Oakland University’s School of Business Administration attracts top student and faculty talent with their impressive dual AACSB accreditation in accounting and business. The Princeton Review deemed the business school among the best in the nation in its 2019 ranking. In 2018, U.S. News recognized the undergraduate business programs among the best in the nation, and among the “Best Graduate Schools” for Part-time MBA programs in 2020. Additionally, CEO Magazine categorized the MBA program as Tier One and named the Global Executive MBA 24th in 2019. These accomplishments speak volumes about the quality of the SBA.
Undergraduates can begin their business career with a major in Accounting, Actuarial Science, Business Analytics, Economics, Finance, General Management, Human Resources Management, Information Security Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, or Operations Management. Minors are also available in Entrepreneurship and International Management.
The competitive Business Honors program is available for exceptional students. It features customized seminars to acquaint students to college during their freshman year, international and experiential learning experiences throughout their four-year journey, and senior seminars to prepare for life beyond graduation.
The elite MBA, EMBA, Master’s of Accounting, and Master’s of Science in Information Technology Management are available for graduate students. MBA students can tailor their degree with 11 concentration options, such as Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, or Human Resource Management. The MBA program has a high student success rate, with 96% of graduates employed within three months and nearly 70% gaining a promotion or pay increase greater than 10%. Classes for the MBA program meet one evening per week, and the EMBA meets every other Friday from 3-8 PM and Saturday from 8:30 AM-5 PM.
Students can add to their business acumen in a shorter timeframe with a 15-credit hour graduate certificate in Business Analytics, Business Essentials, Finance, or Information Security Management. Eight Post-graduate certificates are offered to provide students who already have a master’s degree with specialized knowledge in fields such as Business Economics, Marketing, and Productions/Operations Management.
With 22 business organizations on campus, students are sure to find at least a few that are the perfect match for them. Students who maintain an impeccable academic record will be recognized through the Beta Gamma Sigma or Delta Epsilon Honor Society. Female students can become empowered leaders by participating in the Women’s Economic Society or Women in Business. Some of the major-specific clubs include Entrepreneurs in Action, Financial Management Association, and the Society for Human Resource Management. Graduate students can join the Graduate Business Leaders.
The Ideas 2 Business program is a six-week program that provides students with hands-on experience helping other students or individuals in the community turn a business idea into a commercialized business. Undergraduate students will receive a $200 scholarship and graduate students $300 for each six-week project with the i2B program. SBA students have interned with Comerica Bank, KPMG, Quicken Loans, Deloitte, and Northwestern Mutual.
Students can also conduct research through three research centers: Cybersecurity, Data Science and Big Data Analytics, and the Southeastern Michigan Economic Data Center.