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Native American Enterprise Management

The certificate program is taught as nine modules with areas of focus in authentic leadership; Native American legal and regulatory; human resource development; marketing and patron satisfaction; information technology; gaming math and data analysis for decision making; managerial accounting and controls; and strategic planning and decision making. It also includes two residential institutes, which are experiential workshops enabling students to apply theories learned to real-world problems.

Topic modules are brought to life with enhanced relevance to Native American gaming and business enterprises through examples, cases, real-time applied projects, and videos featuring practicing managers and executives.

Certificate completion is expected to take roughly 200 hours of course work and study. The program is designed to be completed in one year.

About the Program

The certificate program consists of 9 multimedia online topic modules taken in lockstep sequence with two Residential Institutes held on the OKCU campus. The Institutes are highly experiential in nature and specifically designed to maximize each participant’s mastery, application, and retention of core topics learned in the completed online modules.

Course Description and Schedule

Native American Enterprise Management Schedule  

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Authentic Leadership Workshop

Spring 2018
Syllabus

Instructors: Bob Greve, Ph.D.

Date/Time: January 2018
Location: Online
Delivery Option: Online
Number of Meetings: Self-paced
Contact Hours/Time to Complete: 24
Available for CEU Credit:
Course Fee(s) $477.28
Section Materials: 

Native American Legal and Regulatory


Syllabus
Instructors: Casey Ross-Petherick
Date/Time: February 2018
Location: Online
Delivery Option: Online
Number of Meetings: Self-paced
Contact Hours/Time to Complete: 20
Available for CEU Credit:
Course Fee(s) $477.28
Section Materials: 

Human Resource Development

Spring 2018
Syllabus
Instructors: Jacque Pearsall
Date/Time: March 2017
Location: Online
Delivery Option: Online
Number of Meetings: Self-paced
Contact Hours/Time to Complete: 16
Available for CEU Credit:
Course Fee(s) $477.28
Section Materials: 

Marketing and Patron Satisfaction

Spring 2018
Syllabus
Instructors: Jason Flores
Date/Time: April 2017
Location: Online
Delivery Option: Online
Number of Meetings: Self-paced
Contact Hours/Time to Complete: 30
Available for CEU Credit:
Course Fee(s) $477.28
Section Materials:  

Residential Institute

May 14 & May 15
Bob Greve, Casey Ross-Pertherick, Jacque Pearsall, Jason Flores
Date/Time: May 2018
Location: Meinders School of Business
Delivery Option: On campus
Number of Meetings: 2 days
Contact Hours/Time to Complete:
Available for CEU Credit:
Course Fee(s) $477.28
Section Materials:  

Information Technology

Summer 2018
Syllabus
Instructors: Bob Greve
Date/Time: June 2018
Location: Online
Delivery Option: Online
Number of Meetings: Self-paced
Contact Hours/Time to Complete: 21
Available for CEU Credit:
Course Fee(s) $477.28
Section Materials:  

Gaming Math and Data Analysis for Decision Making

Summer 2018
Syllabus
Instructors: Kyle Dean
Date/Time: July 2018
Location: Online
Delivery Option: Online
Number of Meetings: Self-paced
Contact Hours/Time to Complete:
Available for CEU Credit:
Course Fee(s) $477.28
Section Materials:  

Managerial Accounting and Controls

Fall 2018
Syllabus
Instructors: Randy Murray
Date/Time: August 2018
Location: Online
Delivery Option: Online
Number of Meetings: Self-paced
Contact Hours/Time to Complete: 24
Available for CEU Credit:
Course Fee(s) $477.28
Section Materials:  

Financial Management

Fall 2018
Syllabus
Instructors: 
Date/Time: September 2018
Location: Online
Delivery Option: Online
Number of Meetings: Self-paced
Contact Hours/Time to Complete: 40
Available for CEU Credit:
Course Fee(s) $477.28
Section Materials:

Strategic Planning and Decision-Making

Fall 2018
Syllabus
Instructors: Steve Agee & Mike Williams
Date/Time: October 2018
Location: Online
Delivery Option: Online
Number of Meetings: Self-paced
Contact Hours/Time to Complete: 24
Available for CEU Credit:
Course Fee(s) $477.28
Section Materials:  

Residential Institute II

Fall 2018

November 5-6, 2018
Steve Agee & Mike Williams, Bob Greve, Kyle Dean, Ronnie Shaw
Date/Time: November 2018
Location: On Campus
Delivery Option: In person
Number of Meetings: 2 Days
Contact Hours/Time to Complete:
Available for CEU Credit:
Course Fee(s) $477.29
Section Materials: 

Target Participants
Program Sequence & Targeted ParticipantsOperations PersonnelManagers, Directors & Executives
Module 1 - Authentic Leadership Workshop
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Module 2 - Native American Legal & Regulatory
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Module 3 - Human Resource Development
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Module 4 - Marketing & Patron Satisfaction
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X
Residential Institute I 
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X
Module 5 - Information Technology 
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Module 6 - Gaming Math & Data Analysis for Decision Making
X
Module 7 - Managerial Accounting & Controls
X
Module 8 -  Financial Management     
X
Module 9 - Strategic Planning & Decision Making
X
Residential Institute II
X


Meet our Faculty

Bob Greve, Ph.D.

Bob Greve

Greve completed his M.B.A. from the University of Central Oklahoma in 1998, and his B.B.A. from the University of Central Oklahoma in 1994. Dr. Greve's research has focused on knowledge work, information overload, interruptions, multi-tasking and e-mail processing strategies. He has presented at numerous conferences and published research concerning how best for organizations and individuals to process email. His current research focuses on how the use of mobile technology can affect and enhance events.

Professor Greve is the founder of LiveClassTech.com, JoinProf.com and JoinSpeaker.com, which are innovative audience response systems for use in the classroom and business worlds. He has led multiple successful teams in creation of business plans for the Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup Business Plan Competition.

Casey Ross-Petherick

Casey Ross-Petherick

Professor Ross-Petherick has been the clinical professor of the American Indian Wills Clinic since the program’s inception in January 2009. She also taught the Native American Victims Rights Clinic in the Spring and Fall semesters of 2008. In addition to clinical courses, Professor Ross also teaches doctrinal courses, including Tribal Law and American Indian Law.

Prior to joining the faculty at Oklahoma City University School of Law, Professor Ross Petherick served as the Senior Legislative Officer for the Cherokee Nation, in its Washington, D.C. Office. There, she engaged in legislative and policy advocacy for tribal priorities.

Professor Ross-Petherick serves on the board of directors for the Cherokee Nation Foundation, a non profit tribal organization that provides scholarship opportunities and support for Cherokee students in higher education. She also serves on the board of directors for Oklahoma Indian Legal Services, a nonprofit organization that provides legal services to low income American Indian citizens.

Professor Ross-Petherick’s scholarship focuses on American Indian land and property issues in Oklahoma. She has published works in the areas of Indian Child Welfare, Domestic Violence and Taxation in tribal communities Professor Ross-Petherick has served as conference faculty for several statewide and national conferences on American Indian legal issues and presents frequently on topics related to her area of scholarship.

Professor Ross-Petherick serves as Of Counsel at the Hall Estill law firm in Oklahoma City. She is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation.

Kyle Dean 

Kyle Dean

Dr. Kyle Dean is an experienced professional economist who provides economics analysis to government, business and non-profit leaders throughout the region.  Dr. Dean began consulting in 2005 and his client list includes some of Oklahoma's most influential businesses and trade associations, including the Oklahoma Independent Producers Association (OIPA), the Oklahoma Bankers' Association (OBA), the Oklahoma Telephone Association (OTA) and many others. 

He is best known for his comprehensive work with Oklahoma tribes, having completed the first ever estimate of the combined economic impacts from Oklahoma tribal activities.

Jacque Pearsall

Jacque Pearsall

Ms. Pearsall has been engaged in the practice of law for 24 years.  She is licensed in the energy rich states of Oklahoma, Mississippi, and Texas.  In addition to her legal expertise, she is licensed as a Senior Professional in Human Resources.  She has acted as in-house council for a Fortune 500 Company and Director of Human Resource Compliance for Kerr McGee Corporation.

For the past 6 years she has preformed work as a title attorney and has assisted clients in making complex determinations of "held by production" evaluation of land records, lease provisions, and statutory schemes.  In addition, Ms. Pearsall was an instructor for the Petroleum Landman School, LLC, and has served as an Adjunct Professor for Oklahoma City University.  Ms. Pearsall is engaged in teaching courses across the Nation designed to serve the needs of the land professional.  She is both a published author and frequent speaker.  Ms. Pearsall combines extensive experience with a creative approach and a genuine enthusiasm in meeting the needs of her clients.

James Ma

James Ma

Dr. Ma's expertise is in the area of investments.  Currently Dr. Ma's research focuses on socially responsible investing.  He studies the competitiveness of social screened mutual funds vs conventional mutual funds as well as whether specific strategies such as green investment can generate competitive returns. 

Dr. Ma's work has been presented at the Financial Management Association meeting, Eastern Financial Association annual meetings, Seoul International Derivatives Securities Conference, and various regional conferences.  Dr. Ma has published in well-regarded academic journals including, Financial Management and Journal of Applied Finance. 

His work on socially responsible investing has also been quoted by major business media such as CNBC.com, Bloomberg-Business Week, and the Wealthy Journal.

Randy Murray

Randy Murray

As a practicing certified public accountant for 25 years, Randy gained expertise in a variety of areas including financial and managerial accounting. In addition, he developed areas of interest in valuation of businesses and passed certified valuation analysis exam. He provided litigation support in many court cases as an expert witness. During his years of public practice, he gained valuable experience as an auditor and management consultant.

Randy has been an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA). He served for 2 years as the chair of the OSCPA Small Firms committee and has been an active member of the OSCPA’s Accounting Careers Committee for 5 years.

Mike Williams

Mike Williams

Dr. Williams brings 28 years of business experience in marketing and research to his academic role and is an active consultant and board member for a number of organizations.  He specializes in marketing performance issues: buyer-seller interactions, interpersonal influence, customer development and retention, organizational culture and communication, and the impacts of inter-functional integration.

Mike’s research has been presented in academic and professional meetings in the U.S. and Europe.  Publications include 64 peer-reviewed journal, monograph, and proceedings publications including Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management, Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, Journal of Supply Chain Management, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Business to Business Marketing, Quality Management Journal, and Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice.  Mike has also co-authored 14 textbooks, served as special issue journal editor, and is active on journal editorial review boards as well as leadership roles in international academic conferences.

Dr. Williams has successfully generated over $3.2 million dollars in funded research grants including two multiyear National Science Foundation grants.  He has also been recognized with numerous awards for excellence in research and teaching, including: the 2014 Marvin Jolson Award for Best Contribution to Selling and Sales Management Practice for the Year 2013,

The Caterpillar Faculty Scholar Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Illinois State University Research Initiative Award, Outstanding ISU Faculty Member Award, College of Business Outstanding Researcher Award, Old Republic Faculty Scholar, and AACSB’s Leadership in Innovative Business Education Award.  Mike also received Mu Kappa Tau national honor society’s lifetime achievement award for outstanding scholarly contributions – only the fifth time this award had been given in the society’s 38 year existence.

Steve Agee

Steve Agee

Dr. Agee is an economist specializing in energy policy, banking, monetary theory, and macroeconomic policy.  Having served in the private sector for thirty years as President and COO of oil and natural gas exploration and production companies, Dr. Agee has the unique combination of academic and private industry experience to administer, teach, design and implement new programs and speaker’s series in the energy field.  In addition, having served six years (2006-2011) on the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Oklahoma City Branch, the last three as its Chairman, Dr. Agee has enormous contacts and resources in the banking industry, and has taught Money & Banking at Oklahoma City University.

Dean Agee is President and COO of Agee Energy, LLC, a private oil and natural gas company in downtown Oklahoma City.  Prior to forming his own company in 2006, Dr. Agee served as President and COO of XAE Corporation, a privately owned oil and gas company, from 1982 to 2005; and as President and COO of Lee & Agee, Inc., from 1988 to 2006.  Dr. Agee joined the Oklahoma City Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City in March 2006. He concluded a six-year stint with the Fed in December 2011, having served the last three years as Chairman of the Oklahoma City Branch Board.  He has served on the Board of Directors for the following organizations and additionally served as President of each Board: The Economic Club of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City Philharmonic Society, Petroleum Club of Oklahoma City, and the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board (OERB), the latter for which he served as Chairman for three years.  Dr. Agee also served as Director and past Treasurer of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association (OIPA).  Dean Agee is currently a member of the Oklahoma City Economic Roundtable and serves on the following Boards of Directors/Trustees: The Oklahoma City Philharmonic Foundation, Allied Arts, and the Oklahoma City Community Foundation (OCCF).  Dean Agee is a member of the Fortune Club, and is on the Board of El Sistema Oklahoma.

Testimonials

“The Chickasaw Nation has a long-standing strategic partnership with OCU and the Meinders School of Business,” said Governor Anoatubby. “We appreciate and respect the dedicated and knowledgeable faculty and staff at this university. We share an inherent understanding of the critical importance of leadership and management training. This rigorous, new certification program will emphasize the importance of education programs based not simply in theoretical findings, but also in the practical application of human relations problem-solving, which is a critical component of the Chickasaw philosophy of enterprise management.”

Meinders School of Business Dean Steven C. Agee said the certification program extends OCU’s support of Native American businesses and students by providing focused and relevant curricular topics taught by experienced faculty with an efficient and self-paced structure through both online courses and immersive, on-campus workshops.

“The program offers a multi-faceted curriculum using examples and case studies, real-time applied projects, and videos from actual industry executives and managers that educate with content based on topics Native American tribes have shared,” said Dean Agee. “This curriculum is rigorous, comprehensive and real-world based. Our hope is that it enhances the management capabilities of one our state’s largest employers in various emerging industries.”

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