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Oklahoma State University
Center for Executive and Professional Development

Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

About CEPD

About the Center for Executive and Professional Development

For more than 65 years the Center for Executive and Professional Development has served a vital role in the economic growth of Oklahoma by providing more than 240 executive and professional development programs to more than 14,500 individuals each year. Our programs give you the opportunity to expand your skill set through interactive sessions that will help you succeed in today’s dynamic business environment.

We offer you and your organization:

Mission

OSU’s Center for Executive and Professional Development inspires an enthusiasm for continuous learning by cultivating career enrichment and professional advancement opportunities.  It aligns with the Spears School of Business and university land-grant mission in preparing people to make a positive impact in the world.

Vision

OSU’s Center for Executive and Professional Development strives to:

  • Innovate:  Become nationally recognized at the forefront of professional development within the realm of higher education.
  • Educate:  Offer cutting edge programs to the nation’s workforce through enhanced avenues of continued learning.
  • Facilitate: Prepare professionals to meet the demands of the ever-changing workforce through open enrollment and customized programs and conferences.

About the Spears School of Business

The Spears School of Business is composed of seven academic departments with a student body of almost 4,300 undergraduate students pursuing nine majors, over 750 students pursuing eight master’s programs, 8 graduate certificates, and 2 Ph.D. programs with eight concentrations. The School is also home to more than 120 tenured and tenure-track faculty and professors of professional practice, many of whom have received outstanding teaching awards and have been recognized for innovative instruction. The Spears School faculty are nationally and internationally recognized for their publications and leadership positions in professional academic associations. The faculty are sought-after consultants and practitioners as well as caring teachers. The School actively incorporates technology into the curriculum and seeks input from leaders in business and government to help create industry-driven degrees.

About our Faculty

The faculty of the Spears School of Business is composed of noted scholars, authors, sought-after consultants and practitioners, and caring teachers. Many of the faculty have received outstanding teaching awards and have been recognized for innovative instruction. They are nationally and internationally recognized for their publications and leadership positions in professional academic associations.

About Oklahoma State University

OSU is a comprehensive, land-grant university located in Stillwater, a north-central Oklahoma community with a population of more than 49,000. Stillwater offers affordable small-town living with the recreational and cultural advantages found in larger cities. Located approximately 60 miles from the Tulsa and Oklahoma City metropolitan areas, it is an easy commute to shopping, entertainment and business districts. The university has an enrollment of approximately 35,000 students across its five campuses. OSU offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in a large number of fields, as well as the professional doctor of osteopathy and doctor of veterinary medicine degrees.