College of Business Administration
John A Williams, Dean
Mission Statement: The Mission of the College of Business Administration is to deliver
a quality business education to our international, regional, and local communities
through teaching, research, service to our stakeholders, and the effective use of
technology. We will facilitate economic development and entrepreneurial activity,
and adhere to the core values of continuous improvement, high ethical standards, and
diversity in the educational environment.
The College of Business Administration offers the following four-year undergraduate
programs of study: Accounting; Business Administration; Finance; Healthcare Management;
Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Administration; Management and Marketing.
Theoretical and case study methods are employed to develop problem-solving and decision-making
abilities which lead to the intellectual growth of business students preparing for
positions of responsibility in the community. In order to produce this quality of
graduate, the College has the specific objectives of:
- creating and maintaining curricula which provide a common body of knowledge in the
field of business administration as well as a broad liberal arts and science background;
- instructing in a manner to instill lasting concepts and thinking ability;
- encouraging faculty research and development to maintain instructional relevancy to
the present and future; and
- maintaining a continuing service to the civic and business community of the greater
New Orleans metropolitan area.
The following undergraduate and graduate programs in business and accounting offered
by the College of Business Administration, University of New Orleans, are accredited
by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International):
Business, Bachelor of Science Degree
Business and Accounting, Bachelor of Science Degree
- Master of Business Administration
- Master of Science in Accounting
- Master of Science in Tax Accounting
- Master of Science in Health Care Management
- Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management
- Ph.D. in Financial Economics
Minors in Business
The following minors in the College of Business Administration are available to all
- Global Business Studies
- Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism
- Information Systems Management
Requirements for these minors may be found under each major program description in
the College of Business Administration section.
The following minor in the College of Business Administration is available to non-business
administration students only:
Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree
Students must earn a minimum of 120 semester hours and at least 50 percent of the
business credit hours required for the business degree at the University of New Orleans.
Students transferring from another University are required to take at least 50% of
the hours in their Major area in the College of Business Administration at UNO.
Students are also held responsible for knowing degree requirements, for enrolling
in courses that fit their degree programs, and for taking courses in the proper sequence
to ensure orderly progression of work. Each student is held responsible for notifying
the college office of graduation plans at the beginning of the semester proceeding
the student’s final semester. At that point, a degree audit is prepared which outlines
the student’s current scholastic position and indicates the course requirements remaining
for the degree.
Students in the College of Business Administration are strongly encouraged to complete
English 1158 with a C or better and Mathematics 1115 at the earliest possible time
in their college career. Several required sophomore-level courses have these courses
In addition to the general degree requirements (listed below), each student must complete
the college degree requirements as follows.
General Education Course Requirements
|Mathematics 1115 or 1125, 2785
|Must include six hours of one science and three hours of another. One of the sciences
must be biology and the other must be chemistry, earth and environmental sciences,
|English and Literature
|English 1157, and 1158 or 1159 or its equivalent with a grade of C or better, plus
three additional hours in literature1. Writing courses and courses in grammar will not meet the literature requirement.
|Must be selected from fine arts, film- or theater- or dance-related course, or music.
A student may use as electives no more than three hours credit taken in health and
physical education courses, six hours taken in military science courses, six hours
taken in religion, or a maximum of six hours combined credit in these three areas.
- Any literature course used to fulfill the literature requirement listed under English
shall not count toward the humanities requirement.
Business Administration Course Requirements
|Accounting 2100, 2130 (or 3121 & 3122 for accounting and finance majors)
|Business Administration 2780
|Business Administration 30101
|Economics 1203, 1204
|Management 2790, 3401, 3402, 44802
|Quantitative Methods–Business & Economics QMBE 2786, 27873
- HRT majors take Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism 3016
- HRT majors take Management 3467 in lieu of Management 3402 and Hotel, Restaurant and
Tourism 4000 in lieu of Management 4480
- HRT majors are not required to take QMBE 2786 or 2787
A maximum of six credit hours from any of four 1000-level courses: Business Administration
1000, or Economics 1000, or Economics 1273, or Finance 1330, may be used for credit
toward a degree in the College of Business Administration unless a particular curriculum
has restrictions which supersede this regulation.
Additionally, completion of the prescribed course of study in one of the following
programs is required for the Bachelor of Science degree. All majors in the College
of Business Administration must demonstrate their possession of global awareness.
A 2.0 average must be earned in all courses taken at UNO in the student’s Major as
a requirement for graduation.
Division of Business and Economic Research
Since 1963, the Division of Business and Economic Research (DBER) has provided a wide
range of research-related services to businesses, government agencies, media, nonprofit
organizations, and concerned individuals. DBER has been a member of the Association
of University Business & Economic Research (AUBER) since 1975.
The DBER publishes the Metropolitan Report: Economic Indicators for the New Orleans
Area, a quarterly publication containing analysis of recent trends and the short term
outlook for the New Orleans metropolitan area. Since Hurricane Katrina, these economic
indicators are published in a highly anticipated anniversary edition.
The DBER provides statistical information from local, state, and federal governments
and private sector sources. For information not covered within the DBER’s vast data
collection, a well-informed referral service is offered.
The DBER provides customized research services to organizations to facilitate strategic
planning/problem solving. Principally known for its economic analysis and forecasts,
the DBER also conducts: Economic Impact Analysis, Event Studies, Customer Profiles,
Survey Design and Analysis, Customer Satisfaction Surveys, Industry/Market Analysis,
Workforce Analysis, and Gambling Research.
The DBER, in collaboration with the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism, comprises
the Hospitality Research Center (HRC) at the University of New Orleans. The HRC is
the Premier center for hospitality and tourism research in the nation and a Center
of Excellence at the University of New Orleans. Research projects include: Visitor
Profiles, Tourism Indicators and Forecast, Impact of Festivals on the Economy, Industry
Salary Surveys, Convention Studies, Perception Studies, Convention Bookings Studies
and Louisiana Tourism Conversion studies.
Hospitality Research Center
Approved by the Louisiana Board of Regents, the Hospitality Research Center (HRC) at
the University of New Orleans is a collaborative effort of the Division of Business
and Economic Research (DBER) and the Lester E. Kabacoff School of Hotel, Restaurant
and Tourism Administration (HRT). The HRC is the Premier center for hospitality and tourism research in the nation and a Center of Excellence at the University of New Orleans. The HRC is consistently recognized for research
productivity in the hospitality field. The function of the Hospitality Research Center
is to provide a variety of research services to hospitality and tourism organizations
for local, state and out-of-state clients. Research projects include: Visitor Profiles,
Tourism Indicators and Forecast, Impact of Festivals on the Economy, Industry Salary
Surveys, Convention Studies, Perception Studies, Convention Bookings Studies, Louisiana
Tourism Conversion Studies and Sporting Event Studies.
Institute for Economic Development and Real Estate Research
The institute for Economic Development and Real Estate Research combines the resources
of the Center for Economic and Community Development and Real Estate Research Center
to provide technical assistance and applied research for public, private and nonprofit
organizations throughout its service area.
Center for Economic Development
The Center for Economic Development was established in 1978 as a joint effort of the
state and federal government to work cooperatively with local agencies and non-profit
organizations to create an environment which encourages economic diversification and
growth. The Center has been engaged in a wide variety of research and technical assistance
programs involving resources from within the College of Business Administration as
well as other colleges and community service units at UNO.
The Center’s website is www.ced.uno.edu.
Real Estate Research Center
The Real Estate Research Center was established to serve the real estate community
as well as the general public. The three main areas of services offered by the Center
are professional real estate education, primary real estate market data and contracted
The mission of professional real estate education is accomplished through continuing
education courses and conferences, including the Annual Economic Outlook and Real
Estate Forecast Seminar and Economic Development and Real Estate Outlook for the Northshore.
Market data has been published in the Metropolitan New Orleans Real Estate Market Analysis since 1978 and Northshore Real Estate Market Analysis since 2008 annually. It covers real estate market trends for apartments, office,
retail, warehouse and industrial properties. The report also describes current trends
for single-family and condominium housing by parish and Multiple Listing System (MLS)
neighborhood. This analysis of the real estate market is distributed at the local,
state and national levels.
The Center’s website is www.realestate.uno.edu.