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OU EDI - University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute


OU/EDI Online

OU/EDI ~ the only professional level program of its type in the U.S. to be offered on-line. hands holding the world globe, "Building Your Future"

Economic Developers — succeed in today's constantly changing economic development marketplace by
  • acquiring the up-to-date knowledge and tools
  • accessing courses at your own pace on a 24/7 basis

By enrolling in OU/EDI On-line . . .

You eliminate the need for extensive travel budgets and time out of the office!


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Who Should Attend

  • If you are a community leader such as a businessman or an elected official, who need to become proficient in a given topic area OU/EDI -Online will benefit you by providing you knowledge to perform more effectively.  Also the curriculum of courses will prepare you for a possible future career in the field. 
  • If you are a specialist, a researcher, or an agency staff person OU/EDI- Online will enable you to broaden your expertise. 
  • If you are a professional economic developer, the OU/EDI –Online program will apply towards your OU/EDI graduation and towards your IEDC educational requirements to set for the CEcD exam.


Course Costs & Fees

  • Registration Fee for the OU/EDI-Online

                IEDC  Members: $595.00       Registration fee includes a $50.00 non refundable processing fee.
Non-IEDC Members: $645.00  

  • Registration fees are payable to the University of Oklahoma and are due prior to the start of the course.
  • The $50 IEDC non-member fee may be credited toward the first year’s membership in IEDC provided this opportunity is exercised within a twelve (12) month period after the week long session’s completion.
  • You may register up to the start of the course.

You will be required to have the 2011 edition of the IEDC Training Manual for the course you are enrolling in. It is your study guide and reading material and is a required part of the course. 

The training manual can be ordered through the following links:

OU EDI   or   IEDC Bookstore

Qualified substitutions will be accepted at any time. There will be no refunds issued for non participation or cancellations received 0-6 days prior to start of the course.

Cancellations must be received in writing.


Login Information

One week prior to the start of the course you will be sent your login information via email for the course.


  • Recommended hardware is Windows 2000, XP or Vista, sound capable. The minimum requirement is Windows 98, sound capable.  Mac users need Mac OS X G3, sound capable; the minimum requirement is Mac OS 9 G3, sound capable.

  • Recommended screen resolution is 1024 x 768; the minimum required screen resolution is 800 x 600

  • Recommended Hi speed Broadband or Cable; the minimum requirement is a 56k Modem

  • Application recommended is Microsoft Word.

  • Browsers – it is beneficial to stay current with the latest browsers to ensure the best possible web experience.

For more information, please contact us

OU Economic Development Institute
Center for Business and Economic Development

University of Oklahoma Outreach Link opens new browser window.
1700 Asp Avenue, Ste. 209
Norman, OK 73072
(405) 325-3136
Fax: (405) 325-7044
Email: Send Email


Please note that most OU/EDI correspondence is done
via email, so be sure you provide your email address.


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Strategic Planning | Marketing | Entrepreneurship


OU/EDI is accredited by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). For more information about the IEDC, visit their website.

2014 Dates

Online Courses


OU EDI - University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute