Master of Business Administration in Criminal Justice Management Online

Whether you are an established law enforcement professional ready to advance to leadership levels or someone wanting to bring your talents to a new career in criminal justice, this online degree program can prepare you for the unique challenges of managing people, budgets and high-stress situations in a criminal justice setting.

Apply by: 12/21/22
Start class: 1/17/23

Program Overview

This is what our online Criminal Justice Management program offers you

Studying a range of business, leadership and specialized criminal justice topics, you will gain knowledge, skills and experiences that can help you advance quickly in a range of criminal justice fields with our online MBA in Criminal Justice Management program.

In addition to management theory, organizational leadership and business communication, you will also explore legal issues and trends associated with both business and law enforcement leadership. You will also become a skilled managerial decision-maker with positive leadership traits and an understanding of many aspects of crime prevention, control and punishment.

In this online MBA in Criminal Justice Management, you will:

  • Study a range of criminal justice topics including management theory, business communication and organizational leadership
  • Explore legal issues and trends associated with business and law enforcement leadership
  • Gain knowledge, skills and experience that can help you advance quickly in a range of criminal justice fields
  • Study a range of criminal justice topics including management theory, business communication and organizational leadership
  • Explore legal issues and trends associated with business and law enforcement leadership
  • Gain knowledge, skills and experience that can help you advance quickly in a range of criminal justice fields

Career outcomes for the Online MBA in Criminal Justice Management include:

  • Corrections Administrator
  • Probation or Parole Officer Supervisor
  • Criminologist
  • Security Management
  • Supervisory Criminal Investigator
  • Corrections Administrator
  • Probation or Parole Officer Supervisor
  • Criminologist
  • Security Management
  • Supervisory Criminal Investigator

Total Tuition $11,754*
Duration As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 30

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Tuition

Pay for your online program by the course

The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing a Master of Business Administration in Criminal Justice Management online. Our tuition is affordable and can be paid by the course.

Financial Aid

Ready to get started on your degree program online but need help finding ways to fund your education? We can help you discover student financing sources that include grants, loans and other payment options. Learn more about financial aid here.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $11,754*
Total Tuition with Leveling Courses $14,280

Calendar

These are the important dates for our students to know

Our Master of Business Administration in Criminal Justice Management online program features multiple start dates to accommodate your busy schedule. Find the start date that works best for you and apply before the application deadline associated with it.

8 week coursesProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Spring I1/17/2312/21/221/3/231/9/233/7/23
Spring II3/8/232/15/232/22/232/27/235/2/23

Now enrolling:

Apply Date 12/21/22
Class Starts 1/17/23

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Admissions

Learn the steps to being admitted to our online criminal justice MBA program

The Master of Business Administration in Criminal Justice Management online program has specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify.

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Official Transcripts*
  • Online Application

Leveling Requirements

Students with non-business undergraduate degrees may be required to take two leveling courses: ACCT 5315 and FINC 5300. International students, who are required to submit an English Proficiency Test score may be required to take BCOM 3350 at the discretion of the MBA Office.

Pre-MBA

The Pre-MBA program allows students to take up to 9 hours of graduate level coursework to apply toward their MBA. In order to qualify for Pre-MBA admission, students must have a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA.

University Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet one of the following standards:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with a minimum GPA of 2.5 (cumulative or last 60 hours, 4.0 system).The GMAT/GRE is waived if the GPA is 2.5 or higher.
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree with an undergraduate GPA of below 2.5 and GMAT (or the GMAT equivalent of GRE) scores totaling at least 1,000 points based on the formula: 200 times the undergraduate GPA (cumulative or last 60 hours, 4.0 system) plus the GMAT (or the GMAT equivalent of GRE) score.

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*All applicants must submit official, sealed transcripts from each institution attended to the Admissions Office. All degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution. Lamar University Office of Admissions will no longer require or college community college transcripts for graduate applicants. Official transcripts from all other institutions will be required. However, if a department or program wishes to review a community college transcript for decision purposes, the department or program may directly request the applicant to submit the official community college transcript(s) to the Office of Admissions for processing.

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Courses

Advance your knowledge in these online criminal justice courses

The MBA in Criminal Justice Management online program features graduate-level business and criminal justice coursework to give you specialized knowledge and skills to manage people from a wide range of backgrounds, deal with policy and legislative changes and make effective decisions in stressful and sometimes delicate situations. Students with non-business undergraduate degrees may be required to take additional leveling courses.

For students without any previous undergraduate study in business, two leveling courses may be needed. One or both of the leveling courses may be waived based on previous academic credit. Students with undergraduate degrees in business from AACSB-accredited colleges will be waived both leveling courses. Students with undergraduate degrees from non AACSB-accredited colleges must have 6 hours of Economics with grades of B or better, 3 hours of financial accounting with a grade of B or better, and 3 hours of upper level Finance with a grade of B or better to waive the leveling requirements.

International students whose admission to Lamar University required a TOEFL or IELTS exam will be required to take Business Communication (BCOM 3350) as part of their leveling requirements.

*International students who needed a TOEFL or IELTS exam for admission will also be required to take Business Communications, BCOM 3500 as part of their leveling requirements.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Concepts of financial accounting. Emphasis is on the conceptual framework of accounting and preparation and uses of financial statements. Additional topics include Managerial Accounting and Cost Concepts, Cost Volume Profit Analysis, Flexible Budgets and Standard Costs and Variance Analysis.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A survey of the financial management function in private business firms, with emphasis on major financial policy decision issues and the analytical techniques used to assist management in making those decisions. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, ACCT 5315, ECON 5300 or undergraduate equivalent.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Communication theory and practice with emphasis on variables affecting organizational communications. Intrapersonal, organization, and technological dimensions of communications. Specific areas include cultural and international differences in communication; one-to-one, small group and large group communications; formal and informal networks; electronic transmission; business letters and memoranda; and research papers and formal reports.
BUAL 5380 or MISY 5340 will be selected in your core selection.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Application of accounting data in decision making; cost analysis as applied in the development of budgets and standards; accounting as a tool for cost and pricing; case problems, using the microcomputer as a decision-making tool, which require students to interpret and discuss their analysis in the context of managerial decision-making. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and ACCT 5315 or equivalent.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course promotes tools for effective decision-making using a variety of techniques. Students learn to apply analytical methods to the processes of data collection, presentation, assessment and interpretation. The course emphasizes quantitative and statistical methods and includes topics such as correlation, regression analysis, data mining and model optimization.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study in the depth of the principles and techniques of economics analysis applicable to the problems of business management. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, ECON 5300.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of the financial policy of business firms along with the theory supporting that policy. Topics include capital budgeting, capital structure, cost of capital, dividend policy, and management of working capital, as well. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, FINC 5300 or equivalent.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an inter-disciplinary study of the international dimensions of organizational behavior. This course draws from different fields including psychology, sociology, economics and anthropology to create an understanding of human behavior in a global work environment. Course content includes topics such as cross-cultural management, cross-cultural communication, and global aspects of leadership, motivation, team management, and decision-making. The course will incorporate a variety of teaching and learning methods - short lectures, readings, research, discussions, cases, movies, student presentations. Student will demonstrate mastery of the material through class participation, group presentations, individual written assignments, and tests.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The capstone course for the MBA. Students are required to successfully complete this course to be eligible for graduation. The course assumes that the company success depends upon formulation of an astute "game plan" and the ability to implement and execute that game plan proficiently. The purpose of the class is to enable students to “think strategically,” consider the total enterprise, and to make long-term decisions in a global market environment. Prerequisite: Must be in last semester of course work and/or have approval of advisor.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides students with an understanding of fundamental business processes and enterprise systems. Students will learn how to integrate these business processes into an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, specifically SAP. Students gain hands-on experience using SAP for the fulfillment, procurement, production, financial accounting and management of business processes. The course includes an ERP simulation (ERPsim) strategy game.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An intensive study of specific marketing concepts and theories. Marketing strategies for the national and multinational firms are surveyed. Emphasis is placed on reading from current journals and other related publications. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Students will select three concentration electives from below.  The following courses have a tuition rate of $275 per credit hour.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A critical review and analysis of the role of governmental and non-governmental organizations in the prevention, control and punishment of crime and delinquency. An emphasis is placed on policy analysis and recommendations for change.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A comprehensive overview of various theoretical approaches to the understanding of crime and delinquency, including selected biological, psychological sociological, legal and/or political theories.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Includes an analysis of contemporary issues in the understanding, prevention, and control of crime and delinquency both domestically and globally. A student may repeat the course for credit as an elective when the area of study varies.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Application of leadership theory and development of management skills important to criminal justice agencies. Personnel practices, organizational behavior, and decision-making models will be reviewed in context with positive leadership traits.

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