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College of Business Administration Graduate Programs

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The College of Business offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Accounting (MSA), Master of Science in Economics (MSEcon), Master of Science in Telecommunications Management (MSTM), and Master of Science in Quantitative Financial Economics (MSQFE) as well as a doctoral program, and a joint degree in telecommunications management (MBA/MSTM) and accounting (MSMIS/AIS). Other programs include 3-2 degrees in accounting with Oklahoma State and Langston universities, individualized interdisciplinary programs, cross-registration with the University of Oklahoma, foreign exchange with 4 countries, and internships. The strongest areas of study are marketing, management information systems, management of technology, telecommunications management, and finance. The most popular courses are Management and Organizational Theory, Accounting, and Finance. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus. In addition to a number of lecture series, the college sponsors a business forum, which brings speakers in contact with both graduate business students and Oklahoma businesspeople. A business roundtable allows students to interact directly and informally with various CEOs.

Fifty-five total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 15 elective credits. Required courses include:

  • Financial Accounting and Analysis
  • Global Competitive Environment
  • Management Communication
  • Quantitative Methods in Business
  • Financial Management
  • Management and Organization Theory
  • Marketing Management
  • External Environment of Business
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Business Finance
  • Advanced MIS
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Professional Development
  • Applied Business Project

Required courses for the MSA include:

  • Seminar in Contemporary Accounting Theory
  • Seminar in Tax Research (for tax option only)
  • Graduate Readings in Accounting

Students may eliminate or substitute requirements by transferring up to 9 graduate hours from AACSB-accredited institutions and on the basis of their undergraduate major.

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 2 years; maximum, 4 years. For students attending part time, the minimum is 3 years; maximum, 7 years.

In a recent year, there were 102 total full-time graduate business faculty, of whom 95% held a doctorate; there are 5 part-time faculty, of whom 10% held a doctorate. Faculty salaries are rated below average for Category I institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average number of credit hours faculty teach is 15; average business class size is 35.


A bachelor’s degree is required, along with a GPA of 3.0 and a GMAT score of 540. Most important admissions factors are GMAT results, academic accomplishments and ability, and extracurricular activities. A strong mathematics background is required.

Transfers are accepted. Minority students are actively recruited at historically minority colleges and by advertising and tuition waivers.

Students may begin the MBA program in the fall and spring. To apply, students must submit an application form, 2 transcripts, GMAT scores, or GRE, a nonrefundable application fee of $25, 3 letters of recommendation, and admission essays. Once accepted, students may defer admission for up to 1 calendar year. Check with the school for current appliction deadlines.

Financial Aid

Stipends and programs available for minority students include tuition and fee waivers. The FFS is required. Check with the school for current application deadlines.

Tuition for in-state residents is $3000 per year. Nonresidents pay $9000 per year. On-campus room and board costs approximately $10,000; books and supplies, $1000; personal expenses, $1500; and other fees, $150, for an estimated annual total of $15,650 for in-state residents and $21,650 for out-of-state residents. Graduate student housing consists of university-owned 2-bedroom apartments and graduate-only dormitories. There is a referral service to help procure off-campus housing.

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