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Oklahoma State University
Michael and Anne Greenwood Center for Online Excellence

Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

Why Choose Oklahoma State for Online Learning?

A number of schools offer online learning business degrees. What sets OSU apart and makes it worth choosing? Here’s our short list of 12 tremendous reasons.

Ubiquity with Uniqueness

Courses utilize student interaction even though students might be hundreds of miles apart. Designed to integrate knowledge, student interaction, and exposure to different professional disciplines, OSU business online learning programs offer students the opportunity to get to know others earning a master’s in business administration, telecommunications management or management information systems.

Business and industry place great value on professionals’ experience and ability to function in a team environment. That’s why OSU business online learning programs take steps to ensure students obtain the team experience they need. Don’t worry – it’s just sharing the project load or helping each other out, on a schedule determined by students, all done by distance.

Flexible Formats

Options regarding course delivery format give you the flexibility to view lectures on your timetable while you continue to work full time or take care of other responsibilities. You can have your own CD, download course materials or view them on the Internet. Podcasts of the video lectures are also available. Such options ensure you get what you need, when you can.

Spears School of Business Accreditation

Since 1958, all academic programs in the Spears School of Business have been accredited by the AACSB International*. This accreditation means all the school’s programs, including online learning programs, meet or exceed established standards for business schools internationally. AACSB International accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. More than 400 AACSB International member institutions have affirmed their commitment to educational quality through the achievement of accreditation. Of the accredited institutions, OSU is also one of about 150 that have achieved additional accreditation for their accounting programs.

Exceptions are M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Economics which are not subject to accreditation.

Classroom Connections

Internet technology helps bring online learning students right into the classroom, practically on campus. Faculty members have virtual office hours and provide Web boards and threaded discussion groups to facilitate class interactions. An online classroom system facilitates much of the interaction. Students also have access to the OSU library, which has thousands of journals available online.

Nationally Ranked Programs

Spears Business online option graduate degree programs are nationally ranked at USNews.

Support Service

A service-oriented support staff serves as a central point of contact for online learning students. Staff members handle enrollment, maintain an online homework log, facilitate the proctored examination process and answer all your administrative questions. Course schedules, video resources, a faculty directory and important dates are available online.

Practical Processes

The Spears School of Business offers degree programs tailored for working professionals — whether in business, engineering or the medical field. Our Professional MBA program is a prime example. Degree processes are simple, as well — instead of a GMAT score, those in dentistry can submit a DATscore.

Your Degree, Your Company’s Support

Our business online learning degrees give you skills you can immediately use on the job. Therefore, it’s worthwhile for you to talk to your employer about sponsoring your participation. We’d be happy to meet with your management to describe the program and its benefits in greater detail.

Spears School of Business Experience

The OSU Spears School of Business has quality experience with online learning. The faculty has had 15 years experience with offering online learning courses. OSU has offered its MBA program through online learning since 1992. The Spears School of Business emphasizes quality in serving students and meeting the need for a quality delivered degree program. Currently, more than 70 percent of students taking online learning courses do so via the Internet, while the remainder do so via CD.

Diverse Distribution

Students in OSU business online learning programs come from across the nation and the world. We have had students in Canada, Germany, India, Iraq, Italy, Mali, Masirah Island, The Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Romania, Sweden, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates, as well as in other places. A student base studying from such places gives students a broad exposure to cultural interaction and a global business environment.

Spears School of Business Composition

OSU is a comprehensive, land-grant university with an enrollment of more than 35,000 students on five campuses. The Spears School of Business comprises seven academic departments — accounting, economics and legal studies in business, entrepreneurship, finance, management, management science and information systems, and marketing and international business — and employs about 100 tenure and tenure-track educational professionals. More than 700 students are pursing master’s degrees in the school, which also offers doctorate degrees in business administration and economics. The business school actively incorporates technology in its curriculum and frequently seeks input form leaders in business and government to help create industry-driven degrees. The school’s faculty comprises noted scholars, authors, sought-after consultants and practitioners, and caring teachers, many whom have received outstanding teaching awards and have been recognized for innovative instruction.

Maximum Malleability

Though business online learning degrees can be and normally are completed solely by distance, students can choose to come to an OSU campus and intermingle online learning courses with on-campus courses. You can even celebrate your degree completion by participating in our commencement ceremonies. That all just means more options for you.