Louisiana Tech University is pleased to partner with CenturyLink and Louisiana Economic Development to offer a new academic telecommunications program. The program is a Graduate Certificate in Communications Systems, consisting of 15 semester credit hours (5 courses). The audience for the certificate program are those with general responsibilities and interests in telecommunications engineering, information technology or information systems.
Welcome to Louisiana Tech's InfoLink!
This online communications tool has been created to provide the CenturyLink community with up-to-date information on CenturyLink-Louisiana Tech courses and programs, answer questions from current and prospective students, and to provide a forum for CenturyLink employees to inquire further about educational opportunities.
Check back frequently for new information and program updates.
Registration for Spring 2013 will begin in February. A Louisiana Tech representative will be at CenturyLink on Wednesday, February 20 to answer questions and meet with prospective and current students soon. Please check with Lead Organizational Effectiveness Consultant, Melissa Breland (Melissa.Breland@centurylink.com) for more information.
UPDATED January 25 8:23 a.m.
Course Schedule for 2012-2013
ELEN 525 - Telecommunication Theory and Applications
Dr. Scott Shepard
CIS 521 - Introduction to Information Assurance
Dr. Christie Fuller
CSC 557 - Introduction to Data Analytics
Dr. Pradeep Chowriappa
UPDATED February 18, 2013 5:46 p.m.
MBA Fast-Track for Students with Undergraduate Degrees outside of Business
The Louisiana Tech College of Business offers four "fast-track" courses to serve as prerequisites for the MBA. This fast track is designed to provide students with Bachelor degrees in areas other than Business with the base knowledge required to succeed in the MBA program. The courses in the online, self-paced program are shown below (View Printable Fast-Track brochure).
|ACCT 500 Foundations of Accounting
|ECON 500 Principles of Microeconomics
|FINC 500 Foundations of Business Finance
|MATH 222 Business Calculus
Students can complete the 30 hour general MBA or pursue a concentration in Telecommunications, Information Assurance, Innovation, Finance, or Accounting by completing a 36 hour curriculum. Up to twelve credit hours may be applied from the Communications Certificate to the MBA with a concentration in Telecommunications.
POSTED: May 30, 2012 - 7:29 pm.
Certificate Courses Applying to Master's Degree Update
Certificate students interested in pursuing a Master's degree program may be able to apply their completed certificate courses toward their Master's degree subject to the approval of the college offering the degree program.
POSTED: February 9, 2012 - 2:50 pm
Graduate Certificate in Communications Systems
Louisiana Tech University is pleased to partner with CenturyLink to offer a Graduate Certificate in Communications Systems, developed exclusively for CenturyLink employees.
This academic telecommunications program consists of 15 semester credit hours (5 courses) and is designed for those with general responsibilities and interests in telecommunications engineering, information technology, or information systems.
This program is currently offered in the evenings at CenturyLink headquarters in Monroe, LA, in order to serve full-time employees. The class presentations are captured and posted for students’ use after the class or in case their work schedule requires them to miss class. The class capture technology also enables the class to be taken by students in other locations.
Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Communications Systems may consider applying to one of Tech's Master's or doctoral degree programs, including the MBA program offered by the College of Business at Louisiana Tech or to the M.S. in Engineering and Technology and Management or the M.S. in Engineering offered by the College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech (depending on the student’s undergraduate background and career goals).
For more information on the Graduate Certificate in Communications Systems, click here.
POSTED: August 9, 2011 - 11:45am
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA) ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS (Information below comes directly from the College of Business website: http://www.business.latech.edu/graduate/)
"Any person who holds a bachelor's degree, or equivalent, from an accredited college or university will be considered for admission regardless of the undergraduate field of study.
Additionally, an applicant must meet, at a minimum, a weighted score computed from grades and GMAT score (450 minimum GMAT). This score must equal or exceed 1100 using the overall undergraduate grade point average, or 1150 using the last 60(+) undergraduate hours.
The weighted score is computed in two ways:
Overall UGPA x 200 + GMAT score = 1100 or more.
UGPA last 60(+) hrs. x 200 + GMAT = 1150 or more.
A student who meets the above requirements may be considered for unconditional or conditional admission. For unconditional admission an applicant must have a minimum grade point average of 2.75 (4.0 system) on all under-graduate work attempted and a 450 minimum on the GMAT exam. The GMAT scores must not be more than five years old. Applicants not able to meet the minimum GPA or GMAT requirements may be considered for conditional admission to the MBA program if their composite score (equal to 200 x UGPA + GMAT score) is at least 1100 (1150 when calculated using the GPA from the applicant's last 60 credit hours). Conditional status may be changed to unconditional status when a student earns a minimum of 9 hours of graduate credit at Louisiana Tech, provided he or she has a "B" (3.0) on all work pursued for graduate credit, including no grade lower than "C" (2.0) and not more than one course with a grade of "C" (2.0).
All graduate applicants must:
- Complete the Application for Admission to The Graduate School, Louisiana Tech University, and return with appropriate application fee to The Graduate School of the University. An application may be obtained from The Graduate School ( 257-2924) or the Director of the Graduate Division, College of Business (257-4528).
- Submit official transcripts of all prior college work to The Graduate School of the University. The academic record must demonstrate sufficient scholastic performance to indicate that the applicant is qualified to perform successfully in a master's or doctoral program. For doctoral admission, more emphasis is placed on an applicant's graduate record than on the applicant's undergraduate record.
- Submit a satisfactory current score on the Graduate Management Admission Test. Arrangements to take the GMAT may be made by writing directly to GMAT, Educational Testing Service, P. O. Box 6103, Princeton, NJ 08541-6103, or by calling 1-800-GMATNOW. When applying to take the examination, request that a copy of the score on the test be sent to school No. 6372, Louisiana Tech University
All necessary official transcripts, standardized test scores, and admission application forms must be received in the Admissions Office at least four weeks in advance of registration for the session in which the student expects to enroll.
(International students must present all official transcripts, GMAT score, TOEFL score, financial statement, and admission application form two months in advance of registration.) A complete statement of admission requirements and procedure appears in The Graduate School section of the Louisiana Tech University catalog.
Catalogs are available from the Louisiana Tech Bookstore, P. O. Box 10378 TS, Ruston, LA 71272-0046, (318/257-3066).
All new Tech students born after 12/31/56 must provide proof of immunization against measles (2 doses live vaccine given after first birthday, in 1968 or later, without Immune Globulin); mumps; rubella; and tetanus-diptheria. Forms will be mailed upon admission to the University. Failure to complete and return the forms will result in the inability to complete the registration process.
To receive a graduate degree, a student must have an average of at least 3.0 out of a possible 4.0 on all work pursued for graduate credit at Louisiana Tech. A student will be dropped from graduate status if either his/her cumulative average or his/her average for the quarter is below 3.0 on work pursued for graduate credit for three consecutive quarters. Also, no grade lower than "C" and no more than two "Cs" will count toward a degree. All courses pursued for graduate credit will be counted in the grade point average. In addition, all DBA students must present a 3.0 graduate grade point average on all 500-600 level courses pursued. Please review the Doctoral Program Gade Deficiency Policy by following this link."
For more information contact:
Dr. Tim Bisping - Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research