Students may want to become business generalists, with the opportunity to take up to 8 other courses of interest, other than those in their minor. This is an excellent choice for employed individuals who require a degree to facilitate their upward mobility, and for students who value a well-rounded general education.
Originally planned as a degree for working adults who may prefer more flexibility in their program, the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration is now available to all students. In this program there is no major required; instead, students follow all degree requirements and add a minor program of study. Students may then select free electives beyond their minor to meet the 124-credit requirement for graduation.
Minors include Accounting/Finance, Economics/Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Marketing, Public Relations, Sports Marketing, or any cognate of at least 15 credits with Dean approval. This program is also offered at the Petoskey, Gaylord, and Escanaba regional centers.
LSSU graduates employed within one year
Student to faculty ratio
Small, Personal, Superior!
The Lukenda School of Business (LSB) offers seven bachelor degree programs and three associate degree programs. LSB students comprise approximately 15% of LSSU’s total enrollment. The LSB is proud of the high-quality instruction and personal attention it provides students through small class sizes and interaction between students and faculty. The LSB also provides opportunities outside of the classroom for students to grow academically and professionally through capstone projects, student organizations, internships and community outreach.
LSSU is located in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan and borders Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario – for a combined population of 100,000.
Small class sizes allow a personal learning experience.
The rigorous business curriculum meets the educational requirements of various professional certifications and prepares students for graduate study as well.
Opportunities abound for student and faculty interaction and collaboration.
Courses are taught by professors who are experts in their fields of study and are dedicated to teaching excellence.
Professors bring their business experience into the classroom and focus on practical application.
Faculty members serve as academic advisors and help students obtain rewarding jobs upon graduation.
LSB graduates ranked in the 95th percentile of the Major Field Test (MFAT) – LSSU scores in top 40 schools in the nation.
“LSSU gave me the educational and organizational tools to be able to succeed at those endeavors after college.”
Scott Shackleton ’83; Former State House of Representative
“Lake State gave me the confidence to succeed! I found this job through LSSU SIFE in Chicago, and what I learned was to never stop trying. I actually called the Jack Link’s office 6 times before they gave me an interview.”
“Lake Superior State University taught me to be a life-long learner. LSSU is a toolbox filled with every tool you need to succeed. Classes are the wrenches, organizations are the bolts, and the people are the nuts that hold everything together. You need ALL of them to build a strong foundation to a successful career after graduation.”
Michael Barrett‘12 International Business & Management, Sam’s Club Novi, MI Manager
LSSU is one of the most affordable universities in Michigan – In fact, LSSU offers the lowest average net-tuition of any Michigan public university
“I have enjoyed every moment at Lake Superior State University. Our small campus is inviting and really allows you to get to know other students as well as professors. All of my professors know who I am and care about my education just as much as I do.”
“I’m the president and project team leader for Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE). I am the treasurer, education chair, rush co-chair, and ritual chair for Alpha Theta Omega Sorority. I am also a member of Student Alumni Involved for Lake State and hold the Laker Lotto Chair for the Great Lake State Week and Weekend Committee. I am the Supplemental Instruction Leader for Business Laws I and II. I also tutor for general chemistry and business law.”
Shyla JonesBusiness Administration (Secondary Education) with minors in Biology and Chemistry
“I’m very excited to start my new position! Not only has LSSU provided me with the education but also the confidence and professional etiquette to take the next step in my life and professional career.”
Ashleigh Young’15 BS Accounting and Business Administration-Management; Staff Accountant, Anderson & Tackman, Escanaba, Mich.
Lake Superior State University marketing students Ron Neal, Jr., and Summers Captain pose with LSSU marketing professor Valerie Philips, left, in front of a three-on-three basketball tournament they planned, organized, executed, and evaluated for Philips’ sports and events marketing course. The second-annual “Hoops for Hope” event, held on April 14 in LSSU’s Arbuckle Student Activities Center, registered 32 teams and raised $2,600 for the oncology department at War Memorial Hospital and the Boys and Girls Club of Brimley. The two tourneys combined have raised more than $6,000 for area charities, entirely through voluntary registration fees.