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Dr. Stephen V. Horner

Associate Professor


Pittstate Faculty Steve Horner

"Read and listen to daily reports of economic and business activity such as "What's News" in The Wall Street Journal; local and regional newspapers; PBS NewsHour; and CNN."


Degrees Held:

  • Ph.D. – University of Missouri, 2006
  • MBA – Emporia State University, 1991
  • B.A. – Emporia Kansas State College, 1975

Career Highlights:

  • Coming to Pitt State in 2012
  • Completing a Ph.D. in Strategic Management in 2006
  • 20+ years in the business industry
  • Attending secondary school in Switzerland in 1970

In which online degree program do you teach?

MBA General

  • Which classes do you teach online?

    MGT 895: Strategic Management

  • What do you want students to take away from your classes? What do they learn?

    Students should come away with the ability to identify and describe a firm's strategy. They will also learn how to view a firm strategically in terms of its overall purpose and in terms of the external social context in which it is embedded.

  • What types of projects do your students do in the online courses?

    They will do an analysis of an existing firm and practice using tools of strategic analysis.

  • What advice would you give to students considering the online MBA program?

    Read and listen to daily reports of economic and business activity such as “What’s News” in The Wall Street Journal; local and regional newspapers; PBS NewsHour; and CNN.

  • Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students may not know about you.

    I worked as a DJ at a local rock station in central Kansas during the early to mid-1990s.

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