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Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Native American Leadership Online

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About the Program

Complete in as few as 12 months
36 credit hours
$330 per credit hour

Culture can be your key to success with our 100% online MBA degree program! Learn how to manage diversity in a changing world as you explore personal and organizational leadership, tribal sovereignty and contemporary issues facing the Indian Country.

Core coursework includes finance, accounting, marketing, economics, behavioral management, research and data analysis to prepare you for the next step in any business career.

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Online Courses

For the Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Native American Leadership online program, students must complete the following coursework, including 30 hours of core courses and 6 hours of specialty courses.

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Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The study of human behavior in organizations and its effect on establishing and attaining organizational goals in an effective and efficient manner.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An application of microeconomic principles to business decision-making. Economic theory and quantitative methods are applied to managerial decisions about pricing, production, profit maximization, and government restraints. It is presumed the student has an understanding of preliminary calculus.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The primary emphasis of this course is on management's use of accounting information to manage the resources of a complex organization. The course focuses on three major areas: fundamentals of cost systems; managerial decision-making; and managerial planning and performance evaluation.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Concepts and methods of the scientific research process within the context of business and management. The course emphasizes an applied approach providing a thorough understanding of the nature and scope of business research.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An integrative course utilizing the comprehensive case study method to develop experiences in effective application of marketing strategies to create competitive advantages. Emphasis is on the relationship of the marketing function in a multinational context.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Theory and application of statistical and quantitative techniques to various types of business data. Emphasis is on the interpretation and use of data analysis results from a manager's perspective. Use of statistical computer software is an integral part of course. Both descriptive and inferential statistics are covered.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the practice and theory of managers making financial decisions for the firm. The basis for all decisions builds from the premise of maximizing shareholder wealth. Topics include risk and return tradeoffs, valuing stock and bonds, evaluating choices among sources of capital and capital structure, evaluating dividend policy, evaluating the selecting expansion projects, using derivative securities to managing risk, firm valuation, and short-term cash management.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A capstone course for graduate students in the last stage of their coursework toward an MBA degree. It covers the integration of the skill and functions of management to develop long range plans and to implement and manage the efforts directed toward the accomplishment of organizational objectives.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This literature-based course emphasizes the individual as decision maker and focuses on ethical issues and dilemmas facing managers and leaders in organizations. The objectives of the course are to raise students' general awareness of ethical dilemmas, to place ethical issues within a management context, to enhance and improve the ability of students to reason toward a satisfactory resolution of an ethical dilemma.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course has been designed to enable graduate students to explore selected leading-edge issues in global business and organizational environments. It provides an opportunity to relate state-of-the-art management concepts to practical situations. The graduate student will gain a greater understanding of the applications of current management practices and techniques to contemporary business issues.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will examine issues that directly impact the daily operations of tribal governments and the tribal members of those governments. The course will highlight areas from a broad range of topics with the understanding that these topics of interest are constantly changing and developing. Areas such as economic development, health and education, social services, culture and language, and tribal governance will be studied to provide students with a broad range of knowledge.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course presents an overview of major legal principles of federal Indian law, major developments in federal Indian policy, and how they have affected the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Three fundamental legal principles of federal Indian law are presented: Tribes are independent sovereign governments, separate from the states and the federal government; tribal sovereignty generally extends over a federally recognized geographic territory and over the activities and conduct of tribal and nontribal members within that territory; and tribal sovereignty is inherent and exists unless and until Congress takes it away. Court case examples illustrating these principles are used. Since questions about tribal sovereignty are often viewed as questions of the intent of Congress, acts of Congress concerning treaties, statutes and public laws are reviewed, along with court case examples. A history of federal Indian education laws and policies traces tribal control from pre-contact through federal control, state control, and finally to the return toward tribal control.


At SOSU, we offer multiple start dates throughout the year so you never have to wait long to get started on your online degree program. The chart below shows upcoming start dates, along with important deadlines, such as when your application should be submitted and when payments are due.

Term Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline Last Class Day
Spring 2019 3/11/2019 2/25/2019 2/25/2019 3/8/2019 3/8/2019 5/5/2019
Summer 2019 5/13/2019 4/29/2019 4/29/2019 5/10/2019 5/10/2019 6/30/2019
Summer 2019 7/1/2019 6/17/2019 6/17/2019 6/27/2019 6/27/2019 8/18/2019
Fall 2019 8/26/2019 8/12/2019 8/12/2019 8/23/2019 8/23/2019 10/13/2019
Fall 2019 10/21/2019 10/7/2019 10/7/2019 10/18/2019 10/18/2019 12/15/2019

Tuition & Financial Aid


Per Credit Hour Per Three Credit Hour Course Per Program
$330 $990 $11,880.00* total tuition, including fees

Additional Fees

Application: $20
International Student Application: $55

*Tuition and fees as of Fall 2016. University reserves the right to change tuition and fees at any time.

Financial Aid

The first step in applying for financial aid is to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). SOSU's Federal School Code is 003179.

Contact Us

Student Financial Aid Office
425 W. University Blvd.
Durant, OK 74701-3347

Phone: (580) 745-2186

Fax: (580) 745-7469



Southeastern Oklahoma State University's online MBA program has specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify.

To meet the admission requirements for SOSU’s online MBA degree program, applicants must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA or minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 semester hours of courses, or
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 2.5 overall GPA or minimum 2.75 GPA in last 60 semester hours of courses, AND at least three years of continuous professional work experience, or
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 2.5 overall GPA or minimum 2.75 GPA in last 60 semester hours of courses, AND a portfolio consisting of a letter of application which outlines the applicant's career goals and objectives and how an MBA degree will enhance them; a current resume, three professional letters of recommendation, or
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university and at least 9 hours in a graduate program from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and must be in good standing at previous university.
  • No GMAT is required for the Southeastern Oklahoma State University online MBA

Non-Business Undergraduate course requirements:

Our MBA is designed for students with diverse undergraduate backgrounds and is suitable for business and non-business graduates. For students entering the MBA program whose undergraduate degree is not in business, finance or a related field, pre-requisite course work may be required before enrolling in Economics, Accounting, Finance, or Data/Research courses. Students must satisfy pre-requisite course work or present proof of course work equivalency for the following:

  • ACCT 2103 Fund of Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 2203 Fund of Managerial Accounting
  • ECON 2213 Principles of Microeconomics
  • BUS 2633 Business Statistics

Our MBA is designed for students with diverse undergraduate backgrounds and is suitable for business and non-business graduates. If you do not have a bachelor's in business, pre-requisites can be satisfied online, with four 1-week leveling courses. Our Enrollment Specialists will be able to provide you with more information on these 1-week courses.

International Application and Admissions Requirements:

Please note, unfortunately, students with an F-1 visa are ineligible for online programs. Scan and email #2, #4 and #5 to International Student Services at

  1. Complete Profile (this will also serve as the application)
  2. Academic Records:
    • Original final post-secondary transcript(s) and diploma(s) from each college or university attended. If your transcript is not issued in English, we require the original document as well as an English translation done by your school(s) or a professional translating company. Original = issued by a school or examination board with an official signature and school stamp or seal.
    • Post-secondary records from outside the U.S. must be analyzed by a NACES educational credential evaluation service such as IERF or WES or ECE. For IERF, students need to choose the "detailed report" option and select Southeastern Oklahoma State University from the menu. IERF will send the evaluation of your records to our International Student Services office.
  3. English Proficiency: Internet-based TOEFL score of 79 or an IELTS Academic score of 6.5; taken within 2 years of enrollment.
    • For TOEFL, let us know your registration number and have your score report sent to Southeastern (institution code: 6657).
    • For IELTS, let us know your TRF number.
    • You do not need TOEFL or IELTS scores if:
      1. English is your first language
      2. You have a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. college or university.
  4. Financial Support: Submit a Graduate Affidavit of Financial Support along with an original bank statement stamped and signed by a bank official (within 6 months of your enrollment) demonstrating that your sponsor has a liquid US$ balance that covers the cost of your enrollment at Southeastern for the first year of your degree program. All documents must be in English. If not, an English translation must accompany the original.
  5. Passport Name Page: Copy of the biographic page of your passport showing your name, date of birth, passport number and expiration date. If dependents will accompany you to Southeastern, provide copies of their passport biographic pages, along with marriage and birth certificates, as applicable, to verify your family relationship.
  6. US $55.00 Application Fee: This is not refundable. You have two options for making the payment:
    • Credit card: Call the Southeastern Business Office (+1-580-745-2350) with a credit card number and your Student ID (we will e-mail your student ID number to you after you submit the Complete Profile). Note: Please tell the Business Office that you are an international applicant.
    • Money order: Pay to Southeastern Oklahoma State University (in US$ and with your name on it).

Official sealed transcripts from all previous institutions should be sent to Southeastern Oklahoma State University:

Southeastern Oklahoma State University/Registrar-MBA
425 W. University Blvd.
Durant, OK 74701-3347