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The application deadline for Fall 2023 entry is May. 15. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

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. 

Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis. It is to your advantage to apply as early as you are ready. The admissions committee cannot predict the quality of future applications and is inclined to admit well-qualified applicants early in the process. In addition, early application ensures that you will receive a decision earlier. However, it is important not to rush your application. We encourage you to take the time necessary to submit a thoughtful, well-prepared application. 

Requirements

The non-refundable application fee covers the cost of processing the application. The application fee is $98 for domestic applicants and $148 for international applicants. We do not offer application fee waivers.

While you do not need to submit all of your application requirements at once, your application will not be considered for admission until we have received all required parts of your application.

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. 

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

The OU Professional MBA Program will consider applicants who wish to apply for admission to the program without a GMAT/GRE score.

If you choose to take an entrance exam or have already taken the GMAT or GRE, please upload an official score report with your admissions application. Test scores are valid for five years and we only consider your highest GMAT or GRE scores. 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.

If you wish to apply for an entrance exam waiver, you may do so at any time. All entrance exam waivers applicants will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and the granting of waivers cannot be guaranteed. A denial of this request does not preclude you from taking the GMAT/GRE and continuing to apply for admission to the Professional MBA Program.

We look at three main criteria as a basis for the waiver request and require that waiver applicants meet at least two of the three:

  1. A minimum GPA of 3.30 or higher from most recent Bachelor's or Master's degree completed
  2. A minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience
  3. Has demonstrated quantitative aptitude (such as work projects, academic coursework, STEM degrees, or other)

Entrance Exam Waiver Application

* Applicants to the Full-time MBA or other graduate programs in Price College are not eligible for this waiver request. 

Candidates not approved for an Entrance Exam Wavier may be eligible to take the Executive Assessment upon recommendation by the Admissions Committee

 

 

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.

As part of the online application, you will be asked to respond to one brief, required essay question detailing why you want to pursue an MBA at OU and your future career goals (500 words maximum).  In addition, if you feel there are unaddressed gaps in your educational background or professional experience, you may also submit another optional brief statement (200 words maximum). 

Our Professional MBA program requires that students have at least 2 years of full-time work experience (post undergraduate). Most students range from 3-10 years of full-time work experience prior to entering the MBA program.

The admissions committee will contact you via email to schedule the interview at a mutually convenient time. Interviews can be conducted in-office, virtually, or over the phone.

Requests for transfer credit are reviewed upon acceptance to the Professional MBA program. Courses must be from an AACSB-accredited institution with an earned grade of B or higher, taken within the last five years, and approved by the MBA department.

There are no prerequisites for the MBA program. The curriculum provides introductory business courses at the graduate level

Letters of Recommendation are optional. If you choose to submit recommendation letters, you may upload them in the “Additional Documents” section of the online application or email them to OklahomaMBA@ou.edu.

Reapplying the following year, after being denied, does not hamper your chances of being admitted into the program. We will evaluate your application as brand new and will not consider the previous denial. If you want to improve your application and are unsure of how to better your chances, feel free to reach out to us. We would be happy to discuss how you can improve your application.

International Students

The non-refundable application fee for international applicants is $148. 

All international applicants must provide evidence of financial support for their first year of study. Applicants can wait until they have been accepted to proceed with providing this documentation. 

The non-refundable application fee for international applicants is $148. 

International Graduate Admissions

Applicants must submit a transcript from the college or university where they earned their most recent degree in order to be considered for admission.

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International Degree Equivalency

The language of instruction at OU is English. Adequate English language skills are essential to academic success. If English is not your first language, you will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency before admission. The MBA program requires a TOEFL score of 100 or higher or an IELTS score of 7.0 or higher.

TOEFL/IELTS SCORE REQUIREMENT