There are many resources available to students from the Austin Family Business Program and the OSU College of Business.

Family Business Day

April 14, 2017 is Family Business Day in Austin Hall. Close to half of Inc. Magazine's fastest growing companies were started by CEOs who grew up in a family business.  Whether or not you are from a family business understanding privately-held enterprises helps you become more competitive as a business owner, executive or as a financial advisor.  Hear from some of Oregon's best family-owned and family-inspired businesses along with accomplished financial and legal advisors to discover insights that will help your career. For complete details visit the Family Business Day webpage.

Family Business Boardroom

Join us each quarter in Austin Hall for a fun, informative chat with family business leaders and other students from family businesses. Our most recent Family Business Boardroom was on Monday, January 23rd and featured Dawson Bean, second generation family business member of Lane Irrigation. Dawson is now an Inbound Operations Manager at Target. Dawson shared:

  • How he made the decision to take the position at Target before going back to the family business
  • How he stays involved in the family business while being a family member outside of the business
  • How his education from Oregon State prepared him for his future

Check back for updates on upcoming Family Business Boardroom events!

If you have questions please call 541.737.3326 for more information.

The Austin Family Business Program offers both an on-campus Family Business Management class offered each Spring Term, and an online class offered Fall, Winter, and Summer terms through the OSU Extended Campus. The application for instructor approval for the on-campus Family Business Management class opens winter term.

Fridays in Austin
Each Friday throughout the academic year Austin Hall buzzes with activity for business students. Find out what's coming up next.

The Works
Check out the College of Business newsletter just for students.

Each year nearly $20,000 in scholarships are awarded to students that come from family business. Talk to your academic advisor to see if you qualify.

2015 Scholarship Winners

2015 Family Business Scholarship Winners