College of Business Administration

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No matter the place, no matter the field, no matter the market, there’s always a need for the business-minded. As an Oklahoma Christian University business grad, you’ll be in demand because our world-class business minds will prepare you to be a problem-solver, risk-taker, creative thinker, and strategy maker.

Enroll in our award-winning, ACBSP-accredited programs and plug into a network of Eagles who are putting their faith into action all over the world – from non-profit management to entrepreneurial leadership, from accounting to marketing, and much, much more.

Within the framework of contemporary teaching excellence, OC’s College of Business Administration builds a community of lifelong relationships upon a foundation of enduring Christian values.

Fast Facts

  • Nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • 91% job placement rate
  • Internships with Fortune 500 companies, the Oklahoma City Thunder, and leading local businesses
  • Ethics Team annually places in the top 10 at the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl, including third-place national finish in 2015
  • Senior business students scored 10% higher than the average scores of 3,266 teams from 205 worldwide universities in an online business simulation
  • National recognition at American Marketing Association Collegiate Conference in seven of the last nine years
  • Students advanced to Love’s Cup business plan finals in first two years competing, with Austin McRay winning for best business pitch in 2016 and VisuALS team winning first place in 2017

Student Highlight

Abby Hudkins, Cathleen Sizemore, and Nathan Locke

Abby Hudkins, Cathleen Sizemore, and Nathan Locke

Senior
Marketing

Nathan Locke, Abby Hudkins, and Cathleen Sizemore, all marketing majors, participated in a poster session at the Intercollegiate Conference of the American Marketing Association held annually in New Orleans. Their presentations were based on first-hand consumer research that was originally conducted as part of their Marketing Research class.

Kate McDonald

Kate McDonald

Junior
Marketing

Kate McDonald, marketing major, participated in a poster session at the Intercollegiate Conference of the American Marketing Association held annually in New Orleans. Her presentation was about a website she had created in E-Business and showcased screenshots of the website pages as well as information packets on some of the web pages that were available for download. At the conference, Kate also participated in the sales pitch competition. According to Kate, “(The sales pitch competition) was a wonderful experience. Professionally, this was a huge learning experience to not only for the competition, but also to learn more about myself. It taught me to work on speaking with professionals to create a more comfortable environment for myself, as well as the importance of an ‘elevator pitch.’ Once you create an elevator pitch, own it and be able to recite it to anyone no matter the circumstances!”

Kali Scholle

Kali Scholle

Junior
Accounting

During the Summer 2017, Kali will be interning with Grant Thornton as a Tax Intern in Dallas TX. After traveling with the company to Chicago last summer for the summer leadership program, Kali knew Grant Thornton was the company she wanted to be with because of their unique family oriented culture. In addition, she liked how the company encourages their employees to bring their whole self to work each day. While at her internship, Kali will be assigned to a personal mentor with whom she will meet with for regular feedback and professional development discussions. Kali will have the opportunity to work alongside Partners, Senior Executives, and peers. The internship will include working on a variety of client engagements in varying industries, networking with peers, team-building exercises, and community outreach activities. When reflecting on this opportunity, Kali said, “I am looking forward to the internship as it will expose me to tax procedures including tax consulting and tax return preparation.”

Sam Martin

Sam Martin

Senior
Accounting/Finance

Sam was offered and has accepted an internship position as an Audit Intern for the 2017 summer at BKD CPA's and Advisors, a public accounting firm. During his internship, Sam will be learning the basic responsibilities a BKD Audit Associate. As what often happens with other OC business students, BKD was so impressed with Sam that they offered him a full-time position as an Audit Associate with BKD as well. Therefore, the internship will, in essence, be a two-month long training period. When considering how he might benefit from the internship with BKD, Sam said, “…this should make my Auditing class at OC much easier!”

Hannah Baxter

Hannah Baxter

Senior
Marketing

During her junior year, Hannah served as the first Social Media Intern for the College of Business Administration. She used that experience and her marketing education to land an internship with the Edmond Chamber of Commerce. At the chamber Hannah directly assists the President and CEO and handles various marketing projects and developing creative media events. According to Hannah, “This internship has taught me the power of professionalism. You never know who’s going to be walking into the chamber on any given day. It could be the OKC mayor, it could be the president of a powerful corporation, it could even be the governor. So it is very important to treat everyone that walks through the doors as if you know them. You never know the impact a small interaction could have on your future.“

Baylee Hyatt

Baylee Hyatt

Senior
Accounting/Finance

Baylee turned her position as a Revenue Accounting Intern with Devon Energy into an employment offer. After she graduates from OC she will join Devon’s accounting department on a full-time basis. Baylee benefited in many from her internship. It gave her an opportunity to learn about accounting in the Oil & Gas industry and to use specialized accounting software. When asked about her internship Baylee wrote, “Overall, the internship helped me to become a more well rounded young professional.” Baylee also had opportunity to broaden her horizons and serve others during a mission trip to Zambia in central Africa.

Amanda Cooper

Amanda Cooper

Senior
Marketing

Amanda worked as a Marketing Intern for the Oklahoma City Dodgers, which is the AAA affiliate for the Los Angeles Dodgers. She was involved with almost every aspect of the fan experience during the games; this included: running the promotions table; conducting VIP tours of the ballpark; helping with mascot appearances; and working with the office to distribute marketing materials. According to Amanda, “This internship was an eye opener and a life changer 100%. I got the opportunity to not only learn and shadow in my department, but I also got the opportunity to learn and do some networking with the OKC Dodgers Foundation and ticket office. I am extremely thankful to not only the OKC Dodgers for this internship opportunity but also for OC, Dr. Burt, and organizations like the American Marketing Association for providing me with the chance to apply.

Lydia Harlow

Lydia Harlow

Senior
Accounting/Finance

While serving as a Trust Tax Intern at Frost Bank, Lydia was able to explore one of many aspects of the accounting field, which helped her discover things she liked as well as disliked about the profession and gave her a better idea of what she was looking for post-graduation. She entered her senior year knowing where she would work after graduation. Based upon her success in the classroom and her internship experience and education, BKD CPAs and Advisors, offered her a position as an Audit Associate. When reflecting on her internship experience Lydia wrote, “I learned valuable skills about the tax industry, and was able to see ways in which my education pre-internship was applicable to the real world.”


Great things are happening in the College of Business Administration! Check out our latest Annual Report to find out more.