The SSB takes great pride in being the premier student-centered business school. In addition to the quality classroom education, students have the opportunity to advance their knowledge and network through participation in Business Leaders Association (BLA). The BLA is the umbrella organization for ENACTUS, the American Marketing Association Club, Delta Mu Delta, Student Center for the Public Trust, ECU student chapter of SHRM and two Business Scholars Programs. The faculty advisors and student leaders work to provide opportunities to learn about the various career paths with the “A day in the life of a …” series, network with potential employers and alumni, gain assistance with job searching through resume review nights, and attend special events such OKC Thunder games and Broadway plays. Through participation, students have been able to travel and compete at national and international conferences. 

Students selected to be in the Scholar Leaders Program (top 1% of Business/Accounting majors) have been able to travel domestically to New York City, Chicago, Seattle and internationally to Uganda. While in Uganda, students worked to facilitate the first ever US/Africa Business Week, a modified version of ECU’s award-winning Oklahoma Business Week. Because of the faith that our alumni and community members have in the SSB, these students were allowed to travel at zero out-of-pocket costs


BLA Meeting Dates:


  • September 20th – Cryptocurrency Speaker – Dr. Katie Player
  • October 4th – ECU Gold Program and SHRM Movie Night
  • October 18th – Paycom Speaker - Alyson Smotherman, Campus Recruiter
  • November 1st – Friends from France – Our ECU exchange students will be joining from France to discuss their experience abroad this semester.
  • November 15th – OSCPA Speaker
  • November 29th – Solute to Seniors/Graduates


  • January 24th - Welcome Meeting (Everyone)
  • February 7th – Resume Workshop and Headshots 
  • February 21st - Mock Interviews and Headshots
  • March 7th - Speaker 
  • March 21st - Team Building Workshop
  • April 4th - Speaker
  • April 18th – Solute to Seniors/Graduates & End of Year Party