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Energy Management Program | 8/28/2012
Students have returned to the University of Mary campus for fall classes. As faculty members work to grow the student body, they`re hoping to attract even more bright minds who won`t necessarily have to set foot on the campus south of Bismarck.
"We`ll use the interactive video network to bring in guest speakers and broadcast those out to the different locations," said Business Dean Dr. Shanda Traiser.
U-Mary will soon launch an MBA, or master`s degree, program specializing in energy, which includes oil, coal, wind and natural gas. Courses will be instructed by "real world" faculty who are experienced in the energy business.
"We`re the only one in the area that has one that focuses on the business side of the energy industry. Most programs come from an engineering school," Traiser said.
Traiser says since the classes will be offered online, people working in energy can study from anywhere in the world.
"We just think we`re going to have people interested in a number of areas. So if they`re in Billings or Sheridan, Wyoming; or Williston, you`re going to be able to participate in this program."
U-Mary will begin with seven energy courses. Traiser says a typical student can earn an accelerated Energy Management MBA in two years and potentially land an energy-related job that pays six figures.
The classes won`t be offered until the fall of 2013.