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Excellence

of the highest standard
The Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University has been accredited since 1958 by AACSB, considered the highest standard for quality in business education. AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and learning and development services to member organizations worldwide. 
All eight of our academic departments are covered in this accreditation and we are part of a movement united to improve the quality of business education around the world.

 

Undergraduates

Post-graduation data was gathered on 81.1% of the 1,101 students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2018. 

 

Within three months, 94.3 percent had employment, job offers or other plans. The average reported salary was $47,841 with 10.2 percent of all students reporting plans for advanced degrees. 

Chart detailing average and median salaries by major 

 

Chart detailing the average and median salaries by masters programs.

Master's Programs

Post-graduation data was gathered on 95.8% of the 259 students who graduated with a master’s degree in 2018.

The percent who had employment, job offers or other plans within three months of graduation:

  • MBA graduates – 96.7% employed
  • M.S. in Accounting graduates – 97.3% employed
  • M.S. in Business Analytics graduates – 92.9% employed
  • M.S. in Entrepreneurship graduates – 100.0% employed
  • M.S. in Management Info. Systems graduates – 86.2% employed
  • M.S. in Quantitative Financial Economics graduates – 100% employed
  • M.S. in Information Assurance graduates – 85.7% employed

The average reported salary was $77,032.

NOTE: The lowest placement rates tend to correspond to degree programs that have a high proportion of international students and the accompanying visa-related issues with respect to job placement.

 

Ph.D. Programs

Retention

Graduation

Certification Pass Rates

According to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), the 2018 CPA exam pass rates for first-time exam takers were as follows:

 

  • The CPA exam pass rate for students who completed an advanced degree at Oklahoma State University and were taking the exam for the first time was 85.7%, which was highest in the state. (Note: Eligibility to sit for the exam requires 150 completed hours, which is the equivalent of an undergraduate and master’s degree, and is the path we encourage for aspiring CPAs.)
  • The CPA exam pass rate for students who completed only an undergraduate degree at Oklahoma State University and were taking the exam for the first time was 59%, which exceeds the state and national average pass rates.

SAS certifications pass rates for 2018-19 are:

  • Base SAS programming certification – 100.0%
  • Advanced SAS programming certification – 61.0%
  • SAS Predictive Modeling Using SAS Enterprise Miner 14 Exam – 88%
 
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