Welcome to the Science of Business
Accelerate your career with our four focused tracks that allow you to dive deeply into subject areas that matter to your career and your employer.
Take classes fully online or on-campus in Corvallis.
Part-time: 21+ months
Full-time: 9+ months
Our option in finance trains you to understand how individuals, businesses and public entities access financial markets. You’ll learn to evaluate resources and make investment decisions and to evaluate the tradeoff between risk and reward using appropriate quantitative methods. You’ll provide defensible financial recommendations by applying financial tools and analytical methods.
The finance option gives you a strong quantitative and analytical focus as you study access to and use of money and capital. Your capstone project will focus on mergers and acquisitions, international finance or ethics and corporate social responsibility.
Financial analytics is an emerging field that focuses on advanced quantitative techniques to provide critical insights into valuation, portfolio optimization, and risk management. Our master’s of science option integrates foundational work in finance and accounting and business analytics to meet the demand for advanced financial decision-making.
You’ll learn to apply core concepts and tools in the finance discipline that address current business challenges and to evaluate the tradeoff between risk and reward using appropriate quantitative methods. Coursework topics include financial and cost analysis, corporate finance, data analytics for a competitive advantage and investments.
Marketing Insights and Analytics
Our concentration in marketing insights and analytics dives into the combination of marketing insight, which gives a theoretical understanding of what drives customer behaviors, and business analytics, which provides big data analytical techniques.
You’ll learn how to incorporate customer insights and innovative problem-solving to develop a marketing strategy. Courses examine three areas: core business knowledge, a deep understanding of marketing principles, and the analytical tools to conduct and translate data analysis to value-enhancing actions. You’ll master these techniques by completing a capstone project that addresses a real-world business challenge.
Supply Chain Analytics
Our concentration in supply chain analytics is the intersection of two areas in which organizations need trained and experienced leaders: supply chain and logistics management and business analytics.
In today’s complex supply chain systems, businesses need real-time information and leaders who possess strategic decision-making abilities. You learn how to use data management and data analytics to explore the characteristics of supply chains and identify value-enhancing efficiencies.