The Business Residential College (BRC) is sponsored by the E.J. Ourso College of Business and offers the next generation of business leaders unique educational and professional development opportunities in Residential College One – West Hall.
Business Residential College
- Acclimates students to business culture
- Introduces students to industry leaders and business professionals through lectures and workshops designed to expose students to real-life business experiences
- Hosts helpful seminars on topics like resume writing and business etiquette
- Helps students learn about different career opportunities within each major offered
- Collaborates with LSU Olinde Career Center to help residents find and prepare for internships and full-time employment opportunities
- Home to more than 200 students in Residential College One – West Hall, part of the Residential College One Complex living-learning community on the west side of campus
- In-hall study groups & tutoring programs
- Seminars on topics such as resume writing and job searching
- Priority scheduling for business classes
- Residents take selected classes with a cohort of their residential college peers
- On-site academic classrooms (Note: Not all classes are taught on-site.)
- BRC faculty advisers have offices in West Hall
- Interaction with LSU E.J. Ourso College of Business faculty, staff, and alumni
- Residential College One – West Hall‘s convenient location near The 5 dining hall, Middleton Library, athletic venues and more
- As part of the E. J. Ours College’s “Finish in Four” effort, residents of the Business Residential College will also receive special assistance to ensure that they complete their bachelor’s degrees in four years.
Requirements & Eligibility
- Must be a first-year student with a declared major in the E.J. Ourso College of Business
- Majors include Accounting (ACCT), Economics (ECONS – not the Economics offered through Humanities & Social Sciences), Finance (FIN), General Business (GBUS), Information Systems and Decision Sciences (ISDS), International Trade and Finance (ITF), Management (MGT), and Marketing (MKT)
- Enroll in at least two BRC courses in both the fall and spring semesters:
- Freshmen are required to enroll in the following BRC sections in the fall semester of the freshman year: ECON 2000, and ISDS 1102. In addition, freshmen will be placed in ENGL 1001 in the fall semester if they do not receive incoming credit for it. Either MATH 1021 or MATH 1431 (depending on placement) is recommended.
- In the spring semester, freshmen must select the BRC section of ACCT 2001 and ECON 2010 or ISDS 2000. MATH 1431 should also be taken by those who did not complete it in the fall semester.
- A BRC section of CMST 2060 is available but not required.
- For BRC scheduling assistance, contact the BRC Rector, Jan Holmes.
- Eligible students should select the Business Residential College as their housing preference on the housing application.
- Students will be notified of their acceptance into the BRC in mid-spring, and the Residential Life assignments staff will begin making room assignments in March.
- Residential Colleges Requirements At-a-Glance
Business Residential College Faculty Rectors
Jan Holmes, Rector
Dan Marin, Associate Rector