OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City University’s Meinders School of Business has joined the ranks of less than 5 percent of business schools worldwide, earning accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
The recognition designates the business school as a leader in management education based on a high quality teaching environment, innovative programming and active engagement with industry.
“It takes a great deal of self-evaluation and determination to earn AACSB Accreditation, and I commend Oklahoma City University for its dedication to management education, as well as its leadership in the community,” said Robert D. Reid, executive vice president and chief accreditation officers of AACSB International. “Through accreditation, OCU has not only met specific standards of excellence, but has also made a commitment to ongoing improvement to ensure that the institution will continue to deliver high quality education to its students.”
Meinders School of Business Dean Steven C. Agee said the designation will positively impact recruitment and retention of premium faculty members and students.
“This enhances our ability to offer students a premier business education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and help our graduates find success in the marketplace,” Agee said. Currently, 95 percent of Meinders School of Business graduates find employment or begin a graduate or law program immediately after graduation, which compares to a 43 percent placement rate among universities nationwide.
The school has seen robust growth in its graduate programs in energy management and energy legal studies as well as in its computer science program. In addition to the AACSB designation, the two master’s degree programs in energy management and energy legal studies are the only two graduate energy programs in the United States accredited by the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL).
AACSB represents the highest achievement for an educational institution that awards business degrees.
For more information about the Meinders School of Business, visit www.okcu.edu/business.