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January 24, 2014

OU launches MBA in energy program

NORMAN — This month the University of Oklahoma Price College of Business began offering an Executive Master of Business Administration in energy.

Created by the Energy Institute within the Price College, the program allows students to learn primarily online with three weeklong, in-person residencies, the first of which participants just completed in Norman.

“After nearly three years in development, it was rewarding to meet the students who selected the program as the next step in their career advancement,” said Dipankar Ghosh, executive director of the Energy Institute and the David C. Steed Chair in accounting.

Class One has 18 students, who bring an average of 12 years in the energy business and more than 15 years of overall work experience. The students span companies of all sizes and represent key functional areas across the enterprise of the energy organization.

Students say they chose the program because of its energy focus, OU’s reputation in the energy industry and its online delivery format.

Students also said they want to expand their network among experienced energy professionals who are likely to be industry leaders of tomorrow.

“With this program, Price College looks to confirm our leadership position in providing distinctive business education to the energy community,” said Daniel Pullin, interim dean of the Price College of Business.

Class One will take online courses until its next residency week in July, which will be hosted at BP’s training center in London. Class Two will launch in August, followed by Class Three in January 2015. 

For more information, visit price.ou.edu/eemba.

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