Beavers Mean Business

OSU-Cascades offers an AACSB-accredited bachelor's degree in business administration.


Fulbright Distinguished

Julie Elston, a professor of management at OSU-Cascades, has received the Fulbright-Kathryn and Craig Hall Distinguished Chair for Entrepreneurship in Central Europe.


Faculty Who Lead

OSU-Cascades business instructor Erika McCalpine received one of OSU’s highest honors for diversity, the Frances Dancy Hooks Award.


Hospitality Online

You can position yourself to be a leader in tomorrow’s guest services industry by enrolling in the hospitality management online degree option.

About the Degree

The business administration degree program at OSU-Cascades offers a student-centered learning environment that provides students with the professional preparation necessary for successful careers in the highly competitive global business environment.

This AACSB-accredited program features curriculum designed to provide students with a broad overview of business. Students take multiple upper-division courses in several business disciplines including management and organizational behavior, accounting, finance, marketing, and operations management. The business administration degree program also provides students with an understanding of the entrepreneurial process.

Emphasis throughout the curriculum is placed not only upon the concepts and analytical techniques of business decision-making, but also upon the obligations and opportunities of businesses to be socially responsible.

Undergraduate Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

  • Degree Requirements
  • Business administration students can focus their studies by selecting one of the options listed below.

Options in the Business Administration Major

All students in the general business option must take 24 credits of upper-division College of Business courses in addition to the undergraduate business core curriculum. A minimum of 12 credits must be from 400-level courses. The general business option allows students to select courses in their areas of interest from multiple 300-400 level disciplines.

The hospitality management option prepares students for the job opportunities of the future in hotel and resort, food and beverage, travel and tourism and other guest services organizations. Students will develop skills in asset management, environmental scanning and competitive strategies, as well as the ability to forecast and adapt to the forces that drive change in the service industry. Graduates from this option will be well-positioned to become an owner and a leader in guest services innovation, technology, automation, operations and management.

The international business option provides students with the skills necessary to succeed in our increasingly global economy. This option is designed to equip students with professional ready skills to meet demands of both private and public businesses which find themselves increasingly faced with international, linguistic and cross-cultural challenges. In combining business, marketing, finance, language and international studies with a study abroad opportunity, students will enter the workforce with exposure to, and knowledge of, the international environment. This unique program of study gives students the exciting opportunity to learn about a foreign culture while earning academic credit by participating in our signature exchange program in Bad Mergentheim, Germany.


Business Minor

With an innovative curriculum taught by dedicated professors, the business minor provides you with a fundamental stepping stone on the road to identifying and commercializing business opportunities in any type of organization.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Minor

The I&E minor gives you the skills to recognize and seize market opportunities by providing insights into the creation and commercialization of new ideas. It combines a fundamental business class curriculum with discipline-specific classes to help you develop an entrepreneurial mindset and the skills necessary to build a successful career in any type of organization or setting.

Student Spotlight

Turning A Rad Idea into Reality

As a dock supervisor and fish cutter at a fishing lodge in Alaska, business student Megan Bolt saw the need for better quality fishing gear for women. So, she set out to start her own company. Raddr's mission is to create rad gear for women in the maritime industry, and also recognize the vital role they play in the fishing community. Megan is working on gear design and prototypes, she placed second in the BendTECH Unconference pitch competition, and won the OSU-Cascades Innovation Co Lab PitchFest. Super rad.

Working Together

In Management 364, a computer science major, two energy systems engineering majors, and a business administration major came together to plan and execute a group project: building an augmented reality sandbox that projects a topographic map onto the sand in real time. They had their ups and downs, but in the end — they succeeded.

Student Spotlight

Rocking It

Connor Park is following in his father’s footsteps. He wants to be a dentist, too. But to get there, Connor is blazing his own trail. With science classes behind him, he’s majoring in business so that he can build his future dental practice on a solid foundation. Connor is at the helm of the Rock Climbing Club, our largest student club with more than 120 members. Turns out dental schools look for particular qualities in applicants, like leadership. They also look for activities that demonstrate finger dexterity. Climbing walls and boulders wouldn’t be possible without a good grip. Rock on, Connor.

Alumna Spotlight

A Business Minor Is Major

When it comes to science, Cheyenne Sproat is all business. A fifth generation Central Oregonian, Cheyenne always knew science was in her future, but not exactly how. She became a biology major, tacking on minors in chemistry and business. An internship in the human resources department at Thermo Fisher Scientific in Bend gave her an opportunity to advance the science she loves, by supporting scientists. She worked to get employees information they need, and helped her supervisor manage the hiring and promotion process. The internship stuck, too — before it ended she accepted an offer to join the team full-time.

You'll Be In Demand

Learn how to be a problem-solver, decision-maker and leader. A business administration degree is the starting point for many careers in business, but we'll help you go a step further. Our degree will prepare you for a career in high-demand job sectors like digital marketing, supply chain, entrepreneurship or management.

Sample Courses

  Managing Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Impact of Culture on Business
Managing Individual and Team Performance
Business Internship
Employee Recruitment and Selection
Business Law
International Business
Operations Management
Consumer Behavior
Human Resources Management

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