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Master of Business Administration - General online

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Prepare for advancement and higher management positions with this 100% online MBA program. This accelerated program will give you a solid business background and the opportunity to tailor your degree to your interests with several in-demand concentrations. Gain leadership savvy and strategic skills while being equipped to solve both the technical and human sides of the management equation.

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Program Overview

This online MBA program provides you with a comprehensive business education that includes core managerial finance and accounting knowledge, as well as marketing, strategic management, economics, and international management courses.

icon $13,608* Total Program Cost
icon As few as 16 months Program Duration
icon 36 Credit Hours
icon $13,608* Total Program Cost
icon As few as 16 months Program Duration
icon 36 Credit Hours

Lamar University's College of Business is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Due in large part to Lamar University's commitment to quality and nationally recognized faculty, the Lamar University MBA has been ranked a Top 10 MBA in Texas, and The Princeton Review ranked Lamar University's College of Business one of the Top 267 Business Schools in the nation.

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Learning Outcomes:

  • The application of finance, accounting and economic concepts to corporate management and decision making
  • Marketing and management strategies for national and multinational firms
  • How fundamental business processes and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are used to run organizations and create value
  • Capstone strategic management course to demonstrate total-enterprise thinking and decision making in a global market environment

Program Advantages:

  • 100% online courses allow you to study and attend lectures around your busy schedule with an accelerated, 8-week course format that allows 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

For nearly a century, Lamar University has been committed to offering a high quality education that is also accessible to students at all levels of financial need.

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$13,608 Total program cost without leveling courses
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$15,570** Total program cost with leveling courses

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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

There are several opportunities to begin Lamar University's online MBA - General program. Find the start date that works best for you and apply before the application deadline associated with it.

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8-Week Courses Program Start Date Application Deadline Payment Due Last Class Day
Spring I 2019 1/22/2019 1/6/2019 1/17/2019 3/8/2019
Spring II 2019 3/20/2019 2/27/2019 3/18/2019 5/14/2019
Summer 2019 5/28/2019 5/7/2019 5/23/2019 7/19/2019
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Admissions

Lamar University's online programs have specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please review the admission guidelines carefully.

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Bachelor's Degree

Undergraduate degree from an accredited university.

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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 nine 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 nine 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
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  • 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 may be waived for applicants having a 3.0 cumulative or higher GPA and 4 or more years of increasing professional or managerial experience.

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.

*All applicants must submit official, sealed transcripts from each institution attended to the Admissions Office. All degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution.

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Courses

Courses for this online MBA features graduate-level business coursework that includes finance, marketing, economics and accounting, along with courses designed to develop soft skills that help you build cohesive teams, organizations and corporate cultures through talent development, personnel planning, professional growth and employee empowerment.

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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.

ACCT 5315: Financial Accounting

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.

ECON 5300: Microeconomic Principles

Duration: 8 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Introduction to economic principles, allocation of resources, determination of output and prices, distribution and managerial economics. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

FINC 5300: Foundations of Finance

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.

BULW 5300: Legal Environment of Business

Duration: 8 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

A survey of the legal environment of business including concepts of legal rules, the legal framework to resolve disputes, a study of the concept of property rights, contracts, commercial paper, agency and employment laws, government regulation of business through administrative agencies, and introduction to international law. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

BCOM 5300: Business Communication

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.

ACCT 5370: Managerial Accounting

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.

BUAL 5380: Managerial Decision Making

Duration: 8 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course provides a study of statistical concepts and methods to facilitate decision making. The course provide students with an understanding of concepts and quantitative tools required in the decision making process. It also helps the students devolve the ability to understand and apply several statistical tools and procedures to several decision making situation I the business world. Students will be familiar to several business research process and tools which require thinking like a researcher. Students will be familiar to several statistical analyses from data collection, analyzing data, interpretation, and research reporting and management decision. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and BUAL 2310 and approval of advisor.

ECON 5370: Managerial Economics

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.

FINC 5310: Financial Management

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.

MKTG 5310: Marketing Management

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.

MGMT 5340: International Business

Duration: 8 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course will be taught as a combination of lecture and interactive seminar at a master’s level. The primary goal of this course is to develop effective management techniques and practices in the international and/or cross-cultural business context. At the same time, this course will strengthen students’ abilities to summarize, critique, and evaluate current managerial practices and issues relevant to international management. Each student will have the opportunity to communicate his/her ideas and thoughts about the assigned readings to others. Likewise, every one will be expected to listen both critically and positively to other students’ thoughts and ideas. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

MGMT 5380: Strategic Management

Duration: 8 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

The capstone course for the MBA. 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. A prerequisite for the integrative case study. Prerequisite: Must be in last semester of course work and have approval of advisor.

MISY 5340: ERP Overview

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.

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MGMT 5312: Personal Leadership

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.

MISY 5360: Business Intelligence

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.

MGMT 5360: Human Resources Management

Duration: 8 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Review of 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.

BULW 5330: Employment Law

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.

MGMT 5370: Supply Chain Management

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.

MGMT 5313: Topic: Team Leadership

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.

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

**Total program cost with leveling courses is $16,470. A $900 Career Changer scholarship is available to all students who are required to taking leveling courses.

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