Dean's Message

John Williams, DeanOur College of Business Administration at the University of New Orleans develops future business leaders and scholars through an engaging and exceptional educational experience. We are proud to be the largest college of business in Louisiana and the most diverse in terms of students, faculty, and staff in the state.

The renowned academic programs, community-involved faculty, and acclaimed research centers of the College have made it a vibrant place that has prepared over 25,000 graduates for success. As an internationally recognized business college, we have a great critical mass of alumni and partners who serve as successful role models investing their time, expertise, and resources in our programs. Our low cost tuition and excellent degree programs make our College of Business Administration one of the most desired programs in the nation.

Our College is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Department of Accounting holds its own AACSB accreditation distinguishing it in the top 3 percent of all colleges of business internationally. Other departments in the College include the Department of Economics & Finance, Department of Management, Department of Marketing, and the Lester E. Kabacoff School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration (HRT). Accounting and the School of HRT are Programs of Distinction at the University. Graduate programs include the MBA (the largest graduate program at the University), Master of Science in Healthcare, MS in Accounting and Taxation, MS in Hospitality and Tourism Management, and the Ph.D. degree program in Financial Economics. Executive Education Programs include an Executive Master of Business Administration and the Executive Master of Health Care Management.

In addition to those academic areas, 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).

Thank you for visiting the College of Business Administration website. If you haven't already done so, please take the time to explore and learn more about us and all that our College has to offer.

John A. Williams, Ph.D.