AACSB Accredited

The UCO MBA is an AACSB-accredited 35-hour degree program that takes 16 months to complete, located in the heart of Downtown Oklahoma City. You will learn from and meet with industry leaders in the city and around the globe.

Industry-Driven Curriculum

that meets the fast-changing demands of employers
  • Courses and learning objectives developed by local industry leaders
  • Classes and projects focus on creative problem-solving
  • Hands-on integrative projects with local organizations provide real-world experience and connections
  • International business immersion experience contributes to building a global business leadership skill set

Learning Outcomes

Program Concentrations

General MBA

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) is designed for students who desire broad preparation for managerial and executive positions in business, industry, government and education. Courses in the innovative, integrated curriculum focus on the knowledge and expertise that today’s managers need to solve everyday problems. The MBA is intended to provide students with a 21st century MBA education using integrated learning strategies for teaching integrated organizational functions. The UCO MBA student will learn to combine the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to develop the leadership and management skills required in today’s business world.

MBA Healthcare

The MBA Healthcare major is designed to integrate the core curriculum of the UCO MBA, while providing specific depth of knowledge in topics related to the healthcare industry. The healthcare major is built for professionals working in a number of industry groups within the healthcare sector, including providers, owners and operators of health care facilities, to individuals in research and development, biomedical research, and pharmaceuticals. From hospitals to clinics to long-term care facilities to research, the MBA in Healthcare provides knowledge and skill development through integrated and application-based learning. Specifically, the program offers targeted courses covering healthcare finance, healthcare informatics, innovation in healthcare management and legal issues in the healthcare environment.

MBA - Energy Systems

The energy systems major is designed to cultivate energy professionals that are as skilled in navigating the complex legal environment surrounding energy production and disposition as they are in forecasting energy supply and demand conditions. Graduates from this major will be well-equipped to enter managerial positions in the electricity, renewable energy and oil and gas sectors. Coursework in the energy MBA emphasis is designed to equip students with essential quantitative skills including advanced optimization methods, time-series forecasting and simulation techniques. Additionally, students will be challenged to apply these skills across disciplines from energy project development applications to retail supply, demand and dispatch. In addition to a strong analytical focus, the energy systems major readies students through seminar courses in energy law, antitrust and regulation. These courses in particular offer a ‘holistic’ approach to the energy major with special attention paid to including industry leaders as seminar speakers and leaders.

Downtown Advantage

located in the center of the Oklahoma City business district
  • Classes held in the heart of Downtown OKC at the UCO Downtown
  • Courses are offered two nights a week for a completion time of 16 months
  • Our 26-month program can accommodate your busy schedule by attending class on average, one night a week

Multifaceted Business Experience

learning inside and outside the classroom
  • We welcome students with diverse backgrounds in business and non-business fields
  • Faculty and staff focused on high-quality interactions with students to facilitate learning
  • Multiple opportunities inside and outside the classroom provide students connections for career-building relationships
  • Cohort-based program encourages lasting professional relationships

Unmatched Affordability

an investment in YOU
  • The total cost of the program is just under $18,000*
  • MBA tuition waivers are available for prospective and current students
  • An approximate cost can be calculated via tuition calculator

*Cost is for Oklahoma residents. Cost includes International Immersion Experience, which ranges from $3,500 to $4,500, depending on the location.
The College of Business currently offers $1,000 financial support for students. Locations for 2019 include Cuba and Russia.

Requirements for Admission

**a Score Report Waiver is available for qualified applicants

Application Deadlines for Fall Admission
  • May 15 – Priority Admission
  • July 15 – Regular Admission
  • August 1 – Space Available Admission
Application Deadlines for Spring Admission
  • November 16 – Priority Admission

Program taught in:
  • English
Last updated September 10, 2018
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
16 months
25,650 USD
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