As we look back at 2019, we have much to be thankful for at the Michael F. Price College of Business. Simply put, 2019 has been one of the most successful years in our history, and the momentum continues as we move into 2020. This year yielded numerous ranking increases in our undergraduate and graduate programs. It’s clear that Price College has become one of the elite business schools in the nation.
This fall, U.S. News and World Report's 2020 Best Colleges Rankings lists Price College’s undergraduate business program as 50th in the nation, up 12 spots from last year. This ranking is the highest in Price College’s history – a ranking that represents 31st among all public business schools.
U.S. News and World Report ranks our full-time MBA program 58th in the nation and our professional MBA 52nd in the nation. Among public universities, these programs are ranked 31st (full-time MBA) and 29th (professional MBA). Our MBA students benefit greatly from interaction with the business community in the world-class Gene Rainbolt Graduate School of Business, a 27,000 square-foot facility located in the heart of Oklahoma City at OU’s University Research Park on the Health Sciences Center campus.
In addition, the graduate entrepreneurship program at Price College has, for the first time, been ranked among the top programs in the nation by the Princeton Review/Entrepreneur Magazine at 17th. While our undergraduate entrepreneurship program has been among the top programs in the Princeton Review ranking for many years, including this year, it is the first time the graduate program has broken through the Top 25.
Our strong rankings continue to attract large numbers of students as well as aspirational employees. To keep up with growing demand for our programs, we are currently recruiting 15-20 new faculty for the next academic year. We will be pushing forward on many important initiatives, including data analytics, entrepreneurship, aerospace and defense, healthcare, energy, globalization and several joint programs with other colleges on the Norman and Health Sciences Center campuses. Price College stands ready to meet the demands of a changing economy and to prepare the next generation of great business leaders.
On behalf of the students, faculty and staff at Price College, I want to sincerely thank you, our friends and supporters, who believe in this institution and its purpose. Without your support, all the exciting news I’ve shared above simply would not be possible. We are so very grateful for all you are doing for our students. Please take a moment to read below more examples of how our students, alumni, faculty, staff and partners continue to fulfill the Purpose of Price® and why we remain excited about our future.
Please accept my best wishes for a joyous holiday season,