Overview

Applicants
79
Acceptance Rate
94%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.37
Years Work Experience
4.7
Average Age
28

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
420 - 600
GPA
2.92 - 3.75

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
February 15

Regular Application Deadline
April 15

Rolling Admission Deadline
July 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
No

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
50

74
Full-time
26
Female
26
Part-time


Students Say

The Oakland University School of Business Administration in Rochester, Michigan provides a "challenging and rewarding" academic experience to ambitious students for a relatively low tuition. The majority of individuals at school are working full-time and getting their MBA part-time, so "classes are held at convenient times for business professionals." This flexibility extends to the amount of time students have to complete the program (up to six years), course offerings in person and online, as well as opportunities to travel abroad. This program "can fit anyone and enhance their life and career prospects," and "is set to work really seamlessly for working professionals." The members of the administration "act as student advocates," and "go above and beyond their duties in order to assist" students. Class sizes are "small enough for you to really connect with the professor, yet big enough to inspire meaningful dialogue." Every professor takes "great pride in providing each class a fresh perspective of the subject matter," making it not only interesting to hear the academic material but also the real world stories "which tie valuable credibility to the educational experience." Faculty are sure to keep the course load very challenging by "balancing in-class breakout sessions with online interaction and also intense group projects." Each one is "knowledgeable in their selected course and how current trends are affecting that curriculum."


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
No

Sustainability course is

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

Career overview

Average Starting Salary
$85,850
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
35%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
60%
Graduate Facilitated
20%
School Facilitiated
20%
Unknown

Source Of Internship Acceptances
50%
School Facilitiated
50%
Graduate Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

30%
Operations/Logistics
25%
Finance/Accounting
15%
Information Technology
10%
Marketing
5%
Human Resources
5%
Other

Graduates Employed by Region

100%
Midwest

Students Say

A large percentage of Oakland MBA students work in the automotive industry, and the "opportunities to network with the automobile industries" are a primary reason to attend: Students "benefit a great deal from professors that have experience at the Big Three automotive companies." OU "may not be a nationally recognized program," but it's highly recognized in southeast Michigan, and "there are ample resources and opportunities to network through OU." The school has strong ties with the local manufacturing market, as a result of "a tremendous amount of manufacturing industry within a 30-mile radius." International learning opportunities are available and "add significantly to the MBA program." Seventy percent of MBA graduates reported a new employer or a new title at their existing employer after graduation.

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
Operations / Logistics 30% $74,000 $74,500 $50,000 $103,000
Finance / Accounting 25% $69,000 $81,600 $57,000 $118,000
Information Technology 15% $97,000 $96,333 $64,000 $128,000
Marketing / Sales 10% $102,000 $102,000 $84,000 $120,000
Human Resources 5% $60,000 $60,000 $60,000 $60,000
Other 5% $85,000 $85,000 $85,000 $85,000
Global Management 5% $133,000 $133,000 $133,000 $133,000
Strategic Planning 5% $91,000 $91,000 $91,000 $91,000

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Manufacturing 50% $81,000 $85,300 $50,000 $133,000
Financial Services 20% $107,500 $100,000 $57,000 $128,000
Non-profit 10%
Technology 10% $79,500 $79,500 $64,000 $95,000
Consumer Products 5% $60,000 $60,000 $60,000 $60,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 5% $91,000 $91,000 $91,000 $91,000

Prominent Alumni

Rob Manilla
Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, The Kresge Foundation

Mark Mendola
Vice Chairman, US Tax Leader, PwC

Linda Voss
Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer, Ally Corporate Finance

Michael Novak
Vice President, Controlling, Chrysler

Jeff Klei
President, NAFTA region, Continental

Dates

Application Deadlines
Feb 15

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$10,489

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$7,894

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
31%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
13%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
37%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
11%

New Students Receiving Loans
26%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$11,790
Tuition (Out-State)
$18,486
Fees (In-State)
$0
Fees (Out-State)
$0

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$655
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,027
Fees (In-State)
$0
Fees (Out-State)
$0

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$9,250
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$6,204
Academic Expenses
$1,716

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
294
Part Time
100%

Foreign Countries Represented
19

Demographics


Campus Life

Students Say

The Oakland University School of Business Administration is commuter school, so most "students do not move or relocate to attend Oakland," and "school becomes a personal space for the student to come and learn." The average age of Oakland MBAs is 28; many students are parents, and the university has a daycare program that is "reasonably priced and accessible." Many students work for auto-related companies, but "they may be electrical engineers or accountants" as well. Classes take place entirely in the evening (and some Saturday mornings), so "most students are rushing from work [and] tired by the end of class," therefore don't tend to hang out. That being said, the "beautiful" campus ("historic but constantly evolving to include modern amenities" and in "a very safe area") has plenty of common spaces, including a student center, "game room, [and an] amazing outdoor walking and 'hanging out' areas" with hammocks. The school "does a great job of promoting available events," and Oakland students have "great access to their on campus golf course, gym, and sporting events." Some students do grab dinner before or after at a nearby restaurant, and there is a "great library for group studies" and collaboration with one's cohort.

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Paul M. Trumbull
Coordinator of Graduate Business Programs

Address
238 Elliott Hall, 275 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
United States

Phone
248-370-3287

Fax
248-370-4964

Email
OUGradBusiness@oakland.edu


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