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OC announces Graduate Business School

Monday, August 6, 2007  
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The Master's of Business Administration program at Oklahoma Christian University has grown to more than 200 students since its beginning in 2000. The program will now be housed in the newly named Graduate School of Business.

"Our primary goal is to provide an MBA program worthy of a premier private business school," Ken Johnson, chair of the Graduate School of Business, said.

Johnson, previously known as the MBA director, set several objectives for the graduate program. In order to provide student feedback, an MBA student council will be elected to meet with him once a month. Also, a refurbished area will provide better opportunities for graduate students to study and work on projects. An expanded alumni council and new assistance for students in career and personal success will also be added to the current operations of the program.

The undergraduate school of business, which has been a part of Oklahoma Christian since the 1950s, will remain the same. Currently, 260 students are enrolled in accounting, business administration, finance, management and marketing degrees.

Clarifying the difference between the undergraduate and graduate business schools will eliminate any confusion with the programs. It also emphasizes the MBA program's success since its inception.

"We welcome this important recognition of our graduate program," Phil Lewis, Dean of the College of Professional Studies said. "The MBA has made a difference in the future of OC, and Ken Johnson and his staff are making a difference in the lives of our graduate students every day. Our graduates are likewise making a difference in their companies."

The Graduate School of Business holds monthly information sessions. The next information session is August 7. There are six entry points during the year for prospective students. An orientation for the fall semester will be held on August 13 for students who have been accepted into the program.

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