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Lamar University, College of Business Full Time MBA

The Lamar University College of Business offers students a superior business curriculum. We are distinctive because of the important advantages we offer. Our strong and experienced faculty is committed to teaching and research, and care deeply about our students. Full- time faculty teaches more than 80 percent of our sections and we maintain a low student-faculty ratio. Students learn in a highly interactive environment. An impressive network of accomplished business alumni provide our students with speakers, internships, career opportunities, and valuable ongoing support throughout their professional lives.

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Full Time
In-State Tuition (Total) $16,750
Out-of-State Tuition (Total) $29,494
Average Starting Salary $60,020

Program Information

Lamar University College of Business Says

The Lamar University College of Business offers students a superior business curriculum. We are distinctive because of the important advantages we offer. Our strong and experienced faculty is committed to teaching and research, and care deeply about our students. Full- time faculty teaches more than 80 percent of our sections and we maintain a low student-faculty ratio. Students learn in a highly interactive environment. An impressive network of accomplished business alumni provide our students with speakers, internships, career opportunities, and valuable ongoing support throughout their professional lives.

Specializations Offered: General Management
Degrees Awarded: MBA, Full Time.

Rankings

Rankings

School Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (West)

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 44% accepted out of 93 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 28
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.05
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 496
  • Out of State Application Fee: $25
  • In State Application Fee: $25

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA, Standardized Test Scores

Also Considered: Recommendations, Personal Essay

Admission Requirements

Required: Standardized Test Scores, Extracurricular Activities, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay

Optional: Recommendations, Work Experience

Admission Information

Lamar University requires all applicants to provide GMAT scores, undergraduate transcripts, essays, and TOEFL scores (for students whose native language is not English). An interview, letters of recommendation, personal statement, resume, and evidence of computer experience are all recommended but not required; all are taken into account in renderi...Lamar University requires all applicants to provide GMAT scores, undergraduate transcripts, essays, and TOEFL scores (for students whose native language is not English). An interview, letters of recommendation, personal statement, resume, and evidence of computer experience are all recommended but not required; all are taken into account in rendering an admissions decision. Applicants must earn a score of at least 950 under the formula (200 multiplied by GPA plus GMAT score) or a score of 1000 under the formula (200 multiplied by GPA for final 60 semester hours of undergraduate work plus GMAT score). In both cases, a minimum GMAT score of 450 is required for unconditional admission; students with scores between 400 and 450 qualify for conditional admission. International applicants must provide proof of financial support.

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Important Dates

Round 1
April

15

Deadline
August

25

Start
Round 2
July

1

Deadline
August

25

Start

School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 117
Total Full-Time Faculty 35
Full-Time Faculty 91%

Student Life

“Lamar has traditionally been a commuter [school],” and while “that is changing,” for the most part it’s still the case that “students come to class and go home afterwards even when activities are planned.” There are some “active on-campus organizations” for MBAs, but they “tend to be geared towards those living on-campus, which mainly con­sist of international students and those receiving full scholarships.”Lamar’s business facility is “dated, and some classrooms have equipment and maps that are falling apart,” which understandably rankles some. Students also complain that “more business-specific applications could be available on our college’s computers, [as well as] more labs with larger work stations to accommodate groups. Much of the MBA program is centered around group work, and it is difficult to cram into a narrow row of computers set up traditional classroom-style to spread out and collaborate.”Lamar’s “friendly, yet competitive” MBAs mostly “work full time, and they bring plen­ty of real-world experience to the class.” The program creates “quite a diverse setting with many international students as well as local commuters. Lamar is very well-round­ed and diverse for its size.”

Career

The Career and Testing Center at Lamar provides services for all undergraduates, grad­uate students, and alumni of the university. Services include counseling, workshops, online job database access, and recruitment events. The majority of Lamar MBAs work full time while attending the program. Many do not plan to leave their employers dur­ing or after the program.Employers who most frequently hire graduates include: Ernst and Young, Melton and Melton, Merrill Lynch, Smith Barney, JP Morgan Chase, Medical Center of Southeast Texas, Wells Fargo, and Verizon.

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Students Say

“They are constantly trying to improve and innovate the program” at Lamar University, where students love being part of an “an outstanding university that is growing almost exponentially.” Not that it needs much in the way of improvement; even as it currently stands, Lamar is seen by its students as “a great school with well-educated professors and a good learning environment.” A student body drawn largely from Beaumont and the surrounding area chooses the Lamar MBA for its convenience, its low cost, its repu­tation, and its unwillingness to settle for “good enough.”Lamar offers a 5 year BBA/MBA, a full-time evening program that includes several expe­riential learning opportunities. The program is intense: Classes meet four nights a week, and the curriculum goes pretty much nonstop for 16 months, but those who tough it out are rewarded with an MBA earned in a relatively short time for relatively little money. The school also offers a traditional MBA, which also meets in the evenings, but it allows for part-time attendance. The traditional MBA program is open to all college graduates; those who lack the requisite academic business background must complete a series of leveling courses before commencing the MBA proper.Students report that the programs have more of a cooperative than competitive feel. They appreciate the “relaxed classroom settings” and “the ability to meet with faculty and students without pressure and [to discuss] issues related to business.” “Smaller classes” make it “easy to obtain one-on-one time with a professor” and also ensure that students aren’t just a number or name on a list to administrators. In fact, “every student is required to be advised, which means the people in MBA office know who you are and what you are doing when you walk into the office.” “The administration for the MBA program is well-organized.”Lamar professors “keep current with the latest business developments and they con­stantly work on outside research projects. They often present papers at conferences and work to expand their professional knowledge base. We have several professors that work as marketers or business owners so they bring their practical experience to class.” The faculty consists of a “small core group of professors,” which “builds relationships [between students and teachers] throughout the years.”

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Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies Small Business Development Center

  • Minority Support Groups:

    LU Student Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants. National Black Law Students Association College Student Division.

  • Research Facilities:

    Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies Small Business Development Center

  • Study Abroad:

    China

School Outcomes

Average Debt At Graduation: $27,319

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Business 57% $67,171
Other 50% $44,743
Other 33% $48,562
Finance / Accounting 33% $71,200
Other 30% $40,962
Financial Services 14% $43,500
Manufacturing 14% $72,500
Human Resources 13% $54,600
General Management 13% $28,500
Government 7% $32,808
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