Michael F. Price College of Business: Preparing Global Business Leaders

The Michael F. Price College of Business ensures the enduring global competitiveness of Oklahoma and the nation.

Established in 1928, the Michael F. Price College of Business at the University Of Oklahoma (OU) is a business school in Norman, US, located in the center of the state and about 20 miles south of Oklahoma City. Anchored at the intersection of the state’s thriving energy and financial sectors, the most popular majors at Price College are accounting, finance, energy management, entrepreneurship, international business, marketing and supply chain management, and general management.

The prestigious Adams Hall and Price Hall on the University’s main campus house the majority of Price College’s undergraduate programs. The college’s Tom Love Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Division houses most of its programs at the Tom Love Innovation Hub, a 25,000 sq. ft. facility that includes a virtual reality lab, fabrication lab, workout facility, café, collaboration rooms and offices.

At the college’s Gene Rainbolt Graduate School of Business in Oklahoma City, all MBA students participate in business consulting projects and externships, and all fulltime students are required to study abroad before earning their degree. Whether undergraduate or graduate, students work arm-in-arm with faculty, companies and startups to tackle the biggest business issues facing the world today.

Fulfilling the Purpose of Price

The Purpose of Price is achieved by Tackling Big Issues, Generating Business Insights and Preparing Leaders.

Tackling Big Issues like energy, healthcare, education, entrepreneurship and globalization, Price College provides targeted programs for each. For example, Energy Management studies are offered through The Energy Institute and include the Robert M. Zinke Energy Management Program for undergraduate students, Executive MBA in Energy for energy professionals with 8+ years of experience, and Full-time and Professional MBA Programs with an energy certificate. The college also offers an Energy Executive Management Program, which is a week-long “boot camp” designed for professionals with technical degrees looking to advance their career with basic skills in management, accounting and finance.

Along with that, Healthcare is being addressed through the college’s new Center for the Business of Healthcare. The College’s Tom Love Division of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development positions Price College as an economic engine for the state and beyond. The College’s expanding Globalization efforts include 40% of undergraduate and 100% of full-time MBA students study abroad before graduation.

The College takes enormous efforts to Generate Business Insights that benefit the private sector through a growing faculty and research productivity.

Price College believes in Preparing Business Leaders through extra-curricular and co-curricular activities required for all business majors. These activities improve business ethics, communication skills, and professional development to nurture the next generation of business leaders.

Connecting Industry

Under the Price Passport to Success (PPS) program, students earn milestone points toward graduation by participating in curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular activities at the Price College of Business.

The Distinguished Speaker Series and the E. Deane Kanaly Lecture Series invite dozens of high-profile speakers to campus every year. Price College’s Energy Institute hosts the Energy Symposium every year that attracts hundreds of energy professionals and influences the most important topics of the time. The Division of Finance hosts the bi-annual Energy and Commodities Finance Research Conference that brings researchers from all over the world to discuss cutting-edge research.

The Sooner Innovation Fund is a 10-week proof of concept program designed to help OU students test the feasibility and marketability of their ideas, products, and services. The College invites technological innovators, product creators, social pioneers, and creative “artrepreneurs” to explore the possibility of turning their ideas into market disrupting products and services.

About the Diligent Dean

Daniel W. Pullin was appointed Dean and Fred E. Brown Chair of the Michael F. Price College of Business after serving as interim dean for over a year. As an alumnus of the Price College of Business, Pullin has completely transformed the college since his appointment in 2014. The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) honored Price College with a 2016 “Innovations that Inspire” Award for this transformation. Pullin serves as an executive officer of the University of Oklahoma in the role of vice president and teaches each semester in Price College where he received the OU Foundation Alumni Teaching Award in 2007, 2008 and 2009 consecutively.

Pullin, a licensed attorney, earned undergraduate degrees in accounting, finance and a juris doctorate from OU, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Words of Trust

“I was drawn to the Price College of Business for the many reasons I was drawn to Oklahoma in general. I asked some of my classmates to share adjectives they would use to describe the new Gene Rainbolt Graduate School of Business facility in Oklahoma City, and a few of the words they mentioned were: modern, convenient, professional, collaborative, and connected. I am a firm believer that education is the path to continued economic growth, and I can attest to the beneficial influence that the University of Oklahoma’s MBA program has, and will continue to have, on such economic growth.”

_Cat Hyland

Dual MBA and MS in Management of Information technology Candidate

“Being a part of the Price College of Business has been one of the best experiences of my college career. If someone asked me if they should consider joining the Price family, I’d tell them we have the best faculty and staff who are committed to seeing their students succeed in coursework and their professional careers. In addition, the resources and student groups in Price really support student learning and professional development. Everyone in the college is rooting for you and your success, and that’s a great feeling to rally behind.”

_Kennedy Ambrose

Undergraduate Business Senior, Management Information Systems and Supply Chain Management Major

 

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