Business Living-Learning Community

Launching Fall 2024, the FSU Business Living-Learning Community (LLC) will focus on engaging business-intent freshmen from the moment they arrive on campus. Join a cohort of 40-75 students and live in a community setting within an FSU residence hall. Together, learn about career options in business, become familiar with the college’s student-support programs and develop essential skills for success at FSU and beyond. Through a combination of small group seminars and larger gatherings featuring guest speakers, you’ll be encouraged to explore your own interests and extend your learning beyond the classroom. College of Business faculty, staff, students and alumni will actively provide a supportive network as you navigate a business career path.

WHO: The Business LLC is designed for first-time-in-college students pursuing one of nine business majors. The cohort is open to freshmen intending to major in accounting, finance, human resource management, management, management information systems, marketing, professional sales, real estate or risk management/insurance.


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BENEFITS: Connect with like-minded students and faculty to develop the foundation you need to excel in business, including:

  • Engagement with business faculty and staff to assist in academic planning
  • Networking with alumni and other professionals to help shape career choices
  • Extensive mentoring from current upper-division students
  • Early exposure to College of Business events, organizations and resources
  • A supportive community environment among students with similar goals


Students admitted to the Business LLC register for a colloquium course (1 credit) in the fall and spring semesters. The course focuses on career preparation and academic planning. Students must attend the colloquium and complete course-related activities for an S/U grade. In addition, students must register for a College of Business prerequisite course (Introduction to Financial Accounting, 3 credits) in the spring semester with their LLC cohort. This course will include additional mentoring for Business LLC students.


Location: FSU Residence Hall - Azalea Hall
Number of Students: 40-75 business-intent freshmen
Courses Taken Together: 3 courses (one 1-credit course in the fall; one 1-credit and one 3-credit course in the spring)
Features: Interactions with business faculty, alumni, advisors and upper-division students
Eligible Majors: Pre-business majors or students intending to major in business


LLC applications will open in early January. Selection is competitive and determined by responses to application prompts.


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Mark Zeigler
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