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OBU offers business classes about ESPN and Google

Oklahoma Baptist University's January term classes will delve into big sports and big business with business administration courses featuring the inner workings of ESPN and Google.
BY JULIE MCGOWAN Published: October 26, 2010
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Oklahoma Baptist University's January term classes will delve into big sports and big business with business administration courses featuring the inner workings of ESPN and Google.

The courses will be taught by business professor Keith Harman.

Harman also will teach an introduction to e-commerce course during the January term. Each course is worth three credit hours and includes assignments that let students tailor the course to personal interests and needs. Each course is open to all majors and to working professionals, especially those in executive and mid-level positions who want to learn more about best practices in business strategy and development.

The online course titled "All About ESPN" will examine the key management and leadership concepts exemplified by ESPN.

Students who take the special topics course titled "All About Google" will learn about Google Inc., its founders and their key business strategies; explore selected issues related to Google's social responsibility, impact and future; and gain practical knowledge of Google's services and applications. The three-part course also will be conducted online.

For more information about the courses, call Harman at 878-3283 or e-mail keith.harman@okbu.edu.

Julie McGowan is news and media relations director at OBU.