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.


Start Date:

5/11/20
6/1/20

Program Overview

$12,132*
Total Program Cost
as few as 16 months
Program Duration
36
Credit Hours

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.

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.

In this unique MBA program, you will:

  • Become a skilled managerial decision-maker with positive leadership traits and an understanding of many aspects of crime prevention, control and punishment
  • Study a range of business, leadership and specialized 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

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 unique MBA program, you will:

  • Become a skilled managerial decision-maker with positive leadership traits and an understanding of many aspects of crime prevention, control and punishment
  • Study a range of business, leadership and specialized 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

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 Master of Business Administration in Criminal Justice Management. Our tuition is affordable, and can be paid by the course.

$12,132 Total program cost without leveling courses
$15,108** Total program cost with leveling courses

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 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.

Upcoming Start Dates:

Apply by:5/11/20
Start Class:6/1/20

8 week courses Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Payment Due Last Class Day
Spring II 03/23/2020 03/02/2020 03/09/2020 03/16/2020 05/12/2020
Summer I 06/01/2020 05/11/2020 05/18/2020 05/26/2020 07/06/2020
Fall 1 08/18/2020 07/28/2020 08/04/2020 08/11/2020 10/12/2020
Fall 2 10/13/2020 09/22/2020 09/29/2020 10/06/2020 12/07/2020

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Admissions

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.

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

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.

Students with non-business undergraduate degrees may be required to take four leveling courses – ACCT 5315, BULW 5300, ECON 5300 and FINC 5300. All international students are required to take BCOM 5300.
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
Introduction to economic principles, allocation of resources, determination of output and prices, distribution and managerial economics. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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 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
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.
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.

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

**Total program cost with leveling courses is $15,108.

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