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 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.
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.
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.
Pay for your online program by the course
The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing Master of Business Administration in Criminal Justice Management. Our tuition is affordable, and can be paid by the course.
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.
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.
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.
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Learn the steps to being admitted to our online CJ 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.
Submit your application and one-time $25 application fee online.
Undergraduate degree from an accredited university.
Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
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.
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
- 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
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.
Send transcripts to:
Lamar University Online Admissions
PO Box 10017
Beaumont, TX 77710
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.
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.
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.
*Price does not include leveling courses (if required). Distance learning fee is included in the tuition listed.
¹ Pending final approval by the THECB