Dual Degree Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Management Information Systems Online

Prepare for career advancement as a professional leader with business management qualifications paired with technical systems knowledge. Save time and money by pursuing two graduate degrees in this unique online program rather than earning each separately.


Start Date:

12/29/20
1/19/21

Program Overview

$18,960*
Total Program Cost
in as few as 18 months
Program Duration
48
Credit Hours¹

The Dual Degree Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Management Information Systems online program is designed to give you a competitive advantage through advanced organizational knowledge combined with hands-on technical training in information systems. Gain in-demand skills and experience working with the most up-to-date enterprise resource planning (ERP) software—such as Oracle, Primavera P6, Tableau, Advanced Excel, MS Access, SAS Visual Analytics and Salesforce.

As a student, you will strengthen your business acumen in core MBA courses covering marketing, economics, accounting, finance, strategic management, international business and more. Our SAP-enabled MIS courses increase your marketability and earning potential as you learn to apply technology-based solutions to support business activities and improve performance in a variety of industries.

This innovative online Dual MBA and M.S. in MIS program teaches you to use software compatible with the Microsoft Windows operating system only and is not compatible with Mac OS.

Ranked among The Princeton Review’s 300 Best Business Schools, the Lamar University College of Business offers you access to a powerful business school alumni network and a business education backed by AACSB International accreditation – the gold standard of quality in business education worldwide.

In this flexible online Dual MBA and M.S. in MIS, you will enhance your ability to:

  • Attain SAP TS410 – Integrated Business Processes in SAP S/4HANA certification
  • Work effectively in a team-oriented environment
  • Communicate business ideas and analyses in writing and presentations
  • Apply business concepts to managerial decision-making within a global or domestic setting

Program Advantages

  • 100% online courses allow you to study and attend lectures around your busy schedule with an accelerated, 8-week course format that enables you to graduate faster than in a traditional campus-based program. MBA students with an undergraduate business degree can earn their MBA in as few as 16 months.
  • Same nationally recognized faculty who teach on campus
  • Lamar University is a recognized leader in online education, providing students with opportunities to grow their careers through high-quality, affordable online degree programs
  • Lamar University's College of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)—the international gold standard for business school accreditation

In this flexible online Dual MBA and M.S. in MIS, you will enhance your ability to:

  • Attain SAP TS410 – Integrated Business Processes in SAP S/4HANA certification
  • Work effectively in a team-oriented environment
  • Communicate business ideas and analyses in writing and presentations
  • Apply business concepts to managerial decision-making within a global or domestic setting

Program Advantages

  • 100% online courses allow you to study and attend lectures around your busy schedule with an accelerated, 8-week course format that enables you to graduate faster than in a traditional campus-based program. MBA students with an undergraduate business degree can earn their MBA in as few as 16 months.
  • Same nationally recognized faculty who teach on campus
  • Lamar University is a recognized leader in online education, providing students with opportunities to grow their careers through high-quality, affordable online degree programs
  • Lamar University's College of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)—the international gold standard for business school accreditation
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Tuition

The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing Dual Degree Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Management Information Systems. Our tuition is affordable, and can be paid by the course.

$18,960 Total program cost without leveling courses
$20,598 Total program cost with leveling courses

Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice due to action by the Board of Regents or the Texas State Legislature.

In addition to the textbook, some courses may require ancillary course materials that may range up to $150 each. Use of additional resources are at the discretion of each professor.

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.

Calendar

Our Dual Degree Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Management Information Systems 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.

Upcoming Start Dates:

Apply by:12/29/20
Start Class:1/19/21

8 week coursesProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Spring I01/19/202112/29/202001/05/202101/11/202105/11/2021
Spring II03/23/202103/02/202103/09/202103/16/202105/11/2021

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Admissions

The Dual Degree Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Management Information Systems online program has specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify.

Online Application

Submit your application and one-time $25 application fee online.

Bachelor's Degree

Undergraduate degree from an accredited university.

Official Transcripts*

Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

Leveling Requirements

Students with non-business undergraduate degrees may be required to take three leveling courses: ACCT 5315, ECON 5300 and FINC 5300. An optional self-paced leveling course, BULW 5300, is also available. All international students are required to take BCOM 5300.

Students who are required to take an English proficiency exam prior to admission will also be required to take BCOM 5300. Students who score 7.0 or higher on the ILETS, or the equivalent score on the TOEFL, will be waived from BCOM 5300.

In addition, the MBA director may require the following courses for students whose academic backgrounds in business administration, grade point average, or work experience are limited: BUAL 2310, MGMT 3320, BCOM 5300, MGMT 3310 and/or MKTG 3310.

Pre-MBA

The Pre-MBA program allows students to take up to 9 hours of graduate-level coursework to apply toward their MBA before taking the GMAT. In order to qualify for Pre-MBA admission, students must have a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA. The GPA can be calculated using the applicant's undergraduate cumulative or last 60 hours. After completing your 9 hours you must submit an acceptable GMAT score to fully enroll in the MBA program.

University Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet at least one of the following standards:

  • A total of at least 1,000 points based on the formula: (200 x GPA) + GMAT score = 1,000 or higher

    -or-
  • A total of at least 1,000 points based on the formula: (200 x the GPA of the last 60 hours of undergraduate work) + GMAT score = 1,000 or higher

GMAT waiver

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

Applicants with Business Undergraduate Degrees

The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) may be waived for applicants who have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA OR 3 or more years of increasing professional/managerial experience (with a minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA).

Students who do not meet the academic requirements specified in the GMAT waiver will be required to submit a GMAT score, meet the MBA admission formula (200 x GPA) + GMAT = 1000, and submit a petition for re-admission.

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Lamar University Online Admissions
PO Box 10017
Beaumont, TX 77710

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Submit electronically to [email protected]

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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.

Courses

In this Dual MBA and M.S. MIS online program, you will complete core coursework for the Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Management Information Systems programs, as well as MIS electives. Students with non-business undergraduate degrees may be required to take additional leveling courses. Several courses in this program teach you how to use software compatible with Microsoft Windows operating systems (not compatible with Mac OS).

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
An introductory survey of the principal issues, decision areas, and analytical procedures relevant to the financial management of private business firms including capital budgeting, cost of capital, short and long-term financing, dividend policy and valuation. Prerequisites: Junior Standing and ACCT 2301, ACCT 2302, ECON 2301, ECON 2302, and MATH 1314 (MATH 1325 or MATH 1324 preferred).
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Emphasis on practical applications of business writing and speaking scenarios. Course covers how to write memos, letters, resumes, analytical reports, and how to give a professional oral presentation. Prerequisite: Junior Standing.
Core (MBA and MIS) Plus MBA ERP Concentration Electives (36 hours, 12 courses).  MGMT 5340 or BUSI 5380 can be taken as core.  If BUSI 5380 was not taken as core it can be an option as an elective.
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
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
With today's technology, companies are able to collect tremendous amounts of data with relative ease. However, the data are usually meaningless until they are analyzed for trends, patterns, relationships and other useful information. The course will provide you with a variety of methods to help you analyze data sets and uncover important information. But data analysis is often only the first step in solving a problem. Acting on the analysis to make good decisions is the critical next step. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and approval of advisor.
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.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The global enrichment program allows students to increase their interest in other cultures, become less ethnocentric as they become aware of cultural differences, develop language skills within a cultural context and become more culturally sensitive and accepting. Students can make professional contacts, gain a sense of direction for their future career and gain a sense of responsibility in working on a project.
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 pan 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 will provide students an overview of the fundamental business processes and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems used to run organizations. The course will begin with an overview of business processes across the supply chain, and then will show how integrated processes create value, and finally the last third of the semester will be spent to demonstrate how these integrated processes fit into ERP systems by assigning students to participate in an ERP simulation system (ERPsim) strategy game.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course describes what Electronic Commerce is and how it is being conducted and managed. The course also accesses the major opportunities, limitations, issues and risks associated with E-Commerce. Organizations find the need to develop custom "front end" web-based applications to add functionality to and to make their ERP systems more user friendly. This course will provide students with the conceptual foundation as well as hands on experience at developing these web-based applications.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will expose students to business intelligence which is defined as the user-centered process of exploring data, data relationships and trends - thereby helping to improve overall decision making. This involves an iterative process of accessing data (ideally stored in the data warehouse) and analyzing it- thereby deriving insights, drawing conclusions and communicating findings - to effect change positively within the enterprise. BI is comprised of four major product segments: interactive query tools, reporting tools, advanced Decision Support Systems, and Executive Support Systems. In this course, we will use SAP Business Information Warehouse (SAP BW), a major enterprise software applications for Business Intelligence, analytical, reporting and Data Warehousing (DW) solution. We will also use reporting with SAP Business Objects Enterprise and SAP Crystal Reports. Additionally, Data Visualization software, such as SAS Visual Analytics and Tableau will be used for this course.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces students to the concepts of business analytics. Business Analytics helps professionals make informed decisions based on data. Students will use data visualization and data mining techniques such as clustering, classification, association, forecasting, and sequencing to discover hidden trends and data sets. Students will also use predictive analysis to anticipate future behavior to help make decisions that lead to desired goals. Students will gain hands-on experience with the latest predictive analytical tools from SAP.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will expose students to the concepts, capabilities and the benefits of Customer Relationship Management (CRM), how CRM can be used by companies for customer acquisition, retention and development, and how to implement CRM using the recent-most technologies. The course will cover various aspects of Operational, Strategic and Analytic CRM. In this course, we will use SAP's CRM Web client UI and Cloud4Customer, both major SAP Customer Relationship Management software solutions, to enact Marketing, Sales and Service transactions related to CRM processes. We will also review CRM transactions performed using FIORI Launchpad. Additionally, we will use SalesForce, the technology designed to help sell, service, market, analyze and connect with the customers. The salesforce technology allows users to customize and personalize the experience for the customers, partners and employees and easily extend beyond out of the box functionality.
If BUSI 5380 was not taken as core it can be an option as an elective. Choose any 4 courses from the following:
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The primary objective of this course is to provide students with an integrative view of the purchasing and logistic functions and the role they play in the overall operations of the organization. The use and applications of information systems (SAP ECC) in the purchasing and logistic functions is included in the course. The information system will provide a foundation for the understanding of the integrative nature of the business organization today.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Using an outside organization or one of the learning institutes within the College, the student must submit a paper with an analysis of their experiential learning, prepare an industry bibliography and write a paper summarizing the tasks and accomplishments encountered within the organization.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The global enrichment program allows students to increase their interest in other cultures, become less ethnocentric as they become aware of cultural differences, develop language skills within a cultural context and become more culturally sensitive and accepting. Students can make professional contacts, gain a sense of direction for their future career and gain a sense of responsibility in working on a project.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course covers design, implementation and management of database systems. First, the students will learn the database design concepts which are vital to building an error-free database. Then, the students will learn the physical implementation of a database design with software such as MS access, Oracle 12g and SQL (Structured Query Language). Lastly, students will learn DBMS functions, database administrations, and database management approaches.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course covers the genesis of project management and its importance in improving the success of information technology projects. Students will acquire knowledge of project management terms and techniques such as: the triple constraint of project management, project management knowledge areas and process groups, project life cycle, tools and techniques of project management (for example: project selection methods, work breakdown structures, network diagrams and critical path analysis, cost estimates, and earned value analysis). Students will learn to use the current version of Primavera P6 Professional Project Management software to help plan and manage an IT project.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces students to programming logic and syntax as well as computational thinking and problem solving. Students will be able to apply elementary programming concepts including the use of variables, loops, decision logic, functions, data types, and simple object-oriented concepts. The course deals with introductory concepts in object-oriented/event driven computer programming by developing Windows applications using Visual Basic within the Visual Studio Integrated Development Environment (IDE). The course also introduces students to the development platform within SAP, Advanced Business Application Programming (ABAP) and its built-in IDE- the ABAP Workbench. Students will develop solutions and create programs to solve business problems. No prior programming experience is required for this class.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
In this course, students will learn about the elements that constitute Information Assurance and Security. Information Assurance and Security is a topic of increasing importance for many organizations as threats to computer and network systems continue to increase and evolve. It is imperative that the information organizations store in their systems be protected from unauthorized disclosure, modification, or destruction. This course provides an in-depth presentation of information assurance concepts, terminologies, models and practices. The topics covered in this course include but are not limited to: Organizational Security Management, Cryptography, Physical Security, Infrastructure Security, Intrusion Detection Systems, Network Security and Risk Management. Various software tools will be introduced to enhance students’ hands-on capabilities. This course can effectively help the students prepare for the CompTIA Security+ certificate exam.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
In this course, students will examine the security functions in a system and describe relevant strengths and weaknesses. They will acquire knowledge necessary to define and implement a security program for the protection of an organization’s systems and data, assess the effectiveness of a security program, and analyze potential security risks. Students will be exposed to business cases from the healthcare industry that discuss security vulnerabilities emanating from outside as well as from within healthcare organizations such as hospitals, physician networks, pharmaceutical firms, and insurance companies. Students will learn to use SAS security analytics programs to conduct data-driven analysis of metrics associated with security risks and prediction of future risk events.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course addresses issues in the development, integration, and management of health care information systems. Specifically, topics in patient care systems, health care delivery applications, advances in health informatics and telematics, and health information resources management will be discussed.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to cover new technologies and current trends in the design, development and implementation of Information Systems in a business environment. Offered: Summer

*Price does not include leveling courses (if required). Distance learning fee is included in the tuition listed.
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