Learn by Doing

Student Success

We believe in developing knowledge and skills through experiences both inside and outside the classroom. That's why we make sure we are providing opportunities for internships, service learning, research, study abroad and other creative and professional work projects.

Explore the world

Study abroad

Immerse yourself in new cultures and experiences through a variety of study abroad programs. The Arthur Stonehill International Business Exchange Program honors the emeritus professor who launched the first College of Business exchange programs in the 1980s. In the Stonehill program, you can choose from a variety of partner schools and options from around the world, and all classes are taught in English. Depending on the program, travel and study abroad can contribute to the international business degree option.

Opportunities include Australia, Austria, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden and Thailand.

Study Abroad

Study abroad students by a British bus

 

 

Put yourself out there

Learning and Research Centers

Center for Family Enterprise

A resource for students interested in running a family business. We focus on leadership skills as well as how to balance next-generation business ownership and the well-being of the family.

Find out more >

Center for the Advancement of Women in Leadership

Aims to change the landscape of business leadership by moving women into leadership roles in industry and allowing women’s perspectives to have an equitable influence on business decisions and growth.

Find out more >

Center for Business Analytics

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

Find out more >

Center for Marketing and Consumer Insights

The Center for Marketing and Consumer Insights provides professional market research and consulting services in order to provide insight into markets, businesses, and today’s consumers. Teams are led by marketing faculty who mentor teams of students in the field and in the classroom.

Find out more >

InnovationX

A center focused on exploring ideas and entrepreneurship. InnovationX, the Center of Excellence for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, provides resources, education and community to transform business ideas into reality.

Find out more >

Sales Academy

The Sales Academy is dedicated to promoting leadership and professionalism in the field of sales. Students interact and network with industry sales executives at Sales Academy events as well as participate in regional and nationwide sales competitions. By combining courses offered through the College of Business, Sales Academy and Sales Club activities, a student can enhance any OSU degree with a Certificate in Professional Selling upon program completion.

Find out more >

 

 

From a student

Studying abroad helped me learn how to adapt to uncertainty and gave me confidence in being independent.

Briana E., finance major who studied in Sweden

 

 

Career-ready skills

Blueprint

Blueprint is our education-to-career learning model. It’s a 12-course series — a few classes each year at the college — about professional and leadership development and financial literacy.

 

What will I learn?

All 12 courses are focused on helping you develop transferable skills like adaptability, teamwork and communication. These are qualities that employers seek in any industry.

 

When do I get to put theory into practice?

During your first year! You’ll launch a microbusiness year one. Third-year students participate in a case competition hosted by industry partners, and fourth-year students engage in company-sponsored classes focused on skill development in the workplace.

 

How can I choose a meaningful career?

You’ll get an overview of all the business disciplines such as accounting, marketing, finance and management and participate in career-planning activities, for example, company tours and workshops with industry representatives.

 

What about the life skills part?

You’ll also learn about financial goal setting, budgeting, credit management, loan repayment, taxes, saving and investing, making major purchases, and salary and benefit negotiation, so you can graduate feeling prepared for life — not just your career.

Explore Blueprint

 

 

Get involved

Student Clubs

Getting involved in a club or organization is a great way to meet people while exploring an interesting idea or passion. You'll have a variety of networking opportunities, a chance to develop leadership abilities and practical knowledge in a chosen area of emphasis, and continue learning outside the classroom. 

You can participate in dozens of student clubs and organizations ranging from finance, sales, design, family business, robotics and more. Build your resume, make new friends, develop skills, be active, push limits and get involved.

Explore clubs

Members of the Marketing Club

Other things to know

Career Success

Whether you’re looking for a job or an internship, the College of Business Career Success Center offers many resources to support you in your search. You can network with alumni and industry members as well as receive career counseling, feedback on cover letters and résumés and more.

+Career Success

This Week in Business

This Week in Business is a way to stay informed with the latest news and events in the College of Business and around campus. Sent out weekly during the term, it keeps you on track with important dates and deadlines.

+Read the latest newsletter

Career expos

The College of Business hosts major-specific job fairs online and in Austin Hall, and Oregon State hosts job fairs every term. Connect with potential employers as you meet with representatives from companies such as Adidas, Boeing, Daimler, Columbia Sportswear, E. & J. Gallo and Nike.

+Upcoming events