How much does the MBA program cost?
Tuition for the Graduate School of Business is $460 per credit hour. The MBA degree program is 36 credit hours. Additional preparatory leveling courses are currently $1380. Textbook costs vary with each class, but average $2,100 per year if only new and no used textbooks are purchased from the campus bookstore. If purchasing used books from the campus bookstore the average cost will be around $1,600. You also now have the option of renting books from the campus bookstore. Please contact the bookstore about rental costs and the rental agreement. Fees include the application fee ($25 for all students).
Why should I enroll in the MBA program at Oklahoma Christian University?
Our MBA program is the result of the vision of many business professionals who saw the need for a graduate business program for working adults offering a practical, real-world approach to business. Our curriculum identifies quality, innovation, practicality, entrepreneurship, leadership, communication skills, and ethics as key components of the Graduate School of Business. Specialization courses such as accounting, economics, finance, and marketing further enhance the curriculum.
What factors are considered for admission?
There are three main factors considered for admission to the MBA program, including undergraduate cumulative grade point average (GPA), Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) score or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score, and professional experience.
When do you admit new students into the MBA program?
The MBA program grants admission for the fall, spring, and summer semesters.
Can I discuss the program with someone before I apply?
Yes. Prospective students are welcome to meet with Dr. Ken Johnson, the Director of the Graduate School of Business. For answers to your program questions, call 405-425-5562. You may also set up an appointment with the dean to discuss the program.
What is the MBA curriculum like?
The MBA curriculum is a rigorous curriculum focusing on practicality, ethics, and quality. It contains courses in communication, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, global perspectives, management, marketing, organizational issues, and technology.
When are classes held?
Classes are accelerated and held in the evening. Each class is seven weeks long and meets on either Monday or Thursday evening from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. For example, you may have Marketing on Monday and Finance on Thursday if you are in the Fast Track Program. If you are in the two-year program, you meet each Tuesday from 6 to 9:30 p.m. for seven weeks.
There are one or two week breaks between each seven week terms. One week breaks are also taken the week of Thanksgiving and Spring Break. We are in session 42 out of 52 weeks during the year.
Is financial aid available?
Yes, financial aid is available in the form of the Graduate Stafford Loan Program. You must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours per semester to qualify for federal aid and to defer any student loans you are now paying.
Loans up to $20,500 per academic year are available to qualified borrowers for full time graduate study. You have a six month grace period before repayment must begin. For assistance with financial aid, please contact Linda Orr in Financial Services at 405-425-5194 or 405-425-5190.
Know your company benefits. Be sure to check with your human resources office to see if your company offers a tuition reimbursement benefit.
GI Bill and Tuition Assistance benefits for military personnel are honored at Oklahoma Christian University. Contact Donna Lamb at 405-425-5206 in the Registrar's Office for details.
What does "e-campus" mean?
All students entering the program are issued laptop computers for their use in the program. In order to receive your laptop you must come to the Oklahoma Christian campus located in Edmond, OK. OC provides technical support, training, and general computing assistance to students (undergrad and graduate) on campus or while remote. Each laptop contains an ethernet card which, when used on campus, provides the student with wireless communication, access to the Internet, and connection to campus printers and database resources.
What GPA must I maintain throughout the program?
You are required to maintain a GPA of at least a 3.0 (A=4.0) to remain in good standing and to receive a graduate business degree from Oklahoma Christian University.
Is academic advising available?
Yes. Newly admitted students should make an appointment with Dr. Ken Johnson, Chair of the Graduate School of Business, to discuss degree requirements, possible transfer credits, waivers, etc.