Our Structure: The School and E Center
At OSU, we have a unique structure that includes both an academic School of Entrepreneurship and the Riata Center for Entrepreneurship. They work in tandem to create a unique curriculum, bring our courses alive through experiential learning and help faculty and students start ventures. The two organizations engage the entrepreneurial community, while also being involved in the programs, making a meaningful contribution to each new venture in the state of Oklahoma.
The School of Entrepreneurship
With one of the most comprehensive academic programs in the world, the School of Entrepreneurship is a leading innovator in educating current and future entrepreneurs. Our faculty includes thought leaders who are changing the way entrepreneurs around the world approach new venture creation through their published research. The Entrepreneurship Program (EEE) at Oklahoma State includes 10 faculty members, 32 courses, and each semester serves hundreds of students at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The School offers a minor in entrepreneurship for non-business students, a minor in entrepreneurship for business students, a major in entrepreneurship, an MBA concentration in entrepreneurship, and a Ph.D. program in entrepreneurship. The school’s pedagogical approach centers on helping students recognize their entrepreneurial potential, and improve their abilities on eleven unique entrepreneurial competencies. The School also manages the Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Scholars Program and coordinates the Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Living and Learning Community.
The Riata Center for Entrepreneurship
The Riata Center includes a dedicated staff of entrepreneurship professionals who foster the spirit of entrepreneurship through innovative outreach programs. The team is dedicated to high impact entrepreneurial outreach on the campus, in the region, around the state of Oklahoma, and across America. The Center is intimately engaged with the entrepreneurial community, and strongly committed to creating unique experiential learning opportunities for students. Current programs include the Cowboy Entrepreneurs Bootcamp (offered in Tulsa and Oklahoma City), the Experiential Classroom, the Riata Entrepreneurial Internships, the Riata Business Plan Competition, the OSU Technology Entrepreneurship Initiative, the Veterans with Disabilities Entrepreneurship Program (VEP), Entrepreneurship Empowerment in South Africa (EESA), the Women Entrepreneurs INSPIRE Symposium, the Native American Entrepreneurship Academy, the Riata Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program, and the Riata Entrepreneurial Mentors, among others.