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Online Courses

OU EDI is the Online Professional Level Program in the U.S. to be Offered Online 

OU EDI’s online courses run eight weeks, with one or two new topics being covered each week. The classes incorporate readings from the IEDC manuals, videos, and useful web links to delve into the various topics. You will have regular homework assignments consisting or exercises. Students also participate by posting questions and answers on the class discussion board and participating on occasional conference calls for live interaction.

By enrolling in OU EDI online, you eliminate the need for extensive travel budgets and time out of the office.

Who Should Attend

  • If you are a community leader, such as a business professional or an elected official, who needs to become proficient in a given topic area, OU EDI Online will benefit you by providing you knowledge to perform more effectively. Our curriculum of courses will prepare you for a possible future career in the field of economic development. 
  • 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 in preparation for the CEcD exam.


Course Costs and Fees

Registration Fee for each OU EDI-Online Course

IEDC Members: $635    

Non-IEDC Members: $695

  • Registration fees are payable to the University of Oklahoma and are due prior to the start of the course.
  • The $60 IEDC non-member fee may be credited toward the first year’s membership in IEDC (up to 12 months after the session’s completion.
  • You may register up to the start of the course.

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The IEDC Training Manual is recommended (but not required) for the course in which you are enrolling. The manual is a valuable resource for the CEcD exam, and  for your career in economic development. .

The training manual can be ordered through the following links: OU EDI  or IEDC Bookstore

Cancellation Policy

Qualified substitutions will be accepted at any time. There will be no refunds issued for non participation or cancellations received less than seven days prior to start of the course. Cancellations must be received in writing.

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
1610 Asp Avenue, Ste. 500 
Norman, OK 73072 
(405) 325-3136 

Note: Most OU EDI correspondence is done via email, so be sure you provide your email address.