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National organizations place OU MBA programs among best in nation

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National organizations place OU MBA programs among best in nation
William Vultaggio, looking at the camera
With his OU MBA in hand, William Vultaggio leveraged the power of his credentials, connections and experience to fuel a successful career change. (Photo credit: Rob Hall)

For the fourth year in a row, U.S. News and World Report recognized the Oakland University MBA program in its annual edition of Best Graduate Programs, in the Part-Time MBA specialty category. In addition to being recognized as one of the Best Business Schools in The Princeton Review’s 2021 report, The Princeton Review also includes the new OU MBA in its recent list of Best Online MBA programs.

To create its list, The Princeton Review tallied data from the company’s surveys of more than 17,800 students at 244 business schools. The 80-question survey asked students about their school’s academics, student body and campus life as well as about themselves and their career plans.

The U.S. News criteria includes average peer assessment scores, average GMAT and GRE scores, average undergraduate GPA, average number of years of work experience and the percentage of the total program enrollment that is in the part-time program.

“National recognition of our programs reinforces the high-quality education OU business students gain from expert faculty and top-notch curriculum. Our program integrates theory, research and experience with solid academic preparation and practical skills that help our students launch successful careers,” said Michael A. Mazzeo, dean and professor of finance at Oakland’s School of Business Administration.

Armed with an advanced business degree, Oakland University MBA graduates are well-equipped to succeed in today’s global economy. In the university’s latest survey of recent graduates, 64 percent of OU MBA alumni report a new employer, new title or salary increase greater than 10 percent, with the average salary after graduation reported at more than $72,000.

OU MBA alumni William Vultaggio is a perfect example. He combined his experience with his OU MBA credentials and connections to successfully steer his career in a new direction. After earning his MBA, he changed disciplines and industries, moving from healthcare benefits coordinator at a multi-national healthcare services company to auditor in FCA’s prestigious corporate leadership development program.

Ranked as one of the top global MBA programs by CEO Magazine for five years running, the OU School of Business is also consistently recognized as one of the “Best Values Colleges for Business Majors” in Michigan in PayScale’s College ROI Report. New recognition from the independent educational organization University Headquarters also places the OU MBA program among the top 100 part-time MBA programs in the U.S. and lists Oakland University School of Business as one of the top 75 colleges for finance majors.

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