Be an Innovator

Change-makers, go-getters and trailblazers drive progress in business and in life. Be one.

We emphasize innovation, real-world experience and corporate citizenship throughout the curriculum. You’ll discover how to create a new product or service or make an existing one better.

Get your foot in the door with a multinational corporation and work your way up. Turn a great idea into your own startup. Help a small business  become a bigger one. Apply your skills in a public agency or nonprofit. However you want to make your mark, Oregon State University offers vibrant, relevant programs to get you going.

The proof is in Oregon State graduates, including many who have gone on to management and executive positions with Fortune 500 companies. We’re also known for giving entrepreneurs a head start — plenty of students use our business spaces to launch their own companies while they’re still in school.

To make sure you get off to a good start and stay on course for graduation, you should meet with an advisor as you plan your first-year program — and at regular intervals after that.

The next great business leader is out there. It could be you.

Get ready for what's next.

In the world of business, you need a wide range of skills, and that starts early with a well-balanced college preparatory curriculum, including English and mathematics. You should have fundamental computer skills as well. And because business is about people, volunteer work and other extracurricular activities can help you develop social and leadership skills during your high school career.

Bring your career goals a lot closer to reality.

With a focus on business, you could be:

  • A Certified Public Accountant, an auditor or a tax accountant.
  • An executive or merchandiser in an import-export company or other international trading firm.
  • The executive in charge of a hospital, long-term care facility or other health care operation.
  • A business analyst, applying information technologies to support a company’s strategic planning.
  • A buyer, merchandiser, planner or manager in a retail operation.
  • The manager of a restaurant or food service operation in a school or business.
  • A quality-control specialist in a construction or building-materials firm.
  • A marketer promoting a business, nonprofit organization or public agency.
  • A small-business owner or an entrepreneur helping to run a startup company.


We offer 200+ degree programs.  Find where you fit.

  • Agricultural Business Management
  • Environmental Economics and Policy
  • Sustainability (Double Degree)


Apparel Design

Business Administration*

  • Digital Marketing* (Ecampus)
  • Entrepreneurship*
  • Family Business* (Ecampus)
  • General Business (OSU-Cascades and Ecampus)
  • International Business**
  • Marketing (Ecampus)
  • Merchandising Management
  • Retail Management* (Ecampus)
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Management* (Ecampus)

Business Analytics*

  • Human Resource Analytics
  • Digital Marketing Analytics
  • Market Research and Consumer Analytics
  • Digital Marketing Analytics (Ecampus)
  • Market Research and Consumer Analytics (Ecampus)

Business Information Systems*

Design and Innovation Management

Apparel Design


Hospitality Management (OSU-Cascades)

Innovation Management* (Double Degree)

Interior Design



Merchandising Management

*The College of Business and also its Accounting program are accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.  Less than 5 percent of the more than 16,000 schools worldwide granting business degrees have earned AACSB Accreditation and only 1% separately accredit Accounting. To achieve accreditation, a business school must meet a broad range of quality standards and be committed to continuous improvement relating to curriculum, faculty credentials, admissions, degree requirements, information resources, research and scholarship, and more.

  • Construction Engineering Management


  • Forest Operations

Renewable Materials

  • Management and Marketing

Tourism, Recreation and Adventure Leadership

  • Nature, Eco and Adventure Tourism (OSU-Cascades)
  • Sustainable Tourism Management

Digital Communication Arts

  • Multimedia
  • New Media Communications
  • Writing


  • Law, Economics and Policy
  • Managerial Economics
  • Mathematical Economics

Graphic Design

Speech Communication

Public Health

  • Health Management and Policy
  • Health Promotion and Health Behavior

Multiple scholarships are available. Be sure to apply.

Get some help paying for college with a variety of university scholarships, as well as those from individual colleges and departments. Most scholarships are awarded based on information in the Oregon State scholarship application submitted with your application for admission, but others require separate applications. The application deadline for university scholarships is Feb. 1. Be sure to check with your college and department on the deadlines for other

Put yourself out there.

Oregon State offers a resource-rich environment that encourages you to take advantage of opportunities like the Honors College and study abroad programs. Because many businesses cross national borders, international experience can be especially valuable. The College of Business sponsors
study abroad, global internships and exchange programs in Australia, Austria, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and Thailand. Students in other business-related majors can choose from a variety of university-sponsored international study programs.

Earn your degree from an accredited business school.

The College of Business offers an AACSB-accredited, research-based curriculum to prepare you for a successful career in a global, knowledge-based economy. Along with nationally recognized faculty, the college offers distinguished programs in entrepreneurship and family business.