You can learn how to effectively lead employees with an OBU management degree. Our students are prepared for leadership in top businesses across the country.

Benefits of an OBU Management Degree

With this degree we won’t just introduce you to, but you will come to know and thoroughly understand business: accounting, economics, computer information systems, finance, international business and marketing. You will gain even a greater understanding of management by taking additional courses in production and project management, organizational behavior, human resource management, international management and new venture development.

Immediate Experience

You will receive experience by running a small business as part of a class project during your first year at OBU. When future employers start talking specifics, you will be ready to join in. Through our Introduction to Business Course, you will have the opportunity to create a small business under the supervision of faculty. The profits from the business are split at the end of the semester with half of the profits going to a charity your team selects, and the other half going to a scholarship fund awarded to business students. This is extremely beneficial not only in your development as a great manager, but also boosts our initiative of training you to be an outstanding leader.

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!

Program Information

Labs and Resources

Dr. Peggy D. Keck Finance and Data Analytics Lab

This state-of-the-art lab features a flexible, innovative and collaborative learning environment. A 49-foot-long horizontal ticker provides ever-changing data and information that will engage you and offer a highly professional and interactive atmosphere.  

The data analytics lab will maintain our standard of excellence set by our CPA exam preparation with the exam’s new business analytics requirement. 

Professional Networking Opportunities

Lydia’s Lamp and Elijah’s Mantle

These yearlong mentoring groups pair you with a businessperson so you can make meaningful connections in the business community.

Accounting Club

The Accounting Club meets monthly offering students the opportunity to meet with accounting professionals. This is a great opportunity for networking and meeting representatives of accounting firms in the area.

Board of Executives

The Paul Dickinson School of Business has a Board of Executives that assures our curriculum remains relevant to industry and provides networking opportunities for you.

Leadership and Service

Our Enactus team is open to all majors on campus. The team works with academic and business leaders to create a better world.

Some of our projects have included:

  • Working with Project Spero to create a sustainable funding source as they serve OKC refugees and their mental health needs.
  • Obtaining and remodeling a bus so the Community Market could expand its services to rural parts of Pottawatomie County.
  • Working on a microfinancing project with a number of entrepreneurs in Ecuador.

Job Opportunities and Outcomes

Our management degrees have earned graduates jobs as business development managers, community engagement representatives, human resources and administration recruiters, merchandising specialists and payroll reporting agents with companies such as The Onin Group, Tinker Federal Credit Union, Mosaic Personnel, Love’s Travel Stops and Paycom.

Program Options

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

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

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

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