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.
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.
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:
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Many more stories about our students amazing achievements including intercollegiate competitions in professional selling, human resource management and business planning can be found here.
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.
|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…|
|Personal impact on society||61%|
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.
Peregrine Common Professional Component Exam
|Discipline||Average Exam Score||Students Scoring At The 90th Percentile|
|Business Integration & Strategic Management||77%||63%|
|Global Business Dimensions||62%||53%|
|Information Management Systems||55%||67%|
|Legal Environment of Business||60%||63%|
Skills test (BCTS)
|* Scores between 14 and 19 are considered “moderate”; scores between 20 and 26 are considered “strong”|
Major Field Test (MFT)
|* Maximum score is 300.|