Accelerated Master's Platform (AMP)

Start your graduate degree while still an undergraduate

The Accelerated Master's Platform (AMP) allows current College of Business undergraduate majors to take graduate classes, apply those credits to their current undergraduate degree, and also transfer them into the Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Science in Business (MSB) programs.

Students apply to the program in the junior year and take up to 22 graduate credits during their senior year. With careful planning, College of Business students can potentially complete their MBA or MSB at Oregon State University quicker than they would otherwise be able. 

Participating Majors

Open to all COB majors, but some are particularly well-suited for specific graduate programs:

  • Marketing Majors: pairs well with MBA in Marketing, MSB in Marketing Analytics
  • Finance Majors: pairs well with MBA in Corporate Finance, MSB in Finance, MSB in Financial Analytics
  • Supply Chain Majors: pairs well with MBA in Supply Chain & Logistics Management, MSB in Supply Chain Analytics
  • Analytics Majors: pairs well with MBA in Business Analytics, MSB in Supply Chain Analytics, MSB in Financial Analytics, MSB in Marketing Analytics
  • Human Resources Management Majors: pairs well with MBA in Human Resources Management

Admission Requirements

  • Enrolled in a first bachelor’s program as an undergraduate student (post-bacc students are not eligible).
  • Have completed at least 105 credits of the required 180 credits for a bachelor's degree (the equivalent to junior standing).
  • A minimum 3.25 grade point average for completed OSU undergraduate coursework. Transfer GPA will not be considered.
  • Meet the English language proficiency standards per the Graduate Catalog.
  • International students should consult with an International Advisor at the Office of International Services (OIS) regarding required immigration documents once officially starting the graduate program.


  • You will complete the Graduate School online application, but you will need to enter a specialized AMP application code that will be given to you once you are approved to apply to the AMP program.
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals who are knowledgeable of your academic background and potential for success in a graduate degree program.
  • A completed and signed AMP Plan of Study uploaded into the “Documents Upload” section of the AMP application.


  • Year 3 of Undergraduate ("Junior Year")
    • Meet with Colin Johnston to begin conversations and determine if you might be eligible for the AMP program.
      • If approved, work with advisors to complete an “AMP Plan of Study form, which you will submit with your application.
      • Apply to the Graduate School using the Accelerated Master's Platform application code provided by the AMP advisor.
  • Year 4 of Undergraduate ("Senior Year")
    • Work simultaneously with COB Undergraduate Academic Advisor and COB Graduate Academic Advisor to design a course schedule to include graduate business classes.
    • Earn up to 22 graduate business credits.
  • Year 1 of Graduate School (MBA or MSB program)
    • Start your graduate business program, transferring up to 22 graduate business credits earned as an undergraduate.
    • Work with COB Graduate Academic Advisor to discuss schedule to complete remaining graduate business classes.

First Steps

  • Connect with Colin Johnston, Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment. Colin will be able to discuss the AMP program with you, and will help initiate a conversation to include you, your undergraduate advisor, and the graduate advisor.