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Note: COB Minors are not available to currently declared business majors (except IMDD & Design majors).

For any questions regarding College of Business minors, please contact COB Advising: 541-737-3716.

Requirements to Declare a College of Business Minor

In order to declare any of the COB minors, all of the following must be true at the time of application:

  • Be declared in a non-business major (exception is IMDD or Design)
  • Have earned a C- or better in any completed COB minor courses (OSU and transfer).
    • If a grade below C- exists in a minor course, student must be enrolled to retake course at the time of application. The initial grade received, however, is used in the GPA for evaluation purposes.
  • Have an AIM GPA of at least 2.50 (if 3 or more minor course grades have been earned)
  • Be in Good Standing with OSU (2.0 cumulative and last term GPA)

Process to Declare:

  • Review the course and credit requirements for each Minor (follow link in menu bar below)
  • Submit a completed Minor Declaration Application Form electronically (link can be found at the bottom of each Minor webpage) 
  • Watch OSU email for results of the eligibility evaluation of minor application.  Student will be notified whether or not they are eligible to declare.  Schedule for notifications is typically every two weeks, except summer.

Requirements to Earn a College of Business Minor upon Graduation

  • Complete all required courses and credits for the declared minor with a C- or better (cannot S/U)
  • Have a 2.5 COB Minor GPA
  • Complete at least 50% of the minor credits from OSU.
  • 50% or more of the minor credits cannot also be part of another business minor being pursued

Minors Currently Available:
   Business (available fully online)
   Entrepreneurship (available fully online)
   Family Business (available fully online)
   Marketing (available fully online)
Organizational Leadership
   Professional Sales

NOTE: Students wanting to pursue an OSU MBA later should ideally declare the Business minor.

The following terminology will be used regarding all COB minors:

  • All-Inclusive Minor (AIM) GPA = average of all grades (OSU and transfer) earned for minor courses
  • College of Business (COB) Minor GPA = average of all the OSU grades earned for minor courses