Jun 20, 2024  
2023 - 2024 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
2023 - 2024 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

Business Administration, Health Care Management Option, M.B.A.

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OSRHE Code: 213H

Major Code: MBAH

Master of Business Administration

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Rogers State University is designed to provide students with the education necessary to develop personal and organizational business skills and to maintain competiveness in the local and global economy.

This advanced business degree offers students requisite knowledge, critical thinking skills, problem-solving skills and research proficiency to succeed in many professional fields, whether private or public commercial enterprise, for-profit or non-profit business or government service.

Our MBA program is crafted to provide students the knowledge, skills and abilities essential for all functions of management. Students in the MBA program at RSU can benefit from its signature strengths in the accounting, entrepreneurship, management and sport management disciplines.

Students in this carefully designed program enroll in 36 credit hours of graduate coursework that includes 27 hours of core courses and 9 hours from a single program option.

This program is an online program. All MBA graduate-level courses are offered in an eight-week format on a rotation basis.

Graduate Admissions Requirements

To be considered for admission to the MBA program, interested students must complete the following:

  • Submit the RSU Application for MBA Admission
  • Provide official transcripts from all institutionally accredited undergraduate and graduate institutions previously attended
  • International Students are required to submit further documentation, see International Student Admission . (This is an online program, so international students might not qualify.)

All documentation should be submitted to:

Rogers State University
Office of Admissions, Markham Hall
1701 W Will Rogers Blvd
Claremore, OK 74017

Questions regarding admission into the program should be directed to the MBA Program Coordinator at 918-343-6819.

MBA Admission Standards

Multiple criteria are considered when evaluating a student for admission to the MBA program. Criteria may include the following:

Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: A degree in a business-related field is recommended. Applicants with a degree in a field other than business are required to complete the business preparatory course with a grade of B or better or an equivalent graduate level course from an institutionally accredited university. Credit for this course will not count toward the 36 hour program requirement. International credentials must be evaluated by an authorized credential, or certified, English translation.

GPA: Business Graduate with GPA of 3.0 or above is fully admitted. Non-Business Major with a 3.0 or above must complete the business preparatory course. The Graduate Admissions Committee will review all applicants with a cumulative GPA less than 3.0. Some applicants may be provisionally admitted until preparatory course is successfully completed. If provisionally admitted, the student can take up to six credit hours while completing the business preparatory course or any other committee recommendations.

Accelerated BSBA to MBA

Undergraduate students at RSU may be considered for admission to an accelerated master’s degree program while still completing undergraduate degree requirements. The program encourages students to complete graduate level work as undergraduates and allows up to 12 hours of graduate-level courses to be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs thus reducing the total time for completion of the MBA. Students applying to the accelerated degree program (ADP) must do so during their junior year. Before students enroll in any graduate coursework, they must be provisionally admitted to the MBA program.

Admissions Requirements and Procedures

  • Must have 90 credit hours completed toward the bachelor’s degree with a minimum of twelve hours completed in the business core field of study. Total hours include credits earned from advanced placement and prior learning assessment.
  • Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA.
  • Transfer students must have completed a minimum of twelve hours at RSU.
  • Complete an Accelerated Degree Program application.
  • Apply to the MBA program. Qualifying students will be admitted to the MBA program provisionally.
  • Upon successful completion of the Bachelor’s degree, students will be fully admitted to the MBA program.
  • Once admitted to the ADP, students will meet with an ADP/MBA advisor to determine a plan of study for completion of both degrees and submit the dual level credit form.

Accelerated Degree Program Policy

  • Students admitted into the ADP program will complete up to 12 hours of graduate level credit to apply toward both the undergraduate and graduate degrees.
  • In all graduate level coursework, students will be graded as a graduate student but will remain classified as an undergraduate student.
  • Once admitted to the ADP, all graduate and undergraduate coursework will contribute to a student’s full-time status and they will remain eligible for undergraduate scholarships, financial aid, and campus housing. The aid may be applied toward graduate level coursework credited toward the completion of the undergraduate degree.
  • Tuition rates will be applied per course based on undergraduate and graduate designation.
  • No more than one C may be earned in MBA courses. If a student makes a second “C” the course may count toward the bachelor’s degree but they will become ineligible to continue in the ADP.
  • If the overall GPA falls below 3.0, the student will be removed from the ADP. Readmission to the ADP will not be permitted.
  • Once the bachelor’s degree is awarded, students in the ADP will be eligible for graduate funding (scholarships, financial aid, graduate assistantships, etc.)
  • If a student withdraws from the ADP, earned graduate coursework will apply toward the undergraduate degree only.

Concurrent Graduate Study

An RSU undergraduate student with senior classification (90 earned credit hours or more) who has less than 12 credit hours required to complete his/her requirements for a bachelor’s degree may be allowed to enroll in a limited number of business administration graduate courses.

An RSU undergraduate student must have a minimum of a 3.0 Retention GPA and apply for admission to the graduate program before he/she can be considered for concurrent graduate course enrollment.

Enrollment in graduate-level courses does not imply admission to the MBA degree program. Graduate credit earned will not be applicable to graduate degree requirements until the bachelor’s degree requirements are satisfied at the end of the semester of concurrent enrollment and the student is fully or provisionally admitted to the MBA program.

Students will not be eligible for financial aid for courses that do not apply to their undergraduate degree program. Tuition for graduate courses will be charged at the current graduate tuition rate. Students are strongly advised to check with the Office of Financial Aid.

Concurrent graduate study is restricted to current Rogers State University undergraduate students only. Course enrollment will be on a space-available basis and must be approved by the MBA program.

Enrollment Deadlines

Concurrent enrollment or provisional/full admission to the MBA program must be granted prior to enrollment in any graduate-level course. Applicants must meet the standards for concurrent enrollment or provisional/full admission to be allowed to enroll. Enrollment deadlines do not apply to undergraduate students pursuing concurrent enrollment.

Program Requirements

Students accepted into the MBA program will enroll in 36 total credit hours of graduate coursework and will be expected to complete the program within five years. Students must maintain good academic standing in the program. No more than one “C” grade will be accepted towards the master’s degree. A course may not be repeated more than one time and no more than two courses in the program may be repeated.


If a student uses up the allowed course repeats and fails to meet the required academic standard, they will be placed on probation for a minimum of one academic year and must reapply for admission to the program to continue. The MBA Admissions Committee will determine if a student may be readmitted to the program and, if so, which course must be repeated. The readmitted student may not earn a letter grade below a “B” in each course for the remainder of their program. If the student fails to achieve the required academic standard upon completion of the repeated class, they will be dismissed from the program and will not be readmitted. Students wishing to appeal the decision must do so within four months of notification of probation.

Any student who is inactive for one academic year must reapply for admission regardless of academic standing.

Transfer Credit

Students may request that a maximum of six applicable graduate credit hours, earned at any institutionally accredited institution, be applied toward an MBA at Rogers State University. Only grades of “B” or better will be considered for transfer credit. Graduate work earned more than five years* prior to admission to the program will not transfer. Coursework applied to a previous graduate degree will not be applied to the MBA. *A leave of absence for the United States Armed Forces military service will suspend this 5-year stipulation for the length of active duty service.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees $789 Per 3-Credit Hour class  
Identity Management Fee $ 10 Per Academic Year  
Graduation Fee $ 40 Paid in Final Semester  
Total Tuition and Fees: $10,880    

Institutional policies must adhere to the policies of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. The tuition and fees may be changed at their discretion.
For complete fee information, refer to Student Costs and Financial Aid Policies .

Financial Aid

The Direct Loan Program is available to graduate students with need, as determined from a needs analysis and who are enrolled at least halftime.
The Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loan is available to graduate students to help cover cost including tuition, room and board, supplies and travel, less any other aid. Credit history is taken into consideration.

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