The future of Business

Strategic Plan FY23-24

Innovative Business Education
for all Learners, everywhere

At OSU College of Business, we are dedicated to empowering our students with innovative, future-focused business education. Since our founding in 1908 we have been guided by the mandate to bring business education to all learners, everywhere. And today we have more than 37,000 alumni worldwide.

We continue to have a profoundly positive impact on business landscapes within Oregon, nationally and globally. With campuses in Corvallis and Bend, and our top-ranked online learning with Ecampus, we serve more than 4,500 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students.

Oregon State University is a land-, sea-, space-, and sun-grant university and an R1 research institution. These prestigious designations reinforce our commitment to promoting extensive research activities and our dedication to societal advancement. As the third largest college at OSU, our mission is to solve the world's challenges and elevate business for all learners, everywhere.

Our Mission

At the College of Business, we provide a transformative education that shapes ethical leaders ready for global impact. We are a steadfast community of learners, educators and professionals, collaborating to champion the prosperity of our communities and businesses. We’ve made a commitment to conduct impactful and relevant research and our pursuit to foster an inclusive environment where every individual is valued.

Our vision, mission, values

Tim Carroll

A message from Dean Carroll

We began to work on redefining, reimagining, and recommitting to our vision and strategic priorities in January 2022. We wanted our priorities to reflect each and every one of us. We sought input from our donors, alumni, faculty and staff, and incorporated AACSB and other standards to inform our approach. We also carefully examined national trends and considered the unique context of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.

We conducted 29 in-depth interviews, reviewed survey responses from an impressive 3,440 stakeholders, and hosted multiple interactive workshops to ensure comprehensive engagement. The valuable insights gathered from these interactions further enriched our planning process.

I am truly inspired by the ideas that have emerged from this collective effort. It is through the dedication of each person within our college community that we are a success. Together, we are laying the foundation for an even brighter future.

Our college runs on the innovative ideas, hard work and dedication of its people. Our team includes instructional professionals, academic and career success advisors; marketing, event, IT and facility service teams and faculty members. Each person plays an essential role in our success.

I am excited to witness the implementation of our strategic plan and the positive impact it will have on the students we serve, our college, the university as well as our communities in Oregon and beyond.

Warm regards,
Dean Tim Carroll

Our strategic Priorities

Core Values

We have a unique educational approach where values and impact are key. We prioritize people over profit and redefine business as a societal good. Committed to nurturing students with innovative support, we focus on academic and ethical growth. Our dedication to integrity, inclusivity, and societal betterment, acknowledges our historical roots and champions diversity and equity. We are on a journey where education transcends learning, aiming for a positive global impact.

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At the heart of the OSU College of Business, we believe in the power of diversity, inclusion and collaboration. Our strategic planning process reflects this.

  • 29 in-depth interviews
  • Multiple interactive workshops
  • Two comprehensive surveys
  • 3,440 responses

This conversation with our community has enriched our planning process, given depth to our data, ensuring every voice was heard and every perspective considered. And we are ready to turn this plan into action.

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The College of Business is poised for growth and transformation with a strategic plan that focuses on four crucial areas. These pillars are the foundation upon which we'll build our future.

Each area will shape our development over the next several years. They will drive our actions, inform our decisions and inspire our community. And importantly, they will help us create an environment that promotes diversity and inclusion, and empowers every member of our community to succeed.

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