FAQ

Oklahoma Christian meets the needs of working adults with a quick, customizable MBA program featuring rigorous training, personal service, and valuable connections to take your career to the next level. Quality, innovation, practicality, entrepreneurship, leadership, communication skills, and ethics are key components of OC’s Graduate School of Business curriculum. Traditional business courses such as accounting, economics, finance, and marketing further enhance the curriculum.

Our academically rigorous Master of Accountancy program provides enough hours to qualify to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination, equipping graduates for careers in major corporations and public accounting firms. OC’s Master of Accountancy degree features both “hands-on” experience and theory-based research.

Classes are offered online and in the evenings. Each class is seven weeks long and meets on either Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday 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 two-year program, you meet just once per week from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. for seven weeks.

There are breaks of one or two weeks between each seven-week term. One-week breaks are also taken the week of Thanksgiving and in mid-March for Spring Break. We are in session 42 out of 52 weeks during the year. 

Yes! If you choose, you can do the entire MBA program and (starting in Fall 2017) the entire MAcc program completely online. Both programs in the Graduate School of Business are offered onsite, online, or in a hybrid format so you can customize your classes to meet your needs as a busy, working adult. Take just one class per week and earn your degree in two years. Take two classes per week and complete the program in just 12-16 months.

Tuition for the Graduate School of Business is $540 per credit hour for domestic students and $570 per hour for international students. Starting in Fall 2017 the price per credit hour is increasing to $555 for domestic students and $585 for international students. There will also be a $25 per credit hour online course fee that will apply to all online courses a student takes. The MBA degree program is 36 credit hours while the MAcc degree program is 30 credit hours. Additional preparatory leveling courses are $540 per credit hour for domestic students and $570 per credit hour for international students. The fee for leveling courses will also be rising in the fall of 2017 to $555 for domestic students and $585 per credit hour for international students. The $25 per credit hour online fee also applies to leveling courses. The application fee is $25.

We have a Legacy program that allows you to lock in your tuition before it increases in the Fall of 2017.  To do that you have to be enrolled no later than Summer Term II which starts July 3rdYour tuition remains locked in as long as you remain active in the MBA program by taking one class per semester.

Textbook costs vary with each class, but average $2,100 per year if you purchase new textbooks from the OC bookstore. If you purchase used books, the cost will be around $1,600. You also have the option of renting books from the campus bookstore.

For international students, a $1,500 enrollment deposit is required to confirm your intent to enroll at Oklahoma Christian University. This deposit saves your place in OC’s incoming class by allowing you to enroll in classes. Your enrollment deposit will be applied as a credit to help offset the cost of your first semester’s tuition cost.

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 of 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.

It’s also good to know your company benefits. 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 the Registrar's Office at 405.425.5206 for details.

The MBA and MAcc programs grant admission for the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

There are three main factors considered for admission, including undergraduate cumulative grade point average (GPA), Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) score or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score, and professional experience.

The MBA curriculum is a rigorous curriculum focusing on practicality, ethics, and quality. It contains courses in communication, economics, business law, finance, accounting, management, marketing, organizational issues, and technology. 

The MAcc curriculum features four core business courses: Legal and Regulatory Issues; Financial Services; Economic Issues; and Ethics, Decision Making and Communication. Accounting courses include: Advanced Tax Accounting; Advanced Auditing and Professional Ethics; Advanced Financial Accounting; Accounting Research and Quantitative Techniques; Accounting Theory; and Topics in Accounting.

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 Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Accountancy (MAcc) degree from Oklahoma Christian University. 

Yes. Newly-admitted students should make an appointment with Dr. Ken Johnson, Graduate School of Business chair, to discuss degree requirements, possible transfer credits, waivers, etc.

Yes. Prospective students are welcome to meet with anyone in the Graduate School of Business office. For answers to your program questions, call 405.425.5562. You also may set up an appointment with the director, Kathy Milligan, or with the chair, Dr. Ken Johnson, to discuss the program.