The Spears School of Business is a world class facility designed to allow practical, flexible uses of classroom and lecture spaces. The building features five 50-80 seat classrooms with three optional instructor positions in each room, in lieu of fixed seating, allowing the faculty to organize their classroom geography to support their preferred method of instruction. In these classrooms, and throughout the building, high density wi-fi supports the bandwidth requirements of the 21st century learner and their faculty. There are a number of smaller classrooms, conference/meeting rooms, and a simulated trading floor. The audio-video systems allow for students and staff to connect and display content, as they collaborate with one another — some of the rooms were also configured to allow for recording and streaming content.
The building is also home to a 150-seat lecture auditorium designed to provide an interactive experience for students and faculty – even featuring a system that facilitates live participation through students' personal data devices. The construction of the room includes a depressed slab to allow for an array of screen size options and a control system to facilitate multiple projector and screen combinations to display content from a variety of inputs. The room has recording and live streaming capabilities, which utilize audio-video systems and telecommunications infrastructure with special attention during design and construction to ensure an optimal acoustic environment. This allows for high quality recorded, digitized content which improves the playback experience for participants watching a recorded, or live, data stream.