University of Oklahoma - Michael F. Price College of Business campus

Overview

Applicants
129
Acceptance Rate
55%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.38
Years Work Experience
2.74
Average Age
26

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
605 - 660
GPA
3.18 - 3.6

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
November 15

Regular Application Deadline
May 15

Rolling Admission Deadline
May 15

Round 1
November 15

Round 2
January 15

Round 3
March 15

Round 4
May 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic


SCHOOL TYPE AND ACCREDITATION

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

PROGRAM TYPES

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
9:1
Total Faculty
48

92
Full-time
23
Female
8
Part-time


Students Say

Professors at the Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma are "a combination of top-notch academics and industry leading executives-in-residence making for a dynamic learning and networking experience." The brand name school offers a Full-Time and Professional (part-time) options, both of which utilize the same faculty, curriculum, and resources and elective specializations in energy, finance, entrepreneurship, management information technology, and risk management. As most people here are "looking to move upward in their respective organizations," the flexibility of the program is designed to accommodate working professionals, and the curriculum is designed to emphasize the lessons that can be imparted by classmates and applied immediately. "Having professionals that are working in the prominent industries in Oklahoma makes the class conversation much more useful and relevant," says a student.

With cohorts of only forty students, personalization is a key focus of the MBA programs, and no one lacks for attention from the administration or faculty. "I have been very impressed, not only by the level of instruction, but . . . the one-on-one time that I have received as an MBA student from both professors and advisers," says a student. Though some students feel that "the core classes are text book only" and there is not enough real-life application is mixed in to those class models, they says that "once you start your specific emphasis it changes drastically." Text book material is introduced through case studies, speakers and projects: "It is fun to go to class and interact with teachers who can answer almost any question I can ask and then some." Several display "complete mastery of their particular subject area," and relate it to current events, lending perspective to both a domestic and global business setting. Entrepreneurship professors are "all businessmen who have made millions of dollars in the business world and concentrate on sharing the wealth of knowledge they have learned and sometimes even sharing contacts," confirms a student.


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
No

Sustainability course is

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

Career overview

Average Starting Salary
$82,335
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
90%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
69%
School Facilitiated
31%
Graduate Facilitated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

54%
Finance/Accounting
15%
Operations/Logistics
15%
Consulting
8%
Marketing
4%
General Management
4%
Other

Graduates Employed by Region

77%
Southwest
8%
South
4%
International
4%
Mid-Atlantic
4%
Midwest
3%
West

Students Say

Job placement (particularly for the Professional MBA) somewhat revolves around "a big willingness for current students who are happy with their company helping other students find new placement," and part-time students are happy to find "networking opportunities similar to a full time program." Furthermore, administrators "take an active role in tapping their networks to assist with career and internship placement in the metro area." The Student Support Center offers career assistance for all OU MBA stu- dents, and they "are readily accessible all days of the week." Staff here does "a great job of giving students a lot of individual attention" in landing internships and employment, offering international opportunities to both work and study abroad, and connecting them with relevant industry professionals that can give input regarding industries of interest.

Top employers of recent Price graduates include Williams Partners, L.P., AT&T, Hitachi Consulting, Sonic Industries, and Carter Healthcare.

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Finance / Accounting 54% $67,500 $78,750 $53,000 $130,000
Consulting 15% $80,500 $90,675 $60,000 $141,700
Operations / Logistics 15% $68,996 $70,165 $58,000 $80,000
Marketing / Sales 8% $0 $0 $0 $0
Other 4% $0 $0 $0 $0
General Management 4%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Petroleum / Energy 35% $72,992 $71,142 $60,000 $80,000
Consulting 19% $80,500 $90,175 $60,000 $141,700
Financial Services 15% $54,500 $79,167 $53,000 $130,000
Technology 12% $0 $0 $0 $0
Other 11% $100,000 $101,833 $45,500 $160,000
Manufacturing 4% $0 $0 $0 $0
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 4% $0 $0 $0 $0

Prominent Alumni

Michael F. Price
Mutual Fund Investor

Randall Stephenson
Chair/CEO of AT&T

Steve Moore
CEO/OG&E

Archie Dunham
Chairman - Chesapeake Energy

Dates

Application Deadlines
May 15

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$22,116

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$7,389

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
60%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
55%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$6,102
Tuition (Out-State)
$23,677
Fees (In-State)
$10,127
Fees (Out-State)
$10,127

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$191
Tuition (Out-State)
$740
Fees (In-State)
$331
Fees (Out-State)
$331

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$11,170
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$11,170
Academic Expenses
$1,200

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
190
Part Time
73%

In State
71.0%
Out of State
29.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
16

Demographics

4.00%
Minorities
15.00%
International

26% female
74% male

Campus Life

Students Say

The "ease with which one can meet new people and interact in a friendly manner with literally anyone you come across on any given day" is one of the school's greatest strengths, and there are myriad "great social events which encourage significant others and networking." "I feel as though I can engage anybody, anytime (respectfully, of course) with questions or by introducing myself, and it will be well-received," says a stu- dent. "I have developed strong friendships with high character people I would happily work with now and in the future," says another. Professional MBA students are juggling especially busy schedules, and with such a diverse group of working students, "it can be extremely challenging to meet up to complete several group assignments along, in multiple classes." For those who can, "the graduate lounge is pretty amazing," and there is ample opportunity to engage with both other business students and students in non-business majors. A large percentage of the programs are international students, and a fair number have engineering backgrounds.

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Rebecca Watts
Director of MBA Admissions

Address
1003 Asp Avenue
Price Hall, Suite 3050
Norman, OK 73019-4301
United States

Phone
405-325-5623

Fax
405-325-7118

Email
OklahomaMBA@ou.edu