Now is the time for Sooners to help Sooners. The Sooners Helping Sooners fund supports students and other challenges from all three OU campuses during crisis. We are asking for your support of our students now, but this is just the first of many giving opportunities that our OU family will have to support our students, faculty, and staff in the coming weeks.
All University-related events scheduled to occur between now and May 11 are suspended.
Our spring graduation ceremonies are postponed, and we are working to modify them. We are actively exploring ways we can honor our graduates and their achievements at an appropriate time. This will likely look very different, perhaps even virtual, with an opportunity to participate in an in-person ceremony when it is safe to do so. We hope to reschedule these events for later in the summer, and we will communicate updates as we have them.
The University of Oklahoma has announced the appointment of Corey Phelps, Ph.D., as dean of the Michael F. Price College of Business, pending OU Board of Regents’ approval. His role at OU will begin July 1. Phelps will join OU from McGill University, where he serves as Marcel Desautels Faculty Fellow and associate dean of executive programs and education at the Desautels Faculty of Management.
February was full of highs for the University of Oklahoma’s Energy Institute, which saw two major rankings for its Executive MBA in Energy program. The institute, which is facilitated by OU’s Michael F. Price College of Business, received three significant write-ups in the February 2020 issue of Hart Energy’s industry magazine, Oil and Gas Investor, including the No. 1 ranking in its premiere Top 15 Energy Graduate Programs listing.
The College has announced brand-new ranking jumps in both U.S. News and World Report and Poets&Quants for Undergrads. In the 2020 U.S. News Best Online Programs rankings, the Price College of Business has jumped 15 spots to No. 55 in the nation for its online master’s business program (non-MBA)after debuting in 2019. In late December, Poets&Quants announced another double-digit jump for Price College in its Best of 2020 ranking, to No. 57, up nearly 20 spots from last year.
The full-time MBA program, offered by the Michael F. Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma and housed at the Gene Rainbolt Graduate School of Business in Oklahoma City, jumped 15 spots from last year to 64th in the nation in Bloomberg Businessweek’s ranking of the 2019-20 best MBA programs.
The academic year is off to a strong start for the Michael F. Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma. Coming on the heels of high rankings for its graduate-level programs this spring, the College today announced a huge jump in rankings for its undergraduate programs by U.S. News and World Report.
Thanks to Price College alumna and Board of Advisors member Glenda Schwarz (BBA, Accounting, 1988), Vice President and Controller of ConocoPhillips, part of a $6 million gift from ConocoPhillips, originally made in 2007, has been reallocated to support an endowed faculty position in Price College’s Steed School of Accounting: the ConocoPhillips Chair in Energy Accounting.
To build upon the success of the Oklahoma Catalyst programs and grow Oklahoma City’s biotech community, the Tom Love Innovation Hub has been funded through a $100,000 grant from the Presbyterian Health Foundation to launch a pair of life sciences-focused Oklahoma Catalyst programs with the support of the OUHSC and Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation.
The Michael F. Price College of Business ensures the enduring global competitiveness of Oklahoma and the nation.