Business Administration 

The business administration degree provides students with a broad overview of business; basic skills in accounting and quantitative methods; an understanding of the legal and social environment of business; a background in management and organizational behavior, marketing, finance, and operations management; an understanding of the entrepreneurial process; and the opportunity to integrate course work and further develop decision-making skills through the analysis of business cases.


Business Administration Learning Goals

Why OSU?

01. Access. By blending professional practice into the educational process, we are developing young professionals who understand how to solve real problems, persist through challenges, and lead by example. Our Portland hybrid online program provides the convenience of online courses taught by renowned OSU College of Business faculty with valuable face-to-face sessions that prepare our graduates to be profession-ready when they enter the workforce.

02. The Beaver Network. As a College of Business graduate, you'll be in good company. There are more than 27,000 OSU College of Business alumni in the world.    

03. Analytical Strength. All of our majors are analytically strong. We’ve added analytics courses to our core, and options in analytics in all of our functional areas. Our students are especially strong in skills we know employers want and need: critical thinking, problem solving, logic, pattern recognition, and deductive and inductive reasoning.

04. Hard Work. Employers who hire Beaver alumni routinely cite hard work as a leading differentiator between OSU graduates and graduates from other schools.

05. Entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is a required course for all OSU business majors, and we foster a culture of innovation — as a skill through classes, projects and startup programs.


06. National Top 10. OSU is a leader in online education, ranking in the top 10 nationally by U.S. News & World Report.

07. Student Engagement and Professional Development. Our valuable face-to-face sessions create community and support student success by preparing students with skills that employers crave: leadership, teamwork, self-management, ethics, cultural diversity, financial literacy, work ethic, health and well-being, communication skills, critical thinking skills and career management.  

08. Ethics. Every OSU business student completes a course in ethics, and sound decision-making is embedded in every major. 

09. Design. We have design embedded in the College of Business. The only other program in the country that has something similar is Stanford. 

10. Dedicated Faculty. Our faculty are leading researchers in their fields with valuable industry, and dedicated to meeting the needs of students through online and in-person education. The same College of Business faculty who teach our on-campus also teach our online students.