Oakwood University is a private, historically black college, owned by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The School of Business offers high-quality programs backed by ACBSP accreditation. Alumni report the well-rounded business programs adequately prepared them for their current roles. Some of the positions you’ll find alumni in include Senior Auditor for Wells Fargo, Vice President of Cerner Corporations, and Information Technician for the Adventist Health System.
Undergraduate students can embark on their business journey with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Finance, Management Information Systems, or Organizational Management. A Bachelor of Business Administration is also offered and allows students to achieve their career goals with concentrations in Healthcare Administration, Human Resource Management, Management, and Marketing. As new careers are created, the SoB updates its curriculum and adds additional programs. In 2018, the SoB began incorporating entrepreneurship and global business into the curriculum.
Oakwood is located near several prominent businesses in Huntsville, Alabama. The U.S. Census named Huntsville one of the “Top 30 Fastest-Growing Metros in the U.S.” This makes it possible for students to complete internships with Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, NASA, Google, KPMG, Boeing, Deloitte, and many others. Career Connections ensures every freshman has developed a career map that will serve as their guiding path throughout college, and sophomores and above will participate in an eight-hour job shadow each year to gain insight into prospective career choices. The SoB Career Fair is held every fall.
Students also have a multitude of opportunities to get involved on campus in organizations such as Future Healthcare Leaders of Tomorrow, Phi Beta Lambda, the National Association of Black Accountants, Pure Market, CEOak, the Financial Management Association, and Delta Mu Delta Honor Society. All students are also invited to United Student Movement special events, such as the Back to School Block Party, Spring Banquet, and Spirit Week festivities to socialize with peers from other majors.
Business-minded students with at least 30-credit hours can obtain their Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management virtually through the University Leap Adult Degree Completion Program within 18 to 24 months. This program kicks off with a required residency for the first course. Students will gain a broad knowledge of business principles through courses such as Group and Organizational Dynamics, Legal and Social Environment in Business, and a Career Management Seminar. Elective credits are also part of this program, allowing students to decide which additional courses they find relevant.
The online Master of Business Administration in Leadership program launched in the fall of 2019. This MBA degree can be completed 100% online in as few as 12 to 18 months. The program focuses on a servant leader mindset and prepares students to work in corporate, government, or the private sector. A few courses students enrolled in this 36-credit hour program will take include Leadership Innovation and Change, Leadership Thought and Creativity, and Global Leadership. All students will also complete a required capstone component. Scholarships are available to help finance graduate education.