Nicholls alters MBA curriculum to become more accessible to students

THIBODAUX, La. — The Nicholls State University College of Business Administration has adjusted its Master of Business Administration curriculum to remove barriers that have traditionally discouraged prospective students from applying.

Beginning in the fall, prerequisite courses in accounting, economics, statistics, management, marketing and finance are being folded into existing curriculum, cutting down the amount of time required to complete the program for non-business graduates.

That decision was made to help two types of prospective students: those without a business degree and those who earned their degree years ago and are thinking about returning to school.

“Over the years we’ve received numerous inquiries from interested, prospective students who don’t have a business background. However, more often than not they have shied away from the program because of the amount of work they would have to do before entering the program,” says Dr. Luke Cashen, professor of management and director of Nicholls’ MBA program. “This change will not only boost enrollment, but it’s a way for us to serve our students better by bringing all of them up to speed.”

Information sessions about the MBA program will be held in 105 White Hall at noon on Tuesday, March 21; noon on Monday, April 10; and 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12.

For more information contact Mr. Ray Peters at 449-7016 or


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