Mail checks to: Meinders School of Business, 2501 N. Blackwelder, Oklahoma City, OK, 73106
The Meinders School of Business -The school of business at Oklahoma City University was established in 1946, although a Bachelor of Science in Business (BSB) degree was first offered in 1939-40. Reflecting the university’s move to fewer required general education hours, allowing additional hours in the business core and majors, the BSB was changed to the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in 2010-11. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) began in 1962-63; the Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) commenced in 1976-77; and the Master of Science in Energy Management began in January 2012. In 2002, Herman Meinders executed an agreement with the University to provide all of the funding necessary to acquire the land and construct a new 80,000 square foot building for the school of business. In recognition of this donation, it was agreed that the project would be named the Meinders School of Business.
The school of business is comprised of four academic departments: Department of Management and Marketing; Department of Economics and Finance; Department of Accounting; and Department of Technology and Software Engineering.
The school of business houses the Student Success Center, the Steven C. Agee Economic Research & Policy Institute (ERPI) and the Love’s Entrepreneurship Center. The Student Success Center provides undergraduate and graduate students with advisory services related to classes, schedules, tracking of student outcomes, and counseling of financial services in conjunction with the University’s Director of Student Financial Services. The Economic Research & Policy Institute has, as its Executive Director and Associate Director, Ph.D. economists who engage and employ undergraduate and graduate students in conducting economic impact studies, forecasting, modeling, and providing consulting services for businesses, local and state governments, and the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, consistent with the school’s mission. The Love’s Entrepreneurship Center supports student learning opportunities and activities related to entrepreneurship and creativity such as student team competition in the annual Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup and the Love’s Center Entrepreneurship Day, where prominent and successful entrepreneurs come to campus to make presentations about their careers.
The school of business has both an Executive Advisory Board and a Student Advisory Board. The Executive Advisory Board consists of approximately fifty community and business leaders in the metropolitan area and the Student Advisory Board consists of both undergraduate and graduate students from the school of business. Both boards provide the Dean with input, suggestions and advice on a wide array of subjects involving the mission of the school, its strategic plan and tactical actions, assistance on attracting new students, retaining existing students, establishing internships, and funding of business school programs and activities. Both boards meet twice a semester and discuss issues relevant to their interests and to the school of business. These boards are important stakeholders and are highly involved in the effort by the school to build continuous improvement.
Business students from around the world come to the Meinders School of Business with a common goal: to become exceptional leaders in business. The Meinders School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) and ranks in the top 5% of business schools in the world. Students in the Meinders School of Business receive a higher level of learning and engagement inside the classroom, offering a unique environment built around the success of each individual.
As a graduate student at the Meinders School of Business, students learn from a faculty that is highly regarded for their scholarship, and innovative and dedicated teaching. Because we understand the value of networking and making connections as a part of your graduate studies, we provide opportunities for students to advance their careers through connections with faculty, alumni and leaders in the community. The Meinders School of Business graduate programs are designed to enable working professionals to meet the demands of their career and other commitments while earning a highly-respected degree in one of these five graduate degree programs:
Steven C. Agee, Ph.D. is the Dean of the Meinders School of Business. Dr. Agee earned a B.B.A. from the University of Oklahoma in 1975, a Master's Degree in Economics from the University of Kansas in 1979, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Kansas in 1982. Dr. Agee started XAE Corporation, a privately owned oil & natural gas exploration company in 1982, and served as its President and COO for twenty-four years. XAE sold to Canaan Resources in 2006. Dr. Agee joined the faculty of the Meinders School of Business in 2008, and became Dean on November 1, 2010. Dr. Agee also served six years on the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Oklahoma City Branch, with the last three years as Chairman of this Board. Dr. Agee has served on many philanthropic boards in Oklahoma including the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Society, Allied Arts, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, and El Sistema Oklahoma. While running XAE Corporation, Dr. Agee also served on the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association Board and the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board; the latter for which he served three years as Chairman. Dr. Agee served on the Board of the Economic Club of Oklahoma as well as one year as its President.
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