College of
Business Administration

Since 1961, the College of Business Administration (COBA) has provided excellence in higher education, research, community leadership and service. From its renowned academic business programs to community-involved faculty to acclaimed research centers, COBA is a vibrant place that has prepared over 25,000 graduates for success in a demanding job market.

HRT students in class.

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 strive to facilitate economic development and entrepreneurial activity and adhere to the core values of continuous improvement, high ethical standards, and diversity in the educational environment.


Business students have a choice of business professional organizations, such as chapters of the American Marketing Association, Institute of Management Accountants, American Hotel and Lodging Association, National Association of Black Accountants, the College of Business Executive Council, Entrepreneur Alliance, the Finance and Economics Association and Beta Alpha Psi National Honors and Professional Organization for accounting and finance students.


Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – Accounting


Business administration students in class.COBA is housed in Kirschman Hall which contains two large computer laboratories. The School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism has a state of the art facility that includes a dining room, commercial kitchen, and demonstration lab with classroom. The College also features the AT&T Entrepreneurship Center, the Center for Economic Development, the Institute of Real Estate Research, the Division of Business & Economic Research, and the Hospitality Research Center (a Center of Excellence at the University and the premier hospitality and tourism research center in the nation). The Department of Economics and Finance has editorial management over two academic journals: the Public Finance Review, a semi-annual economics journal for the study of the public sector on the economy and the Review of Financial Economics, published biannually and includes scholarly contributions from academics and practitioners in financial economics.

U.S. News & World Report named UNO to its list of universities that place the least financial burden on students. UNO ranks #1 in Louisiana and in the top 20 nationally

Job Placement

Our business programs are designed to prepare students for the rigors of graduate work and for careers as professional business leaders. The College of Business Administration has its own self-funded career center, the only career center unique to a college in a state-run university in Louisiana.

The Business Career Coaching Center provides career coaching services for Business students and alumni. Services include:

  • Resume Assistance
  • Effective Networking
  • Major and Career Match
  • Career Planning
  • Interview Technique
  • Industry Advice
  • Hot Career Updates
  • Business Etiquette

Ninety percent of our HRT students hold full or part-time jobs that are directly related to their profession. Accounting graduates go on to work in public practice or industry. Our finance graduates work in the financial sector and private industry as well as non-profit and government organizations. Business administration, management and marketing majors are employed in all segments of the region’s business community.

Ungergraduate Degrees

Bachelor of Science

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Finance
  • Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Healthcare Management


  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Global Business Studies
  • Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management
  • Information Systems Management
  • Marketing

Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science
    • Health Care Management
    • Accounting and Taxation
    • Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Doctorate of Philosophy
    • Financial Economics
  • Executive Master of Business Administration
  • Executive Master of Health Care Management