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

Prospective MBAs, especially those with undergraduate ties to Oakland University, or roots in Michigan, feel that OU's combination of "accreditation, prestige, location," and "number of graduates working in Michigan" are second to none. Indeed, at OU, "First and foremost, the quality of education is the greatest strength." MBA students report that the "school is run very well," and they appreciate its "balance of disciplines," "the opportunity to earn a concentration with my degree," and opportunities for "employment as a graduate research assistant." OU's "smaller class sizes allow for more meaningful interaction with professors," "the school feels small and personal," and "everyone contributes to engaging conversations on current business applications of the lessons we're being taught." "Classroom discussions on real life events are employed regularly and challenge the students to think and reflect on . . . how they would handle different situations." Similarly, evaluation of students is also skewed towards these real-life applications: "Grades are more heavily based on projects and presentations rather than exams," and often "professors use case studies coupled with group discussions and assignments to facilitate a critical analysis of best business practices." Students say they have "many professors that [they] consider role models," who "significantly improved [their] understanding of business dynamics through a practical, hands-on approach which will help advance [their] career[s]." In particular, one student says, "My operations and computer-based business analytic courses were amazing."


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

Oakland University's "strong correlation between academics and real life experiences make this a robust program," as does the fact that its "faculty and administration care deeply about the value of the program to the graduate." Students value having individ- ual "person to person contact with advisor[s]," and also flourish in collaboration with professors, who "are very enthusiastic about the subject matter that they teach, and they encourage students to excel in the business world beyond academia." OU MBAs are eager to take advantage of OU's "events, workshops, career fairs, and many other opportunities to aid us in our professional development." OU's "strong reputation" certainly helps with job placement, and it enjoys an especially "strong connection to the automotive industry surrounding the university." OU's "convenient location and class times" make the program manageable for students who need to keep their current jobs, and to help land students' next jobs, the university excels at identifying "what the employers needs are, and aligning partnerships to incorporate those lessons within the educational experience."

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

Oakland University MBAs see themselves as "career-minded individuals with common goals of bettering themselves and helping society." Demographically, many students are "full-time workers, commuters, intelligent, diverse, professional, older," and "half of the MBA students are engineers and many are married with children." Students of international backgrounds "find the people are friendly and open to other cultures." For working students, OU has an accessible "evening program that enabled me to work full- time while attending class in the evening." Indeed, OU MBA students actively appreciate their classmates' work experience: "Most MBA students have full time jobs, which is good because it helps to learn from other students' real world experiences." Despite surface-level differences, OU MBA "students love learning, are highly professional and work well together."

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