Overview

Applicants
74
Acceptance Rate
91%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.16
Average Age
31

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
420 - 530
GPA
2.85 - 3.57

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
April 15

Regular Application Deadline
July 31

Rolling Admission Deadline
July 31

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
No

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
3:1
Total Faculty
37

92
Full-time
38
Minority
27
Female
8
Part-time


Students Say

The College of Business at Lamar University offers affordable, respected MBA and leadership programs and a flexibility of scheduling (including a full-time evening program) that makes this a go-to for regional professionals looking for an advanced business degree. Classes place an emphasis on ethics and social responsibility as core element in the business environment, and the curriculum is designed in a way that all students have an opportunity to succeed, meaning "the onus of success lies squarely with the student."

Small class sizes are "very helpful" in allowing the students to forge strong relationships with both the professors and other students ("a good student teacher interface"), and most professors are "inspiring, encouraging [and] have good humor." "You feel you want to come to class because you learn and enjoy the subject at the same time," says a student. Most professors have in-field work experience and "give you some of the 'you won't learn this in that book' education." They are all "understanding, hold everyone to the same high standards, and truly want you to succeed if you want to." The MBA administrative staff "works very well with the students and professors" and is "more than available to the students on a regular basis."


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Recommended

Description
Environmental Law: This course covers environmental and health and safety laws that impact business. Attention is given to the economic rationale for government intervention to protect the environment. The course also examines recurring issues in environmental litigation and explores alternative methods of resolving environmental disputes. Business 5370 concentrates on how companies use environmental strategy to innovate, create value, and build competitive advantage.

Research Opportunities in Sustainability

Description

School's environmental commitment 1:
Aspen Institute ranked Lamar 81st in the Beyond Grey Pinstripes

School's environmental commitment 2:
MBA Case Competition

School's environmental commitment 3:
Environmental Law

Career overview


Students Say

The Dean, professors, and staff are "unbelievably helpful" and "go out of their way to accommodate the students." Many students here are established working professionals; they appreciate the administration's understanding of their outside commitments and "[do] all that is reasonable for a working individual" to help them uphold their require- ments for classes, grades, and a diploma. Students who aren't "feel like something should be available for those of us in this category," such as career fairs.

Lamar has an excellent reputation in Texas and "the school...has very strong roots in the community and outside of it." The "well-organized" MBA Advisement Office is "very attentive, friendly, and helpful."

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 31

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$7,810

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$1,573

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
79%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
45%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
83%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
31%

New Students Receiving Loans
65%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$9,072
Tuition (Out-State)
$20,088
Fees (In-State)
$4,452
Fees (Out-State)
$4,452

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$336
Tuition (Out-State)
$744
Fees (In-State)
$497
Fees (Out-State)
$497

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$10,888
Academic Expenses
$1,741

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
123
Part Time
36%

Foreign Countries Represented
11

Demographics

17.80%
International

28% female
72% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Students at Lamar are "friendly, intelligent, and bring challenges to each class." This "diverse student base" brings skills sets from "engineering, banking, retail, manufactur- ing, law, and finance to the program" and contributes well through questions, answers, and support. Students come "from many cultures, experiences and age levels., religions, and countries." For the most part, "everyone embraces the southern hospitality of Texas."

Beaumont is a "very nice city," and is "really good for students to focus on their studies because it does not have a lot of entertainment places." The food, gym, library, and computer labs are "outstanding," and "the campus is large, but not cumbersome." While some wish that there were more group social gatherings and organized events, people say that "it is not the depressing night school crowd that you would normally assume night classes might attract." "My peers all seem to be highly motivated and successful professionals who are pursuing an advanced degree for more specialized credentials in their career field," says a student.


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Todd Banning
Graduate Admissions Office

Address
P. O. Box 10009
Beaumont, TX 77710
United States

Phone
409-880-8888

Fax
409-880-7419

Email
gradmissions@lamar.edu


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