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OSU grad students earn recognition at Midwest Users SAS® Conference

OSU grad students earn recognition at Midwest Users SAS® Conference

A group of Oklahoma State University master’s in business analytics students – each of them scholarship recipients – were participants at the recent 2019 Midwest Users SAS® Conference in Chicago.

Spears Wentz Scholar explores business research

Spears Wentz Scholar explores business research

Lexi Barry describes herself as endlessly curious, so there’s little wonder that since coming to the Spears School of Business, she has become passionate about research. That passion was fueled last spring when Barry was named a 2019-2020 Wentz Research Scholar and began a study of consumer behavior, a key component of her marketing major.

Airbnb’s former chief marketing officer speaking Oct. 31 in Tulsa, Oklahoma City

Airbnb’s former chief marketing officer speaking Oct. 31 in Tulsa, Oklahoma City

Jonathan Mildenhall, former chief marketing officer of Airbnb, will be sharing with business leaders from across the state Oct. 31 during the Oklahoma State University Spears School of Business speaker series.

OSU Spears School of Business to honor alums with induction into Hall of Fame

OSU Spears School of Business to honor alums with induction into Hall of Fame

Oklahoma State University’s Spears School of Business will honor four distinguished alumni – Brian Callahan, Roger Lumley, Jeff McIntyre and Jill Sharp – with their induction into the school’s Hall of Fame on Nov. 1 at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center.

OSU grad Wes Colwell to speak at Puterbaugh Ethics Lecture

OSU grad Wes Colwell to speak at Puterbaugh Ethics Lecture

Wes Colwell will be the featured speaker for the Puterbaugh Ethics Lecture Oct. 22 at Oklahoma State University’s Stillwater campus. Colwell is managing partner of Essentia Advisory Partners in Houston after previously serving as the chief accounting officer of Enron North America.

Accounting student Ashlee Jones selected as 2019-20 AICPA Legacy Scholar

Accounting student Ashlee Jones selected as 2019-20 AICPA Legacy Scholar

Spears School of Business accounting student Ashlee Jones was selected as an 2019-20 American Institute of CPAs Legacy Scholar and was invited to attend the 2019 AICPA Accounting Scholars Leadership Workshop in Denver.

Seniors honored in 2019-20 Orange Book

Seniors honored in 2019-20 Orange Book

Oklahoma State University’s School of Marketing and International Business is honoring 35 seniors for their outstanding performance and accomplishments with inclusion in the Orange Book.

Spears Business students named as Mortar Board’s top OSU freshmen

Spears Business students named as Mortar Board’s top OSU freshmen

The Oklahoma State University chapter of the Mortar Board has selected 10 Spears School of Business students among those named by the student honor society as its Top 20 Freshmen Men and the Top 20 Freshmen Women for 2018-19.

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.