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School of Business
Theodore Brown Ph.D.

Dr. Theodore Brown
Dean of School of Business

Welcome to the School of Business

Welcome to the Oakwood University School of Business. It is our goal to promote excellence in providing quality Christian education for business students, enabling them to meet the challenges of the global competitive marketplace and to whole heartedly serve God and humanity.

Oakwood University, through its Business and Information Systems Department, is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs to offer the following undergraduate business degrees: The Bachelor of Science (B.S.), with majors in Accounting, Finance, Management Information Systems and Organizational Management; the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) with concentrations in Health Care Administration, Human Resource Management, Management, and Marketing.


This is an exciting and important time for our school:

  • We introduced a human resource major in fall 2019
  • We introduced our first online MBA degree fall 2019
  • We introduced an entrepreneurship curriculum fall 2018
  • We introduced a global business curriculum fall 2018

Located close to Huntsville, Alabama’s research and technology hub, our students have opportunities for internships and employment with international business and government agencies engaged in cutting edge research, product development and government services.

Core Values

a. Entrepreneurial

b. Professional

c. Ethical

d. Reliable

Registrar Forms
Huntsville Info

Huntsville is located in Northern Alabama, north of the Tennessee River. With a population of 180,105 stated in the 2010 census; it is home to many aerospace and military technology companies. Many of these organizations include: The U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Cummings Research Park, Redstone Arsenal, and many more. Huntsville, Alabama is also a known college town hosting colleges and universities such as: The University of Alabama in Huntsville, Alabama A&M University, Oakwood University, J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College, and Calhoun Community College. Along with its government and education environments, Huntsville, Alabama includes various parks such as: Big Spring International Park, Huntsville Botanical Garden, Monte Sano Nature Preserve and a broad range of museums: Alabama Constitution Village, North Alabama Railroad Museum and more. Huntsville is ranked: “Top 30 Fastest Growing Metros in the U.S. by U.S. Census, March 2014,” “#1 Affordable places to live by, “#4 in U.S. Cities with the Lowest Cost of Living by Business Insider 2016,” and “No.4 High-Tech Hot Spot in the U.S by Progressive Policy Institute in October 2013” along with many more. Overall, Huntsville, Alabama is a great place to settle down or attend college, due to its affordable living, clean and peaceful environments and well-established communities.

Clubs & Organizations
  1. Future Healthcare Leaders of Tomorrow
  2. Phi Beta Lambda
  3. National Association of Black Accountants
  4. Pure Market
  5. CEOak
  6. Financial Management Association
  7. Delta Mu Delta

Reasons to Join the School of Business
  1. JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!!!
  2. Internship Opportunities
  3. Entrepreneurship
  4. Networking
  5. Student-operated Business Clubs
Internship Oppotunities with the School of Business
  1. Florida Hospital
  2. Adventist Health Systems
  3. Loma Linda University Health
  4. Adventist Health West
  5. Kettering Health Network
  6. Northrop Grumman
  7. Goldman Sachs
  8. Wells Fargo
  9. PriceWaterhouseCoopers
  10. SAIC
  11. NASA
  12. Google
  13. KPMG
  14. Government
  15. Boeing
  16. Coca Cola
  17. Toyota
  18. PNC Bank
  19. Bank One
  20. Vanguard
  21. General Electric
  22. Deloitte
  23. GCAS
  24. Ernst and Young
  25. General Motors
School of Business MBA in Leadership Course Descriptions


“Enrolling in Oakwood University’s School of Business would have to be one of my best career choices. The staff is very helpful and knowledgeable when it comes to different internships, scholarships, and organizations within a given field. I am glad to be an alumna because I discovered my love of audit during my internship with the South Central Conference. In addition, I landed my first corporate job due to my active participation in Oakwood’s NABA student chapter. Overall, the resources are limitless, and the staff here will be sure to help you get to where you want to go.”

China Jasmin (Accounting, Class of 2016)


China Jasmin

Senior Auditor | Consumer Lending Team, Wells Fargo

“As an Oakwood Business School graduate, I was well prepared for the corporate world I encountered. I was nurtured and cared for in a way that ensured I had the confidence to tackle the problems I would face in the workplace and beyond. The knowledge and character I developed have allowed me to achieve beyond my dreams.”

James English, MBA (Finance, Class of 2004)

James English

Vice President, RevWorks | Cerner Corporations

“As a graduate of the School of Business, I am grateful for the training I received before transitioning to the work force. During the work day, I often recall specific moments when I learned about concepts that apply to the work I am currently doing today. After earning my degree in technology from Oakwood University, I was prepared to complete an MBA, and earn certifications as a Project Manager and Product Owner. If I had the opportunity to redo my decision to attend Oakwood University and major in Business Administration I would make the same choice.”

 Information Technology, Class of 2012


Adventist Information Technology | Adventist Health System

Sheereen A. Burton, MBA, PMP®, CSPO

Product Owner, Digital Health, Adventist Information Technology | Adventist Health System



 Completion Year
Working Within the Discipline
Working Outside the Discipline
Attending Graduate or Professional School
Neither Working nor in School or Non- Responsive
External Exit Exam/Licensure Exam Passing Rate

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Distinguished Alumni

Since 1986, David Person  has been working as a broadcaster, journalist, documentary director, and media consultant. His work has been featured on NPR, Tom Joyner’s BlackAmericaWeb website and public radio stations across the nation. Currently, David writes columns for USA TODAY, the Ministry Matters website, and writes news features for Message Magazine. As the owner of David Person Media, LLC, he provides media consulting services to various organizations and individuals across the nation.