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Master of Business Administration – General - Online Program

Gain an edge on your competition with UL Lafayette's accelerated online MBA program. Designed for working professionals, this high-quality program will not only give you fundamental business knowledge in finance, analytics, economics and marketing, but also the leadership skills to advance in management positions or qualify for a career change.

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About the Program

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Complete in as few as 15 months
33 credit hours
$387.88 per credit hour

This 15-month, 100% online MBA program gives you a thorough education in business knowledge, skills, theories, and practices. The curriculum integrates quality management, ethical considerations, international dimensions, technological applications and involvement with the business community.

In this program you will:

  • Deepen your knowledge of analytics, financial management, marketing and economics
  • Learn theory and practices of organizational behavior, including group dynamics, quality management and leadership skills
  • Gain an understanding of international business – courses promote a multi-disciplinary approach to integrating various facets of international business operations

UL Lafayette is proud to participate in the Open Educational Resources initiative, enabling us to eliminate the traditional cost (and hassle) of books for our students. Program tuition includes all course materials and we are committed to using e-books, journal articles, business case reviews and other resources wherever possible. For students this not only means full visibility into the true price of your degree – it also means access to the most up-to-date and diverse content.

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Online Courses

UL Lafayette's MBA – General online program consists of 33 hours and 11 courses. Nine of the courses are core courses and two courses are concentration specific. Concentration courses currently include Operations and Project Management and Business Law. Additional business foundation courses may be required for some students.

Course Listing

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Requirements for the MBA degree consist of 11 courses (33 semester hours). The MBA concentration in Health Care Administration consists of 13 courses (39 semester hours). These degree requirements may increase up to 4 additional semester hours (4 courses; 1 credit/hour each) of foundation courses depending upon the undergraduate business courses previously completed. These foundation courses are designed to acquaint the non-business undergraduate major with the underlying principles, terminology and fundamentals of the various business disciplines. Upon admission the student's transcripts will be evaluated and they will be informed at advising which foundation courses they are required to take. These foundations courses are:

  • MBA 510 - Foundations of Accounting
  • MBA 511 - Foundations of Economics
  • MBA 512 - Foundations of Finance
  • MBA 513 - Foundations of Quantitative Methods

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Administration of the information systems function. Includes impact of the function, control of information systems resources, and evaluation of projects (cost/benefit analysis).

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Application of microeconomic tools to business decision making; topics include theoretical and empirical demand and cost functions, pricing under various market conditions and regulatory constraints, short run and long run planning, and domestic and international conditions influencing the firm's profitability and growth.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Emphasis is on integrated application of MBA core courses concepts. Problem analysis and decision making at an integrative level are stressed.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Elements necessary in an organization for effective administrative control are covered. Emphasis is on the "use" of rather than the "supplying" of accounting data

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Business application of multivariate methods, non-parametric methods, factor analysis, logistic regression, cluster analysis, and data mining procedures using a computer statistical package.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Application of analytical techniques to the firm's investment, financing, and dividend decisions in keeping with the objective of maximizing shareholder wealth.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Course provides a framework for understanding broad issues and analyzing specific topics which affect international business activities in an increasingly interdependent world. The course promotes a multi-disciplinary approach to integrating various facets of international business operations.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Theory and practices including individual behavior, motivation, group dynamics, organizational structure, quality management, and leadership skills.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Provides guidelines for developing marketing plans and programs while emphasizing the application of marketing concepts, tools, and decision making processes.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides students with the fundamental concepts involved in operations and project management. Students will learn to assess the current state of operations; identify new strategic opportunities for enhancing the operations of an organization; recognize the key issues involved in the management of operations; and understand the key challenges of operations management that will have profound impacts on organizations in the future.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An in depth study of the American legal system, including related social, political, and economic factors in which business entities operate. This course examines the legal factors that influence the conduct of commerce, focusing upon the structure and operation of the American legal system, government regulation of business, and the constitutional basis of the legal system. Topics include Structure of the state and federal court system, Constitutional law, Administrative law, Criminal Law system, International law and trading system, Business organizations, Contracts, Torts and product liability, Intellectual property, and Employment law.

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Calendar

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette offers multiple start dates per year. Once you've been accepted, you can start earning your degree almost immediately.

Course Start Date Applications Deadline Documents Deadline Registration Open Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline Term End Date
August 21, 2017 (Fall A) August 7, 2017 August 12, 2017 March 27, 2017 August 14, 2017 August 9, 2017 October 10, 2017
October 16, 2017 (Fall B) October 2, 2017 October 7, 2017 March 27, 2017 October 12, 2017 October 12, 2017 December 05, 2017

In order to receive Financial Aid for any given term for graduate programs a total number of 5 hours must be registered for Fall A, Fall B or combined term and for undergraduate programs a total number of 6 hours must be registered for Fall A, Fall B or combined terms.

Withdrawal, Resignation and Refund Schedule

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Course Start Date Resign with a 100% Refund Adjustment Resign with 50% Refund Adjustment Last Day to Withdraw with W Grade
March 13, 2017 (Spring B) March 15, 2017 March 21, 2017 April 5, 2017
June 5, 2017 (Summer) June 7, 2017 June 13, 2017 July 13, 2017
August 21, 2017 (Fall A) August 23, 2017 August 29, 2017 September 13, 2017
October 16, 2017 (Fall B) October 18, 2017 October 24, 2017 November 6, 2017

For specific withdrawal and refund policy information, please see UL Lafayette's withdrawal/refund policy. In order to withdraw or resign, email mbaonline@louisiana.edu

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Tuition/Financial Aid

At UL Lafayette, making education affordable and accessible is a top priority. Our tuition rate offers a great value and already includes any books or other necessary learning materials. We will work with you to locate funding opportunities that meet your financial needs. To learn more about payment processing information visit our Student Cashier Center.

Tuition: MBA-General

Program Per Credit Hour Per Course Per Program
Master of Business Administration $387.88 $1,163.64 $12,800

Note: Tuition is subject to change without notice by action of the Louisiana State Legislature. The University reserves the right to increase prices at any time. This tuition schedule is based on regulations adopted by the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System.

In order to receive Financial Aid for any given term for graduate programs a total number of 5 hours must be registered for Fall A, Fall B or combined term and for undergraduate programs a total number of 6 hours must be registered for Fall A, Fall B or combined terms.

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Students now have the option to pay for their college education in affordable installments using our Payment Plan Option.*

In order to be fully enrolled in the Pay Plan Option:

  1. Students must agree to the terms of the Payment Plan Contract.
  2. Students must then pay 25% of tuition, fees, housing, and meals, plus a $50.00 processing fee.
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Financial Aid

UL Lafayette works with students to help remove financial barriers to advanced education. We provide financial assistance to students through Pell grants, loans and other means. Find out what to expect during the financial aid process.

Policy Regarding Credit Adjustments Due to Resignation

When a student officially resigns from the university, credit adjustments will be based on the official date of resignation. A resignation credit adjustment, if applicable, is based on current hours enrolled. Whether or not a student attends class does not factor into the credit adjustment calculation. There is no adjustment to tuition and fees charged when a student reduces his/her course load by dropping one or more classes once registration closes.

Regular Fall/Spring Semester:

  • Prior to the first class day = 100% credit adjustment
  • 1st class day through 5th class day (Drop & Add Period) = 100% credit adjustment
  • 5th class day through the 14th class day (census day) = 50% credit adjustment

Regular Summer Semester and Fall & Spring A and B Terms:

  • Prior to the first class day = 100% credit adjustment
  • 1st class day through the 3rd class day (Drop & Add Period) = 100% credit adjustment
  • 4th class day through 7th class day (census day) = 50% credit adjustment

Note: Credit adjustment dates for additional terms not listed will be prorated accordingly.

Non-Payment Policy

Students will be dropped for non-payment if tuition payments are not received by 5:00 pm (Central Standard Time) on the day before the course start date.

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Admissions

UL Lafayette's online MBA program has specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify. You should also check to see that this Program is available in your area before applying.

Admission Criteria

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Application & Fees

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Minimum 2.5 GPA

Admission Requirements:

To meet the admission requirements for the online MBA program, applicants must:

  • Complete the online application
  • Submit the non-refundable $25 application fee.
  • Have a Bachelor's degree from an regionally accredited institution
  • Applicants with a 3.0 (or higher) cumulative GPA or 3.0 (or higher) GPA in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework must provide an official transcript. The GMAT is waived for applicants with a 3.0 GPA.
  • Applicants with a 2.75 – 2.99 cumulative GPA with 3+ years of work experience must provide:
    • All official transcripts from every university or college attended
    • A resume
    • The GMAT is waived for applicants with a 2.75 – 2.99 cumulative GPA and 3+ years of relevant work experience.
  • Applicants with a 2.75 – 2.99 cumulative GPA with less than 3 years of relevant work experience must provide:
    • GMAT score of 450 or higher
    • An official transcript

An official TOEFL/IELTS is also required for all international applicants.

Conditional Admittance

Conditional Admittance may be granted to students with lower than a 2.75 cumulative undergraduate GPA. Conditionally admitted students must maintain a 3.0 GPA during their first 9 credits in order to have the conditional status removed. A student who is not fully admitted to the program by the start of their 4th class will not be allowed to continue in the program.

  • Applicants with a 2.5 – 2.74 cumulative GPA with 5+ years of relevant work experience must provide:
    • All official transcripts
    • A resume
    • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Applicants with a 2.5 – 2.74 cumulative GPA with less than 5 years of relevant work experience must provide:
    • GMAT score of 450 or higher
    • All official transcripts
    • A resume
    • 3 letters of recommendation
    • Students are encouraged, but not required, to submit a personal statement of 750 words

GMAT Waiver

The GMAT will be waived for students who meet one of the following criteria

  • 3.0 (or higher) cumulative GPA or 3.0 (or higher) GPA in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework
  • 2.75 – 2.99 cumulative GPA with 3+ years of relevant work experience
  • The GMAT also may be waived at the discretion of the Graduate Coordinator, for applicants with a terminal graduate degree and/or those with extensive professional experience.
  • Conditional Admittance: 2.5 – 2.74 cumulative GPA with 5+ years of relevant work experience

Transfer students

Transfer students must have each collegiate institution attended mail an official transcript directly to the Office of Admissions. Official transcripts must be mailed directly from the institution to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Hand carried copies/transcripts are not considered official.

Transcripts should be mailed to:

UL Graduate School Admissions
P.O. Box 43716
Lafayette, LA 70504-4610

If mailing from a courier service (FedEx, DHL, etc.) that requires a physical address, have transcripts mailed to:

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Martin Hall, Suite 332
104 University Circle, Lafayette, LA 70503

To send official transcripts electronically: gradschool@louisiana.edu

International Students:

Because courses are delivered through online distance learning, this delivery mode might not be the right choice for you. According to U.S. immigration regulations, F-1 students cannot pursue online degrees; international students in other visa categories (i.e., H-4, L2), however, are exempt from this restriction. If you're an international applicant interested in an MBA degree, contact the Graduate School at gradschool@louisiana.edu or 337-482-6965 to discuss the right option for you.

Note: Due to compliance regulations, all programs may not be offered in every state. Please check with the enrollment specialist to verify that your Program of interest is offered.

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