Beavers Mean Business

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

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.

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.


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

General Business
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.

Hospitality Management

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.

International Business

The international business option within the business administration major provides students with the international 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.

Degree Requirements

Fulbright Distinguished Chair

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

The Source's Woman of the Year

Erika McCalpine, a business instructor at OSU-Cascades, is the Source's Woman of the Year. She includes a diversity and inclusion component in every class she teaches.

Hospitality Management Online

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

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, the largest student club at OSU-Cascades with more than 120 members, and weekly outings and instruction sessions. 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.

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

Contact Us

Future students should connect with an admissions advisor for admission and program questions.

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