Spears School of Business

The Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University is inspiring and engaging students to dream big, stretch their leadership potential, transform organizations and make a difference in the world.


Areas of Impact

When you support the Spears School of Business, you help shape the future for Oklahoma State University. By contributing to the fund(s) below, you make our future brighter orange!

Spears School of Business Scholarship Fund

24-58900 - This Scholarships-General fund benefits students through the Spears School of Business.

Dean's Excellence Fund

24-62500 - This Operating Funds-General Purpose fund benefits students through the Spears School of Business.

Center for Advanced Global Leadership and Engagement (CAGLE) Program Fund

24-87750 - This fund is used to create international studies and programs at OSU, raising student awareness of the importance of international experiences, incentivizing participation through degree options or requirements and providing opportunity through financial assistance for those who would otherwise be unable to participate.

Eastin Center for Career Readiness Fund

24-85550 - This Operating Funds-Dept / Program Specific fund benefits programs through the Spears School of Business.


The Spears School of Business excels in providing high-quality, engaging and accessible business education, relevant and innovative outreach, and high-impact research to improve the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation and world.

The Spears School of Business is composed of nine academic departments with more than 100 tenure and tenure-track educational professionals. The student body is made up of more than 4,900 undergraduate students pursuing 15 degrees with over 800 students pursuing six master’s degrees. The School also offers PhDs in business administration and in economics.

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Schools and Departments

School of
Accounting
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Department of
Economics
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School of
Entrepreneurship
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Department of
Finance
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School of
Hospitality & Tourism Management
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Department of
Management
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Department of
Management Science & Information Systems
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School of
Marketing and International Business
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Building Business Success

A new landmark building for the Spears School of Business provides students more opportunities to think big, learn by doing and show the world we take the academics of business seriously.


Meet the Dean

Dr. James Payne

James Payne is the dean of the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University. Payne has over 20 years of higher education administrative experience to include department chair, dean and provost at both public and private institutions.

He received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Berea (Kentucky) College in 1985, a master’s degree in economics (1987) and Ph.D. in economics (1989), both from Florida State University.

“With the excellent reputation of the Spears School of Business, I am excited to work with the students, faculty, staff, alumni and donors to continue the school’s positive trajectory in advancing Oklahoma State University’s land-grant mission.”

Payne has extensive accreditation experience with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, and his scholarly work has been recognized in the Stanford-Elsevier global ranking of researchers.

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Tyler Hewitt
Tyler Hewitt
Senior Director of Development/Team Lead
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Ashley Ewbank
Ashley Ewbank
Director of Development
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Wren Wallace
Wren Wallace
Associate Director of Development
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Joanna Williams
Joanna Williams
Constituent Relations Associate
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