A failed core and elective course must be repeated.  Beside the MBA Capstone Course, which is one of the core courses, a comprehensive exam or thesis is not required to complete the SU MBA degree.

In addition to the 42 credit hours, applicants without baccalaureate degree in business are required to take up to 12 credit hours of foundation courses that include the following:

  1. Survey of Management and Marketing
  2. Foundations of Quantitative Methods
  3. Survey of Accounting
  4. Fundamentals of Economic and Finance