The MBA Program offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA). Other programs include internship programs. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus. and include Career Day and Southwest Business Symposium.
Thirty-five total credits are required to complete the MBA. Required courses include:
- Leading In a Globally Competitive Environment
- Human Capital Management
- Interpretation and Integration: Accounting and Communication
- Prices, Profits, and the Market Economy
- Managing Business Process wirh Information Technology
- Financial Modeling
- Strategic Integration
The minimum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending full time is 4 semesters; maximum, 6 calendar years. For students attending part time, the minimum is 7 semesters; maximum, 6 calendar years.
There are 60 total full-time graduate business faculty, all of whom hold a doctorate; there are 6 part-time faculty. Faculty salaries are rated average for Category IIA institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average number of credit hours faculty teach is 9; average business class size is 21.
A bachelor’s degree is required, along with a GPA of 3.0 and a GMAT score of 450. The formula for using the GPA and GMAT scores is (200 X GPA) GMAT, or minimum 1000. Most important admissions factors are academic accomplishments and ability, GMAT results, and grades in upper-level courses. A strong mathematics background is required.
The number of applicants for the 2006-2007 class was 69; 58 were accepted; 40 enrolled. The average GPA was 3.16; average GMAT score was 520. Transfers are accepted. Minority students are actively recruited by through the Multicultural Services Office and information in Minority MBA magazine.
Students may begin the MBA program in the fall and spring. To apply, students must submit an application form, a transcript, GMAT scores, a nonrefundable application fee of $25, 2 letters of recommendation, and a current resume. The application deadlines are July 15 for fall entry; November 15, spring. Students are notified within 2 to 4 weeks of the admissions decision. The latest acceptable test date for fall entry is July 14.
About 10% of graduate business school students receive financial aid from scholarships, loans, and graduate assistantships, for a total average of $4600 annually; maximum $7500. Stipends and programs available for minority students include scholarships. The FFS or FAFSA, and the school’s own financial statement are required. Check with the school for current application deadlines.
Tuition for in-state residents is $134 per credit. Nonresidents pay $346 per credit. On-campus room and board costs approximately $2000; books and supplies, $1000; personal expenses, $2000, for an estimated annual total of $8580 for in-state residents and $13,175 for out-of-state residents. Graduate student housing consists of on- and off-campus facilities. There is a referral service to help procure off-campus housing.
Sixty-three percent of the current graduate business school class are enrolled full time. The greatest percentage of students are from Oklahoma (74%). Forty-eight percent are women and 40% are foreign nationals. The average age at entrance is 29; ages range from 22 to 46. Twelve percent enter directly from undergraduate school; 2% already have a graduate degree. Students’ undergraduate majors were as follows: 68%, business; 25%, math and science; and 7%, engineering. About 3% of entering students leave by the end of the first year due to academic or personal reasons; 92% remain to receive their degree.