The 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.
LEARN ABOUT OUR STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITIES:
Classroom settings – The 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, a sandwich shop, and computer 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.
Barker Family Executive Classroom– A replica of the Michele D. Guidry Classroom, the Barker Family Executive Classroom allows for simultaneous cohorts of the Executive MBA to be taught in a separate location. The Barker Classroom is located off campus in Houma, Louisiana’s Duhe’ Building, which is centrally located next to the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center.
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.