Oakland University named a best business school by The Princeton Review

Oakland University named a best business school by The Princeton Review

Oakland University’s School of Business Administration is among the nation’s best business schools, according to The Princeton Review.

The education services company profiles the school in the new 2018 edition of its annual business school rankings, “The Best Business Schools” and on its site.

“We recommend Oakland’s business school as one of the best to earn an MBA,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review senior vice president-publisher.

“We chose the 267 on-campus MBA program schools on this list based on our high regard for their academics and our assessment of institutional data we collect from the schools.”


The Oakland University School of Business Administration is one of 267 outstanding on-campus MBA programs The Princeton Review profiles on its site as part of Best Business Schools 2018. For its 2018 rankings, The Princeton Review analyzed data from surveys of 23,000 students attending the schools and of administrators at the schools. The Review does not rank the business schools in the book on a single hierarchical list from 1 to 267.


 “This recognition continues to reinforce 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.


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Here’s what Oakland students say about Oakland University’s School of Business Administration on the 2018 list (view full report):

  • OU provides a "challenging and rewarding" academic experience to ambitious students for a relatively low tuition with "classes held at convenient times for business professionals."

  • This program "can fit anyone and enhance their life and career prospects," and "is set to work really seamlessly for working professionals."

  • The administration "act as student advocates," and "go above and beyond their duties in order to assist" students.

  • Class sizes are "small enough for you to really connect with the professor, yet big enough to inspire meaningful dialogue." Every professor takes "great pride in providing each class a fresh perspective of the subject matter," making it not only interesting to hear the academic material but also the real-world stories "which tie valuable credibility to the educational experience."

  • International learning opportunities are available and "add significantly to the MBA program."

  • Students note the "beautiful" campus ("historic but constantly evolving to include modern amenities" and in "a very safe area") has plenty of common spaces, including a student center, "[and an] amazing outdoor walking and 'hanging out' areas" with hammocks.

  • Oakland students have "great access to the on-campus golf course, gym, and sporting events. And, there is a "great library for group studies" and collaboration with one's cohort.


The School of Business Administration at Oakland University has nearly 2,500 undergraduate students pursuing 12 majors and minors, and nearly 500 graduate students pursuing one of its four master’s degree or 10 post-master’s graduate certificate programs. Its location in Oakland County -- the economic hub of Michigan -- means Oakland University business students can take advantage of industry partnerships that provide unique hands-on, career experiences and opportunities.


Additional recognition

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.


The Oakland University School of Business was recently recognized by U.S. News and World Report on its 2018 list of Best Undergraduate Business Programs and is consistently 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 College ROI Report.