FAQ

Program Information

Program Information
Which hybrid programs are available in Portland?
Which programs are available in Corvallis?

You can find more information about our Corvallis programs here.

Which programs are available fully online?
How long will it take to complete my degree?

Our MBA programs range from 45 – 60 credit hours in length. Our MSB programs are 45-credit hours in length.

The minimum amount of time it takes to complete a degree in Corvallis programs is 9 months with a fall term start (45-credit programs). The minimum amount of time it takes to complete a degree fully online or via our hybrid program is 21 months with a fall start (45-credit programs). The length of time to complete may vary per student. For more information, please contact a recruiter.

Can I complete my degree online?

Absolutely. You can enroll in any of our fully online graduate business programs, or, if you are looking for the flexibility of an online program with the added value of face-to-face meetings, our hybrid programs (available in Portland) provide you with the opportunity to complete your degree with a combination of online content and in-person sessions.

The number of in-person sessions required for each hybrid course will depend on the course’s learning objectives. Portland in-person classes are held at the OSU Portland Center at Pioneer Square, typically on weekday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m.

Students requiring an international student visa are not eligible for our hybrid programs. Additionally, all Core 1 coursework is currently offered fully online.

Where and when are the in-person classes held for the Portland hybrid program?
  • Portland: In-person classes are held at the Collaborative Life Sciences Building on the South Waterfront in Portland. Classes are typically held on weekday evenings from 6 to 9 pm.
I hear that OSU is on a quarter system, what does that mean?
  • OSU has three terms (called “quarters”) each academic year (Fall, Winter, Spring). Classes are 10 weeks of instruction plus one week for finals (for comparison, semester systems typically have two 15-week terms in their academic year).
  • OSU also has a Summer term that offers different sessions for classes including accelerated course formats. Most graduate business classes meet only during fall, winter, and spring terms.
  • Please see the OSU academic calendar for more information.
When can I start?

In most cases, part-time students can start our programs any term.

Full-time students in Corvallis will need to start either in Summer (12-month program), or Fall (9-month program).

Start terms may vary per student. For more information, please contact a recruiter.

I am a current graduate student at OSU, can I apply for a concurrent MBA while I complete my graduate degree?

Our recruiters would be happy to discuss your options with you. Please contact us to schedule an appointment.

I am a current undergraduate student at OSU, can I apply for an MBA even if business is not my major?

Yes! You can absolutely apply for MBA admissions even if you aren’t majoring in business. Our recruiters would be happy to discuss the MBA program and application process with you. Please contact us to schedule an appointment.

I have additional questions, who can I speak to?

We’d love to talk more about our program and the application process. Please contact us to schedule an appointment or connect with our recruiting staff.

Program Information

Application Process

Application Process
How do I apply?

Along with the online application, you are required to submit a resume, transcripts, and two professional (or academic) references. You can read more about our requirements on our application process page.

Are there requirements for work experience?

Professional experience is not required for admission to Oregon State’s graduate business programs. However, professional experience can provide important insights into the applicant’s ability to complete the rigorous degree program that might not otherwise be evident in the academic record.

When reviewing your résumé we are looking for evidence of leadership, initiative, commitment and accomplishment. Please include full-time positions as well as part-time jobs, relevant internships, volunteer service, and any professional associations or affiliations.

How do I know if I am a competitive applicant? What do you consider when reviewing applications?

You can read more about our selection criteria here.

When are the application deadlines?

The Oregon State MBA programs have a series of priority and regular application deadlines. To be considered for admission, all of your application materials must be received by the deadline associated with the application term:

You can see the exact deadlines here

Do you offer application fee waivers?

The OSU Graduate School controls application fees and fee waivers.

DOMESTIC APPLICATION FEE WAIVERS
The Graduate School is able to grant application fee waivers only in limited circumstances for domestic applicants who meet specific criteria. Visit the Graduate Application Fee Waivers page to learn more.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICATION FEE WAIVERS
The Graduate School does not have application fee waivers for international students. International applicants can check with their local EducationUSA advising office to see if there are educational opportunity programs or local recommendations to fund study in the United States.

Application Process

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition and Financial Aid
How much does the program cost?

There are some variables in determining cost of tuition. To determine your approximate cost, and for more information. please visit: Tuition & Financial Assistance 

How do I determine if i am an Oregon resident?

All information about residency factors can be found here.

Do I qualify for financial aid as a graduate student?

There are opportunities for financial assistance. For more information, please visit: Tuition & Financial Assistance.

A list of scholarship opportunities available exclusively to international students can be found here.

A list of scholarship opportunities through the Graduate School at Oregon State University can be found here.

Are any scholarships available?

Yes, we offer several scholarships based on merit, work experience and other specific criteria. We also offer scholarships to OSU alumni who meet our admission criteria. Visit: Tuition & Financial Assistance.

A list of scholarship opportunities available exclusively to international students can be found here.

A list of scholarship opportunities through the Graduate School at Oregon State University can be found here.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Graduate Student Resources at OSU

Graduate Student Resources at OSU
Does OSU help me with my job search? Can someone review my resume?

The College of Business has a Career Success Center with advisors specifically dedicated to working with business students. For more information, please visit: Career & Placement

I’m a veteran, what kinds of resources are available to me?

All resources available to veterans can be found at here.

I am relocating to Corvallis and need assistance with housing- where should I be looking?

There are a variety of options for graduate housing on the Corvallis campus. Please visit University Housing and Dining Services (UHDS) to learn more about second year and above housing communities.

If this interests you, please apply with University Housing and Dining Services as soon as possible. You can contact UHDS with ant questions!

Where can I gather information on registering for classes and verifying my enrollment?

Please contact the Graduate Business Programs office at gradbusiness@oregonstate.edu or call 541-737-5510.

Graduate Student Resources at OSU

International Students

International Students
What are the minimum English Language requirements to be eligible for admission?

All international applicants who did not receive a degree in the United States, Australia, Canada, Ghana, New Zealand, Nigeria or the United Kingdom are required to submit scores from either the TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo.

Please review the following minimum score requirements:

  • TOEFL iBT: 91 total score with a subscore of at least 22 on each section
  • TOEFL PBT: 575 and a separate interview to assess speaking will be required
  • IELTS: 7
  • Duolingo: 130

The College of Business graduate programs do not offer conditional admission. If you are required to submit English Language Proficiency scores, then you must meet the minimum requirements to be admitted.

For more information on admissions requirements for international students, please visit the Graduate School’s International Applicants page.

Where can I gather more information on English Language Requirements?

Your scores are valid for two years after the test date.

How do submit English Language Test Scores?

When you take the test, you will have the opportunity to send your scores to Oregon State University. Oregon State’s ETS code is 4586.

  • For more information on sending in your TOEFL scores, please visit: TOEFL Website
  • For more information on sending in your IELTS scores, please visit: IELTS Website
  • For more information on submitting your Duolingo scores, please visit: Duolingo Website
How do I apply?
Are there scholarships available specifically for international students?

Yes. A list of all the scholarship opportunities available exclusively to international students can be found online. For more information, please visit: Office of International Admissions

Who should I contact to learn about the application process and required documents that I will need to submit?
I am an international student and have been admitted to the MBA program. How do I get my I-20?

The International Student Advising Services Office will assist you with your immigration processing and paperwork. To view their contact information as well as their available advising hours, please visit: Office on International Services

International Students