The MBA Program at Oklahoma City University

The MBA Program at Oklahoma City University

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36 credit hours

The Meinders MBA
Preparing for a career in business requires choosing the best business school – one with top faculty, impactful research, driven students, and the highest standard of quality. The Meinders MBA program, accredited by AACSB, provides students with the knowledge and understanding of financial, accounting, marketing and operational functions within an organization.

Learn to Think on the Executive Level 
Students have the opportunity to analyze the working parts of a company and how they come together to achieve profitability. Classes are taught by experienced industry professionals with outstanding academic and business credentials who maintain a contemporary, business-related focus to the classroom. Students can choose among different concentrations within the following formats. 

Traditional On-Campus—The traditional on-campus program offers the full-time or part-time student the opportunity to complete required course work at Oklahoma City University’s Meinders School of Business during the traditional academic year (fall and spring semesters, summer I and summer II terms).

Accelerated (live or online*)— Accelerated (On-Campus or Online) —The accelerated format offers the working professional a series of nine-week cycles, on-campus, or in some cases online, with classes meeting one night each week. The program may be completed at a pace chosen by then student. Availability of online courses is limited and the final capstone course must be taken on-campus. Applicants for the accelerated program should have three or more years of relevant business experience.

Specializations

Students seeking a specialization will take an additional 3-9 credit hours, replacing the elective block in the MBA generalist track. The area of specialization will be noted on the student’s transcript.    

Generalist: For those on the fast track with a desire to gain a general understanding of the nature of business and essential managerial skills.
Accounting Specialization: Designed for the manager who desires more in-depth knowledge of tax or general accounting. 
Finance Specialization: Prepares professionals to understand the impact of financial decisions in nearly every aspect of the organization. 

Marketing Specialization: Marketing managers have the opportunity to analyze actual business situations and design advertising and marketing campaigns. 
Joint JD/MBA: Designed to develop synergy and build on the unique attributes from both the Meinders School of Business and the School of Law. To participate in this program, students must be admitted to both schools; all the usual entrance requirements apply. 

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GENERALIST

The M.B.A. generalist program has been designed for students who are on the fast track and desire to gain a general understanding of the nature of business and essential managerial skills. This program may be completed by full-time students in one intensive year. The M.B.A. program consists of four different blocks of courses: environmental, functional, elective, and capstone. These required courses provide all M.B.A. candidates with a fundamental under-standing of essential managerial skills and tasks.

Environmental Block

 Credit Hours: 15 

Econ 5203 

Managerial Economics

3

Acct 5403 

Accounting for Managers

3

MGMT 5503 

World Economy and International Business

3

IT 5603

Information Technology  and Operations Management

3

MGMT 5703

Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

3

Functional Block

Credit Hours: 12

MKTG 5103

Strategic Marketing Decisions

3

ECON 5213

Management Science and  Quantitative Analysis

3

FIN 5303

Financial Policy for Managers

3

MGMT 5713

Organizational and Managerial Processes

3

Elective Block:  6  any two 6000-level electives from finance, information technology, management, or marketing courses including international study opportunities. 

Capstone Block

Credit Hours: 3

MGMT 6543

Global Competitive Strategy and Administrative Policy

3

SPECIALIZATION IN ACCOUNTING

Students seeking a specialization will take an additional 3 to 9 credit hours in the area(s) of their interest, replacing the elective block in the M.B.A. generalist track. All prerequisites to the area of specialization must be met. The area(s) of specialization will be noted on the student’s transcript. 

The M.B.A. with accounting concentration is designed for the manager who desires more in-depth knowledge of tax or general accounting. Those choosing tax will be able to focus on specific tax issues by choosing three courses from a variety of tax courses. Those choosing general ac-counting will be able to gain insight into the accounting function, while maintaining a manager’s perspective and using a manager’s knowledge base as they interact with accountants in three accounting courses that are tailored to address both groups. The specialized knowledge gained in this concentration will give managers an added advantage as they enter or progress in the workplace.

Specialization Block, Credit Hours: 9

Choose one of the following areas of concentration:

Tax Concentration:

Choose three graduate tax courses (prefix 54XX or 64XX). Sequence must be approved by the accounting faculty advisor. Prerequisite tax courses are required and are determined by the graduate courses selected.

General Accounting Concentration:

Choose three graduate accounting courses (prefix ACCT) and/or FIN 6523. Permission to enroll is required. Prerequisite courses may be required based on courses selected.  Concentration cannot begin before completion of ACCT 5403 with a grade of B or better.

ACCT 5133

International Accounting

3

ACCT 5163

Energy Accounting

3

ACCT 5423

Tax Procedure

3

ACCT 5433

Taxation of Business Entities (LAW 9433)

3

ACCT 5443

Estate and Gift Taxation (LAW 8013)

3

ACCT 5713

CPA Exam Review I

3

ACCT 5723

CPA Exam Review II

3

ACCT 5911-3

Special Topics in Accounting

3

ACCT 5921-3

Applied Research or Internship in Accounting

 

3

SPECIALIZATION IN FINANCE

Students seeking a specialization will take an additional 3 to 9 credit hours in the area(s) of their interest, replacing the elective block in the M.B.A. generalist track. All prerequisites to the area of specialization must be met. The area(s) of specialization will be noted on the student’s transcript. 

The effective executive understands the importance of financial decisions in nearly every aspect of the organization. Using the corporation’s goals, capital requirements, and historical accounting information, the financial manager must be able to forecast the firm’s future needs for funds and prepare plans for securing these funds at the optimum cost. The successful financial manager combines an understanding of rapid changes in the money and capital markets with the knowledge of the corporation’s financial needs. The finance specialization prepares professionals in major corporations, financial institutions, and governmental agencies. 

Specialization Block

Credit Hours: 9

Choose three of the following courses:

FIN 6313

Investments Management

3

FIN 6323

Money and Capital Markets

3

FIN 6343

Corporate Financial Strategies

3

FIN 6353

Special Topics in Finance

3

FIN 6363

Internship in Finance

3

FIN 6523

Multinational Corporate Finance

3

SPECIALIZATION IN MARKETING

Students seeking a specialization will take an additional 3 to 9 credit hours in the area(s) of their interest, replacing the elective block in the M.B.A. generalist track. All prerequisites to the area of specialization must be met. The area(s) of specialization will be noted on the student’s transcript. 

Marketing is a highly visible component of contemporary American business. Marketing-related employment opportunities, stimulated by the demand for new products and services, are expected to grow faster than the overall growth of the economy. The elective courses in the marketing specialization are designed with the new marketing manager in mind. Opportunities are provided for the student to analyze actual business situations and to design advertising and marketing campaigns.

Specialization Block

Credit Hours: 9

Choose three of the following courses:

MKTG 6113

Buyer Behavior

3

MKTG 6123

Services Marketing

3

MKTG 6133

Marketing Research and Analysis

3

MKTG 6153

Special topics in Marketing

3

MKTG 6173

Sales Force Leadership

3

MKTG 6513

Multinational Marketing Management

3

JOINT J.D./M.B.A. DEGREE

The J.D./M.B.A. program at Oklahoma City University seeks to develop synergy and build on the unique attributes from both the Meinders School of Business and the School of Law. To participate in this program, students must be admitted to both schools; all the usual entrance requirements apply. Law students may apply to the Meinders School of Business at any time prior to the end of the fifth semester at the law school. A Meinders School of Business student who wishes to pursue the joint degree must begin law studies during the first August following his or her decision to pursue the joint degree. Joint degree candidates must satisfy all Meinders School of Business prerequisites (foundation block courses) prior to beginning work in the M.B.A. (by prior academic credit, course work, waiver, etc). Joint degree students must take 30 hours from the school of business, over and above any foundation classes, and 84 hours from the School of Law. This compares with a typical 36-hour requirement for the Meinders School of Business and 90 hours for the Law School if the student were to pursue the degrees separately. Joint degree students are exempt from taking Legal and Ethical Environment of Business and one elective course in the M.B.A. program.