Post-bac Students Pursuing a Second OSU Business Degree/Major

STEP 1: Apply for Admission

Students interested in earning a subsequent undergraduate degree in business or design may apply for admission to OSU as a degree seeking Post-baccalaureate.

This application must be submitted along with official transcripts of all college work by the application deadline. Deadlines are approximately one month prior to the start of the term of admission. A nonrefundable $60.00 application fee is required. It is highly recommended that you consult with a COB advisor before applying.  This helps to get a basic idea how many credits can apply toward the degree and an estimate of time to degree.

STEP 2:  Evaluation of Records

In order to be admitted to the College of Business, you must:

  • Have earned a 2.25 or higher cumulative GPA. This GPA is computed on the first baccalaureate degree plus any subsequent credit earned.
  • Have received a C- or better in College Algebra and English Composition.
  • Submit a one paragraph Statement of Objectives with the application.
    • It is important to indicate which major within the College of Business you hope to pursue and which campus you want.
  • Meet the following College of Business Progression Standards:
    • 2.5 minimum GPA within any of the Business or Design core or major classes already completed at OSU or a transfer institution.
    • No grade lower than a C- in these same classes.
  • Please Note:  In order for upper division classes to apply towards specific business requirements, the transfer institution must be AACSB accredited.

STEP 3:  Notification and Next Steps

  • Once your records have been reviewed by the College of Business, you will receive an e-mail indicating our admissions decision.
  • All students seeking a second degree in business/design must attend an orientation prior to their first term.
  • Accepted students will be admitted into the major indicated; however, if they want to change majors, they must meet COB progression standards to do so.
  • Students will be able to obtain their registration PIN within an appointment following orientation.

IMPORTANT: Academic performance is not the sole criterion for admission to Oregon State University. OSU may evaluate a person's behavior and background to determine their ability to maintain the standards of academic and professional conduct expected at the University. An evaluation may take into consideration current behavior and performance as well as past experiences and actions. Simply qualifying for admission does not guarantee admission.


Post-bac Students Pursuing a College of Business Minor:


  • Apply online through the Admissions page using the Post Bac Application.
  • In the Statement of Objectives, clearly state your undergraduate major and that you now wish to complete the minor.
  • State which minor you want, and which campus of which you want to belong.
    • If your plan is to later pursue an OSU MBA, the Business minor is the best choice.



  • Application is reviewed by the College of Business
  • To be accepted, you must:



  • Once officially accepted, you will need to obtain a PIN from an advisor in order to register.  We recommend you schedule an appointment to obtain this and a completion plan.
  • You must be compliant with our Progression Standards in order to earn the minor.
  • Upon completion of the minor, you need to complete a subsequent credential completion form with the Registrar’s Office.  NOTE:  Your transcript will not be updated with the minor if you skip this step.