Quick Stats

  • Avg. SAT Score
    1135
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $4,095
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    3,250
  • University Selectivity
    82%
  • University Yield
    49%
  • Average Salary
    $38,247
  • Top Industry
    Petroleum, Energy
  • School Status
    Public
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1908
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
201 Business Building
Stillwater, Oklahoma , United States
Website

Spears School of Business

Oklahoma State University’s business school is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2014. It was created as the School of Commerce and Marketing in 1914, but today is known worldwide as the Spears School of Business. Despite several names changes over the years there has always been one constant – a dedication to providing a quality business education. Today, there are nearly 4,300 undergraduate business students and more than 1,100 students pursuing graduate degrees. Spears School graduates from the past, present and future are making a difference in the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation and the world.

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Our school is extremely focused on making sure that every senior is completely prepared for the future when they graduate. Our advising staff, along with every staff member that I have made contact with in the Business School, have always encouraged me to plan for the future and never hesitate to ask for help if I needed it. They were beyond helpful when I needed someone to look over my resume and do a mock interview and because of the I am able to have the job I do today.

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About Oklahoma State University

Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
82% Oklahoma State University 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
University Admissions
  • Min. SAT 980
  • Min. ACT 21
  • Min. GPA
B-School Admissions
  • Min. SAT 1090
  • Min. ACT 24
  • Min. GPA 3.00
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
10300% 10,300
82% 82
49% 49
82% School Selectivity
49% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • ACT
  • SAT
  • Are Interviews Required? Not required
Additional Requirements:

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
2975% 2,975
69% 69
71% 71
69% Program Selectivity
71% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Not offered
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled
  • Min college GPA for transfers
  • Other transfer requirements
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 50
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? No
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

Careers

Petroleum/Energy 12%
Top Industry
  • Other 9%
  • Financial Services 9%
  • Consulting 6%
Cerner 6
Top Employer
  • ConocoPhillips 4
  • AT&T 3
  • ISN 3
More Information
Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
0%
0%
0%
0%
After graduation, but within 3 months
0%
0%
54% 54
17% 16.796475409836066
54% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
0%
0%
0%
19% Graduates seeking full-time employment
81% Graduates not seeking employment
49% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
0%
$53,333.00
40K 75K
Finance/Accounting
0%
$47,608.00
13K 63K
General Management
0%
$42,144.00
15K 61K
Management Information Systems
0%
$46,638.00
16K 70K
Marketing/Sales
0%
$37,198.00
6K 55K
Other
0%
$38,846.00
22K 48K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Accounting
5% 5
$52,600.00
49K 60K
Consumer Products/Retail
16% 16
$162,868.00
11K 208K
Consulting
6% 6
$41,400.00
30K 60K
Financial Services
9% 9
$32,895.00
14K 65K
Government/Education
6% 6
$39,250.00
35K 40K
Pharma/Biotech/Health
1% 1
$55,000.00 Data not provided
Manufacturing
1% 1
$19,200.00 Data not provided
Media/Entertainment
2% 2
$43,500.00
35K 52K
Non-Profit
1% 1
$23,500.00 Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
12% 12
$55,854.00
40K 70K
Sports/Leisure
3% 3
$27,986.00
6K 43K
Technology/Science
25% 25
$43,427.00
16K 66K
Transportation
3% 3
$50,333.00
36K 65K
Utilities
1% 1
$16,000.00 Data not provided
Other
9% 9
$37,614.00 Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. South
4% 4
$50,250.00
43K 60K
U.S. Southwest
88% 88
$65,688.00
6K 208K
U.S. Midwest
8% 8
$42,500.00
32K 55K
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • E&Y 9
  • Grant Thornton 7
  • Northwestern Mutual 7
  • ConocoPhillips 5
  • Chesapeake Energy 4
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 85
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 246
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 1,067
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
Students have dedicated Career Consultants to assist in decisions pertaining to major, career direction, resumes, cover letters, internship and job search strategies, and evaluating offers. Additionally, they have the opportunity to connect with employers from a number of industries through an extensive job posting system, two major career fairs per year, various workshops, employer information sessions, and on-campus interviews.

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$16,345
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $4,095
  • Fees $2,800
  • Expenses $9,450
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$22,638
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $10,388
  • Fees $2,800
  • Expenses $9,450
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need
  • Merit
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://financialaid.okstate.edu
Scholarships
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • Spears School of Business
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
49% 45
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
43% 25
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
Spears School of Business 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Management Information Systems
  • Other
  • Data Analytics
More Information
Business Program Classes
26% Less than 20 Students 16% More than 50 Students
58% 21 to 50 students
25 Average number of students in non-business required electives
New Electives
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2010
Degrees Offered
  • BS/Business Administration
  • BS/Economics
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
179% 179
44% 44
Prominent Faculty
  • Dr. Ramesh Sharda

    Decision Support Systems, Data Mining, Information Overload

  • Dr. Dan Rickman

    Economics of Rural and Urban Regions

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    Federal work study, School of Entrepreneurship internships, and general coops available in any business with appropriate company sponsor.

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    Course work in study abroad programs is designed specifically for each of the diverse locations offered. Some programs include in-country stays of three to six weeks while other programs include on-campus class work followed by eight to 10 days of foreign travel. All courses are taught by Spears School faculty and directly apply to the Spears School programs and all other majors.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    Most of the business student organizations have significant community service involvement. In fact, for most of the past 20 years a Spears School of Business organization has been recognized as having the most outstanding service component in the entire university.

Students

24% Students in Top 10% of High School Class 33% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
1210 75th Percentile Score on SAT 27 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
77% 77
Native American
6% 6
African American
6% 6
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
More Information
U.S. Regional Breakdown
1%
8%
0%
90%
1%
0%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
98% 98
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
2% 2
Dual Citizenship
0% 0
Canada
0% 0
18 Average age of full-time students
85% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
40% 40
64% 64

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni
Alumni Donations
Average Gift Largest Gift

Most Prominent Alumni
  • William S. Spears

    Founder/Chairman, Cenergistic

  • Neal Patterson

    Chairman/CEO/Founder, Cerner Corp.

  • Chuck Watson

    Co-founder/Chairman, Twin Eagle Resource Management