Students in the College of Business take courses in several business disciplines so that they have a holistic business perspective, which is especially important in smaller and entrepreneurial environments.  Emphasis is placed not only upon the concepts and analytical techniques of business decision-making, but also upon the responsibilities and opportunities of businesses to be socially responsible. The program is very broad so it serves students as they pursue just about any interest, and as they change interests across their career. It enables students to land in many industries (as seen below) and prepares students for successful careers in the highly competitive global business environment.

Degree: BA/BS in Business Administration, Minor in Business & Entrepreneurship
Business Faculty

PDF Handout for Business Administration

Potential career options in Business Administration:

Use the career exploration resources to learn about the potential career options below.
(some occupations may require further education/licensure)

Account Executive
Accountant
Bank Manager
Brand Ambassador
Buyer
Consultant
Credit Analyst
Financial Advisor
Financial Analyst
Hospital Administrator
Hotel Manager
Human Resources Specialist
Insurance Agent
Loan Officer
Manager
Market Research Analyst
Mortgage Loan Officer
Operations Manager
Owner/Entrepreneur
Promotions Manager
Public Relations Director
Public Administrator
Purchasing Agent
Real Estate Agent
Recreation Manager
Recruiter
Restaurant Manager
Sales Manager
Social Media Manager
Supervisor
Transportation Logistics
Wholesale Sales Representative

Where are OSU-Cascades Business Administration alumni working?

(Data obtained from LinkedIn)

Sales Representative, Marriot/Stryker/Cloud49/Intuit/Moonlight BPO
Staff Accountant, Western Shelter/Nosler/Callan Acounting Services/OSU-Cascades/NPS Wireless
Insurance Agent, State Farm/CA Insurance/NY Life
Product Portfolio Coordinator, Suterra
Real Estate Agent, Hayden/Cascades Sothebys/Exit Realty
Search Engine Optimization, G5/GL Solutions
Generator Tech, Pacific Power Group
Manager/Assistant Manager, Wyndham Vacation Ownership/900 Wall/Zydeco/Estee Lauder/Immaculate Flight
Financial Analyst, St. Charles Health System
Key Industry Coordinator, Economic Development of Central Oregon
Construction Manager, Heart of Oregon Corp
Owner/Franchise Owner, Progreen Construction/Dutch Bros./Wild Lookout/War Scooters/Adventure Holdings
Purchasing Agent, Standard Pacific Homes
Fire Fighter, Sisters/Camp Sherman
Director of Operations, Dotworkz Solutions
Marketing and Communication Coordinator, Capsugel Dosage
Risk Management Claims Specialist, St. Charles Health System
Community Relations, Central Oregon Council on Aging
Emerging Markets Analyst, Nike
Contracting Officer, Federal Government
ESL Teacher, Korea

Where have OSU students participated in experiential learning (internships/research/etc.)?

OSU-Cascades
Study Abroad in Germany
Hydroflask
G5
Bank of the Cascades
EDCO
Kialoa Paddles
Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe
Mt. Bachelor

Job Search:

In addition to our general job, internship, and volunteer search resources, below are some industry specific resources to help you search for opportunities in Business. Don't forget the important process of researching employers and networking with professionals in companies/organizations that you are interested in.

Graduate School:

In addition to our general Graduate/Professional School resources, utilize the following resources for researching advanced degrees in Business.

Professional Associations:

Involvement in professional associations can expand your network, keep you up to date on current trends in the field, and give you access to additional job and internship opportunities.

Additional Resources: