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School of Accounting presents annual accounting conferences

School of Accounting presents annual accounting conferences

Oklahoma State University’s School of Accounting will host the 19th Annual Accounting and Financial Reporting Conference and 15th Annual Oil and Gas Accounting Conference Nov. 14-15 at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center.

Spears graduate student Yasha Pastaria wins best paper award at SAS conference

Spears graduate student Yasha Pastaria wins best paper award at SAS conference

Master in Business Analytics student Yasha Pastaria was the recipient earlier this month of the Best Contributed Paper in Business Analytics Award at the 2019 Western Users of SAS Software Conference in Renton, Wash.

Spears Business improves in U.S. News Best Colleges ranking of undergrad business programs

Spears Business improves in U.S. News Best Colleges ranking of undergrad business programs

The 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings were released this week and Oklahoma State University’s undergraduate business program improved its national ranking among more than 500 programs, remaining in the top 16 percent of accredited U.S. business schools surveyed.

Sixth annual Data Science and Al Conference coming to Tulsa

Sixth annual Data Science and Al Conference coming to Tulsa

The sixth annual Data Science and Al Conference, sponsored by the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University, will be held Oct. 31 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Downtown DoubleTree Hotel in Tulsa.

Spears School’s Dr. Craig Sisneros to be inducted into The PhD Project Hall of Fame

Spears School’s Dr. Craig Sisneros to be inducted into The PhD Project Hall of Fame

Spears School of Business assistant professor of accounting Dr. Craig Sisneros is one of only three people from across the world to be selected this year for induction into The PhD Project Hall of Fame.

Goutam Chakraborty receives Executive Program Professor of Year honor

Goutam Chakraborty receives Executive Program Professor of Year honor

Spears School of Business professor Dr. Goutam Chakraborty was recently selected to receive the Executive Program Professor of the Year Award by the University of Iowa and CIMBA Italy, a study abroad program.

Spears Business alum Michael Banks represents Lions Clubs across the world

Spears Business alum Michael Banks represents Lions Clubs across the world

As a fourth-generation OSU graduate, Michael “Mike” Banks earned his accounting degree in 1975. With 43 years of experience in the accounting and real estate industries, Banks lives and works in Stillwater.

OSU School of Accounting selected one of nation’s best in 2019 professors survey

OSU School of Accounting selected one of nation’s best in 2019 professors survey

The School of Accounting in the Spears School of Business is being recognized as one of the best in the United States by its peers in the Public Accounting Report 38th Annual Professors Survey – 2019.

Spears School’s outreach arm receives awards from continuing education groups

Spears School’s outreach arm receives awards from continuing education groups

The Center for Executive and Professional Development in the Spears School of Business was recently recognized with awards for outstanding executive education programs from two national organizations.

Spears Business faculty, staff honored for teaching, research and outstanding service

Spears Business faculty, staff honored for teaching, research and outstanding service

Dean Ken Eastman recognized a handful of Spears School of Business faculty and staff for outstanding teaching, research and service during the 2018-19 school year at the annual Faculty/Staff meeting Aug. 16.

Martha Stewart headlines OSU speaker series in Tulsa and Oklahoma City

Martha Stewart headlines OSU speaker series in Tulsa and Oklahoma City

Martha Stewart, Jonathan Mildenhall and Dan Cockerell will be the featured speakers during the 2019-20 OSU Spears School of Business speaker series.

OSU investment fund fuels aspirations of student entrepreneurs

OSU investment fund fuels aspirations of student entrepreneurs

The Riata Center for Entrepreneurship in the Spears School of Business awarded a total of $75,000 to three teams of Oklahoma State University student entrepreneurs this summer in the first round of a new investment fund designed to invest in budding student-led businesses. Called the Riata Pre-Seed Fund, the innovative financial tool invests in student startups that have been shown to have potential as for-profit ventures.

Young African business leaders learn at OSU

Young African business leaders learn at OSU

Mercy Mmari started her own business in her native Tanzania as part of a dream of being a businessperson and helping women in Africa as a food processing consultant. But she never realized the extent of the possibilities for her company until she visited Oklahoma State University this summer.

OSU presents Certificate Program for Emerging Energy Leaders

OSU presents Certificate Program for Emerging Energy Leaders

This fall, Oklahoma State University’s Spears School of Business is presenting the Certificate Program for Emerging Energy Leaders in Oklahoma City for three, two-day sessions. The program is geared toward high-potential managers with direct reports with less than five years of management experience.

Changing young lives through entrepreneurship

Changing young lives through entrepreneurship

When asked why dozens of middle school and high school girls were sitting in a classroom on the Oklahoma State University campus on a hot July morning, one voice rang out loud and clear, “to learn to be girl bosses.”

OSU team moving on to Phase II of EPA's P3 program

OSU team moving on to Phase II of EPA's P3 program

The list of environmental issues facing the world’s population is seemingly never-ending. However, Oklahoma State University, as part of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) grant program, is developing a system that will improve the quality of life for all people, economic prosperity and protection of the planet.

School of Hospitality and Tourism Management names director of beverage education center

School of Hospitality and Tourism Management names director of beverage education center

Long-time Tulsa beverage manager and educator Tony Collins has been named director of the Wayne Hirst Center for Beverage Education at the Oklahoma State University School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM). Collins brings nearly 20 years of experience with restaurants, craft breweries and special events, including consumer education and employee training, to the Stillwater campus.

What's the future of the dreaded performance appraisal

What's the future of the dreaded performance appraisal

For decades researchers have studied the impact of performance appraisals on employees and the organizations they work for. Much of that research shows that traditional approaches to judging a person’s work performance are perceived as less than helpful and often even counterproductive. Oklahoma State University professor Dr. Tom Stone is charting a shift away from the traditional boss as ‘judge and jury’ approach to evaluating performance in newer systems where talent development is the goal.

Accounting’s Yenifer Perez recognized for academic achievement

Accounting’s Yenifer Perez recognized for academic achievement

Oklahoma State University accounting graduate student Yenifer Perez has been named a Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) Scholar, which recognizes outstanding students in accredited accounting degree programs in U.S. colleges and universities with a $10,000 scholarship.

Bender hopes to incorporate philanthropy into career

Bender hopes to incorporate philanthropy into career

Carly Bender calls “rEcess” — a monthly event for children with disabilities so their parents can have a free evening — her biggest hobby and favorite part of the month. The actuarial and financial mathematics senior recently earned a Women for OSU scholarship for her philanthropy and community service. She volunteered at Countryside Baptist Church in Stillwater and helped build communities of support for families with children who have special needs.

HR management students recognized for second year

HR management students recognized for second year

For the second year in a row, Oklahoma State University students in the Human Resources Management Association have been recognized with the Student Chapter Merit Award by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) for providing superior growth and development opportunities to chapter members.

OSU’s Center for Health Systems Innovation partners with global health info provider

OSU’s Center for Health Systems Innovation partners with global health info provider

Oklahoma State University’s Center for Health Systems Innovation (CHSI) has entered into a two-year collaboration with Wolters Kluwer Health.

OSU’s Addison Price crowned Miss Oklahoma

OSU’s Addison Price crowned Miss Oklahoma

Addison Price says she has plenty of people to thank for helping her win the Miss Oklahoma Pageant June 8, including the Spears School of Business and Oklahoma State University.

Hiring a diverse workforce with artificial intelligence

Hiring a diverse workforce with artificial intelligence

How can we remove unconscious biases from hiring practices and ensure a more diverse workforce? According to Oklahoma State University researcher Kimberly Houser, the answer is to address the source of the problem – human decision-making. Her soon-to-be published research shows that using machine decision-making through artificial intelligence (AI) can remove unconscious bias and “noise” from the hiring and promotion process and begin making the workplace reflect a diverse society.