Accreditation

The University of Central Oklahoma College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The distinction, which is the symbol of business education excellence, places the college in an elite group. Less than five percent of business schools worldwide have earned the accrediting body’s accreditation.

AACSB-accredited schools have successfully undergone a rigorous review process conducted by their peers in the business education community, ensuring that they have the resources, credentials and commitment needed to provide students with a first-rate, future-focused business education.

During this multiyear process, the school focuses on developing and implementing a plan to align with AACSB’s accreditation standards. These standards require excellence in areas relating to: strategic management and innovation; student, faculty, and staff as active participants; learning and teaching; and academic and professional engagement.

Today, there are 789 institutions across 53 countries and territories that maintain AACSB accreditation. Similarly, 186 institutions maintain an additional specialized AACSB accreditation for their accounting programs.

Founded in 1916, AACSB is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools, and the largest business education network connecting students, educators and businesses worldwide.

 

Student Achievement Data Compilation Project

The College of Business at the University of Central Oklahoma is committed to student success while enrolled in the program and excited to follow their achievements in their chosen professions. From continuously improving teaching effectiveness through student feedback, to helping students persist through graduation, to preparing them for immediate and fulfilling employment or further education, the College of Business strives to be true to our mission of preparing students to become productive, ethical and engaged citizens and business leaders while promoting commerce and advancing the quality of life in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.

Retention

Students generally begin their academic program in the College of Business as they enter their junior year. This has been formalized in the new admissions policy for the College. The retention rate of students from the junior to senior year is:

2014 59%
2013 66%
2012 63%

Enrollment History

  Juniors Seniors Graduate Students
2015 659 1,096 135
2014 768 1,119 159
2013 691 1,163 177
2012 689 1,221 212

Graduation Rate

  After
Fourth
Year
After Fifth
Year
After Sixth
Year
2010 Cohort 35% 57% 64%
2009 Cohort 47% 53% 55%

 

Undergraduate Degrees Conferred

2014-15 528
2013-14 558
2012-13 553

Special Achievements

CPA Examination Success Rate

  UCO first-time test takers UCO all
test takers
2015 49.3% 44.1%
2014 50.0% 44.8%
2013 48.8% 39.3%
2012 46.3% 43.2%
2011 45.6% 37.7%

Many more stories about our students amazing achievements including intercollegiate competitions in professional selling, human resource management and business planning can be found here.

Employment

Beginning with the spring 2016 graduating class, the College of Business commissioned and deployed the Outcomes Survey to discover how our students’ postgraduate employment status and their feelings about their preparation to succeed in their careers.

Responders
Employed Full-Time 66%
Employed Part-Time 9%
Seeking Additional Education 16%
Median Salary (all CB undergraduates) $47,000
Median Salary (accounting majors) $53,000
Median Salary (all UCO non-CB undergraduates) $32,000
Earned an internship while enrolled at UCO* 36%
Offered a job because of their internship experience 64%
Feel that internship was helpful or very helpful in job preparation 82%
* 82% of these were paid internships
Feel that occupation is related or very related to the field of study 85%
Feel that occupation is related or very related to career goals 81%
Feel very satisfied or somewhat satisfied with postgraduate occupation 81%
Feel that degree is helpful or very helpful for…
Employment opportunities 71%
Personal impact on society 61%
Income potential 77%
Job satisfaction 71%
Personal enrichment 77%
Professional prestige 65%

Other Assessments

The College uses an internally developed instrument to measure and improve teaching effectiveness. The figure below shows the results of student evaluations from fall 2012 through spring 2016. College faculty consistently score above 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, indicating that students are pleased with the high quality instruction received.

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Peregrine Common Professional Component Exam

Discipline Average Exam Score Students Scoring At The 90th Percentile
Accounting 69% 60%
Finance 50% 53%
Business Integration & Strategic Management 77% 63%
Economics 62% 56%
Global Business Dimensions 62% 53%
Information Management Systems 55% 67%
Legal Environment of Business 60% 63%
Management 45% 62%
Human Resources 44% 67%
Operations/Production Management 43% 61%
Organizational Behavior 54% 66%
Marketing 69% 53%
Quantitative Research 62% 53%

Business Critical Thinking

Skills test (BCTS)

  Score*
2015 19.68
2014 18.68
2013 18.03
* Scores between 14 and 19 are considered “moderate”; scores between 20 and 26 are considered “strong”

Major Field Test (MFT)

  Score* Percentile
2014 259 86TH
2013 258 82ND
2012 255 70TH
* Maximum score is 300.

Student Learning Goals and Objectives

MBA Goals and Objectives B.B.A. Goals and Objectives