Today's business world is one of excitement and challenge, offering individuals a
strong professional future as well as an opportunity for meaningful social involvement
and civic service.
As a student in the nationally ranked Spears School of Business, you will gain knowledge
and skills necessary to land that first rewarding job. We produce outstanding business
leaders by offering challenging courses that are enhanced by real-life case studies,
valuable internships and hands-on training in our state-of-the-industry computer labs.
More than 100 dedicated faculty members provide practical and progressive coursework
that reflects the dynamic global economy of today. Classes may include guest lectures
from successful corporate leaders and entrepreneurs, live case analysis experience,
and the development of key critical thinking skills.
Student Academic Services
Professional academic advisors are at your service in Spears Business. These advisors assist you with developing
appropriate plans of study for each semester based on your major. They also help keep
you on track for a timely graduation date. Advisors are specifically trained as specialists
for individual majors. In addition, your academic advisor can help you make decisions
about Spears Business travel (study abroad) programs, electives, and pursuing a minor
if you are interested.
Spears Business has its own dedicated career professionals to assist you in beginning
your career following graduation. Starting in the freshman year, help with matching
a major and career path is provided through career exploration and development of
a four-year career plan. Next, help with writing résumés, cover letters, and enhancing
interviewing skills takes center stage leading to a successful search for an internship
during the sophomore and/or junior year.
In conjunction with OSU Career Services, the Spears Business Career Services Office provides four major job fairs each year as well as an online employment resource
known as the HIRE System and HireOSUGrads.com.
There are more than 20 student organizations associated with Spears Business. Many of these are specifically related to your major,
while others are honor societies. Each has a designated faculty member serving as
an advisor as well as elected student officers within the club. Many of the Spears
School student organizations have received state and national recognition for their
performance and activities. Joining a student organization can begin a process of
networking that will lead you to a more enjoyable and successful college experience.
You never know, the senior you meet in a student organization as a freshman may be
in a position to hire you for you first job following graduation.
Spears Business awarded 641 awards totaling $1,026,685 in scholarships to undergraduate students for the 2016-2017 school year. These numbers continue to
grow as donors recognize the value of providing assistance to college students. Students
are encouraged to check deadlines and apply for both OSU and Spears Business scholarships.