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Meinders School of Business students participate in the on-campus residency, one of the components of the school’s online program. This class was led by Mike Ming, former state secretary of energy and executive at the GE Global Research Center.

The U.S. News & World Report announced today Oklahoma City University is ranked 41st in the country for Best Online Business Programs (non-MBA), specifically recognizing the online master’s programs in Energy Management and Energy Legal Studies. The Meinders School of Business has been on the list for six consecutive years.

“We are excited that U.S. News & World Report recognized and highly ranked our energy master’s degrees yet again,” said Graduate Energy Program Director Meredith A. Wegener. “This is an optimal time to earn a master’s degree in an energy industry that is on the precipice of a global, dynamic shift.”

The Energy Legal Studies and Energy Management degrees provide rigorous, graduate-level education for professionals working in the energy industry. The energy-focused curriculum prepares graduates to succeed in leadership roles or begin their own company.

The Meinders School of Business began offering live-streaming, hybrid courses in 2012 to out-of-state students and on-campus students who relocated or traveled frequently for work. The desire to complete the degree online has grown exponentially in recent years, and because of this, the two programs in energy will again be offered online in the 2020 fall semester.

“Our engagement with the energy industry will continue to expand beyond the region and make a positive impact on the energy industry throughout the country,” Wegener said.

The full list and methodology can be viewed on the U.S. News & World Report website.

U.S. News ranked the schools on five general categories: student engagement, a measure of how well students can interact with their instructors and fellow classmates; student excellence; expert opinion, a survey of high-ranking academic officials in business; faculty credentials and training; and student services technology. U.S. News selects factors, known as ranking indicators, to assess each program in those categories. The Meinders School of Business ranks in the top 4.5 percent of business schools in the world and has earned accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). The MS in Energy Management and MS in Energy Legal Studies programs are also accredited by the American Association of Professional Landmen.

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