|College of Business and Public Administration appoints new MBA director|
The College of Business and Public Administration is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Timothy O’Keefe as the new director for the master of business administration program. Dr. O’Keefe will oversee the administration and curriculum of the MBA program, which enrolls an average of 120 students each year and is also offered to students in Bismarck and Dickinson via the interactive video network.
In addition to his MBA program director responsibilities, Dr. O’Keefe serves as chair and associate professor for the Department of Information Systems within the College of Business and Public Administration. He has served as a faculty member in the department since August 1999. O’Keefe recently returned from Shanghai, China, where he was a visiting professor at the University of Shanghai Science and Technology teaching database design and management information systems. Prior to joining UND, O’Keefe taught for 15 years at Mayville State University. He has also worked as a consultant in the IT industry and as an entrepreneur, creating a successful Internet services company. His previous leadership and experience in business and industry will play a vital role in the growth and advancement of the MBA program at UND.
The MBA degree program offered by the College of Business and Public Administration emphasizes the development of mid-to upper-level managers, for organizations of all sizes and types. The program seeks to develop knowledge of advanced business functions, decision-making skills and understanding of internal and external factors affecting management of organizations. The College of Business and Public Administration is one of a select group of schools in the United States and Canada who’s MBA Program and undergraduate business programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).
-- CK Braun-Schultz, Director of External Relations, College of Business & Public Amdinistration, email@example.com, 701-777-6937