Spears School of Business
The Spears School of Business is composed of seven academic departments with more than 100 tenure and tenure-track educational professionals. The student body is made up of more than 3,900 undergraduate students pursuing 15 degrees with approximately 800 students pursuing six master’s degrees. The School also offers PhDs in business administration and in economics.
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Centers & Institutes
Center for Applied Economic Research
The Center for Applied Economic Research (CAER) continues the long-standing tradition of OSU economists’ involvement in public policy analysis, regional economic development and economic forecasting. CAER is home to the Oklahoma State Econometric Model, the state’s only large-scale econometric forecasting model. The Center also aims to facilitate funded opportunities for economics faculty and students to conduct applied economic research.
Institute for Research in Information Systems (IRIS)
The mission of IRIS is to enhance faculty research productivity and visibility by providing opportunities for collaborative research and to serve as a sounding board for improved dialog between industry and academics. Additionally, IRIS hosts distinguished guest speakers and conferences for improved networking with other IS faculty. Major research emphases of IRIS faculty include data-mining, collaborative systems and learning, knowledge management, enterprise systems, network design and security. The research methodologies include analytical modeling, empirical studies, as well as systems development. Several companies and government agencies fund IRIS faculty research.
Center for Telecommunications and Network Security (CTANS)
CTANS was established in 2002 to serve as the focal point for education and research for information assurance in the OSU system. Oklahoma State University is a designated Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and Research. Our IA curriculum is recognized and approved by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security and our courses are mapped to the Committee on National Security Systems certifications. The center has four labs for students to use, each with its own purpose: the COPSIS Lab (Sponsored by ConocoPhillips) for general undergraduate usage, the MSTM Lab for the Applied Information Assurance and Forensics classes, the ISAC Lab that features a black hole network for the Information Security and Assurance Club’s training for the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC), and the Tulsa Lab for students on the OSU-Tulsa campus.
Riata Center for Entrepreneurship
With one of the most comprehensive academic programs in the world, the School of Entrepreneurship is a leading innovator in educating current and future entrepreneurs. Our faculty includes thought leaders who are changing the way entrepreneurs around the world approach new venture creation through their published research. The Entrepreneurship Program (EEE) at Oklahoma State includes 10 faculty members, 32 courses, and each semester serves hundreds of students at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The School offers a minor in entrepreneurship for non-business students, a minor in entrepreneurship for business students, a major in entrepreneurship, an MBA concentration in entrepreneurship, and a Ph.D. program in entrepreneurship. The school’s pedagogical approach centers on helping students recognize their entrepreneurial potential, and improve their abilities on eleven unique entrepreneurial competencies. The School also manages the Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Scholars Program and coordinates the Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Living and Learning Community.
Center for Social and Services Marketing
There are many organizations dedicated to helping people live healthier lives, but few are truly effective when it comes to motivating people to act upon the advice of their experts. That requires marketing. Housed in the Department of Marketing in the William S. Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University, the Center for Social and Services Marketing, a unique, multidisciplinary research endeavor, can be a powerful partner for organizations that seek to achieve social objectives as their basic mission.
The Center provides a much-needed marketing resource for Oklahoma and the surrounding region with executive education opportunities, an internship program and academic experts who can conduct research (basic and applied), provide guidance and establish marketing strategies. The Center also sponsors conferences that bring together individuals from other OSU departments and universities, companies and nonprofits to share information and focus on the complex and critical issues faced by the social and services marketing sector.