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College of Business Administration

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The College of Business Administration offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Finance (MSF), Master of Taxation (MTax), and Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Finance (MBA/MSF) as well as a joint degree in JD/MBA Juris Doctorate/Master of Business Administration and JD/TAX Juris Doctorate /Master of Taxation. Other programs include work-study programs and internship programs. The strongest areas of study are business administration, finance, taxation, accounting, and management. The most popular courses are Finance and Accounting. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus. A committee of faculty and students invites nominees to campus.

Forty-nine total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 6 elective credits. Required courses include:

  • Accounting Concepts
  • Economic Concepts
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Finance Concepts
  • Marketing Principles
  • Operations/Management
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Managerial Economic Analysis
  • Financial Administration
  • Behavioral Sciences in Administration
  • Advanced Marketing Management
  • Introduction to Operations Research
  • Management Information Systems: Technology, Strategy and Evaluation
  • Corporate and Business Strategy
  • Business Ethics

Required courses for the MTax include:

  • Tax Research—Planning and Practice
  • Federal Income Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders I
  • Taxation of Partnerships and S-Corporations
  • Tax Accounting Methods
  • Federal Income Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders II
  • Taxation of Property and Security Transactions
  • Employee Compensation and Advanced Individual Taxation Issues
  • International Aspects of Taxation
  • State/Local Taxation
  • Oil and Gas Taxation
  • Estates. Gifts, Trusts and Tax-Exempt Entities

Required courses for the MSF include:

  • Accounting Concepts
  • Finance Concepts
  • Statistical Analysis or Statistical Methods for Scientists & Engineers
  • Economic Concepts
  • Basic Calculus
  • Calculus l
  • Calculus ll
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Financial Administration
  • Investment Analysis & Management
  • Risk Management
  • Research Tools in Finance
  • Introduction to Operations Research
  • Student Investment Fund
  • Fixed Income Analysis
  • Portfolio Management
  • Empirical Methods in Finance
  • Long-Term Financial Decisions
  • Working Capital Management
  • Stochastic Simulation and Queuing
  • Computer Simulation
  • Advanced Topics in Risk Management
  • Empirical Methods in Finance
  • Trading & Risk Management
  • Stochastic Simulation and Queuing
  • Computer Simulation

Required courses for the MBA Online include:

  • Accounting for the Information Age
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Innovation and Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • International Business Topics in Finance and Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • E-Commerce
  • Topics in Information Technology Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Accounting Concepts
  • Finance Concepts
  • Economics
  • Quantitative Analysis and Statistics

Students may eliminate or substitute requirements by waiving up to 18 hours of foundation courses based on undergraduate or previous course work.

Business students may take relevant nonbusiness courses in other departments. The minimum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending full time is 1 year; maximum, 6 years. For students attending part time, the minimum is 2 years; maximum, 6 years.

There are 29 total full-time graduate business faculty, all of whom hold a doctorate; there are 2 part-time faculty. Faculty salaries are rated well above average for Category IIA institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average number of courses faculty teach is 5; average business class size is 18.


A bachelor’s degree is required, along with a GPA of 3.0 and a GMAT score of 500. The formula for using the GPA and GMAT scores is (200 x GPA) + GMAT >, or minimum 1100. Most important admissions factors are academic accomplishments and ability, GMAT results, and grades in upper-level courses. A strong mathematics background is required for the MSF.

The number of applicants for the 2006-2007 class was 243; 135 were accepted; 115 enrolled. The average GPA was 3.41; average GMAT score was 593. Transfers are accepted.

Students may begin the MBA program in the fall, spring, and summer. To apply, students must submit an application form, GMAT scores, a nonrefundable application fee of $40, 3 letters of recommendation, and a resume. The application deadlines are August 1 for fall entry; January 1, spring; May 1, summer. Students are notified immediately after the admissions decision. The latest acceptable test date for fall entry is August 1. Once accepted, students may defer admission up to 1 year.

Financial Aid

Stipends and programs available for minority students include a General Motors Minority Scholarship and a McGowan Scholarship. The FAFSA, the school’s own financial statement, and the previous year’s tax return are required. The application deadline is April 30 for fall entry.

Tuition for all students is $741 per credit, or $13,338 per year. On-campus room and board costs approximately $3896; books and supplies, $1000; personal expenses, $1200; and other fees, $54, for an estimated annual total of $19,488. Graduate student housing is available in university-owned apartments and residence halls.


Forty-eight percent of the current graduate business school class are enrolled full time; 58% have had full-time work experience prior to entering graduate school, a factor preferred by the school. The greatest percentage of students are from Oklahoma (61%). Thirty-nine percent are women, 25% are minorities, and 17% are foreign nationals. The average age at entrance is 34; ages range from 20 to 61. Forty-two percent enter directly from undergraduate school; 12% already have a graduate degree. Students’ undergraduate majors were as follows: 65%, business; 10%, engineering; 8%, math and science; 7%, social sciences; 4%, economics; and 4%, liberal arts. About 7% of entering students leave by the end of the first year due to academic or personal reasons; 93% remain to receive their degree. In 2006, 62 graduate business degrees were awarded.

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