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No matter what professional stage
With more than 200 programs hosted each year, the Center for Executive and Professional Development has the perfect programs to help you and your employees gain valuable knowledge and skills needed to excel in the professional world. View programs by topic or see how we can create a custom program for your company. 

Featured programs/events

Business Speaker Series

Hear renowned business, political and world leaders speak on how to improve business culture in Oklahoma at the Tulsa Business Forums and Oklahoma City's Executive Management Briefings. View upcoming 2022-2023 speakers here.

Spears Business Golf Classic

Have you ever wanted to play a round of golf at Karsten Creek? Now’s the chance as the Spears Golf Classic scramble is open to business school alums, friends of the college or any other golfer. Net proceeds go to the general scholarship fund for use by Spears Business students.  



Introductory Tribal Finance and Accounting Certificate

Connect with other tribal peers while gaining knowledge and experience to help become a more effective tribal finance/accounting professional and leader. 

Online Introductory Tribal Finance and Accounting Certificate

Connect with other tribal peers while gaining knowledge and experience to help become a more effective tribal finance/accounting professional and leader. 

Intermediate Tribal Finance and Accounting Certificate

Offers knowledge and experience to help participants become more effective tribal finance/accounting professionals and leaders.

Tribal Finance and Accounting Conference

COVID-19 and funding for relief of tribal nations is a major focus of this virtual conference which seeks to address relevant finance and accounting topics of importance to tribal nations.



This specialized, detailed, and career-focused program will give you the tools you need for a high-growth career in the blockchain industry.




Oil and Gas Accounting Conference

Featuring accounting experts from across the United States who will address oil and gas accounting issues, and share their knowledge and expertise with participants.

Accounting and Financial Reporting Conference

National and regional experts, standard setters, FASB, PCAOB and SEC officials, corporate financial experts, CPAs and academics will join together to discuss current issues impacting the world of accounting. 

Ph.D. Alumni Research Conference

 For invited guests only. Presented by the School of Accounting, experts will share their knowledge with OSU accounting alumni through live presentations and question-and-answer sessions.


Management development

Certificate for Emerging Leaders in Manufacturing

Transitioning from an individual contributor to a managerial role with more responsibility can be a challenging career step. This series will help manufacturing leaders build their individual business skills and leadership skills.

Certificate in Business Project Management

This virtual six-part series is designed for anyone with project management responsibilities and offers “how to” examples for project planning, scheduling, monitoring and reporting procedures.

Supply Chain Conference

More information to come at a later date.


Human resources

AOE Science Assessment Selection Tool

The applied organizational effectiveness (AOE) assessment tool is designed to help simplify the process for those interviewing potential job candidates, assisting in narrowing the choice of candidates and eventually the selection of the best person for the position.

Human Resources Certificate

Learn the personal skills critical to managing individual employees and the expertise needed to be successful in human resource management through this online hybrid program that combines self-paced eLearning with live, interactive workshops.

Reinvigorating Your Workforce Series

Created to administer a passion injection into your returning workforce and help employees navigate what might seem like a veritable obstacle course of revamped operations, protocols, and procedures.

Professional Development Workshop Series

 This series is comprised of three one-hour virtual workshops from OSU Spears School of Business instructors to assist you with your professional development.

Workforce Summit

There is a need for evolving workforce development conversations to gather together and discuss issues and hear ideas around improving how we work and what needs to change to attract people back to jobs.

Diversity and Inclusion Series

The program features Oklahoma State University faculty who will explore the ongoing challenge of constructing inclusive workplaces.

Workforce Collaborations

Join us each month as we highlight a new topic and facilitator who will guide us through an interactive conversation with practical takeaways.

Culture Conference

Industry leaders and others share how to align an organization’s purpose with the company’s culture, leading to better business outcomes. Bridging the gap between business success and employee satisfaction is a win-win for everyone.

Attracting and Retaining Oklahoma’s Workforce

Looking for staff members for your museum, library or non-profit? We thought so. Join us for this informative webinar series to help you better understand Oklahoma’s Workforce.


Sports & casino gaming

Sports Betting

This session is designed to provide an overview of the industry and discussion of current trends, as well as provide insight and the opportunity to ask questions to regulators from around the country.

Certificate in Gaming Leadership

Advance your gaming management career by attending this unique program tailored to your industry. You will develop skills in gaming management in the track you select or mix and match sessions.

Building Business Acumen for Gaming

This is an opportunity to attend sessions on emerging topics that are practical and will make a difference to the success of your casino in your industry.



Certificate Program for Emerging Energy Leaders

Designed to help high potential managers in the energy field gain a better understanding of leadership, change management and decision making.

Energy Value Chain

The purpose of this program is to provide business professionals with a comprehensive introduction to the oil and gas industry with a particular focus. These sessions will help participants better understand their own role in the value chain and how it relates to others in their company and to industry.

Energy Conference

The OSU Energy Conference is designed for participants to learn from experts in the energy industry and network with energy business professionals. Attendees will gain a better understanding about the current energy market, where Oklahoma stands in the market and predictions for the future.


Cyber/data analytics

Cyber Security Conference

The Cyber Security Conference is an opportunity for business professionals involved in cyber security to learn from experts in the field. The conference is designed for cyber security professionals in all industries.

Data Science and AI Conference

The OSU Data Science and AI Conference will explore the management and strategic impact big data can have on a company or organization. Business professionals interested in exploring analytics applications and processes for implementing such initiatives should attend.

SAS Analytics Day

Since 2004, OSU has partnered with SAS, a leading provider of business analytics software, to offer very successful analytics and data mining programs. SAS Analytics Day brings national and regional speakers to share their expertise and knowledge to the Oklahoma business and analytics community.

Master the Skills of a Business Analyst

Get the employable skills, certifications, and hands-on practice you need to transform your career in this 10-week online, mentored program.


Leadership development

Executive Women’s Business Leadership Certificate Program

Specifically designed for women who would like to further develop their executive presence, enhance their leadership skills, and offer strategies for handling challenges.

Executive Education Partnership Program

Offered in partnership with OU, this is a customized, executive education program designed to help further develop the top management in your organization.

Executive Development Program for State Officials

Improve your knowledge and skills and broaden your perspective in your role as a leader.

Certificate of Leadership and Effective Management

Both the Certificate of Leadership and Effective Management and the Tribal Leadership Certificate will help you learn how to build and work effectively with teams, communicate effectively with individuals inside and outside your organization, and learn to resolve various types of conflict in the workplace.

Executive Coaching for Emerging Leaders

This program is designed to equip emerging leaders with skills and tools necessary to develop into an effective leader and coach.



Oklahoma Municipal

Oklahoma Municipal Court Clerks Association Annual Conference

OMCCA is committed to helping court clerks across Oklahoma enhance careers, navigate state agencies, and keep up with legislative updates and statutes. 

Oklahoma Municipal Clerks & Treasurers Academy Program

The Oklahoma Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Academy is an advanced program designed to develop technical skills and administrative, financial and leadership abilities. Participants should attend the Academy if working towards their Master Municipal Clerk (MMC) or Advanced Certified Public Finance Administrator (ACPFA).

Oklahoma Municipal Clerks & Treasurers Institute Program

The Oklahoma Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Institute is an educational program designed to develop technical skills and administrative, financial and leadership abilities. Participants should attend the Institute if working towards their Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) or Certified Public Finance Administrator (CPFA).



Digital Marketing

This 10-week online digital marketing science course covers core concepts, understanding strategy and tactics, mastering digital marketing channels and using technology. Participants will earn a Digital Marketing Certificate of Completion from OSU.

Growth for Small Business

Our Growth for Small Business course combines online learning with weekly live/online, mentor-led group sessions. Each week you’ll explore the key digital marketing fundamentals required for successfully growing your business.

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