OSU Masters Program Graduates Diverse Group

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The first class of managers and professionals to enroll in the Executive Master of Business Administration program at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater is going to be very diverse, according to organizers.

The more diversity you see in a class, the more the class itself will benefit, because you have people from a variety of backgrounds who can share what works and what doesn't, said Frank Smith, director of the program. Of course, this class will also get a chance to study exactly why a particular management approach or idea did not work and what should be done to make it succeed.

The College of Business Administration at OSU will be the host of the first class of executives next fall and students come from various professions.

For example, so far we've enrolled medical doctors, engineers, finance and marketing managers, bankers, an information technology manager, customer relations executives, educational professionals and a nonprofit executive, Smith said.

He expects a class of 30 or more students by the July 16 enrollment deadline from all over Oklahoma and some from out of state.

They come from as far away as Baltimore, but most are from someplace in Oklahoma, Smith said. …


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