The University of Oklahoma Waives Application Fees for Executive MBA in Energy to Support Energy Industry in Difficult Economy

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No application fees for the Executive MBA in Energy program until oil prices reach $50 per barrel.

"In difficult times, increasing your skills and education is a smart bet to impact your future career."

To further show its dedication to educating those in the energy industry, the Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma (OU), a leader in energy education for over 100 years, has announced that application fees for its online Executive MBA in Energy program will be waived until the price of oil reaches $50 per barrel on the West Texas Intermediate Crude Oil List. The decision to offer this benefit was made following several months of low oil prices in a struggling energy economy.

“We recognize the impact the low commodity price has on the overall industry,” said Dipankar Ghosh, executive director of the Energy Institute and the David C. Steed Professor of Accounting. “This step will, hopefully, allow those interested in furthering their education to do so despite the current challenges to the industry. In difficult times, increasing your skills and education is a smart bet to impact your future career.”

OU developed its Executive MBA in Energy to promote advanced education among energy professionals specific to the challenges they face on a daily basis. This Executive MBA program is offered online to those with at least eight years of energy experience. Class sizes are traditionally kept small to encourage networking among students and to facilitate a personal touch in the course work.

The Executive MBA in Energy is granted by the AACSB-accredited Price College of Business, an institution known for its educational rigor and relevance. Energy is not just a focus area of the program – it’s the core focus with all course content engaging exclusively with energy industry issues.

“Mid-career professionals in the energy industry tend to reach a point in their career where they are considered for significant new challenges and larger roles that demand stronger business skills,” Ghosh said. “The EMBA in Energy provides that business foundation, in the context of the energy industry, and because it is online allows the students to continue working while pursuing their education.”

The Executive MBA in Energy program can be completed in just 15 months of full-time study and requires only three one-week residencies. Applications are currently being accepted for the spring semester, which has a Jan. 3, 2016, start date. The deadline to apply is Dec. 1, 2015.

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About The Price College of Business
Price College’s Center for Entrepreneurship undergraduate program is ranked in the top five by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine. The college’s MBA Program is one of Bloomberg Businessweek’s Best Business Schools, while the International Business Program is ranked in the U.S. News & World Report’s top 25, and its Supply Chain Management program is among the top 20 in the nation as determined by Gartner. The John T. Steed School of Accounting is ranked in the top 10 for both the undergraduate and graduate programs by Public Accounting Report for accounting schools with 15 or fewer faculty.

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