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Dean, Meinders School of Business Search

Procedure for Candidacy

Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; parties who apply before or by January 26, 2022, will be given first consideration. Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae/resume and a letter of interest. Use this link to apply online

Nomination letters should include the name, position, and contact information of the nominee and should be submitted to jasnicar@summitsearchsolutions.com.

The Meinders School of Business

The Meinders School of Business, located in the heart of Oklahoma City, was founded in 2004. The School offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional development programs taught by a cadre of 17 full-time faculty and a complement of part-time, adjunct faculty.

The school offers Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degrees in accounting, business administration, economics, finance, and marketing and Master of Science degrees in accounting, energy management, and energy legal studies. Also offered are a Leadership MBA and an MBA in Healthcare Administration. Students can earn master’s certificates in Financial Fraud & Forensic Accounting and Health Care Practice Management.

Students can participate in business and ethics competitions, internships, study abroad programs, investment events, and industry visits. The Executive & Professional Education Center has professional development workshops, programs, conferences, training, and career coaching. The School of Business hosts the Meinders Business Academy, a three-day summer camp for high school students. Housed in the Meinders School of Business is the Oklahoma Commerce and Industry Hall of Fame. This Hall highlights specific community business leaders who have made an essential impact in Oklahoma and the surrounding region.

There are specific clubs offered to business students to build connections, learning opportunities, networking, and community. Some of these clubs include the Student Accounting Club, Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, Investment Club, Marketing Honor Society, and Toastmasters. For energy professionals, the Meinders Energy Association was created to help assist future energy managers and executives through education, networking, social events, and hands-on experience in the Energy industry.

It was through generosity of Herman Meindersthat the development of the 80,000 square-foot building, known as the Meinders School of Business became a reality. This state-of-the-art facility promotes a quality educational experience through its learning center, resource center, study rooms, high-tech classrooms, 230-seat auditorium, and lounge. It is also home to the Steven C. Agee Economic Research and Policy Institute, which includes the Center for Regional Economic Forecasting and Policy Analysis, the Ronnie K. Irani Center for Data Analytics, and the Center for Native American and Urban Studies.

There are financial scholarships available for qualifying students such as The Meinders Business Leadership Fellows Program for freshman, the Business Excellence Award, the McLaughlin Scholarship for Finance and Accounting majors, and the Native American Business Academy awards five full-ride scholarships to Chickasaw students. In addition, the School of Business offers three funds that serve to support student scholarships and operations including the Steven C. Agee Economic Research and Policy Institute Endowment; the Meinders School of Business Undergraduate Scholarship Fund; and the Meinders School of Business Graduate Scholarship Fund.

Mission Statement

The Meinders School of Business prepares graduate and undergraduate students to be socially responsible leaders in a global economy through teaching excellence and faculty scholarship in business practice and disciplines. Faculty and students engage with the business community, local government, and regulatory agencies as part of the teaching-learning process.