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Graduate School Begins Classes on New Campus

June 8, 2012

The Graduate School, which offers a master's in business administration (MBA) degree and a master's in nursing education (MSN) degree, had been located in the Momentum Building at 111 N. Harrison in downtown Oklahoma City since January 2007. The Graduate School also offers online courses, and new tracks in global nursing and energy management will begin in August.

"OBU's Graduate School is continuing to grow," said Dr. Scott Harris, the school's director. "With this move, we have expanded our classroom space. This will allow for new programs to be added in the coming years. For instance, our new energy management MBA and new global nursing MSN tracks are expected to bring in many new students. We will be able to serve the needs of our students very well in these new facilities."

Designed for working adults, the MBA degree program at OBU Graduate School teaches students to think strategically, lead effectively and exercise power ethically in a global business world. The program includes an International Business Practicum which includes travel to a foreign country where students learn local business customs and encounter new cultures.

The MBA energy management track is designed for individuals who wish to prepare for leadership positions in the energy sector. Graduates will gain the understanding of business issues related to the energy industry in a global economy.

Students in the MSN degree program learn nursing education principles and skills in a contemporary environment. Classes in the MSN degree program meet one night a week and one Saturday per class.

The MSN global nursing track is designed for individuals who wish to step into leadership positions in international health organizations or cross-cultural health care settings within the United States. Graduates will gain the expertise and experience they need to help develop and guide health care systems within the context of international or cross-cultural populations.

Harris said the technological capabilities in the new space will continue to meet the needs of an ever-changing professional world.

"Our professors are first-rate in their instruction," Harris said. "With our new facility, we continue to match their level of quality by providing our students with an educational environment which supports their learning endeavors."

Learn more about the OBU Graduate School programs.