Paul Dickinson School of Business

The Paul Dickinson School of Business at OBU sets you on a path towards a bright and successful future in the business world. With a reputation for producing hardworking, dedicated, and capable graduates, OBU's business school is highly regarded by employers seeking top talent. A business degree from OBU opens doors to a wide array of exciting and rewarding career opportunities.

Whether your passion lies in crunching numbers as an accountant, exploring the possibilities of computer science, delving into the complexities of finance, engaging in international business ventures, leading teams in management roles, or crafting compelling marketing strategies, our comprehensive program will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in any of these fields. Moreover, the School of Business provides ample opportunities for hands-on experience, internships, and networking with industry professionals. This practical exposure will not only enhance your learning but also make you a competitive candidate in the job market.

Featured Program

Accounting

Become a Certified Public Accountant through OBU’s Accounting program.

Preparing Students for What’s Next

In our most recent reporting period, 95% of our students were either employed or in graduate school.

Incredible Education, Affordable Cost.

OBU provides a minimum $10,000 per year scholarship to every incoming first-time freshman and $8,000 to every incoming transfer student. And you could qualify for even more financial aid! Many of our students also receive money through federal Pell grants and OBU Bison Grants.

To get an estimate of what your cost to attend OBU might be, please check out our Net Price Calculator. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with how affordable an OBU education really is. Especially considering the incredible academic quality, personal mentor relationships with faculty and staff, and strong Christian commitment you will experience at OBU. You won’t find an experience like this anywhere else!

Scholarships and Grants

Undergraduate Programs

Accounting

Your OBU accounting degree opens the door to work in several fields, including tax preparation, bookkeeping and auditing. OBU is 16th in the nation for programs of our size for first time pass rates on the CPA exam.

Accounting

Computer Science

OBU’s Computer Science degree program will provide you with a solid foundation in mathematics, computer programming, computer hardware and organization, artificial intelligence, data science and analytics, databases and multi-platform application development.

Computer Science

Computer Science, Cybersecurity Emphasis

A cybersecurity degree from OBU will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the complex and ever-changing world of digital security. This program will prepare you for the crucial role of safeguarding sensitive data from unauthorized access and cyber threats.

Computer Science, Cybersecurity Emphasis

Finance

As a Finance degree graduate, you will be prepared for many areas of money management, including financial planning, financial analysis and banking.

Finance

International Business

In the International Business program, you will study business subjects while also developing cross-cultural skills that will give you the experience you need to navigate international business relations.

International Business

Management

An OBU Management degree will provide you with a well-rounded education that prepares you to lead, manage resources efficiently, and navigate the complex challenges of today's business world.

Management

Marketing

With your OBU Marketing degree, you will find many opportunities in the business world, such as digital marketing, sales and marketing analytics. Many students are interested in the field of sports marketing.

Marketing

Sports and Recreation, Sports and Recreation Management Emphasis

A well-managed sports program is important to the success of any organized athletic discipline. With a sports and recreation management emphasis degree, you will gain a strong foundation related to the management of exercise and sports. You will learn to develop safe and relevant programs while learning to strengthen your communication and interpersonal skills.

Sports and Recreation Management

 


Graduate Programs

Master of Business Administration

Earn your MBA degree from OBU with the choice of corporate innovation or project management. Certification programs including corporate innovation, project management and strategic business operations can be earned on their own or in conjunction with an MBA degree.

MBA Program

World-Class Faculty

OBU faculty are experts in their fields and will be with you every step of the way.

Dr. David Houghton

Dr. David Houghton

Chair, School of Business
Lloyd G. and Betty E. Minter Chair of Business
Professor of Business
Director, MBA Program

Kelley Chlouber

Kelley Chlouber

Administrative Assistant, School of Business

Dr. Timothy Darr

Dr. Timothy Darr

Lawrence Peitz Chair of Business
Assistant Professor of Computer Information Science

David Greenwell

David Greenwell

Bill and Twylah Horne Professor of Accounting
Assistant Professor of Accounting

Dr. Keith Harman

Dr. Keith Harman

Ernest C. Wheeler Chair of Business
Professor of Business

Dr. Rich Rudebock

Dr. Rich Rudebock

Robert L. and Sara Lou Cargill Chair of Business
Professor of Business

Dr. Craig Walker

Dr. Craig Walker

Ernest C. and Ruby Wheeler Professor of Business
Professor of Economics

Dr. Liying Xu

Dr. Liying Xu

Albert J. Geiger Chair of Business
Assistant Professor of Finance

Accreditation

OBU’s business degree programs are nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science is not a business degree and is not accredited by ACBSP. The Computer Science degree is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditation Information