Business students from around the world come to Meinders with a common goal: to become exceptional leaders in business. To prepare, students compete in local, state, and national competitions, present business and marketing plans, participate in internships, conduct research, and graduate with the knowledge and skills to transition to a successful career.
THE MEINDERS EXPERIENCE
Students receive a higher level of learning and engagement inside the classroom, offering a unique environment built around the success of each individual. Our professors help students gain a higher connectedness to their course of study by practicing critical thinking and applied learning in real business situations, along with theories and principles related to business.
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. AACSB Accreditation ensures that a school is teaching a student what employers need – the latest ideas in business, theories, and practical skills; the ability to communicate effectively; professionalism, ethics, and responsibility; the understanding of financial markets and accounting regulations, and more. By selecting the Meinders School of Business you will be provided access to a curriculum designed with innovative and relevant business ideas and methods taught by qualified faculty.
The Meinders School of Business offers the degrees of Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) and the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Software Engineering.
Chair: Jeri Jones, Ph.D.
Management Faculty: James Guzak, Ph.D.; Carol Howard, Ph.D.; Marisa Saavedra, M.A.; Meredith Wegener, J.D., LLM
Reflecting the Meinders School’s broad view of business administration, the business administration major allows the student to tailor the course work to suit her or his particular interests and professional objectives. Students choose a first and second field from the fields available and listed below, then select three courses in the first field and two courses in the second field. Six additional 3000-level or above business school credit hours are then chosen to complete the major. Courses in some fields must be taken in the proper sequence, and students must meet stated course prerequisites.
James Ma, Finance Chair
The finance major centers on managing money, which is an essential task for all modern organizations. As a finance major at the Meinders School of Business, you will have the opportunity to study some of the most important phenomena in the business world, including:
• The value of money;
• The interactions between return and risk;
• How corporations finance their growth through equity and debt products;
• How to choose a project over other candidate projects;
• Financial markets and financial products;
• Theory and practice on investments management.
Why OCU and the Meinders? Here are some of the highlights you will want to become a proud part of:
• Everyone at the university and the school cares about your success and you will have the finest support you can expect at any college.
• We strike impactful and experiential learning, guaranteeing that you will learn not only the theories and the concepts, but the necessary practical skills that will bridge your success with your future employer.
• Our faculty have real industry and Wall Street experience, and your classroom learning will be filled with real world examples.
• You will have the opportunity to learn to conduct research using Bloomberg Terminal, and the opportunity to manage real portfolios by joining the investment club. Other opportunities include participating in the Governor’s Cup Business Plan Competition and attending the annual World Business Forum in New York City.
• Our recent graduates have 100% placement rate. Employers include national investment banks such as Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan, regional and local banks, Fortune 500 companies, government agencies such as Federal Reserve. Some of our graduates went on to study at the nation’s finest graduate programs.
• We’re ranked No.2 best small-college accounting and finance program in the nation!
Your academic and career successes are our top priority. We encourage you to apply.
Chair: Dr. Evan Shough
Faculty: Dr. Beth Stetson
The Meinders School of Business (MSB) Department of Accounting is well connected to the Business Community and exceptionally student-focused. Accounting firms (including the Big Four), Fortune 500 corporations and government employers, among others, enthusiastically recruit MSB MSA graduates. Our graduates typically must decide between multiple job offers—a nice decision with which to wrestle. If you are not yet familiar with the employer demand for Accounting graduates, you might want to read “Demand for Accounting reaches all-time high,” a June 2013 Journal of Accountancy article.
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Chair: James Ma, Ph.D.
Faculty: Russell Evans, Ph.D.; Kyle Dean, Ph.D.; Jacob Dearmon, Ph.D.; John Wilner, Ph.D.; Jerome Segura, Ph.D.
With the massive increase in the availability of data and tools to turn that data into useful information the analytical and technical skills developed in Economics are crucial for your future. Economics also develops your problem solving skills. All of these abilities are high priorities for careers, not just jobs, of the future. Typical employment after graduation is in insurance, securities, and banking industries. Other areas of employment where analytic skills are a priority are also common employment opportunities. For those who want to further develop these skills mathematics study is crucial and is one of the options in the major.
Chair: Jeri Jones, Ph.D.
Marketing Faculty: Jason Flores, Ph.D., Alex Smith, Ph.D.
The management and marketing faculty work collaboratively to offer a learning environment where students have the opportunity to learn management and marketing theory and apply through experience in and outside the classroom the skills and abilities necessary to develop the art of management and leadership and the science of management and marketing. Students may participate in externships, mentoring, internships, and interactions with leaders in the marketing industry and management at all levels.
Faculty: Robert Greve, Ph.D.; Noh-Jin Park, Ph.D.; Hyacinthe Aboudja, Ph.D.; Andy Khader, M.B.A.; John Johnson, Ph.D.; Ken Carlton, M.B.A.
The Oklahoma City University software engineering major gives graduates programming capabilities, a well-rounded knowledge of computer structures and functioning, extensive hands-on experience with workstations and microcomputer systems, and the benefit of an exceptionally strong foundation in the liberal arts. The academic strengths of the program are complemented by excellent access to computers currently available which include the PC and Apple labs, Arduino microcontrollers and a UNIX lab. Additional computer acquisitions are made on a continuing basis to ensure student access to modern computing facilities. Oklahoma City University offers two Bachelor of Science degree programs in this field: Software Engineering - Business Solutions and Software Engineering - CS STEM.