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Student Testimonials

Real SOSU Students and Alumni Describe Where They Started, How They're Finding Success and Where They’re Going

We measure our success by the success of our students, many of whom have shared their own personal stories with us. Be inspired and discover how our online programs can help open doors for you.

MBA Student Testimonials

Michael Green

"For me, online is really the only viable option, and it worked out very well. I looked at several schools. With Southeastern Oklahoma, the flexibility is really great and the price is really good. I never had to be somewhere at any certain time."

Michael GreenMBA in Entrepreneurship online graduate

Mohamed Abdellatif

"Undoubtedly, many employers appreciate and understand the value of getting a master's degree— especially an MBA."

Mohamed AbdellatifMBA in Marketing online graduate

Bob Compton

"I'm taking two courses at a time. The flexibility and the fact that it's totally an online program means I can take care of my coursework wherever I may be."

Bob ComptonMBA in Finance online graduate

Scott Hampton

"I was able to immediately put some of the education to work as I was doing the classes in real time. That was enjoyable for me."

Scott HamptonMBA in Management online graduate

 Dr. Zach F. Williams

"I'm Native American myself. I know what the tribe has taught me since I've been here, but I don't know much beyond that. I wanted to know more, like where we come from, sovereignty and all it encompasses. That's really one of the biggest factors—that and cost. Cost is pretty hard to beat when it comes to Southeastern Oklahoma."

Dr. Zach F. WilliamsMBA in Native American Leadership online graduate

Scott Phelps

"We've talked about a lot of people-management topics that I've used since in different classes, like Supervisory Management."

Scott PhelpsMBA in Human Resources online graduate

Kristi Radebaugh

"It's good to be a role model for your children and say, 'You can get a degree at any age. You can go back to school and do it anytime. It doesn't matter how old you are. You should never stop learning. You should continually be trying to make yourself better.'"

Kristi RadebaughMBA in Management online graduate

Ahmad El-Katib

"You’re not going to find a better value for the amount of education and what comes with the degree itself—that is a huge, huge factor. Being in an AACSB-accredited school is a very positive thing, and getting a degree for that much—for less than $12,000—is crazy."

Ahmad El-KatibMBA online graduate

Sarah Roberts

you just work hard, you can achieve anything. I just don't want anybody to hold back because they don't think they're capable of making it through. I worked as a graduate assistant, I worked at the bank, and I even did a side job. I did three jobs while I was going to school getting my MBA."

Sarah RobertsMBA with an emphasis in Management online graduate

Emily Robinson

"I was working full time on my dad's ranch; I was an undergrad student and taking online MBA classes; I was working as a graduate assistant for 20 hours a week. I learned pretty quickly how to manage time."

Emily RobinsonMBA in Entrepreneurship online graduate

Chauncey Ward

"I always wanted to earn an MBA—even after I finished my undergrad. You've got to have a passion when you're going to school to push yourself through it. You've got to find something that is going to push you until the end that you actually want."

Chauncey WardMBA in Entrepreneurship online graduate

Julia Boyd

"The classes that required the most writing … I dreaded them at the time, but they improved my writing skills. I'm just so thankful now that Dr. C.W. Von Bergen and Dr. Martin Bressler just really pushed and encouraged me. That was pivotal for me, as far as my writing."

Julia BoydMBA in Management online graduate

Ronnie Coppedge

"Just be diligent and disciplined. That's what you've got to do. It's online, so if you don't do it, it won't get done. You've got to have a significant other or loved one in your life who will get behind you and push you. And you've got to have the right instructors. At Southeastern, I never had a bad instructor. Not one."

Ronnie CoppedgeMBA with an emphasis in Management online graduate

Yvette Martin

"I had 20+ years [of] experience in business and a bachelor's degree in Finance, Real Estate and Law, but given my age and today's society, a bachelor's degree is like having a high school diploma, so I knew I needed to up my game."

Yvette MartinMBA in Entrepreneurship online graduate

Native American Leadership Student Testimonials


"It changed my life. It gave me some tools to use in my job now."

Amy GanttMFA, M.S. NAL, instructor and alumna


"Those professors really want to help you, and they really want you to succeed"

Crystal BullyM.S. NAL student

"This is the history that we should hear."

Jill ReynaAcademic and Employment Specialist at Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Career Development Department and M.S. Nal student

"I felt like it was actually more one-on-one than if I was in a physical classroom setting."

Jody NelsonAudit Manager at Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and MBA – M.S. NAL student

"This graduate program, being online, worked for me. A lot of times, I work more than 40 hours a week—plus, I travel... I can do this at my own pace."

Robin CounceDirector of Career Development at Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and M.S. NAL student

"The Native American Leadership program does change lives."

Leslie WesberryJ.D. and M.S. NAL professor

"I really feel like it changed my life in that it gave me... tools to use in my job now and, hopefully, in the future."

Amy GanttMFA, M.S. NAL, instructor and alumna

"I know that this program has already changed my life tremendously."

Jason CampbellDirector of the STAR Program at Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and M.S. NAL graduate

Julia Boyd

"I delved deeper into my culture, my ancestry, and learned a lot that I did not know... It makes me proud that we have come as far as we have as a tribe, overcoming much adversity to get to where we are today—and that makes me so proud that I'm a member of the Choctaw Nation."

Julia BoydSenior Director of Human Resources at Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, MBA, and M.S. NAL student

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