Oklahoma State University, William S. Spears School of Business

Introduction

The Spears School of Business is composed of six academic departments with more than 100 tenure and tenure-track educational professionals. The student body is made up of more than 3,900 undergraduate students pursuing 15 degrees with approximately 800 students pursuing six master's degrees. The School also offers Ph.D.s in business administration and in economics.

Mission

The mission of the Spears School of Business is to add value to our constituents through high quality educational programs, research and scholarly activities, and outreach.

To achieve this mission, the SSB stresses the following:

  • The ethical, entrepreneurial, and international components of the educational program provided to our students.
  • Programs which will graduate students who will be successful in both their personal and professional lives and be contributing members of society.
  • The development of a culture and community that supports excellence, diversity, respect for individuals, cooperation, and balance.
  • The advancement and dissemination of business knowledge.
  • Preparation of students for a changing business environment.
  • Our land-grant heritage including outreach, service to the business community, and economic development.
  • Effective management of resources.
  • On-going evaluation of our success in achieving our mission and objectives.

Faculty

The faculty of the Spears School of Business is composed of noted scholars, authors, sought-after consultants and practitioners, and caring teachers. Many of the faculty have received outstanding teaching awards and have been recognized for innovative instruction. The faculty are nationally and internationally recognized for their publications and leadership positions in professional academic associations.

Real-world curriculum

The Spears School of Business actively incorporates technology into the curriculum and seeks input from leaders in business and government to help create industry-driven degrees. Currently, the School is home to a growing number of research centers and institutes.

The faculty, with varied academic, governmental, corporate and consulting backgrounds, bring real-world experience to the classroom. In many courses you will receive the necessary theoretical background, but you will also learn about the latest trends and developments from faculty attuned to what is going on in the real world. Real-world applications may be in the form of a lecture, company-based consulting project, a practicum or other means. The SSB also encourages students to take advantage of the study-abroad opportunities offered by the Office of International Business programs and numerous internship.

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Programs

This school also offers:

Master

Master of Business Administration

Campus Full time Part time August 2017 USA Stillwater

The MBA Program at OSU can give you the opportunity to experience everything a good business school has to offer and set you on the right track for success after graduation. [+]

It's a big world out there, and with so many business schools to choose from, how do you decide which one is right for you? The MBA Program at OSU can give you the opportunity to experience everything a good business school has to offer and set you on the right track for success after graduation. Our mission is to prepare individuals for leadership roles in dynamic local, national, and global business environments, and our program epitomizes academic excellence, curricular innovation, faculty dedication, alumni involvement and student diversity.

 

The MBA Program at OSU is an intense and challenging beginning to a new career. Part of the Spears School of Business we offer a strong, broad-based, professional core designed to develop managerial competence-both academic and experiential-as well as to improve decision making, communication and leadership skills.... [-]


MSc

Master of Science in Accounting 4/1 Program

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Stillwater

This program is for students who hold an undergraduate degree in accounting or in any area of study and who desire a graduate degree in accounting. [+]

This program is for students who hold an undergraduate degree in accounting or in any area of study and who desire a graduate degree in accounting.

 

Students in the 4/1 program must complete 32 hours of graduate level course work with at least 18 of those hours in accounting. Depending on the student's educational background, additional courses may be required to prepare the student for graduate level study in Accounting

 

 

Concentrations

 

External Reporting Concentration

The external reporting concentration provides additional depth in financial accounting and finance. Students preparing for careers in public accounting, corporate accounting, or corporate finance will find this concentration beneficial. ... [-]


Master of Science in Accounting PPA Program

Campus Full time August 2017 USA Stillwater

The PPA program, which began in 1979, allows students to begin work on their M.S. degree during the first semester of their senior year. [+]

The PPA program, which began in 1979, allows students to begin work on their M.S. degree during the first semester of their senior year (i.e., on completion of 90 hours of undergraduate course work).

 

Students who satisfy admission requirements during the second semester of their junior year are allowed to enter the PPA M.S. in Accounting Program. Students may take undergraduate and graduate courses together during their fourth and fifth years. One primary advantage of the PPA program is that students may spread the 32 hours required for the M.S. degree over two years without increasing the time required to complete the degree. The B.S.B.A. degree may be awarded on completion of the undergraduate requirements, and the M.S. degree will be awarded on completion of all required graduate course work.... [-]


Master of Science in Economics

Campus Full time August 2017 USA Stillwater

The program is designed to equip students with the analytical tools required for high-quality research and application. [+]

The Department of Economics and Legal Studies in Business in the William S. Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University offers comprehensive graudate economics program. The program is designed to equip students with the analytical tools required for high-quality research and application. Our graduates develop a good understanding of human behavior by applying analysis techniques to contemporary economic issues. They are thus able to exercise their ability to think independently when evaluating public policies or business decisions.

 

The Master’s program serves the dual purpose of preparing students for doctoral study and for employment in business and government. Graduates from the Department have had success in finding positions with public utilities, state and federal government agencies, private industry and financial institutions. Graduates of the Master’s program have also gone on to obtain doctorates at Oklahoma State University and other major universities throughout the United States. ... [-]


Master of Science in Management Information Systems (MS in MIS)

Campus Full time Part time September 2016 USA Stillwater

The MS in MIS offers a unique blend of theoretical coursework and hands-on application that enables graduates to understand business processes and concepts, [+]

The Master of Science in Management Information Systems Program (MS in MIS) offers a unique blend of theoretical coursework and hands-on application that enables graduates to understand business processes and concepts, as well as the design and maintenance of information systems through their technical expertise.

 

 

In demand

With the growth in e-commerce, the need for upgraded information systems and web-based applications is at an all time high. Therefore, today's business environment is heavily reliant on professionals who are both business managers (those who understand finance and accounting decisions) and technicians (those who can implement information systems strategies). Graduates of the Master of Science in Management Information Systems (M.S. in MIS) have the business, technical and leaderships skills to meet the challenges where business disciplines meet technology.... [-]


Master of Science in Quantitative Financial Economics (MSQFE)

Campus Full time August 2017 USA Stillwater

The Master’s of Science in Quantitative Financial Economics (MSQFE) is a Spears School of Business degree program with course work in Economics, Finance, Mathematics, and Statistics. [+]

The Master’s of Science in Quantitative Financial Economics (MSQFE) is a Spears School of Business degree program with course work in Economics, Finance, Mathematics, and Statistics. The program requires 33-hours of coursework for completion and is offered on the Stillwater campus of Oklahoma State University.

 

The objective of the MSQFE program is to produce graduates with mathematical and statistical modeling skills necessary to support advanced financial and economic applications. Curriculum of the program is rooted in the quantitative methods required for modern financial applications.

Investments and Portfolio Management Mathematical Modeling of Financial Markets Econometrics Stochastic Processes Statistics Numerical Optimization Methods ... [-]

Master of Science in Telecommunications Management (MSTM)

Campus Full time January 2017 USA Stillwater

The MSTM program is a nationally prominent and exemplary center for telecommunications education, research, and outreach. The program is committed to teaching and advancing the art and science of managing telecommunications. [+]

The MSTM program is a nationally prominent and exemplary center for telecommunications education, research, and outreach. The program is committed to teaching and advancing the art and science of managing telecommunications.

 

Specifically, the MSTM program's mission is to develop professional telecommunications managers capable of making unique contributions to their chosen organizations. To achieve this mission within an environment of constant change, the inclusion and integration of knowledge and methodologies from various academic disciplines are essential.

 

The skills required by future telecommunications managers have changed. To compete, MSTM graduates must be not only capable and informed; they must also be creative and flexible. MSTM graduates must manage change in a diverse, global economy. Above all, MSTM graduates must accept that education is a lifelong journey that continues well after graduate school.... [-]