Finance

Seven Spears Business students selected as Top 20 Freshmen by Mortar Board Honor Society

Ariel West
  (September 22, 2017 at 1:36 pm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seven outstanding Spears School of Business students were named Top Freshman by the Oklahoma State University Mortar Board Honor Society for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Students who received this honor were selected based on scholarship, community service, campus involvement and leadership during their freshmen year. The seven Spears Business students will join 13 other OSU freshmen being honored at OSU president Burns Hargis’s home Sept. 26.

The students are:

  • Madeline Betts, management and marketing major from Calumet, Okla.
  • Hadley Reuter, management information systems and statistics major from Stillwater
  • Coleman Bourke, business major from Tulsa
  • Corey Collins, business management major from Piedmont, Okla.
  • Brent Cunningham, accounting and finance major from Bartlesville
  • Hunter Perdue, marketing major from Yukon, Okla.
  • Jacob Swanson, business entrepreneurship and business marketing from Lawton, Okla.

The Achafoa Chapter of Mortar Board selected students through an extensive interview process and will narrow the Top 20 Freshmen down to the Top 10 Freshman Oct. 2.

Do FOMC actions speak loudly?

Ariel West
  (August 7, 2017 at 8:51 am)

(from left) Professor of finance Tim Krehbiel and associate professor of finance Ali Nejadmalayeri investigate the corporate bond market.

Corporate bond market investors bear the risk that the borrower will not pay them as promised; that’s why corporate bond prices tend to be lower than treasury bonds. But why isn’t corporate bond investor behavior consistent with the old adage that “no news is good news?” when the Federal Open Market Committee announces a plan to stay the course?

Oklahoma State University professor of finance Tim Krehbiel and associate professor of finance Ali Nejadmalayeri, along with co-author Siamak Javadi from the University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley, look into corporate bond investor behavior in their latest research, “Do FOMC Actions Speak Loudly? Evidence from Corporate Bond Credit Spreads.”

“If the Federal Reserve announces the intention to ‘stay the course,’ spreads between corporate and treasury bond prices widen,” Krehbiel said. “If the Federal Reserve announces the intention to either raise or lower rates, the spread between bond market prices narrows, and this is somewhat puzzling behavior. We find that staying the course seems to be unsettling for the corporate bond market.”

Corporate bond investors run a high risk of not being repaid by borrowers, so the nature of monetary policy changes is crucial to corporate bond investors.

This research is to be published in the Review of Finance. To view the article online, visit the SSRN copy.

OSU finance alumna selected to attend prestigious AICPA 2017 Leadership Academy

Ariel West
  (July 12, 2017 at 1:35 pm)

Wendy Thompson graduated from OSU in 2008.

Oklahoma State University finance alunma Wendy Thompson was selected as one of only 38 CPAs in the nation to attend the American Institute of CPAs’ (AICPA) Leadership Academy program October 1-5 in Durham, North Carolina.

Thompson grew up in Tulsa and knew she wanted to attend OSU. She graduated from OSU with a bachelor’s in finance with a minor in accounting in 2008 and was also a member of the equestrian team during that time. She works for Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores as the manager of transportation accounting for Love’s trucking business, Gemini Motor Transport. She also serves as the treasurer of the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Oklahoma’s Board of Directors and the treasurer for the Thoroughbred Athletes Inc. Board of Directors.

Thompson has a history of success, being selected as one of the Oklahoma Society of CPAs as a 2016 Trailblazer and recently graduated from Leadership OKC’s LOYAL XII Program. She hopes to bring innovative ideas back to her organization and community and continue to improve her leadership skills.

“The selection process was very rigorous, requiring us to submit multiple essays, reference letters, lists of our accomplishments and our résumé,” Thompson said. “I feel very honored to be one of the 38 selected for the program. From a young age, I had always had a passion to learn and to better myself. Earning my CPA designation is one of my proudest accomplishments, and I want to continue to challenge myself as a young CPA and improve as a leader. Continue Reading

Forecasting stock returns using
fluctuations in trading costs

Ariel West
  (July 12, 2017 at 7:50 am)

Assistant professor of finance Greg Eaton’s research shows the importance of monitoring fluctuations in trading costs.

Have you ever wondered when you should invest or make a trade in your stock?

By using United States equity market-level data from 1926 through 2015, Oklahoma State University assistant professor of finance Greg Eaton nailed down the predictive power of trading costs in his latest research, “Micro(structure) before Macro? The Predictive Power of Aggregate Illiquidity for Stock Returns and Economic Activity,” which was accepted into the prestigious Journal of Financial Economics. Eaton cut out the volatility component from trading cost measures and found that embedded volatility was causing misleading results.

“One important aspect of our study is how we measure trading cost,” Eaton said. “We document that most measures of trading cost mechanically embed a volatility component, and it’s important to extract that component so we make sure that our results are driven by actual trading costs as opposed to volatility in disguise. Making this adjustment does have an important impact on our results. What we find is that the trading costs before we made the adjustment did not forecast stock returns, but once we extracted the embedded volatility component, we found strong evidence that trading costs do forecast future stock returns.” Continue Reading

OSU alum Yves Mafolo travels the
world to make his dreams a reality

Ariel West
  (June 2, 2017 at 10:38 am)

Yves Mafolo came to OSU through the African Leadership Bridge program.

He may get to travel all over the globe, but Yves Mafolo put in the hard work to get to where he is today.

Oklahoma State University finance graduate Yves Mafolo is an Angolan national that grew up and lived across the African continent. He attended the African Leadership Academy where he launched both a community-based organization in the outskirts of Johannesburg and a business on-campus, having big dreams to travel the world and open a Pan-African investment firm. He accepted the African Leadership Bridge scholarship and began attending OSU in June 2011, where he began honing his passion of changing Africa.

“The African Leadership Bridge is an organization that helps prepare leaders who will help develop Africa and has a partnership with both the University of Texas at Austin and Oklahoma State University,” Mafolo said. “I’m extremely passionate about contributing to Africa’s development and making it a better place for all of its citizens, and being able to attend a university in the United States has exposed me to a different view of the world that I’m sure will help me achieve my aspirations for the African continent.” Continue Reading

As she prepares for graduation, Carson Guinn credits her parents for inspiring her to pursue a career in finance

Dollie Elliott
  (May 2, 2017 at 10:01 am)

Carson Guinn is a senior economics and finance double major with a minor in accounting from Wichita, Kansas. She will graduate from Oklahoma State University on May 13.

Her parents Lynn and Kim Guinn graduated from the T. Boone Pickens College of Business at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas, outside of Amarillo. “Pickens was a large supporter of the school as well as a major supporter of Oklahoma State University. So we have a running joke in my family that although we didn’t graduate from university, we have the same alma mater because T. Boone Pickens is such a huge supporter of Oklahoma State. So we’re kind of all Cowboys,” said Guinn. Continue Reading

Four OSU business students qualify to compete at
Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference

Ariel West
  (April 28, 2017 at 1:27 pm)

From left, Kalina Keester, Anna Hudson, adviser Vicki Johansen, Sydney Lauderno and Kayla Roberts had a round of achievements at the PBL State Conference.

Four Oklahoma State University business students will be traveling to Anaheim, California, to compete in the 2017 Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference in June.

Earlier in April, management junior Anna Hudson, international business junior Kalina Keester, accounting junior Sydney Laudero and finance junior Kayla Roberts competed at the PBL State Conference hosted by Tulsa Community College-Metro. All four placed in the top three of their respective competitions to qualify for the National Leadership Conference. OSU Spears School of Business academic counselor Vicki Johansen also attended the conference as the OSU PBL chapter adviser. Continue Reading

Spears School Alumni Q&A with Tim Woods

Dollie Elliott
  (April 25, 2017 at 12:11 pm)

Timias “Tim” Woods, originally from Tulsa, Okla., received a bachelor’s degree in both business administration and economics from Oklahoma State University in 2008. He recently visited the Stillwater campus to speak to Nancy Titus-Piersma’s Real Estate Finance class to share his experiences in the real estate industry.

Woods is the National Director of Asset Services for Matthews Real Estate Investment Services in Dallas. Currently, he is focused on growing a new division at the firm and tapping into new sources of revenue.

Why did you choose to major in business?

I think I originally wanted to go into banking when I first started as a freshman. I chose economics as a major after finishing Econ 101. Something about the graphs and adjusting demand/supply curves based on the scenario provided intrigued me. Continue Reading

11th annual OSU Energy Conference in Tulsa
will feature some of nation’s top experts

Alyssa Wahrman
  (April 18, 2017 at 8:03 am)

OSU Energy ConferenceThe 11th annual Oklahoma State University Energy Conference in Tulsa will feature the nation’s top experts in the energy industry discussing issues making today’s headlines.

The conference is from 8:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. May 10 at the Renaissance Hotel. Registration and a continental breakfast will begin at 8 a.m.

This conference is hosted by the OSU Department of Finance and the Center for Executive and Professional Development in the Spears School of Business in association with the Natural Gas and Energy Association of Oklahoma.

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Top experts will be speaking at
11th annual OSU Energy Conference in OKC

Alyssa Wahrman
  (April 18, 2017 at 7:58 am)

OSU Energy ConferenceThe 11th annual Oklahoma State University Energy Conference in Tulsa will feature the nation’s top experts in the energy industry discussing issues making today’s headlines.

The conference is from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 11 at the Cox Convention Center. This conference is hosted by the OSU Department of Finance and the Center for Executive and Professional Development in the Spears School of Business in association with the Natural Gas and Energy Association of Oklahoma.

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Oil and gas finance experts visit OSU to give
students a glimpse of working in the industry

Dollie Elliott
  (April 6, 2017 at 10:05 am)

Betty Simkins (second from right), interim head of the Department of Finance, hosts oil and gas experts as they visit her energy finance class to share the various career opportunities in oil and gas finance. Guest speakers (from left) Curt Jennings, senior marketing representative, Rose Rock Midstream; Ashley Tucker, Business Development – Project Origination, Blueknight Energy Partners, Clint Duty, vice president, engineering and operations, Targa Resources, and Jeff Oliver, president of Firefly Energy Services.

Four oil and gas finance experts recently visited Oklahoma State University to share their experiences with students to assist them in preparing for careers in the industry.

“We strive to bridge the ‘theory/practice’ gap. It is crucial for students to interact with industry professionals to overcome this gap,” said Betty Simkins, professor and interim head of the Department of Finance in the OSU Spears School Business.

The group shared that Oklahoma is one of the country’s prime locations for oil and gas production not only because of the extensive infrastructure but it is home to numerous service providers, making oil and gas production three times more affordable than most other states in the United States. Continue Reading

Spears School Alumni Q&A with Charlotte Du

Dollie Elliott
  (March 28, 2017 at 1:44 pm)

Charlotte Du

Xintong Charlotte Du, originally from Harbin, China, received a bachelor’s degree in hotel and restaurant management with a minor in finance from Oklahoma State University last spring. She recently accepted a full scholarship offer for the University of Wisconsin – Madison’s MBA program where she will concentrate on real estate. She shares her love of OSU and the impact the Spears School had on her undergraduate education.

Why did you choose to attend OSU?

I came to OSU for a dual-degree hospitality program between Sun Yat-Sen University Business School in China and OSU School of Hotel & Restaurant Administration. My passion is the hospitality industry and I knew that in order to go further in the industry, I needed a good understanding of its business side, especially on real estate. So I started a minor in finance at Spears School of Business in my junior year of college.

Charlotte Du at the Real Estate Center at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

How does it feel to have been accepted into the University of Wisconsin – Madison’s MBA program with a full scholarship?

I am excited and a little bit nervous. I am thrilled to continue my education in real estate at one of the top programs in the nation. I am grateful for this opportunity and the generous fellowship given by the school. At the same time, as one of the youngest MBA candidates in the program with less work experience compared to my future classmates, I know that I will need to work double and triple hard to do well in the program. Nevertheless, I will do the best that I can and carry on my orange spirit up North in Wisconsin.

You have said that Nancy Titus-Piersma, lecturer in the Spears School, was one of your favorite faculty members. Tell us about your relationship and her influence on you as a person and student.

Professor Titus has definitely made a great influence on my career development. I love her class, especially the Friday News Roundups and case studies on significant events like the Financial Crisis. It’s amazing how much she gets us connected to real-life events in her class and those knowledge has proved to be super helpful when I stepped into the real world. I also appreciate her helping me with my career – she even spent time after class showing me how to read and analyze financial statements of my current company so I could be better prepared for my onboarding!

On campus with Pistol Pete

What specific OSU experiences or memories have shaped you as a person?

The two years spent at OSU were definitely two of the best years in my life. Being a part of the Cowboy Cousins and organizing events with some outstanding students from the Spears School of Business, I became more familiar with American culture. By participating in all of the amazing events at the School of Hotel Restaurant and Administration, like Chef Events, OSU Wine Forums and Hospitality Days, I had definitely developed good communication and leadership skills. Since taking finance classes at the Spears School of Business, I have cultivated a good habit of reading and staying updated with business news.

A couple weeks ago I happened to find a list from three years ago about what I wish I would become after graduating from college. I was surprised to find out that I achieved more than half of the things on that list, including being a more confident and assertive person. I think my all of my OSU experiences have shaped me to be a better version of myself. Couldn’t have asked for a more wonderful college experience. I am proud to be a Poke!

Five Spears School of Business students selected
as OSU Seniors of Significance

Spears School News Staff
  (November 28, 2016 at 9:12 am)

Five Spears School of Business students have been selected as Oklahoma State University Seniors of Significance for the 2016-2017 academic year by the OSU Alumni Association.

The Seniors of Significance Award recognizes students who have excelled in scholarship, leadership and service to campus and community and have brought distinction to OSU.

“We are so proud of our Seniors of Significance,” said Spears School Associate Dean Karen Flaherty. “All five recipients are incredibly deserving of this honor. We are thankful for the contributions each one of these students has made to the Spears School of Business community over the past four years.”

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OSU finance professor becomes first woman
to speak at Saudi university business school

Ariel West
  (November 1, 2016 at 4:18 pm)
Finance professor Betty Simkins wore a traditional abaya to speak at the Saudi university.

Finance professor Betty Simkins wore a traditional abaya to speak at the Saudi university.

Oklahoma State University finance professor Betty Simkins has plenty of international presentation experience, but nothing could prepare her for a presentation at an all-male university in Saudi Arabia.

As the founder and editor for the Journal of Commodity Markets and the Spears School of Business’s expert in all things energy, Simkins regularly visited countries around the globe to teach and present research. In fact, for the past five years Simkins has taught a course at Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia’s national oil company and “de facto” leader of OPEC. She’s well-respected in her field, and an invitation to present at the uniquely all-male King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) business school in Dharhran, Saudi Arabia, proved it.

“One of our former finance PhD students, Mohammed Alzahrani, is now the dean of the business school at KFUPM and wanted me to present there,” Simkins said. “I have been looking forward to presenting there for a while, but traveling to Saudi Arabia is difficult; you have to get a Visa, send off your passport, all that. Mohammed told me that I would be the first woman to present at the university’s business school. All employees are male and the university is ranked number one in the Arab Region by a well know ranking service. I was thrilled to be the first woman to present there and look forward to visiting again.”
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Patel, Hillery, Russell named
Top Freshmen by OSU Mortar Board

Ariel West
  (October 7, 2016 at 10:42 am)

Three outstanding Spears School of Business students were named Top Freshman by the Oklahoma State University Mortar Board for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Peyton Hillery, an accounting major from Wichita Falls, Texas, was selected as a Top 10 Freshman Woman at OSU, while Vishnu Patel, a finance major from Stillwater, and Mason Russell, a management science and information systems major from Norman, were named Top 10 Freshmen Men. The three Spears Business students will be honored along with 17 other OSU freshmen Oct. 8 in the Browsing Room of Edmon Low Library and again during half time of the OSU-Iowa State football game.

Peyton Hillery

Peyton Hillery

Hillery is the daughter of Brent and Linda Hillery and is also a Spears “I Am Building” student, a Spears Business campaign that selected six outstanding business freshmen to represent the first graduating class of the new business building, set to open January 2018. Hillery is a Spears School scholar leader and the finance assistant for the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She also serves as the assistant finance director for CowboyThon and a McKnight scholar leader, an out-of-state scholarship and class focused on leadership. Continue Reading

Five Spears School of Business seniors receive
top honors from the Alumni Association

Spears School News Staff
  (March 14, 2016 at 9:08 am)

Five seniors from Spears School of Business have been named 2016 Outstanding Seniors by the Oklahoma State University Alumni Association.

The Outstanding Senior award recognizes seniors who excel through academic achievement; campus and community activities; academic, athletic or extra-curricular honors or awards; scholarships and work ethic during their time at OSU.

The Spears School of Business honorees with their hometowns and majors are:

Aaron Cromer

Aaron Cromer

Charlie Gibson

Charlie Gibson

Brett Humphrey

Brett Humphrey

Allison Meinders

Allison Meinders

Tyler Zander

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OSU alums Tim DuBois, Neal Patterson
receive AACSB Influential Leaders Award

Terry Tush
  (September 22, 2015 at 8:02 am)

AACSB International logo(STILLWATER, OKLA. Sept. 22, 2015) – A pair of Oklahoma State University Spears School of Business graduates – Tim DuBois and Neal Patterson – are being recognized today by AACSB International (AACSB), the oldest and best-known global accrediting body and membership association for business schools,, as two of the first-ever 100 AACSB Influential Leaders.

The work of DuBois and Patterson exemplifies the innovative mindset and meaningful contributions to society that OSU graduates display around the world and every day – whether they operate within large corporations, small businesses, or the nonprofit sector.

“We are very pleased to have Tim and Neal receive this award. Tim has been a leader in the music industry for a number of years, and Neal and Cerner are leaders in the medical technology industry,” said Ken Eastman, dean of the Spears School. “Their success is a great example of what can be accomplished with an OSU education. We in the Spears School are honored and proud to be the only business school in the state to have graduates selected to be recognized as Influential Leaders by the AACSB.”

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Three Spears School of Business seniors
receive top honors from OSU Alumni Association

Spears School News Staff
  (March 18, 2015 at 10:26 am)
Catrina Rockholt

Catrina Rockholt

Three seniors from the Spears School of Business have been named 2015 Outstanding Seniors by the Oklahoma State University Alumni Association.

The Outstanding Senior award recognizes seniors who excel through academic achievement; campus and community activities; academic, athletic or extra-curricular honors or awards; scholarships and work ethic during their time at OSU.

The Spears School of Business honorees with their hometowns and majors are:

Catrina D. Rockholt, Charleston, S.C., business management

Erin Scanlan, Portales, N.M., marketing and management

Erin Scanlan

Erin Scanlan

 
Chris Stockton, Duncan, Okla., finance and management

Chris Stockton

Chris Stockton

Twelve seniors were chosen to receive the award by the OSU Alumni Association Student Awards and Selection Committee after it met with the 44 Seniors of Significance selected in the fall of 2014 and reviewed their applications.

A public banquet honoring the Outstanding Seniors will be held April 20 at 6 p.m. at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center in Stillwater. Tickets may be purchased online at orangeconnection.org/osdinner or by calling 405.744.3600.

For more information about the OSU Alumni Association’s student awards program, visit orangeconnection.org/studentawards or contact Melisa Parkerson at 405.744.8711.

Oklahoma State University business school
to recognize alums during 100th anniversary

Terry Tush
  (October 29, 2014 at 1:26 pm)

Spears School's 100th logoThe Spears School of Business faculty, students, staff and alumni are looking forward with great anticipation to the culminating event as 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of business education at Oklahoma State University.

The Spears School Tributes: 100 For 100 reception and dinner will be Friday, Nov. 7, at the Wes Watkins Center on OSU’s Stillwater campus. The school is recognizing graduates who exemplify the Oklahoma State and business school spirit. These tributes represent a rich history and diversity of experience among those who have earned business degrees from OSU over the past 100 years.

“We are proud to celebrate some of the more than 43,000 graduates since the school was founded in 1914,” said Ken Eastman, dean of the Spears School. “The Tributes represent the diversity of our graduates. These honorees are from various backgrounds, ages and occupations. Each has an inspiring story to tell, and we are proud to have them as part of the Spears School family.”
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Pair join Department of Finance faculty
at OSU’s Spears School of Business

Spears School News Staff
  (August 18, 2014 at 4:34 pm)

Finance-166-KTwo new professors are joining the Department of Finance in the Spears School of Business for the 2014-15 school year. Joining the Spears School faculty are Shu Yan and Jun Zhang.

“We are excited to have Drs. Yan and Zhang join our internationally recognized faculty and provide instruction for our leading edge programs in finance at the undergraduate and graduate levels,” said John Polonchek, head of the Department of Finance. “We expect both to make significant contributions to the teaching and research mission of the Department of Finance.”

Shu Yan

Shu Yan

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Two Spears School seniors recognized
as 2014 Outstanding Seniors

Spears School News Staff
  (March 12, 2014 at 12:12 pm)
Callie Heerwagen

Callie Heerwagen

Two seniors from the Spears School of Business have been named 2014 Outstanding Seniors by the Oklahoma State University Alumni Association.

The Outstanding Senior award recognizes seniors who excel through academic achievement; campus and community activities; academic, athletic or extra-curricular honors or awards; scholarships and work ethic during their time at OSU.

The Spears School of Business Outstanding Seniors with their hometowns and majors are:
Jana Gregory, Edmond, Okla., accounting
Callie Lynn Heerwagen, Edmond, Okla., finance

Jana Gregory

Jana Gregory

Fifteen seniors were chosen to receive the award by the OSU Alumni Association Student Awards and Selection Committee after it met with the 47 Seniors of Significance selected in the fall of 2013 and reviewed their applications.

A public banquet honoring the Outstanding Seniors will be held April 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center in Stillwater. Tickets may be purchased online at orangeconnection.org/osdinner or by calling 405.744.8837.

For more information about the OSU Alumni Association’s student awards program, visit orangeconnection.org/awards or contact Melisa Parkerson at 405.744.8711.

Spears School’s Betty Simkins honored
with pair of outreach excellence awards

Krysta Gilbert
  (October 16, 2013 at 3:51 pm)
Betty Simkins

Betty Simkins

Betty Simkins, professor of finance and Williams Companies Professor of Business in the Spears School of Business, is the recipient of two prestigious awards. She will be presented the OSU Outreach Faculty Excellence Award on Dec. 4 at OSU Convocation and was the recipient of the 2013 Richard W. Poole Outreach Faculty Excellence Award in August at the Spears School’s faculty/staff meeting.

Applications for both awards were assessed on the applicant’s quality of service, creativity in program content or delivery, quantity of programmatic contributions and impact of involvement and/or program.

“I am delighted and honored to be selected to receive these awards,” Simkins said. “Before getting my Ph.D., I worked in the industry for Conoco (now ConocoPhillips) and Williams Companies. My past work experience has always kept me focused on the importance of connecting what we teach with the real world, whether in the classroom, in my research, or in executive education. OSU’s activities in outreach are essential in accomplishing this, and I am delighted to be actively involved in these important efforts.”

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Spears School students earn top-20 finish
in prestigious Rotman Trading Competition

Spears School News Staff
  (April 3, 2013 at 3:02 pm)
SSB students at Rotman International Trading Competition

Spears School graduate students, from left, Shenglan He, Alex Berry, Shawn Santo, Jared Sposato, Sheena Narayanan and Layne Krizek at the Rotman International Trading Competition in Toronto.

Six graduate students of the Spears School of Business in the Master’s of Science Quantitative Financial Economics program competed in the Rotman International Trading Competition in Toronto, Canada, in February. The group placed 19th out of 48 schools around the world andsixth among other universities in the United States.

Representing the Spears School were Alex Berry, Shawn Santo, Jared Sposato, Layne Krizek, Sheena Narayanan and Shenglan He.

Some of the schools competing were Texas A&M, Duke and MIT. Also, various universities from outside of the country including Thailand, Italy and Ireland.

The teams competed in trading cases emphasizing different challenges faced by traders.

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Cowboys on Wall Street Video

Dollie Elliott
  (May 17, 2012 at 11:57 am)

 A group of Oklahoma State University finance students accompanied by Betty Simkins, professor and David Carter, associate professor in the Department of Finance, recently visited Wall Street where they viewed the ringing of the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

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Cowboys on Wall Street Photo Gallery

Dollie Elliott
  (May 14, 2012 at 4:18 pm)

 A group of Oklahoma State University finance students accompanied by Betty Simkins, professor and David Carter, associate professor in the Department of Finance, recently visited Wall Street where they viewed the ringing of the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

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OSU partners with Iraq’s Basrah University

Terry Tush
  (October 28, 2011 at 9:34 am)

Iraqi visitors Watson Trading Floor
For nearly two weeks Oklahoma State University hosted three professors from Iraq’s Basrah University, showing them American customs and introducing them to western teaching styles and curriculum.

The Iraqi faculty members – Abdul-Khaliq Y. Zaier Al-Badran of Basrah’s petroleum engineering department, Abdulzahra Khu Raheem Alaliawi of the university’s finance department, and Majid Abdulnabi Alwan Al-Tameemi of the computer science department – arrived at OSU on Oct. 16 as part of a $1 million grant OSU and Basrah University received from the U.S. Department of State’s Iraqi Linkage Program. They left to return home Oct. 27.

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Headline News: Week of Oct. 24, 2011

Terry Tush
  (October 24, 2011 at 3:08 pm)

Spears Headline News

Spears Headline News: Week of Oct. 24, 2011

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OSU, Spears School welcome professors
from Iraq’s Basrah University

Terry Tush
  (October 19, 2011 at 11:16 am)

Basra professors and Spears School Dean Larry Crosby
Three faculty members from Basrah University in Iraq arrived in Oklahoma on Oct. 16 to explore Oklahoma State University and familiarize themselves with American curriculum and western teaching styles. They will be staying through Oct. 27.

The Iraqi faculty members – Abdul-Khaliq Y. Zaier Al-Badran, Abdulzahra Khu Raheem Alaliawi, and Majid Abdulnabi Alwan Al-Tameemi – came to OSU as part of a $1 million grant OSU and Basrah University received from the U.S. Department of State’s Iraqi Linkage Program.

Throughout the next three years, numerous Basrah University faculty members will work closely with Oklahoma State faculty from the School of Chemical Engineering, the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the Department of Finance to review Basrah University’s current curriculum and to help the Iraqi university develop a more student-centered, interactive pedagogy.

“We are incredibly honored to host this program,” said John Polonchek, head of the Department of Finance in OSU’s Spears School of Business and co-principal investigator for the grant project. “This is just the first group we’ll be hosting. In the next three years, we expect additional visits by other faculty cohorts.”

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Q&A With Dennis Reilley (Part 2)

Terry Tush
  (October 3, 2011 at 9:32 am)

Dennis Reilley was a recent visitor to the Oklahoma State University campus and took the time to speak to several Spears School of Business classes. The Oklahoma State graduate (Finance degree) served as chairman, president and chief executive officer for seven years at Praxair before retiring in 2007, and held numerous positions with DuPont, including executive vice president and chief operating officer. In this video, he offers advice to current students as they prepare to begin looking for employment after graduating.

Q&A With Dennis Reilley (Part 1)

Terry Tush
  (October 3, 2011 at 9:13 am)

Dennis Reilley was a recent visitor to the Oklahoma State University campus and took the time to speak to several Spears School of Business classes. The Oklahoma State graduate (Finance degree) served as chairman, president and chief executive officer for seven years at Praxair before retiring in 2007, and held numerous positions with DuPont, including executive vice president and chief operating officer.