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The Al Danos College of Business is AACSB-accredited, a distinction held by less than 6 percent of business schools worldwide.


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Are you a high school student interested in business? Curious to see what we have to offer? Then you should attend the Nicholls State University College of Business Open House! This is where aspiring high school students can learn more about the different pathways to a business degree. The event will take place on Sunday, March 19, 2023, from 3-5 pm. Join us for an afternoon snack at 2:30 pm. Registration is required. See you there!

Al Danos College of Business Administration

The Nicholls State University Al Danos College of Business Administration is AACSB-accredited and offers degrees in Accounting Finance, Computer Information Systems, Management, Marketing and Business Administration (including a fully online Business Administration degree The College also offers a Master of Business Administration degree. AACSB is the gold standard in quality accreditation for Colleges of Business. Less than 6% of Colleges worldwide hold this accreditation and the Nicholls State University Al Danos College of Business Administration has held this distinction for over 30 years. The College of Business Administration is also separately accredited in Accounting. Fewer than 200 schools in the world share this accreditation. Other accolades include the following:

  • Nicholls State University rankings in US News and World Report:
    2019 – 41st top public regional university in the south and 95the best regional university in the south
    2020 – 38th top regional university in the south and 84th regional in the south. *Top ranked public regional in Louisiana, 3rd best when including regional privates.
  • Nicholls Online Business Administration degree:
    2018 – #4 out of 572 Top Online Colleges for Value in the nation for Bachelor’s Business (SR Education Group)
    2019 – #17 Most Affordable Online Colleges-Bachelor’s Business (SR Education Group)
    2019 – Nicholls ranked #2 in the state for Nicholls Online (BA degree included in offerings) by College Consensus
  • Other rankings:
    2019 – Nicholls finance program ranked top 50 in the nation by  This ranking “focuses on quality programs that provide high-value education while still accessible and affordable.”
    2019 – Nicholls Business Administration and Management programs ranked #93 of 711 (improving 381 over the previous year’s ranking of 474) for top “best for the money” putting it in the top 15% for quality and value.  Nicholls was ranked #2 out of 13 schools in the state for value in these degree programs – College Factual  

Thus, we are committed to high quality programs, engaged faculty, and the success of our graduates. Nicholls Al Danos College of Business is the regional center for business education.

  • Future students, we are interested in helping you find the career that fits your interests and strengths and prepares you for a promising career. We welcome interested parents and students to contact us with questions or, if possible, schedule a visit to campus. One of our faculty will meet with you and assist with making the important decisions about choosing a College and selecting a degree program. Finding the right fit for each student is part of our mission.
  • Current students, we are proud that you selected Nicholls and the Al Danos College of Business Administration. Our team of faculty begin connecting with you in your first year and your appointed Business Faculty advisor will follow you throughout your time with us. You will find that faculty are accessible, willing to help and will be a large part of your success. We also encourage you to get involved beyond the classroom.  Join one of our many student organizations. Become an officer and learn leadership skills that will carry into your career. Take part in study abroad programs, job shadowing, internships or many of the special programs and guest speakers offered in the College. The business world is looking for well-educated students, but also ones that can work in teams, lead projects and people, make data-driven decisions and take personal initiative. Use your time with us to develop your skills inside and outside of the classroom. Our goal is to prepare students to become well-educated, responsible and engaged business professionals via our challenging, cutting-edge curriculum led by committed faculty. Based on the success of recent graduates, we are confident we are meeting this objective:
 Total COB GraduatesPercent Employed (via LinkedIn)
Fall 201212971.32%
Spring 201311579.13%
Fall 201610280.39%
Spring 201711788.89%
Fall 201712487.10%
Spring 201811685.34%

We are also excited about the engagement of our many alumni and business leaders, throughout the Bayou Region and beyond, that stay connected to our College through guest speaking, internships, job shadowing, service learning opportunities, advisory boards and donations. These people are the foundation of our success.  Our graduates drive the Bayou Region economy and can be found all over the country and the world; they are responsible for creating the excellent reputation we have in the business world.  We are happy to partner with them to continue to be the business education resource of choice.

Whether future student, current student, graduate or friend of the College, please accept my invitation to come by and visit “your” Al Danos College of Business Administration at Nicholls State University. Contact my office at (985) 448-4171, or email me at

Best regards,
Marilyn Macik-Frey, Ph.D., Dean

Where can you find Nicholls' College of Business grads?

Where can you find Nicholls' College of Business grads?


Business is a part of our everyday lives.  Business professionals are not only needed in corporate boardrooms and on Wall Street , they also work in all walks of life.  You can find business graduates in:

  • the health care and the insurance industry
  • culinary industry, large food and beverage makers to small restaurants
  • professional sports and entertainment
  • the oil and gas, maritime, chemical and manufacturing industries
  • financial institutions, banks, investment firms and real estate
  • courtrooms and law offices
  • accounting firms
  • political campaigns and government offices
  • marketing firms and research offices
  • every retail and small business you visit.

At our core, the Al Danos College of Business Administration supports the diverse educational needs of business professionals.  Many of our students come from our region and return to our region after graduation.  However, our close ties to oil and gas, maritime, chemical and agricultural manufacturing necessitates the need to prepare students to succeed not only in the region, but throughout the United States and the world in these international businesses.  Even small business owners in our area must understand the global implications of our regional economy.

Our specialized programs will prepare students to network, manage information, lead others, and think not only critically but creatively.  We prepare our students to work with the technological tools and large scale data that drives the business world of the future.  Our leadership provides students with progressive and engaging learning experiences by offering challenging curriculum and skills while giving students numerous opportunities to grow professionally and personally.

We offer degrees that serve the needs of today’s students and tomorrow’s leaders.

Our Executive Advisory Board is a vital part of the Al Danos College of Business Administration.  They provide input to our curriculum on the ever- changing needs of business and industry, as well as help formulate our mission and implement the College’s long term goals.   In return,  our students are then positioned to successfully meet workforce development needs as well-educated, responsible and engaged business professionals.

Damon Baldone,  Attorney at Law
Damon J Baldone and Associates

Toby Brady,  President
LA Capitol Group

James J. Buquet III,  Retired
Buquet Distributing Co.

Otto Candies III,  CEO
Otto Candies, LLC

Minor A. “Tony” Cheramie III,  Vice President
L&M BOTRUC Rental, Inc.

Kurt Crosby, CEO
Crosby Tugs, LLC

Lori Davis, President
Rig-Chem, Inc.

Dean Falgoust, Vice President & General Counsel
Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold, Inc

Jude Guidry, Retired
State Farm Insurance

Marguerite Knight,  Senior Vice President/Financial Advisor
Morgan Stanley

Vic Lafont,  Executive Director
South Louisiana Economic Council

Jerry Ledet,  President & CEO
Synergy Bank

Kirk Meche,  Director of Renewable Energy
Morrison Energy

Barry Melancon, President & CEO

Scott Melancon, Vice President,
The First National Bank of Jeanerette

Robbie Naquin, Senior Vice President
b1 Bank

Joseph Orgeron, Ph.D.
State Representative, District 54; Executive Director, Restore or Retreat

Bill Riviere, Senior Partner
Phelps Dunbar, LLP

Kenneth Smith,  President & CEO
T Baker Smith, LLC

Greg Stock, CEO
Thibodaux Regional Medical Center

Charles Theriot, Managing Member
Charles Theriot CPAs

Benton LeBlanc, President
Okeanus Science and Technology, LLC

Stewart Saathoff, CEO
Transech, LLC

Joshua Luft, Chief Administrative Officer

Lori Leblanc, President/Owner
Aurora Solutions Group

Your connection to the Nicholls State University Al Danos College of Business Administration doesn’t have to end after graduation. Click here to find out how!

There are various ways the community can support the Al Danos College of Business Administration at Nicholls State University:

Donate to the Capstone Fund : The Al Danos College of Business Administration Capstone Fund is a fundraising initiative to build a $1 million permanent endowment.  The interest earned on the endowment will be used to provide scholarships and financial aid for deserving students, attract and retain excellent faculty in all disciplines, improve technology in classrooms and laboratories, and maintain AACSB International accreditation. To learn how you can contribute to the future growth of the Al Danos College of Business Administration, please contact Dr. Marilyn Macik-Frey at (985) 448-4179.

Endow a Professorship:  The Al Danos College of Business Administration is home to several professorships. Endowed professorships are established to help recruit and retain superior faculty whose research, teaching, and/or public service uniquely contribute to the mission(s) of their departments, their campuses, and the State.  If you are interested in endowing a professorship, contact University Advancement.

Donate to The Business Closet: Experts say if something has not been worn in six months, it may be time to pass it along. Students on a budget will be able to choose one complete outfit per academic year, free of charge.  Thus,  The Business Closet is seeking business attire that is cleaned prior to donation and is of good to excellent quality.  Drop off your donations to the Dean’s Office, 106 White Hall.  Hangers and clothing racks will also be accepted, as will monetary donations.

Sponsor an internship: The Internship Program offers students an opportunity to combine their academic preparation with practical, real-world business experience. The program attempts to place business students in internships with both public and private organizations throughout the region and beyond.  If your business is interested in sponsoring an internship, contact Dr. Joshua Cogswell at (985) 448-4170.

Participate in the Colonel Job Shadowing Program: The Colonel Job Shadowing Program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to spend a half- or full day “shadowing” a business professional in an area of interest.  This one-on-one experience gives students an inside glimpse of what a particular occupation entails.  Those interested in acting as a professional role model should contact Dr. Joshua Cogswell at (985) 448-4170.

Endow a scholarship: Through the generous support of our donors, we are able to award several privately funded scholarships annually.   To make a gift, contact the Dean’s office, 106 White Hall, (985) 448-4179.

Become a guest speaker:   Faculty welcome guest speakers and presentations by executives to enhance the learning experience. Contact a faculty member or one of our department heads for more information.

The Al Danos College of Business Administration uses cutting-edge technology to provide students with specialized facilities and resources that promote hands-on learning. Through our unique class settings, wireless Internet access and frequent updates, we remain forward-reaching in our teaching approach.

The majority of business courses are taught in Powell and White halls. Wireless access is available throughout the buildings and in the courtyard.  Computer laboratories are open to all students in the College of Business. In addition, every classroom is equipped with state-of-the-art computers and projectors; some contain SMARTboard technology.


Classroom settings – The Al Danos College of Business Administration strives to offers its students a modern learning environment, with small class sizes to ensure that faculty and students can engage with one another without the distractions often associated with large class sizes.   The average sized class offered in the College of Business is 25; faculty are academically qualified and/or professionally qualified in a particular field of study.  Each classroom is equipped with state-of-the-art computers, internet access, and  ceiling mounted electronic projections systems and speakers.  Most are set up with table seating to facilitate student learning, thus, enhancing the educational experience.  Some classrooms are equipped with SmartBoards; others have monitors with Smart technology, allowing the use of digital ink as an alternative to whiteboard and chalkboards.  Three portable laptop/projection systems are also available.

Marilyn Gaubert Ponder Collaborative Learning and Resource Center – With comfortable furniture and individual work stations, The MGP Center provides the perfect atmosphere for enhanced learning beyond the classroom. Students are encouraged to develop their professional socialization, networking, and teamwork skills.   The Center also contains an electronic stock ticker and two plasma screen televisions. 

Sales and Interactive Training Laboratory – The SITL is a six-room suite where professional sales students will learn what it takes to meet with potential clients and practice their sales presentations without having to leave campus.  The laboratory provides one-of-a-kind opportunities designed to perfect their sales and behavioral skills, with role-play rooms equipped with professional video cameras and one-way observation mirrors.   The control room houses  digital video recording and editing equipment as scenarios are recorded so students may review and improve their performances.  The facility is also used for the Annual Bayou Sales Challenge, an intercollegiate sales role-play competition hosted by the College of Business at Nicholls each spring.

Michele D. Guidry Executive MBA Classroom – This classroom accommodates 15 Executive MBA students in a boardroom environment and is suitable for case discussions, seminars and lectures.   The Guidry room encourages interaction among graduate students and professors via state-of -the art, user friendly technology.  Teaching tools include a viewing monitor that allows interactive writing and recording on the screen, ceiling mounted, surround-sound speakers and a high-resolution projector.

Cenac Computer Center + other labs – The College has 4 computer labs available for student use, 2 in White Hall and 2 in Powell.  The computers have Internet access and run Windows, MS Office Professional, SPSS, QM, POM, Excel QM2, Research Insight, Business Strategy Game, and Peachtree Complete Accounting. Three labs are designed for teaching, with ceiling mounted projection units.  The College has a laptop lab which serves as a mobile lab to be used in any classroom.  Furthermore, the College also has an on-site computer support staff.

Ridley J. Gros Auditorium – Named after a former Dean of the College of Business Administration, the Gros Auditorium can house some of the college’s larger classes, as well as guest speakers and professional seminars.  The 122-seat  (with 6 additional handicapped seating) theater-style facility underwent major renovations and is now a state-of-the-art facility with recessed lighting, computer, dual projectors, and a built-in sound system.  Chairs are in-line attached, with lumbar support.  The tables have wire management built into the legs with enough power hubs for each student.

Online and Distance Learning Studio – The second floor of White Hall is home to the College’s online program.  Made possible by various grants, faculty can record and/or stream lessons to students around the corner or around the globe.  

The Al Danos College of Business Administr at Nicholls State University awards thousands of dollars of privately funded scholarships to deserving students. The application process begins each spring semester. The online application form provided in the link below allows students to simultaneously apply to all offered scholarships. The College’s Scholarship Committee then meets to select recipients. Recipients are announced at the College’s annual Honor’s Banquet.

The College of Business Administration is currently offering the following scholarships.   Please note that scholarship programs and funding are subject to change from year to year based upon funding levels and availability.   Certain scholarships have restrictions such as a minimum GPA in order to qualify.  Furthermore, there may be additional actions (such as letters of recommendation or a personal essay) not requested on the application form that must be taken in order to fully meet the particular scholarship requirements.  Students may submit additional documentation to the Dean’s office.

Use this link to access:

James J. Buquet Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to one female and one male College of Business student each year. Applicants must have earned at least 75 hours toward their degree, be classified as non-graduating and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Recipients are selected based on activities, GPA and financial need.  Mr. Buquet was the founder of Buquest Distributing Buquet Distributing, a wholesaler of over 250 different brands of beer, wine, spirits, and non-alcoholic beverages.

Ridley J. Gros, Dean Emeritus, Scholarship in Management
This scholarship was created by family and friends of Dr. Ridley J. Gros, Dean Emeritus of the Nicholls College of Business.  Dr. Gros was a distinguished academic and highly regarded colleague; he was instrumental in the College’s initial accreditation by AACSB.   It is awarded to one management major who has earned between 60 and 89 non-development hours of credit.  Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Recipients are selected based on GPA, financial need, involvement in student organizations, and other scholarships and financial aid.  Previous recipients of this scholarship are eligible to reapply.

Ridely J. Gros Scholarship
This scholarship, also in memory of Dr. Ridley J. Gros, Dean Emeritus, is awarded to one College of Business student. Applicants must be classified as a junior and have a minimum 2.8 GPA. Recipients are selected predominantly on demonstrated leadership and the potential to excel in a leadership position. Previous recipients of this scholarship are not eligible to reapply.

Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a College of Business junior or non-graduating senior. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Recipients are selected based on GPA, activities and financial need. A one-page essay outlining career goals and interest in financial services is required.

Mike Bauer Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to outstanding juniors or non-graduating seniors majoring in finance at Nicholls.  The Mike Bauer Memorial Scholarship is a fully endowed scholarship and was created by Mr. and Mrs. Mike Bauer in memory of their son, Mike Bauer, who was an economics major at Nicholls.  Recipients are selected based on character, academic performance, activities, and financial need.  Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Mr. and Mrs. O.J. Cenac Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a computer information systems junior or non-graduating senior. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 overall GPA, a minimum 3.5 GPA in CIS courses, and have earned 15 credit hours of courses needed to complete the CIS degree. Selection is based on financial need and contribution to the CIS program.  Mr. and Mrs. Cenac were the founders of Cenac Marine, a leader in the towing industry.

Glenn Walters Marketing Scholarship
This scholarship was established to honor the memory of Dr. Glenn Walters – a former Dean of the College of Business and a distinguished scholar in the field of marketing.  It is awarded to a marketing junior, who has earned between 60 and 89 non-developmental hours of credit. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Recipients are selected based on GPA.

Kleen Family Endowed Scholarship in Business
This scholarship is awarded to a student achieving junior status upon completion of term of application.   Applicants must meet the following criteria: (1) Full-time student enrolled in the College of Business; (2) Non-traditional student (At least 24 years of age, delayed college enrollment after finishing high school or who has returned after an extended period of time, is considered financially independent for purposes of determining financial aid, works full-time or part-time, or who may be a single parent); and (3) 2.75 minimum GPA.   Award could be for 2 semesters if recipient is a senior and maintains GPA, or 4 semesters total if recipient is a junior and maintains GPA.

Clift Gresham Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is presented each year in memory of Dr. Clift Gresham, who served on the faculty of Nicholls State University as a finance professor for many years.  It is awarded to one full time College of Business student with a 3.0 minimum GPA.  Applicant must be of junior standing at the time of receipt of the scholarship.  Two letters of recommendation must accompany the application.

Drs. Nick and Elaine Fry Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to a College of Business junior or senior with a declared major in accounting or human resources. Applicants must (1) be a full time student and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (2) be a U.S. citizen and resident of the State of Louisiana.

Dr. Aaron E.L. Caillouet Memorial Award
This award was established in memory of Dr. Caillouet, who taught accounting and management courses at Nicholls, as well as ran the Small Business Development Center.  It is awarded to an upperclassman in  accounting or management.

Bonadona Family Scholarship
The recipient of this scholarship may receive the award for one academic year and must meet the following criteria: (1) a full time student at Nicholls State University, (2)  majoring in accounting, (3) maintain a 3.o  GPA, and (4) provide an essay of 500 words or less describing financial need and career goals for an accounting degree.

TMB Accounting & Finance Scholarship 
The recipient of this scholarship must meet the following criteria: (1) a full-time junior or senior at Nicholls State University, (2)  majoring in accounting or finance, (3) maintain a 2.75  GPA, and (4) provide a 2-page essay containing general background info, why applicant should receive the award, why they choose to attend Nicholls, and career goals.  Finalists will be required to participate in an interview.

Pre-Law Scholarship
This scholarship is funded through the gifts of individual donors and a generous donation from the Lafourche Parish Bar Association.  Recipients are selected on GPA and campus involvement.  The recipient must have taken the LSAT and applied to law schools.  This scholarship is intended to defray these costs. 

J.B. Falgoust Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is available to junior-level College of Business students.  They must have maintained a 2.0 GPA and show financial need to be eligible for this award.

Additional scholarships are also available for Accounting majors .

Students are encouraged to apply for a variety of other local, state and national scholarships through the university’s Financial Aid Office.


Every five years, the Al Danos College of Business Administration faculty, staff, current students, alumni, local employers and various other stakeholders gather for a strategic planning retreat in order to design its future.  Essential to this plan is the college’s mission.  In Fall of 2021, the following mission statement was adopted:

The AACSB-accredited Al Danos College of Business Administration, through a commitment to maintaining exceptional programs, outstanding student outcomes, and high-quality faculty positively impacts the social and economic vitality of the College’s service area and beyond by developing well-educated, responsible, and engaged business professionals who meet dynamic marketplace needs.  The College also serves as a key resource for regional and global stakeholders.

Strategic Goals and Objectives

There are four proposed goals for the Al Danos College of Business Administration’s 5-year strategic plan, which covers the academic years 2021 through 2025. Collectively, these goals are part of the college’s overarching growth strategy. Growth shall be measured primarily through total number of students declaring a major within the College, student credit hours (SCHs) attributable to business courses, and revenue from traditional and non-traditional sources. Additionally, these goals are only feasible with the understanding the College and the Accounting Program will continue to maintain AACSB accreditation. Furthermore, these goals are obtainable only if quality business faculty members are retained.

The College’s pursuit of these goals, objectives, and outcomes enables it to continue building distinction in its programs, as well as align itself with the goals of the University. Ultimately, this continues to establish the Al Danos College of Business Administration as an essential part of Nicholls State University.


 Objective 1.1: Identify and formalize the College’s societal impact focus areas

Objective 1.2: Enhance and expand a multi-faceted communication (marketing) campaign with a broad scope utilizing learner progression and success outcomes data

Objective 1.3: Enhance and expand a plan to strengthen relationships with high schools, community colleges, and adult learners within the region

Objective 1.4: Enhance and expand the College’s involvement and impact within the business community and other stakeholders

Objective 1.5:  Enhance and expand the College’s alumni network on an ongoing basis


Objective 2.1: Conduct a comprehensive review of the business core and implement recommended changes to maximize the quality of the instruction and student outcomes

 Objective 2.2: Conduct a comprehensive review of all undergraduate programs/curricula and implement necessary changes to maximize the quality of the instruction and student outcomes

Objective 2.3: Conduct a comprehensive review of the graduate program/curriculum and implement recommended changes to maximize the quality of the instruction and student outcomes

Objective 2.4: Investigate and implement opportunities for new degrees/concentrations and their delivery

Objective 2.5: Investigate and implement opportunities for academic initiatives outside the traditional bachelor and master degree formats


 Objective 3.1: Pursue donations and funding for a portfolio of projects

Objective 3.2: Maintain College of Business Administrative facilities


Objective 4.1: Enhance the advising/mentoring experience

Objective 4.2: Enhance student opportunities for real-world experiences, professional development, and career placement

Objective 4.3:  Enhance faculty teaching quality


The fundamental purpose of AACSB accreditation is to challenge business educators to pursue excellence and continuous improvement in their business programs. AACSB achieves this purpose by defining a set of rigorous criteria and standards, coordinating peer reviews and consultation, and recognizing high-quality business schools.

The fundamental purpose of AACSB Accreditation is to challenge accounting educators to pursue excellence and continuous improvement in their accounting programs. AACSB achieves this purpose by defining a set of rigorous criteria and standards, coordinating peer reviews and consultation, and recognizing high-quality business schools and accounting academic units.


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Nicholls provided me with a solid foundation in the field of business that I was able to take with me into the workforce and fully utilize to further my business endeavors. My Colonel Pride comes out whenever I see a Nicholls graduate excel in his or her chosen field or career because I know that we share the same home.”

Toby Brady

Degrees: BS ’93, MBA ’97
Current Position:  President of The Louisiana Capitol Group


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Accounting and Finance Club

Accounting and Finance Club is organized to help students develop leadership abilities and gain an appreciation for the fields of accounting and finance. The organization also provides relevant information to other students interested in accounting/finance careers and arranges meetings with practicing professionals to aid in the understanding of practical accounting and finance in the “real world.”   The Accounting and Finance Club meets regularly, is student driven and combines activities that are academic and social in nature. Some of the activities include monthly meetings, committee meetings (when needed), community service projects, fundraisers and an end-of-the-semester social.  Membership in the Accounting and Finance Club is open to all students, regardless of major or classification. 

Faculty Advisor – Dr. Yu Zhang (985-448-4984,, 130 Powell)

Beta Alpha Psi

Beta Alpha Psi is a national honor society and a scholastic and professional accounting and finance fraternity. Only AACSB-accredited Colleges of Business may have a chapter.  BAP recognizes outstanding academic achievements in the field of accounting and finance; promotes the study and practice of accounting and finance; provides opportunities for self-development, service, and association among members and practicing accounting and finance professionals; and encourages a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibility.

Membership is by invitation only. Click here for more info.

BAP’s Faculty Advisor is Mrs. Samantha Falgout,  985-448-4193,

Society for Human Resource Management

Society for Human Resource Management  The Society for Human Resource Management at Nicholls State University (SHRM@NSU) is a student chapter member of the Society for Human Resource Management and is associated with Bayou SHRM. SHRM promotes beneficial interactions between students and HR professionals. Membership offers students the opportunity to enhance their classroom education with real-world knowledge as well as with hands-on experience.   Membership is open to all Nicholls students with an interest in human resource management. 

SHRM’s Faculty Adviser
Mrs. Melanie Boudreaux 985-449-7017

Beta Gamma Sigma

beta gamma sigma members

Beta Gamma Sigma Beta Gamma Sigma is the international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International. BGS is recognized throughout the business world as the leading honor society for business and management education.  The intent of Beta Gamma Sigma is to encourage academic achievement and to foster personal and professional excellence.  Membership is by invitation only.  To be eligible, a student must be in the upper 10% of the junior class (second semester), upper 10% of the senior class, or upper 20% of the graduating master’s class.  

Dr. Shari Lawrence (985-448-4231, is President of the NSU chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma.

Information Systems Club

Information Systems Club The ISC is an organization designed to: (1)  provide extra-curricular educational opportunities, awareness and experiences in the area of information systems; (2) provide information about the most current information systems ideas, standards, methods and tools to its members; (3) aid others with solving information systems questions or problems; (4) improve comprehension of the essential business role of Information systems and its relationship to the business world; and, (5) organize activities that benefit ISC and its members.  Membership in the ISC is open to all students.  

Dr. En Mao (985-449-7024, is the group’s faculty sponsor.

Pre-Law Society

Pre-Law Society This organization exists to help potential law school students navigate the application process, answer questions about law careers, and learn the art of negotiation.  Membership is open to anyone interested in the law and many areas of business that involve contracts, negotiation and analytical skills.  

Contact Mr. Gene Gouaux (985-448-4182, for more information.

MBA Association

The MBA Association was formed to provide social and professional activities for graduate students in the Al Danos College of Business Administration.  The organization strives to promote a sense of camaraderie among MBA students and to improve communication between students and faculty members. The MBA Association seeks to add value to the MBA experience through various events while promoting the importance of building professional relationships. The MBAA sponsors and organizes a variety of social and professional development activities designed to help students become more marketable in the workforce.  Membership is open to MBA and EMBA students.  Contact the MBA department at 985-448-4241 or for more information.

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Office Location:
106 White Hall
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2015
Thibodaux, LA 70310
Phone: (985) 448-4171
Email: Stacey Sparks –


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