Jun 24, 2015, 09:15 ET
BEAUMONT, Texas, June 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lamar University is now offering a flexible and affordable way for students to earn a Master of Business Administration degree, permitting students to complete their coursework from anywhere, on their own schedules. The online version of the on-campus MBA program was developed in conjunction with Academic Partnerships, one of the world's largest online service providers for higher education.
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The online MBA program joins more than 31 other online programs offered by Lamar University, recently ranked third in the 2015 Most Affordable Online Graduate Schools for Master's Degrees by College Choice.
"Through this partnership, students everywhere now have access to LU's highly respected, career-changing MBA program," said Dean Henry R. Venta, College of Business at Lamar University. "The online program provides the flexibility and affordability working adults need, while delivering the same high-quality courses available to all Lamar University students."
Lamar University's College of Business has been ranked among the top 10 business schools at public universities in Texas and is AACSB accredited, a distinction earned by fewer than 5 percent of business schools worldwide. The new online program is designed for working professionals, with the same rigor as the on-campus program and strong emphasis on experiential-based learning. It has five start dates and an affordable tuition rate ranging between $13,092 and $19,584 (depending on specialization and undergraduate degree) – well below the national average.
The MBA program offers five concentrations in Organizational Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, Educational Management, Criminal Justice Management and Healthcare Administration. Additionally, an online pre-MBA program allows students to take up to nine hours of coursework prior to submitting a GMAT score for acceptance to the online MBA.
"We treasure our long-standing relationship with Lamar University and respect the school's commitment to the highest educational standards," said Randy Best, founder and chairman of Academic Partnerships. "These new MBA programs offer professionals across a broad spectrum of industries a chance to gain expertise they need to advance in their careers."
Applications are accepted throughout the year, but the deadline to apply for the upcoming Fall I session is July 23, 2015. To apply or learn more about Lamar University's online MBA program, please visit degree.lamar.edu.
About Lamar University:
Lamar University is among the fastest growing Texas colleges and universities, and is a member of The Texas State University System. LU offers more than 100 programs of study leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. The 270-acre campus in Beaumont is about 90 miles east of Houston and about 25 miles west of Louisiana. For more information visit www.lamar.edu.
About Academic Partnerships:
Academic Partnerships is a leading online service provider for higher education globally. The company assists universities in converting their on-campus degree programs into an online format, recruits qualified students for those programs, and supports enrolled students through graduation. Serving public and private not-for-profit universities in the United States and top international institutions, Academic Partnerships is guided by the principle that the opportunities presented through technology-aided learning make higher education more accessible and achievable. The company was founded by a social entrepreneur, Randy Best, who has spent nearly 20 years developing innovative learning solutions to improve education. For more information, please visit www.academicpartnerships.com.
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