Business School Overview
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#121 in Part-time MBA
Business School Overview
The Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University offers graduate programs in these departments and concentrations: accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, international business, marketing, management information systems, and organizational behavior. Its tuition is full-time: $178 per credit (in-state); full-time: $709 per credit (out-of-state); part-time: $178 per credit (in-state); and part-time: $709 per credit (out-of-state). At graduation, 90.5 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.
Students at the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University can choose to study at the main campus in Stillwater, or in Tulsa, which is about 70 miles to the east. At the Tulsa campus, students who are struggling in class can be confidentially referred by their instructor to a Student Early Assistance Program (SEAP) coordinator. The coordinator then helps students by connecting them with academic advisers, tutors, financial aid counselors, and other resources.
Spears students at the Stillwater campus can choose from several master’s degree programs, including accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, management information systems, quantitative financial economics, telecommunications management, and business administration.
M.B.A. students at Spears School of Business can earn their degrees in several ways: They can attend classes in Stillwater, Tulsa, or anywhere else via online classes. They can also enroll as either full-time or part-time students.
Other M.B.A. options include the professional M.B.A., which is a 36 credit hour program designed for students who already have at least three years of managerial experience, and the dual M.B.A., through which students earn an M.B.A. along with either a doctorate of osteopathic medicine or master’s of science in telecommunications management.
M.B.A. students who scored highly on the GMAT can apply for the competitive graduate teaching assistantships, and the top M.B.A. students in the class can pursue the Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (CIE) Scholars Program, which awards $5,000 over two semesters. Graduates are eligible to join the OSU Alumni Association’s Spears School chapter and help with spreading the word about the school and recruiting future students.
|Application deadline (U.S. residents)||July 1|
|Application deadline (international students)||March 1|
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|Average base salary||$54,206|
|Full-time graduates employed at graduation||90.5%|
* Business School Overview details based on 2012 data