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University of Oklahoma Price College of Business Full Time MBA

The Oklahoma MBA program is structured to provide a very student friendly environment. Small by design, the program ensures that faculty and students will have significant interaction. Our 16-month program combines both the academic and professional training needed by today’s students to compete in the international marketplace. You can choose to specialize your degree with the Oklahoma Energy MBA. The half semester, eight week (module) format allows students to begin elective course work prior to beginning a summer internship. This design provides our students with a huge advantage over other intern applicants and boosts their ability to outperform peers in a competitive internship environment.

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Program Type Full Time

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University of Oklahoma Michael F. Price College of Business Says

The Oklahoma MBA program is structured to provide a very student friendly environment. Small by design, the program ensures that faculty and students will have significant interaction.

Our 16-month program combines both the academic and professional training needed by today’s students to compete in the international marketplace. You can choose to specialize your degree with the Oklahoma Energy MBA.

The half semester, eight week (module) format allows students to begin elective course work prior to beginning a summer internship. This design provides our students with a huge advantage over other intern applicants and boosts their ability to outperform peers in a competitive internship environment.

Specializations Offered: Energy, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management Information Systems, Risk Management Assurance
Degrees Awarded: MBA, Full Time.

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School Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (West)
#15 Top Entrepreneurial Programs: Graduate

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 73% accepted out of 117 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 25
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.48
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 616
  • Average Years Work Experience: 2
  • Out of State Application Fee: $40
  • In State Application Fee: $40

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores

Also Considered: Recommendations

Admission Requirements

Required: Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores, Extracurricular Activities, Undergraduate GPA

Optional: Recommendations, Work Experience

Admission Information

Applicants to the Price MBA program must submit the following materials to the Office of Admissions and Records: an application for admission to the university; an official transcript from every undergraduate and graduate institution attended; and, for international applicants, a financial statement as well as an official TOEFL score report if Engl...Applicants to the Price MBA program must submit the following materials to the Office of Admissions and Records: an application for admission to the university; an official transcript from every undergraduate and graduate institution attended; and, for international applicants, a financial statement as well as an official TOEFL score report if English is not their first language. In addition, all applicants must also submit the following materials to the MBA Admissions Office: a completed supplemental application for graduate study in business; an official score report for the GMAT; a current resume; and a personal statement of career and educational goals. Two years of work experience is preferred but not required.

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Important Dates

Round 1
November

15

Deadline
August

15

Start
Round 2
January

15

Deadline
August

15

Start
Round 3
March

15

Deadline
August

15

Start
Round 4
May

15

Deadline
August

15

Start

School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 213
Percent International Students 16%
Total Full-Time Faculty 46
Full-Time Faculty 96%

Student Life

Price’s “recently built” building “is one of the greatest strengths of the school,” provid­ing “exceptional classrooms equipped with all of the technological benefits to teach today’s students.” Grad students especially appreciate their dedicated lounge, where they have “lockers, a fridge, a microwave, coffee, tables for working on projects or home­work, and couches for hanging out…or the occasional between-class nap.” Life on the OU campus offers “a good mix of study, extracurricular activities, and social events.” MBAs have “a very active Graduate Business Association that sets up events ranging from networking, cultural diversity (the International Food Night is always pop­ular), and community service (Relay for Life), to general social or special interest events (such as a Wine 101 night).” Norman “is a great college town,” and “OU has so many great traditions that it’s nearly impossible not to feel like you are a part of something big­ger, something really special. Football season is always a hit, and game days are inde­scribably fun and special. Many MBA students choose to participate in tailgating and other various pre-game activities.” The school “has a really rich fine-arts community as well, with a wonderful art museum right on campus and a performance center and music hall that boast numerous productions and performances throughout the year.”

Career

At Price, the primary responsibility for career counseling and placement services falls to the MBA Student Support Center. The Center provides one-on-one mentoring, assistance with resume preparation and interviewing skills, and contacts with corporate recruiters. Students see the school’s “ties to the energy industry” as a big asset and note that alum­ni connections in these industries are especially helpful. Finance is another strong suit. However, students warn that placement opportunities are minimal outside these areas. Some critics concede that “job placements were good here until the recession hit the economy.” On the bright side, “there is a strong focus on finding internships for first-year students,” although “the school expects students to do their fair share of the internship search as well.” Employers who hire Price MBAs include: ExxonMobil, Bank of Oklahoma, OGE, RiskMetrics, ConocoPhillips Company, Fujitsu, SBC, American Airlines, Devon Energy, Schlumberger, Shell, KPMG International, Halliburton, Raytheon, Mary Kay, BancFirst, Michelin, Ernst & Young, and Liquidnet

The Princeton Review

Students Say

The Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma is “fittingly identified with a legendary value investor,” students tell us, justifying the claim by pointing out that the program “offers small class sizes and destination internship opportunities at a low cost with numerous financial aid opportunities.” That sounds like value to us, too. A Price MBA “is very affordable for students in comparison to other graduate programs” and is an especially good value for those interested in careers in the energy and banking sec­tors. Students describe Price’s concentrations in risk management and energy as “most sought after,” with finance also drawing plenty of interest. Price boasts “beautiful facilities,” “professors who work their hardest for the students,” and a “high diversity of concentration options” for a school of its size. Students may pur­sue the MBA either full-time (in a 16-month program) or part-time (in an evening pro­gram). Full-time students report that “a majority of our [first-year] courses take place in two-hour blocs between the hours of 9 A.M. and 1:30 P.M.” while all classes after your first year are at night. “Full-time MBA students are essentially moved to part-time MBA stu­dents taking classes at night after your first three-quarters of a year. This is one huge dis­advantage of such a small program.” Despite their dedication, Price professors earn mixed reviews. Some observe that the College of Business is located in “a research-based university,” saying this explains why “many of the professors are not real effective teachers.” One feels instruction would ben­efit from “a greater balance between real-world applications and textbook learning for some classes. Many of the professors seem to be fixated on tests as a method of learning and not enough on applications like cases, projects, etc.” Students tell us that the prob­lems are primarily isolated to the front end of the program. “[Intro] courses lack sub­stance,” they say, but fortunately, the teaching “gets much better as the program pro­gresses.” Students also approve of the “guest faculty and the seminars on current eco­nomic and financial challenges.”

The Princeton Review

Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    Business Communication Center Center for Financial Studies Bass Business History Collection Graduate Computer Lab Center for Economic and Management Research Student Support Center Graduate Business Association

  • Research Facilities:

    Business Communication Center Center for Financial Studies Bass Business History Collection Graduate Computer Lab Center for Economic and Management Research Student Support Center Graduate Business Association

  • Study Abroad:

    France: Institute of French Petroleum (IFP), Paris

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of University of Oklahoma Michael F. Price College of Business include:

Archie Dunham - Chairman - Chesapeake Energy

Steve Moore - CEO/OG&E

Randall Stephenson - Chair/CEO of AT&T

Michael F. Price - Mutual Fund Investor

School Outcomes

Top Employers Of Graduates From This School Include: E&Y, AT&T, KPMG, Chesapeake Energy, Devon Energy

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Other 58% $68,406
Finance / Accounting 31% $56,812
Consulting 29% $57,417
Other 25% $83,306
Consulting 14% $53,927

School Employment Information

Graduation Employment 64%
Three Month Employment 80%
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