Getting down to business
Oklahoma State University’s hands-on approach gives Business students a leg up on the competition.
For students who value interpersonal connection and a student-focused approach, Oklahoma State University is the place for you.
In the Spears School of Business, students experience firsthand the motto “There is power in being personal.” With a 23:1 student-faculty ratio, our tight-knit community of students and faculty provides a place for students to belong and a platform for them to succeed.
At Spears, professional growth and personal connections go hand-in-hand—and the results speak for themselves. Opportunities for networking and growth can be found in our more than 25 student organizations in the School of Business as well as through hands-on teaching projects like Taylor’s Restaurant or Planet Orange in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.
With eight departments and 21 different degrees, Spears has plenty of options for students to find and pursue their passions while laying the groundwork for a fulfilling career. Students can rest assured that whichever degree they choose, they’ll receive a quality education that’ll prepare them for a rewarding career.
Ranked 79th out of more than 500 Business programs in 2020 by U.S. News & World Report, Spears has a legacy that stretches back more than a century—but its facilities are brand new. Completed in 2018, the new Business building is furnished with state-of-the-art classrooms and amenities. Additionally, in carrying on the Cowboy Spirit of hard work and excellence, Spears ranked #1 in the Big 12 and tied for 12th overall in the aggregate publication rankings of the eight top-tier journals in Management in 2019, according to the Texas A&M University and the University of Georgia (TAMUGA) Rankings.
Outside of Spears, students can pursue all other facets of business—from Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences to Food Science and product development in the Ferguson College of Agriculture. OSU is the sixth-most prolific institution in the US based on publications in the top 10 regional science journals and ranks 17th in the world in Economics (“Growth and Change: A Journal of Urban and Regional Policy”).
Drone development projects and partnerships with high-profile companies like Nissan in the College of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology’s new unmanned systems lab, Excelsior, are just a couple ways students can branch out with business. App developers can bring their concepts to life at the OSU App Center, and students can even delve into hands-on interdisciplinary research in a 72,000-sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility designed to inspire creativity and empower students to push the boundaries of product innovation.
Interdisciplinary research opportunities and exciting public-private partnerships are just part of what makes OSU such an amazing place to learn and develop the kind of real-world skills you’ll need to compete at the highest level in whatever field of the business world you’re looking to conquer.
“My time in the Spears School of Business has been pivotal to my professional development, education, and networking. I had an internship that led to a job offer before starting my senior year, and I feel exceedingly prepared to begin my career.” — Cameron Jantsch ’21
“The Eastin Center for Career Readiness in the Spears School of Business helped me get my first internship with Frito Lay. They reviewed my résumé before the Business Career Fair and facilitated a mock interview to help me prepare, which made the real interview process feel easy. It made all the difference in setting me apart from other applicants.” — Sean Tolbert ’21