Business school recognized by US News and World Report, Payscale

Business school recognized by US News and World Report, Payscale
Oakland University's business school ranked as one of U.S. News and World Report's "Best Grad Schools" and "Best Value Colleges for Business Majors” in Michigan by Payscale.

Employers and alumni know a business education at Oakland University prepares graduates with skills and experience to launch successful careers.


The long-standing elite dual accreditation the School of Business Administration holds from AACSB-International in its business and accounting programs indicates a high-quality business school. In addition, the Human Resources Management program is certified by the National Society of Human Resource Management.


Today, thanks to the school’s growing reputation in the region and beyond, more organizations are starting to take note.


US News and World Report

The Oakland University School of Business will be recognized in the U.S. News and World Report's "Best Grad Schools" 2016 edition under the specialty of Best Part-Time MBA Programs. The OU MBA program is one of five programs ranked in Michigan.


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Surveys from organizations such as US News & World Report, Princeton Review and others invite alumni and students to share their insights and opinions on key attributes of the University and the School in such areas as academics, career services, student life and more.

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Payscale 2015 College ROI Report

The business school at Oakland University is ranked as one of the "Best Value Colleges for Business Majors” in Michigan for both annual return on investment and 20-year return on investment in Payscale's 2015 College ROI Report.  The study's annual ROI figure compares the return over 20 years when investing money in a degree at a certain school as opposed to other investments, such as stocks or bonds.


Our business school has a tremendous reputation in the metropolitan Detroit area. We have a very experienced and highly regarded faculty, excellent programming and successful alumni,” Dr. Michael A. Mazzeo, dean, School of Business Administration says. “While ratings and recognition do not tell the whole story, they do help further enhance the value of a business degree from Oakland University.”


“Recognition like this helps to raise the school’s reputation regionally and nationally, as well as serve as a testament to the quality business education available here,” says Craig Stinson FIN ‘84, chairman, Nelson Global Products, and chairman of the business school’s Board of Visitors. “I believe recognition of our alma mater by organizations like this is a true point of pride for Oakland business students and alumni.”