Welcome to the College of Business Administration

The Nicholls State University College of Business Administration is AACSB-accredited and offers degrees in Accounting Finance, Computer Information Systems, Management, Marketing and Business Administration. The College also offers a Master of Business Administration degree. AACSB is the gold standard in quality accreditation for Colleges of Business. Less than 5% of Colleges worldwide hold this accreditation and the Nicholls State University 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. Thus, we are committed to high quality programs, engaged faculty and the success of our graduates. Nicholls 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 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:

93% of College of Business graduates are employed in a business related field within 5 years of graduation;

74% are employed in their specific field of study; and,

15%+ of graduates go on to earn an advanced degree*
*Based on a 2016 survey of 2011-2016 graduates

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” College of Business Administration at Nicholls State University. Contact my office at (985) 448-4171, or email me at marilyn.macik-frey@nicholls.edu.

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