Innovation Management

Build expertise in managing corporate innovation, new product development, and commercializing processes with our double degree

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Innovation Management Double Degree

Success in the business world today requires innovation. Every company, large or small, has to innovate or risk becoming obsolete. You'll focus on developing the leadership skills necessary to recognize entrepreneurial opportunities in any size company, large or small.

You’ll build the expertise to lead corporate innovation, new product development, and commercialization, and learn to evaluate the potential of new ideas and inventions. Leadership and the ability to recognize and react to “the next big thing” are integral parts of every industry and every business, large and small.

Our innovation management double degree is for non-business majors, and we focus on teaching you to recognize entrepreneurial opportunities within business ventures. This degree program gets you ready to be a leader in the innovation economy, which is applicable across all industries.

You'll learn about technology and innovation management, commercialization, managing ethics and corporate social responsibility, and venture financing. Earning your double degree in business means you’ll graduate prepared for the world of change that every industry sector experiences.

Innovation management is a major program of study offered to non-business students in Corvallis wanting a double degree..

Requirements and How to Declare

Before meeting with an advisor to declare, please read the requirement information below.

For any questions regarding College of Business programs, please contact COB Advising: 541-737-3716.

In addition to meeting all of the IMDD courses listed in the major, there are additional credit and grade requirements. Students must also:


  • Complete all required courses and credits with a C- or better (cannot S/U)
  • Have a 2.5 College of Business (COB) GPA
  • Complete over 50% of the credits from OSU.
  • Complete a primary non-business major (IMDD is not a stand-alone major
  • Have 24 credits unique to the IMDD major and a maximum of 12 credits that count towards primary major curriculum (additional electives are available)
  • Complete 212 total credits for graduation
  • Review the course and credit requirements for the program
  • Contact the COB undergraduate advising office to schedule an appointment to declare IMDD.

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degrees and areas of focus

85% Job placement rate

of classes have fewer than 50 students


companies recruit our students each year

Innovation Management Double Degree 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

Entrepreneurship Club

HR Management Association

Women in Leadership


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Cecelia T. Shuttleworth Scholarship

Entrepreneurship Excellence Fund

Judith Erwin Scholarship Fund

Women’s Giving Circle

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Possible Careers

Business Reporter

Business Consultant



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Start-ups, inventions, seed funding, community activism, commercialization — all of this comes together in InnovationX, OSU’s Center of Excellence for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. It is a community. InnovationX is for learning the process that cultivates a great idea to ultimate success -- or your next great idea. We bring together the creative and curious from all majors on campus, and support each other.

Is it the patent process, is it a business pitch for seed capital or advanced stage funding? is it the resources to build a prototype? What will bring you to InnovationX?

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One last pitch: students wow judges with big ideas

Three minutes to pitch, another three to take questions, and then a few moments for judges to make notes. Through two days of competitions, hours of presentations on three separate competitive event platforms, the College of Business and OSU entrepreneurs filled Austin Hall awaiting their chance to pitch – and their chance to win startup funds.

This is InnovationX, the OSU Center of Excellence for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, which serves students of all majors across the university.

Among the Launch Academy competitors, ShoeBio, Medivac and Melaknow were the top-funded businesses of the 14 teams. Altogether Launch Academy startups earned more than $15,000 in support from the Giles Student Entrepreneurs Fund.

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There’s got to be something I could do that would let me be in control of my decisions and my life, and not someone else deciding if I can move ahead or not.

Randy Conrads ‘72
2018 Weatherford Distinguished Entrepreneur Award

Where our graduates work

Graduates from the college's innovation management double degree program have become entrepreneurs, business owners, product designers, consultants, managers, chief operation officers 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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