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 Law and Policy
  • Resource Economics

Environmental Economics and Policy

Sustainability (Double Degree)


  • Accounting Information Systems

Apparel Design

Business Administration*

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

Business Analytics*

  • Digital Marketing Analytics
  • Human Resource Analytics
  • Market Research and Consumer Analytics

Business Information Systems*

Design and Innovation Management


Hospitality Management (OSU-Cascades)

Innovation Management* (Double Degree)

Interior Design

International Studies* (Double Degree)



Merchandising Management

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

**The International Business option can be paired with several majors.

Construction Engineering Management

Outdoor Products (OSU-Cascades)



  • Forest Management
  • Forest Operations Management 

Natural Resources

  • Policy and Management 

Renewable Materials

  • Art and Design
  • Management and Marketing

Tourism, Recreation and Adventure Leadership

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

Digital Communication Arts

  • New Media Communications


  • 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-wide and departmental scholarships. Most scholarships are awarded based on information in the Oregon State application, but others require separate applications, such as our OSU ScholarDollars portal. The deadline to apply for university scholarships is Feb. 1. Be sure to check with your college and department on the deadlines for other scholarships. Apply Now.


    Have a big idea? Act on it.

    Join Launch Pad, and you can start right away. This program is open to first-year students in any major who are interested in entrepreneurship and innovation. You’ll get personalized support and mentorship while you learn how to take a big idea from concept to reality. You’ll also have opportunities to start and grow a venture of your own.


    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.