Advising for Business Majors

COB AdvisorsCollege of Business Advising Mission Statement:

Using progressive, innovative, and collaborative advising techniques, the academic advisors in the College of Business at Oregon State University…

  • Empower students to be responsible for their educational experiences, actions, and decisions
  • Inform and guide students regarding Oregon State University’s policies and procedures
  • Instill the value of life-long learning and strive to encourage students to maintain positive attitudes

We accomplish these goals in a safe environment with a balance of challenge and support.

COB Blog

Alumna Wassana Yantasee, Ph.D., Exemplifies Versatility of Oregon State’s MBA Program

Apr 17, 2014

Oregon State alumna Wassana Yantasee, Ph.D. has a very impressive résumé and list of accomplishments. Certainly not least among them was that Yantasee completed her MBA at night while simultaneously earning her doctorate in chemical engineering during the day. Currently an associate professor of biomedical engineering at Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine,… Continue reading  Read full story.

Class of ’14 MBA Students Compete in the 12th Annual MBA Business Plan Competition

Apr 15, 2014

Last Friday, nine teams of MBA students in the Commercialization and Clean Technology tracks competed in the 12th Annual MBA Business Plan Competition. The two day event brought 16 business leaders from around the state to Oregon State’s campus to judge the competition and to serve as mentors. Each team was tasked with creating a… Continue reading  Read full story.


Apr 14, 2014

Last Wednesday evening some of Portland’s best and brightest students were introduced to three successful young College of Business alumni at OSU Night PDX, held in the Oregon Convention Center. Jenny Bruntmyer ’11, Daniel Changkuon ’13 and Kim Pedergrass ’12 each spoke to the group of high-achieving high school students about their experiences at Oregon… Continue reading  Read full story.

COB Calendar


Family Business 360 - Salem

Presented By: Mark Wickman, Wickman Paterson Corrigan
Generational differences can be profound and have major impacts on healthy family businesses. How do we learn to speak each


2014 Excellence in Family Business Awards Application Deadline


Any family business may apply directly online or contact the Austin Family Business Program for a paper application. Deadline for applications is May 1.



Celebration of Excellence

The Celebration of Excellence honors alumni, business partners and entrepreneurs, and will be held Monday, May 5 (rescheduled from February 6) at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower. 


Family Business 360 - Portland

Presented By: Edward Lazar - Threshold Group

"How would life be different if we sold our business to a third party?" It's a scenario that


OSU Business Roundtable

Wonderful opportunity for a one-on-one mentoring session with an OSU Alum. Meet business leaders from the PDX area, listen to an outstanding speaker and enjoy a delicious lunch.



Pre-Conference Winery Tour and Tasting

Two superb wineries, from among the more than 250 wineries in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, have been selected for this one-of-a-kind family business tour for family business scholars.

  • Transportation will be provided
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