About Student Research Projects
The College of Business at Oregon State University prides itself in providing exceptional learning opportunities for our students. We train and educate students to be the best they can be upon entry into the workforce. We don’t do this alone. We value working with industry partners to help make students' education come to life.
The College has robust resources to assist, strengthen and enhance an organization’s abilities to gain competitive advantages from data, further innovative marketing efforts armed with consumer insight and market research, and employ strategic sourcing and management of supply chain and logistics. These multiple opportunities can be driven through collaboration with our Centers of Excellence: the Center for Business Analytics, the Center for Marketing and Consumer Insights, and the Center for Supply Chain Management, and graduate student teams.
Our centers are connection points between the college and Oregon’s business community. Moreover, we work closely with our partners to curate engagement opportunities at the college and look for their thoughtful insights.
Projects focus on a case scenario provided by you, guided by your business challenge. You offer background information and data, training information and the challenge.
These projects solve challenges, further the goals of your organization, and become part of the learning experience at the College of Business. Faculty assemble student teams, which consist of 5-10 graduate-level students, who on average have six years of industry experience and are in the MBA or MBS programs.
The student teams work with faculty and company representatives to develop complex, team-oriented solutions – an excellent training ground for working in industry and developing expertise. By embedding corporate challenges into the classroom, we mirror the experiences graduates face in their careers.
Our student research projects originate from many different areas within a company including accounting, analytics, customer discovery, market research, supply chain and logistics management or talent management. Both students and our partners benefit from these projects. Students further develop project management, teamwork and communication skills. Our partner organization accesses student creativity and expertise with faculty oversight while assessing potential intern or workforce candidates.