Master of Business Administration in Leadership Online

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Cultivate your personal and professional growth as a leader while honing your ability to influence, motivate and empower others to contribute positively to an organization's success.

Apply by: 8/1/24
Start class: 8/22/24
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Program Overview

What our online MBA in Leadership can do for you

The 100% online Master of Business Administration in Leadership program helps you build the advanced skillset recruiters and hiring managers seek in dynamic leaders. You will graduate with valuable tools and techniques in communication, decision-making, collaboration, problem-solving, negotiation and time management.

Faculty are experienced trailblazers in various fields who will guide you through coursework that explores the theory and practice of ethical leadership, the importance of building meaningful relationships and how to increase productivity while engaging in a healthy work/life balance. Using FranklinCovey’s The 4 Disciplines of Execution®, you will identify key activities that result in goal achievement and create plans for employees and teams to help them reach success.

In this MBA accelerated leadership program, you will:

  • Learn how to create high-trust organizational culture
  • Develop a shared organizational purpose
  • Build the skills to unleash the full potential of human capital
  • Align systems to support an organization's purpose
  • Learn the theory and gain the experience necessary to meet objectives and provide leadership in diverse groups and organizations
  • Gain an understanding of how to identify the most important goals for managers and team to pursue, then create measures and identify the key activities that will predict goal achievement
  • Learn how to create high-trust organizational culture
  • Develop a shared organizational purpose
  • Build the skills to unleash the full potential of human capital
  • Align systems to support an organization's purpose
  • Learn the theory and gain the experience necessary to meet objectives and provide leadership in diverse groups and organizations
  • Gain an understanding of how to identify the most important goals for managers and team to pursue, then create measures and identify the key activities that will predict goal achievement

Career outcomes for this leadership graduate program include:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Project Manager
  • Director of Operations
  • Product Manager
  • Human Resources Director
  • Management Analyst
  • Business Consultant
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Project Manager
  • Director of Operations
  • Product Manager
  • Human Resources Director
  • Management Analyst
  • Business Consultant

Also available:

Lamar University offers a variety of MBA program options. Check out our other online MBA programs.

Total Tuition $13,153*
Duration As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 30

Accreditation

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Tuition

Take advantage of MBA Leadership tuition that’s flexible and affordable

The following is the tuition breakdown for pursuing a Master of Business Administration in Leadership 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 $13,153*
Per Credit Hour $438

Calendar

Find the apply by and start dates that fit your schedule

Our Master of Business Administration in Leadership 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
Fall 18/22/248/1/248/8/248/15/2410/9/24
Fall 210/14/249/23/249/30/2410/7/2412/12/24
Spring I1/16/2512/26/241/2/251/9/253/7/25
Spring II3/17/252/24/253/3/253/10/255/7/25

Now enrolling:

Apply Date 8/1/24
Class Starts 8/22/24

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Admissions

Get ready to apply to the online leadership MBA!

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

Admission Requirements:

  • Submit your application and one-time $25 application fee online
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Official Transcripts*

Leveling Requirements

Students with non-business undergraduate degrees may be required to take two leveling courses: ACCT 5315 and FINC 5300. An optional self-paced leveling course, BULW 5300, is also available. 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 at least one of the following standards:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally 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 from a regionally accredited university 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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Lamar University Online Admissions
PO Box 10017
Beaumont, TX 77710

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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.

If applicants qualify for the GMAT waiver, based on the criteria below, please complete the GMAT Waiver Form.

Courses

LU online courses: The perfect pairing of theory and practice

The MBA in Leadership online program features graduate-level business coursework that includes finance, marketing, economics and accounting, along with a specialized emphasis on leadership. 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.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on the development of negotiation and versatile leadership skills important in the effective management of change. Through role playing exercises, tapes, diagnostic tools, seminar discussion, selected readings, and cases students will learn theory and build skills necessary for meeting objectives and providing leadership in diverse groups and organizations.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Historical interpretations and present provisions of regulations governing: labor and common law; state and federal statues; Fair Labor Standards Act; Worker's Compensation; Social Security liability; United States Department of Labor; social legislation and fair employment practices.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Stephen Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, serves as the foundation for this highly interactive course. Participants are provided a strong understanding of the 7 Habits content. The course fosters personal and professional growth, empowers more meaningful relationships and productive collaboration, increases productivity, and results in a healthy work/life balance.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course teaches FranklinCovey® Leadership: Great Leaders, Great Teams, and Great Results. Unleash the talent and capability of your teams by carrying out the 4 imperatives of Great Leaders. This course will help students learn how to build credibility and trust with others, define their team's purpose and align it with the organizations goals, and encourage growth and responsibility of the unique talents of their team.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Using FranklinCovey® 4 Disciplines of Execution, students will act as managers creating actual work plans. The outcome of this course is to identify the most important goals for each manager and team to pursue, then to create measures and identify the key activities that will predict goal achievement.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Review of the basic elements of employed performance, with analysis of the factors involved in employment, placement and personnel planning. This course blends theory and practice so the student may better understand the policies and procedures required for recruitment selection and personnel planning.

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