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OU Full-Time MBA Program Ranked Among the Nation's Best by Bloomberg Businessweek

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OU Full-Time MBA Program Ranked Among the Nation's Best by Bloomberg Businessweek

Nov 16, 2017

The University of Oklahoma’s full-time MBA program in the Gene Rainbolt Graduate School of Business at the Michael F. Price College of Business is one of the best in the nation, according to Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2017 list of Best Business Schools. On Nov. 16, Bloomberg revealed that the OU full-time MBA program jumped two spots this year to #53.

The MBA program, located at the newly-dedicated Gene Rainbolt Graduate School of Business in Oklahoma City, provides students the opportunity to earn industry-specific certificates in health care, energy, entrepreneurship, finance and digital technologies. The curriculum is enhanced with experiential learning opportunities, such as business consulting and international immersion.

"Today, OU’s MBA students work arm-in-arm with our world-class faculty and industry leaders to tackle the greatest business issues of our time in the heart of the state’s capital. The Gene Rainbolt Graduate School of Business facility in Oklahoma City’s Innovation District allows students to take what they learn in class and immediately apply it to benefit companies in Oklahoma and beyond. OU’s recent rise in Businessweek’s rankings is a testament to the power of students, faculty, and industry working together to catalyze our future competitiveness,” says Daniel W. Pullin, dean and Fred E. Brown Chair in Business and OU vice president.

Bloomberg Businessweek’s ranking of full-time U.S. MBA programs is based on five components: (1) employer survey (35 percent of total score), in which more than 600 recruiters named the programs that best deliver the skills they seek in MBA hires; (2) alumni survey (30 percent), in which nearly 10,000 alumni who graduated from 2008 to 2010 told us how their MBAs affected their careers, their compensation over time, and their job satisfaction; (3) student survey (15 percent), in which 2017 graduates (9,461 responses) rated their programs; (4) job placement rate (10 percent), or how many MBAs seeking full-time jobs get them within three months of graduating; (5) starting salary (10 percent), or how much new MBAs make in their new jobs, adjusted for industry and regional variation. Data from the 2016 ranking were added to the survey components to diversify feedback.

A list of all 85 ranked programs can be found online at