FAQ

How much do the MBA and MAcc programs cost?
Tuition for the Graduate School of Business is $470 per credit hour. The MBA degree program is 36 credit hours while the MAcc degree program is 30 credit hours. Additional preparatory leveling courses are currently $470 per credit hour. Textbook costs vary with each class, but average $2,100 per year if only new textbooks are purchased from the OC bookstore. If purchasing used books, the average cost will be around $1,600. You also have the option of renting books from the campus bookstore. The application fee is $25; there are no fees associated with courses at Oklahoma Christian University.

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. Traditional business courses such as accounting, economics, finance, and marketing further enhance the curriculum.

Why should I enroll in the MAcc program at Oklahoma Christian University?
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.

What factors are considered for admission?
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.

When do you admit new students into the MBA and MAcc programs?
The MBA and MAcc programs grant 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 Mr. Charlie Walker, the Admissions Counselor of the Graduate School of Business. 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.

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, business law, finance, accounting, management, marketing, organizational issues, and technology. 

What is the MAcc curriculum like?
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.

When are classes held?
Classes are accelerated and held in the evening. Each class is seven weeks long and meets on either Monday, Tuesday 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 two-year program, you meet only 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 during the week of Thanksgiving and in mid-March for 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 the Registrar's Office at 405.425.5206 for details.

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.