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: BA/BS 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)

Sales Representative, Marriot/Stryker/Cloud49/Intuit/Moonlight BPO
Staff Accountant, Western Shelter/Nosler/Callan Accounting 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.)?

Study Abroad in Germany
Bank of the Cascades/First Interstate Bank
Economic Development of Central Oregon (EDCO)
Kialoa Paddles
Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe
Mt. Bachelor
IBEX Global
Pronghorn Resort
Silver Moon Brewing

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

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