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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. 
The Spears School of Business is fully accredited by the AACSB and we are part of a movement united to improve the quality of business education around the world.



Post-graduation data was gathered on 83.5% of the 1,154 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 2019.


Within three months, 92.6% had employment, job offers or other plans.  The average reported salary was $49,498 with 12.5 percent of all students reporting plans for advanced degrees.

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Master's Programs

Post-graduation data was gathered on 94.9% of the 297 students who graduated with a master’s degree in 2019.  The percent who had employment, job offers, or other plans within three months of graduation:

  • MBA graduates – 97.3% (98.6% for US citizens; 71.4% for international graduates)
  • MS-Accounting graduates – 100.0%
  • MS-Business Analytics and Data Science graduates – 92.7% (100% for US citizens; 90.6% for international graduates)
  • MS-Hospitality and Tourism Management – 100.%
  • MS-Management Information Systems graduates – 94.1% (100% for US citizens; 94.1% for international graduates)
  • MS-Quantitative Finance graduates – 100%

Ph.D. Programs



Certification Pass Rates

According to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), the 2019 CPA exam pass rates were as follows:

  • The CPA exam pass rate for students who completed an advanced degree at Oklahoma State University in 2020 was 85.19%.  (Note:  Eligibility to sit for the exam requires 150 completed hours, equivalent to 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 68.1%.

Both of the preceding rates exceed the state and national pass rates and the pass rates of AACSB-accredited business schools.


SAS certification pass rates for 2019-20 are:

  • Base SAS programming certification – 53% (2019 cohort)
  • Advanced SAS programming certification – 100% (2019 cohort)
  • SAS Predictive Modeling – 71% (2019 cohort)
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