Contact Us

Joy Jiang
(248) 370-2832

Theo Bracewell
Events Coordinator
2016-17 Schedule

Sept 13New Scholar Welcome
Sept 20Kick Off Event
Oct 8Team Building Event
Nov 1Mentor-Mentee Kick Off
Nov 12Case Competition training
Dec TBDCommunity service project
Jan 28Leadership development
Feb 11

Case Competition

Generously sponsored by the OU Credit Union

Mar 25

Case Competition


International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition

April 27

End of year celebration

Business Scholars Program

The School of Business Administration Scholars Program provides a select group of students a unique opportunity to develop their problem solving, decision making and leadership skill under the direction of Joy Jiang and Theo Bracewell.

The program centers on competency development and has four unique components that significantly influence the students in the Scholars Program.

  • Leadership Development
  • Case Competitions
  • Mentor/Mentee Relationship
  • Community Involvement
How To Apply
Business students are invited to apply for the program in the fall of each year. All students are welcomed to attend any of the scheduled Scholars case competitions during the academic year. 

To apply to the program, students must: 

Leadership Development
Leadership development is based on the Lorminger Leadership Competencies that are selected specifically for the level of the students based on their progression in the program.

First-year Scholars
Presentation Skills
Conflict Management

Second-year Scholars
Negotiating Skills
Process Management

All Scholars
Annual challenge course team building event

Case Competitions
Four Saturdays per year devoted to case competition training

Scholars work in teams (lead by senior-level students) to analyze and present a solution to a specific business challenge to a panel of  faculty and business professional judges. Prizes are awarded to the winning team. Previous prizes have included tuition credit, iPads and Microsoft Surfaces)

Each Scholar is paired with a business professional who coaches and mentors that student.

Each year, Scholars decide what community project or organization they want to engage to support

In The News

Business Scholars benefit from mentors, competitions and more
September 2, 2015

Students in OU's Business Scholars program gain real-world experience through leadership development, community service, case competitions and working with mentors.

Business Scholars team takes top prizes at prestigious international business simulation competition
April 27, 2015

Business Scholars place first for Best Overall Performance and for Best Documents at the 51st International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition.

Business Scholars exercise expertise in case competition
March 10, 2015

Business Scholars team challenged to help a new carbonated drink manufacturer devise viable solution to compete with Coca-Cola and Pepsi.