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.
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.
With a focus on business, you could be:
Agricultural Business Management
Environmental Economics and Policy
Sustainability (Double Degree)
Business Information Systems*
Design and Innovation Management
Hospitality Management (OSU-Cascades)
Innovation Management* (Double Degree)
International Studies* (Double Degree)
*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)
Tourism, Recreation and Adventure Leadership
Digital Communication Arts
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.
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.
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.
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.