Master of Business Administration in Enterprise Resource Planning Online

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is an essential part of contemporary business strategy. This accelerated online degree program provides core business skills while focusing on technology platforms and data analytics to integrate all facets of a business or organization.


Start Date:

1/4/22
1/18/22

Program Overview

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Lamar Online Degree Tuition Cost
$12,626*
Total Program Cost
Lamar Program Duration
as few as 12 months
Program Duration
Degree Credit Hours Required
30
Credit Hours¹

Since the advent of internet technology, companies have become more reliant on greater amounts of data, as well as the integration of all business functions. In Lamar University's MBA in Enterprise Resource Planning online program, you will gain the leadership, management and financial skills required in most MBA programs along with expertise in the principles and use of data analytics—a high-demand skill set in today's data-driven workforce.

Through six specialized courses, you will gain intensive training in the use and applications of a variety of SAP applications including NetWeaver, Visual Composer, Data Warehousing and Business Information Warehouse solutions and supply chain management platforms.

Note: Some courses in this degree program use software only compatible with the Microsoft Windows operating system and will not be compatible with Mac OS.

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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Tuition

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$12,626 Total program cost without leveling courses
$14,114 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

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Our Master of Business Administration in Enterprise Resource Planning 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:1/4/22
Start Class:1/18/22

8 week courses Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Payment Due Last Class Day
Spring I 01/18/2022 01/04/2022 01/11/2022 01/10/2022 03/11/2022
Spring II 03/21/2022 02/28/2022 03/07/2022 03/14/2022 05/10/2022
Summer I 05/31/2022 05/09/2022 05/16/2022 05/23/2022 07/06/2022
Fall 1 08/16/2022 07/26/2022 08/02/2022 08/09/2022 10/10/2022
Fall 2 10/11/2022 09/20/2022 09/27/2022 10/04/2022 12/06/2022

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Admissions

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The Master of Business Administration in Enterprise Resource Planning 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

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

OR

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

Take a look at the enterprise resource planning courses

The MBA in Enterprise Resource Planning online features graduate-level business coursework that includes finance, marketing, economics and accounting, along with specialized ERP training that includes supply chain management, e-commerce functionality and development, and analytics. 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
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 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 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.

Through six specialized courses, you will gain intensive training in the use and applications of a variety of SAP applications, including NetWeaver, Visual Composer, Data Warehousing and Business Information Warehouse solutions and supply chain management platforms. You will also have the opportunity to complete a two-week SAP ERP Academy during which you will prepare to become certified in business process integration using 16 different SAP modules. Some courses in this degree program teaches you to use software compatible with the Microsoft Windows operating system only and is not compatible with Mac OS.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on the principles of electronic commerce from a business perspective, including technology innovations, business models, virtual value chains and marketing strategies. In addition, as a potential disruptive technology, blockchain and its possible applications are explored. The course provides students with the conceptual foundations as well as hands-on experience in utilizing some of the SAP HANA modules.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces students to business intelligence (BI), which is the user-centered process of exploring data, data relationships and trends - thereby helping to improve overall decision-making. Students will use a major enterprise software application for business intelligence, analytical reporting and Data Warehousing solutions. Application of data visualization software is also included.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces students to the concepts of Business Analytics to help professionals make informed decisions based on data. Besides learning Excel functions, students will use data visualization and data mining techniques to discover hidden trends in data sets. Students will also use the latest predictive analytical tools from SAP to anticipate future behavior that will help make better managerial decisions.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces students to the concepts, capabilities and benefits of Customer Relationship Management (CRM), the use of CRM by companies for customer acquisition, retention and development, and the implementation of CRM using concurrent technologies. The course covers various aspects of operational, strategic and analytical CRM. Students access CRM platforms such as SAP and SalesForce to learn how to enable marketing, sales and service transactions related to the CRM processes.

*Price does not include leveling courses (if required). Distance learning fee is included in the tuition listed.
¹ Pending final approval by the THECB