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How and When to Apply

Admission to the OU Full-time MBA program is highly competitive and selective, with consideration to your potential for success both while in school and professionally after graduation. Because of the nature of our accelerated eight-week modules, we are looking for applicants who have both the ability and desire to thrive within a demanding and stimulating environment. We value a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives in our classroom so we encourage applicants from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds to apply. 

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Nov 15, 2018

Early Decision Deadline

For candidates who are ready to commit to the OU MBA. Admitted students will withdraw their applications from other schools.

Nov 30, 2018Dec 15, 2018
Jan 15, 2019

Round 1 Application Deadline

Merit-based aid priority consideration deadline. After this round, merit-based aid may still be available, but priority will be given to the candidates who apply during Early Decision or Round 1.

Jan 31, 2019Feb 15, 2019
Mar 15, 2019

Round 2 Application Deadline

Deadline for international candidates.

Mar 31, 2019April 15, 2019

May 15, 2019

Round 3

Deadline for domestic candidates

May 31, 2019June 15, 2019
After May 15, 2019

Round 4

After this date, qualified domestic candidates will only be admitted if space is available.  Email oklahomamba@ou.edu for more information.

 

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Students who are successfully accepted must reserve their place with a $1,000.00 non-refundable deposit. The deposit will be applied toward tuition and fees.

Admission Material Details

Online Application:

We will ask you for standard information about your personal, professional, and educational background. You can save the application and finish it later if you are not quite ready to submit it. Please be sure to check that you have selected the appropriate graduate program and start date. Even though the MBA program is delivered in Oklahoma City, you will select “Norman campus” when asked for the Campus you are applying to. [Back to Top]

Application Fee:

The non-refundable application fee covers the cost of processing the application. The application fee is $50 for domestic applicants and $100 for international applicants.

We do not offer application fee waivers. [Back to Top]

Transcripts:

Upload an unofficial copy of your transcript from your last degree-granting institution to the online application and request for an official transcript to be sent to OU. [Back to Top]

Official Paper Transcripts can be sent to:
University of Oklahoma
Office of Graduate Admissions
731 Elm Avenue, Room 318
Norman, OK 73019

Official Electronic Transcripts can be sent to:
gradadm@ou.edu

GMAT / GRE:

We require the GMAT or GRE from all MBA applicants without exception. Test scores are valid for five years and we only consider your highest GMAT or GRE scores.

Which test to take: Which test you choose to take is entirely up to you, and we do not give preferential treatment to those who select one test over the other.

Questions about Waivers: For candidates with advanced degrees, degrees higher than a bachelor's, we still require you to submit GMAT/GRE scores taken within the last five years. For those pursuing dual degrees, we do not accept an LSAT, MCAT or other standardized test other than the GMAT or GRE. [Back to Top]

Résumé:

Provide a copy of an up-to-date professional résumé. Include information about full-time positions, military assignments, and significant part-time or summer work experiences. Résumés should also list education history with dates of attendance and graduation. [Back to Top]

Required Application Essays

Essay 1:

Explain why you want to pursue the Price MBA. What career path do you want to pursue? Why? What actions have you taken to understand it? How can this program assist you in achieving this career goal? (500 words maximum).

Essay 2:

Please select one of the essays below to provide the admissions committee additional information about yourself. (300 words maximum).

1. Describe the value you bring to the Price MBA.

2. Describe a transformational experience that has changed your worldview.

3. Describe a time when you had to adapt to a major change in your personal or professional life. How did you navigate the situation?

4. Describe a situation where you faced an ethical dilemma. What decisions did you have to make and what did you learn?

Optional Essay

Please use this optional essay if you feel there are unaddressed gaps in your educational background or professional experience. If the rest of your application and the above essays represent you fairly, you do not need to respond. (200 words maximum). [Back to Top]

Admission Interview (by invitation only):

The admissions committee will contact you via email to schedule the interview at a mutually convenient time. Interviews can be conducted in-office, over Skype/Facetime, or over the phone. [Back to Top]