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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 at the event finals Jan. 31. The Riata Business Plan Competition at the Spears School of Business promotes entrepreneurship and small business development by focusing on student created, managed and owned ventures.

Students pitch business plans for prize money

Students pitch business plans for prize money

Semi-finalists in the annual student Riata Business Plan Competition have been selected to compete Friday, Jan. 31, for $45,000 in prize money in the competition’s finals. Hosted by the Riata Center for Entrepreneurship and the School of Entrepreneurship in the Spears School of Business, the competition promotes entrepreneurship and small-business development by focusing on student created, managed and owned ventures.

Spears Business alum Michael Guillory reflects on balancing passion and career

Spears Business alum Michael Guillory reflects on balancing passion and career

Bartlesville native Michael Guillory graduated in 1988 with a marketing degree. As a student, he was heavily involved. He was a member of the OSU marching band, OSU Wind Ensemble, Sigma Phi Epsilon, American Marketing Association as well as Spring Sing, Freshman Follies, local church charities, and intermural sports.

Former Disney executive Dan Cockerell featured during OSU speaker series

Former Disney executive Dan Cockerell featured during OSU speaker series

Former Walt Disney World Vice President Dan Cockerell will be the featured speaker Feb. 25-26 during the Executive Management Briefings and the Tulsa Business Forums speaker series. Cockerell will present “The Magic Behind Disney: Secrets to Success,” on his visit to Oklahoma.

Spears Business program receives top honor from national continuing education group

Spears Business program receives top honor from national continuing education group

The Center for Executive and Professional Development (CEPD) in the Spears School of Business is being recognized with the 2020 Outstanding Noncredit Program Award, given annually to noncredit professional, continuing or online education programs for excellence in achieving their educational objectives.

OSU online MBA a top-ranked value

OSU online MBA a top-ranked value

Not only is Oklahoma State University’s online MBA program one of the best rated in the nation, it is also one of the most affordable, making it an outstanding value in graduate education, according to recent rankings of colleges and universities.

Refusing to let evil win

Refusing to let evil win

Visiting Munich, Germany, in the fall means a trip to the world-famous Oktoberfest, the huge celebration where a nation comes together to share its love of beer. For Cindy Crenshaw-Martin, vacationing in Munich with friends in 1980, the fun she expected when she walked through the festival’s main entrance vaporized before it began. Instead, fire and carnage would mar the rest of her life.

OSU Alumni Association Hall of Fame to celebrate accomplished alumni

OSU Alumni Association Hall of Fame to celebrate accomplished alumni

Three Spears School of Business alumni will be inducted into the 2020 class of the OSU Alumni Association Hall of Fame. The three Oklahoma State University business graduates include Linda Parrack Livingstone, president of Baylor University, the late Neal L. Patterson, co-founder of Cerner Corporation, and Bruce T. Benbrook, chairman and CEO of Stock Exchange Bank.

OSU’s online MBA among nation’s best in U.S. News & World Report rankings

OSU’s online MBA among nation’s best in U.S. News & World Report rankings

Oklahoma State University’s online MBA program and other online graduate programs in the Spears School of Business were again recognized among the nation’s best in the 2020 U.S. News and World Report Best Online MBA and Graduate Business Program rankings.

Sharda honored by global association as AIS Fellow

Sharda honored by global association as AIS Fellow

Oklahoma State University professor Dr. Ramesh Sharda was named a 2019 Fellow of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) at its International Conference in Information Systems in Munich, Germany, in December. He was one of only two Americans honored by the international organization representing information systems research, education and practice.

Student entrepreneurs continue winning ways

Student entrepreneurs continue winning ways

Oklahoma State University student entrepreneurs Rabecca Wiseman and Brooks Robison have been named semifinalists in the ASU Innovation Open 2020 business pitch competition, which offers $300,000 in prize money to collegiate business startups. Wiseman, a master’s student in civil engineering, and Brooks, an MBA student in the Spears School of Business, continue to win top-tier business plan competitions with their technology startup, Contraire.

Director named for the Center for Sales and Service Excellence

Director named for the Center for Sales and Service Excellence

A new director has been named to head the Center for Sales and Service Excellence (CSSE) in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University. Kim Booker brings more than 25 years of experience to the job leading the center, which provides a specialized program to students interested in sales and customer service careers while working closely with OSU faculty and industry partners as well as participating in sales competitions with other universities.

Dr. David Carter receives OSU Outreach Faculty Excellence Award

Dr. David Carter receives OSU Outreach Faculty Excellence Award

Spears School of Business professor Dr. David Carter, Greg Massey Professor of Finance and the Oklahoma Bankers Association Chair of Commercial Bank Management, was recently selected to receive the 2019 Oklahoma State University Outreach Faculty Excellence Award.

Spears Business faculty, staff honored at University Awards Convocation

Spears Business faculty, staff honored at University Awards Convocation

The Spears School of Business was well represented at the annual University Awards Convocation ceremony when several faculty and staff members were recognized for their contributions to the school’s success Dec. 11.

Contest to name ranch teaches marketing creativity

Contest to name ranch teaches marketing creativity

Oklahoma State University alumnus Roger Cagle and his wife Cindy Cagle sponsored a recent competition for OSU students to create a brand campaign for the couple’s Texas ranch.

OSU recognizes Babu, Bryans during fall 2019 University Awards Convocation

OSU recognizes Babu, Bryans during fall 2019 University Awards Convocation

Dr. Kaladi Babu, Regents Professor of physics in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Mary Bryans, director of Budget and Asset Management and chief budget officer, took top honors as Oklahoma State University recognized the achievements of faculty, staff and administrators at the University Awards Convocation Wednesday at the OSU ConocoPhillips Alumni Center in Stillwater.

2019 OSU President’s Cup winners named

2019 OSU President’s Cup winners named

A project promoting scientific literacy, another studying the potential impacts of Oklahoma earthquakes and an effort to reduce energy costs at wastewater treatment plants have taken top honors in OSU’s 2019 President’s Cup that celebrates creative, interdisciplinary approaches to today’s challenges.

Face2Face with Trey Reeves

Face2Face with Trey Reeves

Among students at the Spears School of Business, Trey Reeves stands out. Walking to class in the Business Building, he is recognizable for his above-average height, his close-cropped head of auburn-colored hair and his friendly smile. He’s also recognizable as a member of the Oklahoma State University basketball team, but in the halls of the Business Building, Reeves stands out as an academic star.

Students receive SAS Ambassador Award

Students receive SAS Ambassador Award

A pair of Oklahoma State University master’s in business analytics students are the recipients of the SAS® Ambassador Award, given annually to only 15 students worldwide. It is the ninth consecutive year that at least one OSU student has received the award.

Face2Face with Rachel Brown

Face2Face with Rachel Brown

Rachel Brown’s approach to her education at Oklahoma State University, and life in general, can best be described as “all in.” Brown, a senior, immersed herself in the Spears School of Business and in her major, entrepreneurship. From working in the Riata School of Entrepreneurship to taking part in countless Spears’ programs to starting a business to traveling to 11 countries in four years, Brown has packed as much as possible into her university experience.

Corporate executives from across state to share knowledge at OSU Culture Summit

Corporate executives from across state to share knowledge at OSU Culture Summit

Oklahoma State University’s Spears School of Business is hosting the OSU Culture Summit designed for participants to discover new ways to take ownership of their workplace culture and help advance their organization’s cultural agenda. The event is from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Jan. 29 in Tulsa at the Downtown DoubleTree Hotel.

Research shows veterans more likely to be turned down for jobs with emotional or social responsibilities

Research shows veterans more likely to be turned down for jobs with emotional or social responsibilities

New research from Oklahoma State University-Tulsa shows that veterans are often perceived as lacking empathy and emotional skill sets, which has a negative impact on job opportunities.

Spears Business students recognized as OSU Seniors of Significance

Spears Business students recognized as OSU Seniors of Significance

Six Spears School of Business students have been selected as Oklahoma State University Seniors of Significance for the 2019-2020 academic year by the OSU Alumni Association.

Top teams in data analytics case study competition showcase abilities

Top teams in data analytics case study competition showcase abilities

A team of five Oklahoma State University business analytics master’s degree students were recently selected as the winners of the MS in Business Analytics and Data Science (MS-BAnDS) program case competition at the Spears School of Business.