School of Business Administration

Elliott Hall, Room 427
275 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
(location map)

Resources & Advising

In Oakland University’s Graduate Business Programs office you’ll find staff members ready to help you find the answers to any questions you have about your course of study, from admission advising and orientation, registration support and graduation process.

  resource guide for current graduate students
Meet the Team

During your time at Oakland, you may find you will need to interact with an advisor for many different reasons. Our academic advisers can:

  • help you prepare for and plan your academic career
  • provide you with educational and career counseling
  • empower you with relevant and vital information regarding your degree program opportunities
  • help you learn about student support services
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Information Technology Management
  • Post-Master's Certificates (except Accounting)
Paul Trumbull
Coordinator Graduate Business Programs  
  • Executive MBA
  • Master of Accounting
  • Post-Master's Certificate in Accounting
Donna Free
Faculty Coordinator, Master of Accounting
EMBA Interim Faculty Director/Faculty Advisor
Special Instructor of Accounting
  • Executive MBA
Coordinator, Executive MBA
Vijayan Sugumaran, PhDPrograms:
  • Master of Science in Information Technology Management
  • Post-Master's Certificates in Management Information Systems
  • Post-Master's Certificates in Production and Operations Management
  • Business Analytics Graduate Certificate
Dr. Vijayan Sugumaran
Decision and Information Sciences Department Chair
Professor of Management Information Systems
Xiaodong Deng PhDProgram:
  • Master of Science in Information Technology Management
Dr. Xiaodong Deng
MSITM Faculty Director
Professor of Management Information Systems
Program Assistants 
Analya CAnalya Callendar
(248) 370-3287

Vanessa LewisVanessa Lewis
(248) 370-2927

Graduate Assistantship  -
Apply on HANDSHAKE by April 1 for fall term [Job# 1421775].

Course Number Conversion Guide
Effective Fall 2017, Oakland University is going to a four digit course numbering system. Click here to view the Graduate Business Programs Course Number Conversion Guide.

Schedules of graduate business classes
  • Always check MySail for the most up-to-date schedule(s).
The following will assist you with setting up your login information, as well as other helpful information to get you started with your first course.
Admissions Application
Prospective MBA students, please note: A $500 scholarship will be awarded to those enrolled in this GMAT Prep, who are then admitted into one of our Graduate Programs,  and successfully complete their first semester.
Contact Paul Trumbull at for more details.

Request to waive GMAT - If you wish to be waived from the GMAT requirement, the completed GMAT waiver request form must be submitted with your admissions application. The completed form can be submitted to either Graduate Admissions or Graduate Business Programs.