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Why Choose SOSU for Your Online MBA Program?

Students seeking an online MBA program that is flexible and affordable can earn the degree in as few as 12 months from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. SOSU holds AACSB accreditation and offers 12 concentration areas to choose from for your MBA.

Program quality
AACSB’s accreditation process involves the review of a number of criteria including a school’s curricula, faculty qualifications and strategic plans; as a student, you can count on receiving the most current education for your field of study.

Job search
Accreditation can be just as important when you’re looking for jobs as when you’re a student. Some employers will not consider applicants from schools that lack accreditation.

Top-tier status
Fewer than 5 percent of the world’s business schools are AACSB-accredited, and SOSU’s John Massey School of Business is one of them.

How a Specialized MBA Can Help You

SOSU online MBA alumni talk about why they chose the program

When you earn a specialized MBA, you gain the benefits of a business education along with expertise in your area of concentration. The SOSU MBA program’s 10 core courses and two concentration courses make this possible.

The core courses give you a strong foundation in business fundamentals, including strategic management, marketing, managerial accounting and data analysis.

Two courses in your chosen concentration area enable you to gain the skills and knowledge specific to that area.

Take the case of alumna Yvette Martin who earned an MBA with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship in May 2015. In the Entrepreneurship & New Venture Management course, she created a business plan that she went on to submit prior to a job interview. Her initiative landed her a job as an Oklahoma Tax Commission tag agent.

Another of SOSU’s MBA concentrations is Healthcare Information Systems. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that healthcare management will add 17 percent more jobs between 2014 and 2024, which is a much faster rate than the average for all occupations. By earning an MBA with an emphasis in Healthcare Information Systems, you can gain the specialized knowledge and skills required for leadership roles in this high-growth field.

View the full list of specializations to identify your area of focus.

What to Look for in MBA Instructors

Real-world experience
Dr. Lawrence Silver teaches the online program’s core marketing course and the Hospitality Marketing concentration course. He walks the walk when it comes to entrepreneurship as he has more than 20 years of experience as a business owner.

Alumnus Ahmad El-Katib enjoyed Dr. Silver’s marketing courses, finding his presentation of information easy to understand and apply.

Commitment to student success
Financial Management is one of the courses that Dr. Ying-Chou Lin teaches. He believes that most students can learn even the most challenging material if it is explained clearly and if they are motivated to study hard enough.

Dr. Courtney Kernek teaches two courses: Social Media Marketing and Consumer Behavior. She encourages students to start building their personal brand early in their college career.

AACSB accreditation, 12 focus areas to choose from, and faculty members committed to student success make SOSU an excellent choice for your online MBA. It comes in at under $12,000* for tuition and provides an affordable route to earning a degree that can help you advance in your career.

Learn more about SOSU’s online MBA programs.

*As of May 2017; leveling courses not included


Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Medical and Health Services Managers

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