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Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

April 2018

Ravi Josyula


Ravi Josyula was born in India and he is proud of his background. Josyula mentions that “India’s culture and heritage are among the oldest in the world. I'm proud to be part of a culture which is known for religious diversity, universally admired art & architecture like the Taj Mahal. For its innumerable prominent works of literature and performing arts, and for its excellent cuisine.” 

Josyula is a full-time Master in Business Analytics student. And he’s deeply involved in several extracurricular activities. When discussing why OSU and Spears School of Business, he mentions that “the Master's in Business Analytics program at OSU is considered to be in the top 10 programs in the USA. With its stringent admission criteria and rigorous coursework, our program Director/Professor Dr. Goutam Chakraborty ensures that the best - well-rounded, market-ready, analytics professionals enter the industry. The program also has top notch placement rates and an extremely market relevant curriculum, all thanks to Dr. Chakraborty and his department. It's an honor and privilege to be a part of this program at OSU”.

Best memories/experiences at OSU 

When talking about a special experience the MSBA student talked about attending the SAS Global Forum 2018 in Denver during April 2018 (along with entire OSU MS-Business Analytics cohort) where Dr. Goutam Chakraborty was the forum chairman. “It was an amazing experience to see and feel the power of OSU” says Josyula.

Accomplishments and Hobbies

In November 2017 Ravi Josyula finished second place in the MBA Executive Interaction Case competition for the Watson graduate school of Management. As well, our International Student of the Month has been nominated to represent OSU Spears at the end of this month in the University of Iowa - Tippie School of business - MBA Business Analytics case competition. Lastly he an active member of the Business Analytics Student Association.

In his free time Ravi enjoys swimming, playing badminton and table-tennis. He is passionate about volunteering work for non-profit causes, such as teaching underprivileged children math and science, or contributing to disaster relief efforts.

Lastly Josyula adds that “My international background enables me to bring a new perspective/approach/opinion on various things from course work and projects to non-academic/social activities, which my professors and peers value and appreciate. It also enables people with whom I work and interact to broaden their world view.”