Information Security, Assurance & Analytics

Prepare for careers targeted to the growing impact of "Big Data."

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Information Security, Assurance & Analytics

Prepare for careers targeted to the growing impact of "Big Data." The information security, assurance, and analytics area of focus allows you to gain specialized knowledge of information management or information systems auditing fields.

Information security, assurance, and analytics builds upon the business, accounting and computer classes required of all accounting students and prepares students specifically to apply information technologies to accounting, auditing and other business tasks.

This area of focus includes the coursework of the accounting major.

The option in information security, assurance, and analytics is available to accounting majors in Corvallis.

Associated Program:

The option in information security, assurance, and analytics is available to students enrolled in the accounting program.

Today's accountants are tech-savvy problem-solvers, insightful planners and strategic thinkers. Many of the “number-crunching” tasks formerly thought to be part of an accountant's world have long ago been replaced by sophisticated software. Instead, you can expect a satisfying and challenging professional career as an accountant, with lucrative and stable employment in a respected profession.


degrees and areas of focus

85% Job placement rate

of classes have fewer than 50 students


companies recruit our students each year

Information Security, Assurance & Analytics Opportunities

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Sydney, Australia: University of Technology Sydney

Vienna, Austria: Vienna University of Economics & Business

Santiago, Chile: Universidad de Chile, Facultad Economia y Negocios

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Student organizations and clubs

Associated Clubs

Beta Alpha Psi

Finance Club

Institute of Management Accountants

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Chevron International Experience Scholarship

Deloitte Scholarship

McNeal Family Accounting Scholarship

Pattee Family Accounting Scholarship

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Possible Careers

Accounting Clerk

Enrolled Agent

Tax Accountant

Tax Consultant

OSU Center of Business Analytics

The Center of Business Analytics in the College of Business at Oregon State University serves as a platform connecting business organizations, professionals, students, and faculty to educate and to exchange ideas on gaining competitive advantages from data.

Working with its corporate sponsors, the Center of Business Analytics accomplishes its goals through corporate sponsored projects, community training, symposia, and sponsored faculty research, focusing on applying analytics technology such as data/text mining, data visualization/exploration, predictive modeling, and optimization to identify opportunities and to provide solutions.

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Meet Regan Mott

As her first year gets underway at Oregon State, Mott isn’t worried about how she’ll pay for college. That's because she has been awarded the Anne E. and David A. Thompson Family Scholarship through the College of Business, which covers the cost of attendance for four years, including support for experiential learning, professional leadership and development.

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I enjoy challenges, and I love to learn. That desire to learn and solve tough problems has guided me my entire career.

Kate Johnson '98
Act-On Software CEO

Where our graduates work

Graduates from the college's accounting program have become forensic accountants, business process analysts, quality control managers, auditors, consultants, teachers, systems' analysts, personal financial planners and more.

  • Adecco
  • Cambia
  • Cambia Health Solutions
  • Compucom
  • Daimler
  • Dell
  • Deloitte
  • Huron Health Care
  • Intel
  • Nike
  • Odom
  • Portland General Electric
  • Providence Health Services
  • Puppet Labs
  • Salesforce
  • Schnitzer
  • The Standard
  • Umpqua Bank

Here's why you should be a College of Business student

A success plan for life

Professional, personal and leadership skills form the backbone of successful careers. Blueprint, our award-winning series of classes, is focused on professional and leadership development and financial literacy. With Blueprint, you’re on track to graduate on time, with the skills and network to choose your career, and the savvy to make the big decisions at the right time.

We're not just business; we're family

Our first-year students live in one of our business-themed residence halls. This learning-focused, student-first, open-door culture makes the big Oregon State campus feel like the supportive place it is – and feel a lot smaller and easier to navigate than you might think.

We’re the only college at OSU that has a dedicated Career Success Center for our students. We help you find an internship, write a resume and find a job.

Ranked and accredited

Oregon State is ranked in the top five for online education with U.S. News & World Report. The College of Business overall, as well as our accounting program, is accredited by AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB International is the premier accrediting agency for degree programs in business and accounting.

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