Career Options

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 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: B.A./B.S. in Business Administration, Minor in Business
Options: General Business, International Business
Business Faculty

Potential career options in Business Administration

Use the career planning resources to learn about the potential career options below.
(some occupations may require further education/licensure)
Account Executive
Bank Manager
Brand Ambassador
Credit Analyst
Financial Advisor
Financial Analyst
Hospital Administrator
Hotel Manager
Human Resources Specialist
Insurance Agent
Loan Officer
Market Research Analyst
Mortgage Loan Officer
Operations Manager
Promotions Manager
Public Relations Director
Public Administrator
Purchasing Agent
Real Estate Agent
Recreation Manager
Restaurant Manager
Sales Manager
Social Media Manager
Transportation Logistics
Wholesale Sales Representative

Where are OSU-Cascades Business Administration alumni working?

(Data obtained from LinkedIn)

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

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

Bank of the Cascades
Bend Elks Baseball Club
Compassion Kombucha
Economic Development of Central Oregon (EDCO)
Enterprise Holdings
First Interstate Bank
Frontier Management
General Duffy's Waterhole
Heart of Oregon Corps
IBEX Global
Kialoa Paddles
Mid Oregon Credit Union
Mission Lodge
Mt. Bachelor
OSU-Cascades Innovation Lab
Pronghorn Resort
Red Carpet Car Wash
Sendr Brand
Silver Moon Brewing
Study Abroad in Germany
Sunriver Resort
Terry Van Winkle
Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe
Urban Details
U.S. Bank

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

Career Development Center

The Career Development Center is here to help you navigate your future path.

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