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Oklahoma Baptist University

Oklahoma Baptist University is a small Christian liberal arts university in Shawnee, 30 minutes east of Oklahoma City. At OBU you will learn how all knowledge connects and how that framework can be informed by a thoughtful Christian worldview.

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OBU to add on-campus MBA classes

With the addition of on-campus courses, students are able to complete a degree that is completely in-person or a blend of online and on-campus.
Life Eddie Roach Jan 23, 2019

Revisions to MBA program yield transformational knowledge in 16 months

Oklahoma Baptist University has updated its core MBA courses emphasizing the transformational nature of business in line with the university’s mission.

Better yet, students can now complete the 33-credit-hour program in as little as 16 months. The updated curriculum has retained...

Religion Michaela Marx Wheatley Aug 2, 2018

OBU ministry program revamped with focus on marketplace skills and practical experience

To prepare future ministers for their careers, Oklahoma Baptist University recently updated its Christian ministry degree programs to provide more applicable marketplace skills, ministry training and internships.

“Based upon research and data on nonprofits and ministries in North...

Religion Michaela Marx Wheatley May 7, 2018

From nurse to nurse educator: OBU MSN graduates return to teach the next generation of nurses

One of the best compliments a university can receive is when its alumni want to return to their alma mater to teach.

That’s a reality for Oklahoma Baptist University’s Master of Science in Nursing program.

“I believe the graduate nursing education I received at OBU prepared me...

Life Michaela Marx Wheatley Apr 30, 2018

Earning a master’s degree while working full-time

For Scott Pfister, earning a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy was always a goal. However, it initially felt daunting. “For me, I wanted to do it as frugally as possible,” he recalled. “I wanted to come out of it with as few loans as possible.” That meant working full-time while...
Religion Michaela Marx Wheatley Apr 24, 2018

Going for the (Green and) Gold: Mary Lou Retton to deliver inspirational message during OBU Gala

Olympic moments such as the unforgettable one when Mary Lou Retton catapulted to international fame by winning the All-Around Gold Medal in women’s gymnastics at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, becoming the first American woman ever to win a gold medal in gymnastics. The iconic athlete...
Religion Michaela Marx Wheatley Feb 19, 2018

Serving God as a career choice

Oklahoma Baptist University offers two fully online master’s degree options to equip those who feel called to serve God and their communities in ministry or in non-profit work.
Religion Michaela Marx Wheatley Dec 15, 2017

OBU Health and Human Performance degrees train students for in-demand careers

A growing number of research studies suggest that exercise is not only possible during cancer treatment, but it can also improve how well patients function physically and emotionally. In fact, many cancer treatment teams are urging their patients to be as physically active as possible during...
College Michaela Marx Wheatley Nov 22, 2017

Four stubborn money myths about private college education

When people think of private college education, many think of Ivy League or other elite institutions and immediately think of dollar signs. But most private universities are actually quite affordable. Despite that fact, some stubborn myths have taken root about the true costs involved in paying...
Religion Michaela Marx Wheatley Oct 26, 2017

Marriage and Family Therapist grad returns to OBU to help expand programs to OKC and Broken Arrow

When Camille Lafleur was a preschool teacher she learned something about people. “I was teaching preschool in Kansas and realized during parent-teacher conferences that parents did not have questions about behaviors as much as they were interested in learning more about emotions and how to...
Religion Michaela Marx Wheatley Sep 28, 2017

OBU to host marketing and branding luncheon for professionals May 4

Being an entrepreneur means you have a product or service that entices customers. Marketing means getting this product in front of these potential customers. As marketing has become a much bigger part of the lead-to-revenue cycle, this simple concept has grown in importance. The next Bison...
Business Michaela Marx Wheatley Apr 12, 2017

College Preview Day at OBU allows high school students to ‘test-drive’ college

Traditionally, spring break kicks off the countdown to high school graduation and students across the country make final decisions on where to go to college. Those who are still undecided should line up college visits at their favorite options for higher education. “A student should visit the...
College Michaela Marx Wheatley Mar 16, 2017

Beyond profits: Business ethics through the Christian lens is focus at OBU’s MBA program

It was once taught that a business leader’s only focus should be money. But since the financial crisis of the mid-2000s, consumers have demanded more responsibility from businesses  - and that starts by educating entrepreneurs and community leaders. Ethics is a vital component of the Master...
Religion Michaela Marx Wheatley Mar 7, 2017

NFL icon Archie Manning to help raise funds for scholarships at OBU’s Green and Gold Gala

When people hear the name Manning, they think football. But did you know that the Manning football legacy, built on determination and grit, almost didn’t happen? NFL icon Archie Manning was only a college kid when in the summer of 1969, Archie’s father, Buddy Manning, committed suicide. The...
Religion Michaela Marx Wheatley Jan 31, 2017

Standing out among other candidates as MBA has become most popular postgrad degree

A Master of Business Administration is the most popular postgraduate degree in the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Education. With today’s highly competitive job market, students are seeking degree programs that help them stand out. In 2013-14, more master’s degrees were awarded in...
Business Michaela Marx Wheatley Dec 12, 2016

Marriage and family therapy degree offers a plethora of career options

When investing in an education, many students look not only at a quality education, but also at the flexibility and career options the degree will offer them. After all, life is a journey that will take you to many exciting and unexpected destinations along the way. Marriage and family...
Religion Michaela Marx Wheatley Nov 16, 2016

Learning from the pros: Hands-on training makes a difference in Oklahoma Baptist University’s MBA programs

Earning a Master of Business Administration is widely considered a credential that sends a signal to the marketplace. While it is not an automatic golden ticket to career success, having an MBA elevates earning potential and professional profile. However, it’s the practical application of a...
Business Michaela Marx Wheatley Oct 13, 2016

New FAFSA timeline: Applying early for financial aid may help secure the funds needed to pay for college

It’s only October, but if you plan to go to college next year, fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form now rather than in January for best chances to get the financial assistance you need. The FAFSA timeline has moved up, and the application process now opens Oct. 1,...
College Michaela Marx Wheatley Sep 27, 2016

OBU’s Marriage and Family Therapy program expands course offerings as profession gains momentum

OBU’s Marriage and Family Therapy program expands course offerings as profession gains momentum By Michaela Marx Wheatley Oklahoma Baptist University’s Marriage and Family Therapy program is expanding. Since the program was established in its current form in 2013, the number of students has...
Religion Michaela Marx Wheatley Aug 31, 2016

Oklahoma Baptist University creates state-of-the-art training ground for nurses

The next class of nursing students at Oklahoma Baptist University will receive training in one of the finest nursing training facilities in the state, practicing their skills on high-tech simulators. “We're already doing a great job of educating our students,” said Dr. Lepaine McHenry, OBU dean...
Health Michaela Marx Wheatley Jul 17, 2016