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OSU students impress at Love’s Entrepreneur’s Cup

OSU students impress at Love’s Entrepreneur’s Cup

Oklahoma State University’s award-winning entrepreneurship program was on center stage Thursday night at the 2019 Love’s Entrepreneur’s Cup. OSU teams won first place in both the undergraduate and graduate High Growth divisions of the statewide competition.

OSU students place first at Princeton University business plan competition

OSU students place first at Princeton University business plan competition

Two Oklahoma State University students have earned national recognition by winning the TigerLaunch competition hosted by Princeton University for their startup business plan for Contraire, a predictive analysis control system designed to provide near real-time wastewater test measurements.

Spears Business hosts ISyTE Academy for high schoolers

Spears Business hosts ISyTE Academy for high schoolers

The Center for Executive and Professional Development in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University will host its annual Information Systems Technology Exploration for high school students June 2-7.

Victim blaming in the workplace

Victim blaming in the workplace

Why does the victim get blamed for office rudeness, and why does the office bully get away with it? The latest research from a decade-long study of incivility in the workplace by Spears School of Business researcher Dr. Matt Bowler and colleagues shows that supervisors often blame the victims of rude and abusive behavior.

Wayne Thomas receives inaugural Don Herrmann Accounting PhD Alumni Award

Wayne Thomas receives inaugural Don Herrmann Accounting PhD Alumni Award

Dr. Wayne Thomas was presented the inaugural Don Herrmann Distinguished Accounting Ph.D. Alumni Award April 11 by the Oklahoma State University School of Accounting.

OSU alums Nathan Herrmann, Kelsey Ray winners of prestigious accounting award

OSU alums Nathan Herrmann, Kelsey Ray winners of prestigious accounting award

Oklahoma State University graduates Nathan Herrmann and Kelsey Ray are two of only 110 people in the nation to receive the 2018 Elijah Watt Sells Award, presented annually by the American Institute of CPAs, the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession.

OSU speaker series spotlights staggering cost of cybercrime

OSU speaker series spotlights staggering cost of cybercrime

Those attending the Spears School of Business Tulsa Business Forums and Executive Management Briefings in Oklahoma City were treated to the unbelievable stories of Frank Abagnale’s criminal antics and the unbelievable cost of cybercrime and identity theft in his talks. The best-selling author and subject of the movie “Catch Me if You Can” recounted his rise and undoing in crime, all before age 22, as well as the “staggering” cost of white-collar crime.

Students offer opioid epidemic solutions during third annual Health Data Shootout

Students offer opioid epidemic solutions during third annual Health Data Shootout

Oklahoma State University’s Center for Health Systems Innovation concluded the third annual Health Data Shootout March 29 at the Wes Watkins Center in Stillwater.

Oklahoma State University launches The WhiteBox initiative

Oklahoma State University launches The WhiteBox initiative

In an effort to promote experiential opportunities for learning, innovation and student-business-ownership, the Schools of Architecture and Entrepreneurship at Oklahoma State University, in collaboration with the Riata Center for Entrepreneurship, have launched a mobile retail store that will provide student entrepreneurs an opportunity to test retail concepts on campus in the Student Union – The WhiteBox.

MBA students travel to West Virginia for Big 12 Case Competition

MBA students travel to West Virginia for Big 12 Case Competition

A group of Oklahoma State University master of business administration students recently traveled to the University of West Virginia to compete in the Big 12 Case Competition.

Hal Smith Restaurants Group establishes scholarships for HTM students

Hal Smith Restaurants Group establishes scholarships for HTM students

Executives of Hal Smith Restaurants Group recently presented School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) students with newly established scholarships at Oklahoma State University in memory of a long-time company employee who died in a 2018 motorcycle accident.

A conversation about career readiness and technology with Apple executives

A conversation about career readiness and technology with Apple executives

Two Apple executives will visit the Spears School of Business on April 18 to meet with students, faculty and staff to discuss career readiness and technology. The presentations, sponsored by the Riata Center for Entrepreneurship and OrangeTech, include a breakfast for faculty and staff followed by an afternoon program for all OSU students and employees in the Spears Keystone Lounge.

Spears School of Business receives approval from world’s top accrediting body

Spears School of Business receives approval from world’s top accrediting body

Oklahoma State University’s Spears School of Business remains among the top five percent of the world’s schools offering business degrees with the recent approval of its re-accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.

Dean Emeritus Richard Poole dies at 91

Dean Emeritus Richard Poole dies at 91

Dr. Richard “Dick” Poole, who spent 33 years as an Oklahoma State University faculty member and administrator, including serving as dean of the College of Business for seven years, died March 14, 2019, at the age of 91.

Students claim $45,000 in prize money in Riata Business Plan Competition

Students claim $45,000 in prize money in Riata Business Plan Competition

The Oklahoma State University School for Entrepreneurship and the Riata Center for Entrepreneurship have named winners of the annual student competition to create business startups. The Riata Business Plan Competition at the Spears School of Business, which is open to any OSU student, promotes entrepreneurship and small business development by focusing on student created, managed and owned ventures.

OSU will represent at SAS Global Forum

OSU will represent at SAS Global Forum

A group of business analytics graduate students will represent Oklahoma State University at SAS Global Forum 2019 April 28-May 1 in Dallas. The annual conference draws more than 5,000 SAS enthusiasts from around the world, attracting an audience of international users, executives and academics.

Faking emotions at work: the positive and negative side of workplace acting

Faking emotions at work: the positive and negative side of workplace acting

In many jobs, employees are expected to act happy, or at least friendly, even when they just don’t feel like it. So, it’s not unusual that workers occasionally fake positive feelings, even when the results actually make them feel worse. But research by an Oklahoma State University professor has found that a person can actually feel better by doing the opposite, or faking negative emotions.

School of Entrepreneurship research ranks high internationally

School of Entrepreneurship research ranks high internationally

The Oklahoma State University School of Entrepreneurship is ranked fourth among nearly 500 programs from around the world for research productivity for the past five years. The ranking lists university entrepreneurship programs by their ability to successfully publish research in the discipline’s top journals.

Executives head to OSU to share successes at Spears Business CEO Day

Executives head to OSU to share successes at Spears Business CEO Day

Successful business executives will be sharing their stories with Oklahoma State University students during the Spears School of Business’ CEO Day from 3:30-5 p.m. April 2 at the Student Union Theater.

OSU’s School of Accounting will honor five at Wilton T. Anderson Hall of Fame Banquet

OSU’s School of Accounting will honor five at Wilton T. Anderson Hall of Fame Banquet

Oklahoma State University’s School of Accounting will honor five outstanding alumni and friends of the department during the 2019 Wilton T. Anderson Hall of Fame and Awards Banquet April 18 at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center.

Executive Ph.D. program charts path to innovative startup

Executive Ph.D. program charts path to innovative startup

Even though he hadn’t been in the classroom as a student for years, Tom Totten recalled being nervous in 2012 walking into a room of company executives like himself at Oklahoma State University where he was about to begin Ph.D. coursework. “This was not your typical university classroom full of students,” Totten said.

OSU hospitality and tourism management program fits with the Spears School of Business

OSU hospitality and tourism management program fits with the Spears School of Business

The Oklahoma State University School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) is set join the OSU Spears School of Business following the March 1 approval of the OSU/A&M Board of Regents. Previously a part of the College of Human Sciences, the school’s students, faculty and staff will be integrated into the business school where the program is expected to create more synergy for collaborative educational efforts between HTM and business degree programs. The move takes effect July 1.

OSU MBA program improves 22 spots in business school rankings

OSU MBA program improves 22 spots in business school rankings

Oklahoma State University is consistently recognized as having one of the nation’s best business schools, and that was confirmed again Tuesday in the prestigious 2020 Best Business Schools rankings. Among the nearly 500 U.S. schools with MBA programs, OSU moves up to No. 73.

MBA student Jayci Robison won’t allow invisible illness to slow her down

MBA student Jayci Robison won’t allow invisible illness to slow her down

OSU graduate student Jayci Robison is a force to be reckoned with in the classroom and on the basketball court, but it wasn’t long ago that she woke up surrounded by concerned teammates and coaches after passing out at her championship basketball game. This was the beginning of a journey she is still navigating today.