Orientation

New Student, Transfers

OSU Corvallis

OSU's orientation (known as START) is for new students coming to the Corvallis campus — whether a first-year freshman right out of high school, or a transfer students from an institution outside of OSU (like a community college or another college or university).

As part of START, you’ll get an introduction to the College of Business and your first advising consultation as you plan your first-term schedule. You'll also receive your registration PIN number which allows you to register for classes. If you are transferring college credits, you can bring unofficial copies of your transcripts. And if you're a parent or family member of a new student, there's also information about how you can support your new OSU student.

START orientations take place before fall, winter, spring and summer terms. To find out more about START, visit New Student Programs and Family Outreach

Want more details about the first-year at the College of Business?
Find out more > first-year experience

Want more details about transferring to the College of Business?
Find out more > transfer experience

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Ecampus & Hybrid Learning

Ecampus and OSU Portland

If you want to earn your business degree online with Ecampus or at the OSU Portland Center through hybrid online and Portland study, we have dedicated advisors to help you with the questions unique to your experience. But first, we ask that you complete this step-by-step guide for newly admitted Ecampus students.

Your advisor will help you tap into all of the resources that are part of the OSU experience, for example, access to and awareness of networking events, internship opportunities and career skills trainings.

You'll meet, via video chat or as you prefer, with one of our specialized College of Business advisors who will keep you prepared for each academic term and opportunity. Please plan on a 50-minute initial meeting.

Get started with the step-by-step guide for newly admitted Ecampus students >

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Current OSU and Business Students

The Business of changing majors

Our current business students often refine their business degree plans during the course of their study. Some declare a different major, while many others add a second business major or a business minor. Please start here and review our guidelines to make these changes.

If you're changing your major to business and transferring from a different college at OSU to the College of Business, the first step is to discuss this move with your current advising team at your current college. We ask that you are 1) familiar with the basics of our academic standards and degree program requirements and 2) complete a short Qualtrics survey before you set up an appointment with our College of Business advisors. And then come on over! We'll help you make this transition as smooth as possible.

Get started by taking the orientation >

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The double degree

The Innovation Management Double Degree

Our innovation management double degree is for non-business majors, and we focus on teaching you to recognize entrepreneurial opportunities within business ventures. This degree program gets you ready to be a leader in the innovation economy, which is applicable across all industries.

To be considered for the Innovation Management Double Degree (IMDD) major in the College of Business, you must read through the orientation and certify completion when you have finished.

Begin the Innovation Management Double Degree orientation >

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Incoming international exchange students

We're so excited to have you here! The first thing we need in order to get started is a nomination from your home university. Incoming exchange students come to us through our partner schools, and so you'll want to contact the international advisor at your university for details about this process.

We want your time with us to be a positive experience, and we have many resources available at Oregon State University. Each year, OSU has more than 2,000 international students from countries across the world on our campus, and we're proud that we can support and befriend such a diverse global community.

Find out more about College of Business support for international students >

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Second Bachelor's Degree

Post-Baccalaureate Students

If you have already earned a bachelor's degree, but are now interested in another bachelor's degree, post-baccalaureate studies is the answer.

The first step is applying for admissions with OSU. Once you're accepted, the advising team can help you estimate the academic credits you need and the number of academic terms it'll take to set you up with a secondary bachelor's from the College of Business. We'll help you map out a plan for earning your post-bacc.

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