Overview – About the Department of Finance

Mission

The Department of Finance is an academic department in the Spears School of Business of Oklahoma State University that:

  • Prepares students for successful careers by providing a quality education through the efforts of caring, dedicated, and qualified faculty.
  • Conducts basic and applied research on topics of significance to the financial and business community.
  • Serves business, government, and non-profit organizations through education and outreach.
  • Provides advanced graduate education for students seeking academic or research careers.

Vision

The Department of Finance will be nationally recognized for:

  • Maintenance of high standards of scholarship and performance;
  • Concern for students and their education;
  • Placement of graduates;
  • Service to the business community;
  • A collegial work environment; and
  • Continued innovation and improvement.

Core Values

  • Excellence
    We seek excellence in all our endeavors, and we are committed to continuous improvement.
  • Intellectual Freedom
    We believe in ethical and scholarly questioning in an environment that respects the rights of all to freely pursue knowledge.
  • Integrity
    We are committed to the principles of truth and honesty, and we will be equitable, ethical, and professional.
  • Service
    We believe that serving others is a noble and worthy endeavor.
  • Diversity
    We respect others’ and value diversity of opinion, freedom of expression, and others ethnic and culture backgrounds.
  • Stewardship of Resources
    We are dedicated to the efficient and effective use of resources. We accept the responsibility of the public’s trust and are accountable for our actions.
  • Collegiality
    We embrace a culture of mutual respect, caring and positive interaction.