Business Administration

The business administration degree provides students with a broad overview of business; basic skills in accounting and quantitative methods; an understanding of the legal and social environment of business; a background in management and organizational behavior, marketing, finance, and operations management; an understanding of the entrepreneurial process; and the opportunity to integrate course work and further develop decision-making skills through the analysis of business cases.

The undergraduate curriculum in business administration reflects the increasingly complex economic, social and technological aspects of modern business decision-making. Course work emphasizes the development of effective decision making, an understanding of person values and motivation, and the awareness of the interrelationship between business and society.


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Requirements include pre-business core and pro-school core reflected in the core curriculum link above, plus OSU baccalaureate core, completion of 60 or more upper division credits and completion of at least 180 total college credits.

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Program Electives (49)

Students will be given elective credits to enable you to achieve a degree of specialization and depth to match their interests.

Minor (27)
Students are encouraged to choose a non-business university-approved minor that consists of a minimum of 27 credits, with at least 12 credits at the upper-division level. It's up to them to determine whether the minor has been approved for transcript visibility and to request the notation on their transcript. Students can also choose to complete a coherent set of non-business courses to support their career goals.

Option (24)

Options are designed to allow students tp extend their professional preparation beyond the introductory level in one or more areas. There are five options available to the Business Administration major:

  1. Entrepreneurship for Business Majors
  2. General Business (Available at OSU Cascades campus and Extended Campus)
  3. Hospitality Management (OSU Cascades campus only)
  4. International Business (requires participation in study abroad program)
  5. Supply Chain and Logistics Management 

Some options need to be started in the third year, while others can be completed all during the fourth year. See an academic advisor for more information.


If students want to gain more insight into a particular field of study, they can join one of the COB clubs, pursue an internship or a minor, or study overseas to earn the International Business option. They can also gain valuable leadership experience by taking on a leadership role within one of our clubs, or by connecting with incoming international exchange students by volunteering to be a COB Buddy