The world does not need one more vanilla business school to turn out vanilla graduates. Instead, the world needs a school of business that can produce graduates who are broadly educated, deeply informed, exceedingly skilled, and highly principled. It needs a school that can turn out work-ready, street-smart leaders who can be impact players for their organizations and communities right out of the gate. If that is the type of business professional you aspire to be, then Ottawa University’s Angell Snyder School of Business is for you.
Named in honor of two of Ottawa University’s most impactful and admired business professors, doctors Wayne Angell and Sherwin Snyder, the Angell Snyder School of Business has a long and distinguished history of developing leaders who combine strong technical and analytical capabilities with a clear moral compass.
In addition, research has proven that students from liberal arts-based business programs advance faster and make more money. From a wide variety of internship opportunities to study abroad trips, our business majors gain the global perspective and critical thinking skills employers are looking for. We invite you to learn more about our degree programs that are designed to propel your success – both in your career and your life!
In the OU Spirit,
Orville G. Blackman, PhD
Dean, Angell Snyder School of Business
Associate Professor of Management
The mission of the David C. Owen Leadership Institute is to empower students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the Ottawa University community at large to engage in self-discovery and development of leadership talents and opportunities through value-based programs and activities. The Institute sponsors many of the Leadership Matters workshops (Link), hosts renowned business speakers (link), and will carry its message to other countries as a way of sharing the Ottawa University experience abroad.
Proud supporters of Ottawa University and the Angell Snyder School of Business, Dave Owen and his wife Laura donated to the establishment and programming of the David C. Owen Leadership Institute.
“Perhaps nothing we do is more important for future generations than equipping leaders with servant leadership principles and a strong moral compass,” says Owen. “That is the goal of the David C. Owen Leadership Institute at Ottawa University, and Laura and I are delighted to be the catalyst for this important initiative.”
Owen is a 1960 graduate of Ottawa University, where he was a standout athlete in both basketball and track. He was elected to the OU Braves Athletic Hall of Fame in 2000 and is a past president of the Hall of Fame. He is currently a member of the OU President’s Council. Professionally, Owen holds more than 40 years of business experience in the financial industry and has an extensive civic and political background. He has also been highly involved with the Greater Kansas City Fellowship of Christian Athletes.