200 Bexell Hall
Oregon State University
Ilene Kleinsorge, Dean and Sara Hart Kimball Chair, 541-737-6024, firstname.lastname@example.org
Carol Leder, Head Advisor, 541-737-3716, email@example.com
James Coakley, Associate Dean, Academic Programs, 541-737-3716, firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Professors Coakley, Frischmann, Kleinsorge, Moore
Assistant Professors Akroyd, Huang, Lin, B. Scott
Senior Instructor Bourne
Instructors L. Brown, Peacock, Perez
Associate Professors Coakley, Marshall, Reitsma
Assistant Professor Zhu
Senior Instructor Raja
Instructors Cabak, Miller
Global Business Analysis:
Professors Hsieh, N. King
Associate Professor Wu
Assistant Professors Kim, I. Scott, Lu
Instructors Costa, Hasbrook, Healey, Lawton, Lewis, Lykins, Martin, Micheau, Moran, Olstad, Rose, Smith, Young
Strategy and Entrepreneurship:
Associate Professors Arthurs, D. Neubaum
Assistant Professors Barden, J. Chen, Murnieks, Vestal
Instructors Briggs, Cassidy, Dowling, Higgins, Mentler, S. Neubaum, Noxel, Van Order
Associate Professors Becker-Blease, Berger, Mathew, Yang
Assistant Professor Chira
Instructors Burgdorfer, Stojcevski, Varadharajan
Associate Professors Baldridge, Hacker
Assistant Professors Cho, Klotz, Leavitt, Schilpzand, Swift
Instructors Broome, Cieri, Crangle, Gonzalez, LeRoux, Martell, McNeely, Morris
Associate Professor Koenig
Assistant Professors Barnhart, Bee, Huff, J. King, Puzakova
Instructors Elton, Tull
The College of Business provides nationally recognized research-based education that prepares profession-ready graduates who can excel in an innovative knowledge-based economy. The undergraduate and graduate programs in business and the undergraduate program in accounting are all accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
The School of Design and Human Environment (SDHE) offers nationally recognized academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Students can gain practical experience in their chosen fields through exciting research, internship and/or study abroad opportunities. For specific information about the School of Design and Human Environment, please refer directly to the SDHE section of this catalog or their website: http://business.oregonstate.edu/sdhe/advising.
The information below refers only to the undergraduate/graduate business-specific majors offered by the college.
The College of Business offers seven undergraduate degree programs and one graduate degree program. Curricula lead to bachelor of arts (BA), bachelor of science (BS), and master of business administration (MBA) degrees. For advanced degrees see the Graduate School section of this catalog.
Students wanting to earn a bachelor of arts degree in the College of Business will need to:
- Demonstrate proficiency through the second year of a foreign language (foreign language is defined as completing the 213 level of that language with a C or better or getting a signed letter by the School of Language, Culture, and Society that states they have determined the student has that level of proficiency without needing the course work), and
- Demonstrate cultural awareness by either:
- Completing 6 credits of upper-division course work focusing on the culture of regions that commonly use the foreign language in which the student is proficient, or
- Successfully complete a study abroad, global internship, or research experience of at least 10 weeks in a non-English speaking foreign country while enrolled at OSU. This experience must be clearly documented for audit purposes.
The Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration offer options in General Business (Cascades Campus only), Hospitality Management (Cascades Campus only), International Business, and Entrepreneurship for Business Majors.
Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees are also available in Business Information Systems, Finance, Management, and Marketing. The Accountancy degree is only a Bachelor of Science.
College of Business undergraduate students have the opportunity to participate in student exchange programs around the world.
The College of Business encourages experiential learning through its Arthur Stonehill International Exchange Program, Business Solutions Group, Austin Entrepreneurship Program, Austin Family Business Program, Close to Customer (C2C) Marketing Project, student clubs, and internships.
Accountancy (BS, CRED, HBS)
Accounting Information Systems
Apparel Design (BS, CRED, HBS)
Business Administration (BA, BS, CRED, HBA, HBS)
Entrepreneurship for Business Majors
General Business (Cascades Campus only)
Hospitality Management (Cascades Campus only)
Business Information Systems (BA, BS, CRED, HBA, HBS)
Finance (BA, BS, CRED, HBA, HBS)
Graphic Design (BFA, HBFA)
Innovation Management (BA, BS, HBA, HBS)
Interior Design (BS, CRED, HBS)
International Studies (BA, HBA)
Management (BA, BS, CRED, HBA, HBS)
Marketing (BA, BS, CRED, HBA, HBS)
Merchandising Management (BS, CRED, HBS)
Sustainability (BS, HBS)
Business and Entrepreneurship
Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Accounting
Business Administration (MBA)
Graduate Area of Concentration
Business Administration (PhD)
Business Administration and Accountancy (MBAA)
Design and Human Environment (MA, MAIS, MS, PhD)
Graduate Areas of Concentration (MA, MS)
Cultural/Historic Aspects of the Near Environment
Design in the Near Environment
Human Behavior and the Near Environment
Graduate Areas of Concentration (PhD)
Cultural/Historic Aspects of the Near Environment
Design in the Near Environment
Human Behavior and the Near Environment
Design and Human Environment
High School Preparation
The following high school courses are recommended for students planning to enroll in the College of Business: English, four years; mathematics, four years; history and social studies, three years; foreign language, two years; natural science, two years. In addition, competence in microcomputer word processing, spreadsheet, and database software is recommended.
Students planning to transfer into the College of Business should do so as early as possible. Those planning to transfer from a community college should consult with the business advisor at the community college to determine the most appropriate courses to complete prior to transfer. An advisor in the College of Business should also be contacted for advice.
Advising and Experiential Learning
The College of Business has experienced advisors available to assist students in all academic matters, as well as in the areas of career choice, internships, and other experiential learning opportunities. The resources of the Career Services office and College of Business Career Success Center (Bexell 209) are available to all students seeking information concerning career development and interviews with visiting firms.
Students who wish to earn an undergraduate degree from the College of Business combined with another OSU degree may enroll in a concurrent degree program. Some degrees must be completed in conjunction with a primary degree (see the International Studies major in International Programs, the Sustainability major in the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society, or the Education major in the College of Education for more information.) The requirements for earning two degrees are listed under Earning a Degree at OSU. Students who intend to obtain one of their degrees from the College of Business should see an advisor in the College of Business as soon as possible.
The College of Business offers one transcript-visible minor for students majoring in other disciplines. The Business and Entrepreneurship minor allows students to enhance their skills in areas such as marketing, management, finance, and entrepreneurship. More information may be obtained from the College of Business Advising Office, 214 Bexell Hall, 541-737-3716.
The Arthur Stonehill International Business Exchange Program
The College of Business administers the largest international business exchange program in the state. This opportunity allows qualified students to study abroad in one of 10 carefully selected and approved programs. Successful completion of course work enables students to earn their option in International Business through this one term of study. Current programs are available in Austria, Australia (I.B. option not available here), Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Hong Kong, Norway, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and Thailand. A one-credit orientation class is required the term prior to departure, and a reflection paper is due upon return. All courses are taught in English and focus on various aspects of international finance, management and marketing.
Austin Entrepreneurship Program
Sandy Neubaum, Director
The Austin Entrepreneurship Program (AEP) at Weatherford Hall is dedicated to teaching entrepreneurship and developing entrepreneurial thinking. By combining a formal entrepreneurship curriculum with a broad range of informal curriculum activities in a unique residential college facility, students live, study, work and dream together...sharing ideas, thinking creatively and learning practical life skills through hands-on experience.
Austin Family Business Program
Sherri Noxel, Director
Located within the College of Business since 1985, the Austin Family Business Program fosters family businesses through workshops, checklists, videos, academic courses, and Internet resources. The program helps business-owning families manage day-to-day operations and plan for future generations.
Business Solutions Group
Carrie Hertel, Interim Director
The Business Solutions Group (BSG) is an experiential learning program that provides product testing and custom software solutions to various business partners—including Fortune 500 companies, state agencies, and OSU departments. In a real-world environment, students hone technical and business skills including troubleshooting, networking, problem solving, object oriented programming, team work, project management, and customer relations. BSG leverages emerging technologies to solve business problems, preparing students for the business community of tomorrow. Paid student positions include test engineer, developer, analyst, project manager, and administrative assistant. Paid internships for OSU credit are also available.
Close to the Customer Project (C2C)
Linda Lovett, Director
The C2C Project delivers market research to entrepreneurship students, as well as external clients, while providing experiential learning for students.
Master of Business Administration
The MBA program is an accelerated management program with an experiential component and an emphasis on innovation, sustainability, technology and entrepreneurship. The program is designed to provide our graduates with the necessary skills to solve complex business problems and to successfully compete in the business marketplace. Foundation courses include such fundamentals as business law, accounting, finance, and marketing. Advanced courses explore contemporary business topics in depth, with an emphasis on sustainability, technology, entrepreneurship and innovation in the global economy. Course work is completed in tandem with the experiential component of the program, the Integrated Business Project (IBP).
With the IBP, student teams are tasked with creating fact-based, research-driven business plans for the companies of their choice. Whether developing an entrepreneurial venture from scratch or providing an established business with a new direction and growth potential, students become active in their own education. As the cornerstone of the College of Business MBA, the IBP program has a lasting impact, not only on students, but on commerce and industry in Oregon.
The MBA program is an intensive, fast-paced program designed to guide students through a rigorous foundation and core curriculum, while allowing them to pursue their interests and push their boundaries. Throughout, students learn to build teams, integrate disciplines, work under pressure and multitask. In short, the same skills they will rely on when they leave campus.
College of Business Academic and Professional Standards
The standards set forth below apply to all students enrolled in the College of Business (COB) and are in addition to those standards applicable to all students in the university. Students are responsible for satisfying these requirements.
Prerequisite Grade Requirements
A grade of C– or better is required for prerequisites for all classes offered by the College of Business. A higher grade is required in some classes as noted in the catalog.
Academic Progression Standards
Academic progression standards specify the requirements a student must meet in order to graduate with a degree from the College of Business. OSU has minimum GPA standards. The College of Business (COB) has additional GPA requirements and standards. Students must satisfy both OSU and COB standards to earn their business degree.
BA 101, BA 211, BA 213, BA 233, BA 260, BA 276, BA 302
WR 222/323/327, MTH 241, MTH 245, COMM 111 or COMM 114, ECON 201, ECON 202
BA 333, BA/FIN 340 or BA 360,
BA 347, BA 352, BA 353, BA 357,
BA 370 or ACTG 378, BA 376,
BA 390, BA 466
Discipline-Specific Course Work
All BA/ACTG courses completed as part of the business degree
ECON 330, ECON 340
The COB Progression Standards require that students:
- Achieve a minimum grade of C– or better in all classes used to complete their business degree program.
- Maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA over all course work completed within their business degree program.
- Complete over fifty percent of the business program and discipline course work at OSU.
- Resolve all incomplete (I) grades in any classes within the business degree program within one year, or prior to graduation, whichever occurs first.
- Make satisfactory progress toward the completion of the business degree program in a timely fashion.
The business degree program includes all COB classes (BA/ACTG) taken for major and elective credit and non-BA classes that are part of the degree requirements (see table below). Any course used to satisfy business degree requirements must be taken using the A–F grade mode. The Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) grade basis may not be used. If a course is completed with the S/U grade basis prior to declaring the business degree program, the original earned grade (A–F) will be used to compute progression standard GPAs.
Transfer grades in business degree program classes may be used to satisfy course work requirements but are not used in the overall COB GPA calculation used to determine graduation. They are, however, used in the All Inclusive Business GPA. Thus, if a course is completed at OSU and must be repeated to earn a higher grade, then the course must be repeated at OSU for the grade to be included in the GPA calculation.
Lower-division classes (100–200 level) completed at any accredited college or university with a grade of C– or higher may be used to satisfy pre-business core requirements, but will not be included in the overall COB GPA calculation. These transfer courses will be used in the All Inclusive Business GPA.
Upper-division classes (300-level and above) completed with a grade of C– or higher at school(s) accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business may be used to satisfy upper-division business core and discipline-specific course work requirements, but will not be included in the overall COB GPA calculation. These transfer courses will be used in the All-Inclusive Business GPA.
Guiding Professional Standards for the College of Business Community
As a member of the College of Business community you should strive to:
- treat others with honesty, respect, and courtesy;
- maintain the highest levels of academic integrity;
- act in accordance with ethical and social responsibilities;
- foster a professional learning environment; and
- act in a professional manner.
You are also expected to comply with the law as well as all university regulations and policies that apply to you. Those university policies include, but are not limited to, the University Student Conduct Regulations, the university’s Discrimination and Harassment Policies and the university’s Policy on Acceptable Use of Computing Resources. Failure to comply with these laws, regulations, and policies may result in the pursuit of disciplinary action by the college, as detailed further below.
General Statement on Professional Conduct and Academic Integrity
The Guiding Professional Standards for the College of Business community, subscribed to by all members of the College of Business community, are intended to support and implement the values held by the college. Those values encompass the pursuit of excellence in teaching, learning and scholarship. All members of the College of Business community accept our responsibility to strive to meet those standards and to act in an ethically proper manner in our dealings with others. We dedicate ourselves to create and nurture a culture of innovation, cooperation, diversity and mutual respect within the College of Business while recognizing and pursuing the social responsibilities imposed by these values.
A reputation for personal integrity is valuable in the business and broader world. A good reputation is created through personal behavior and performance over time that is observed by friends, colleagues, and business associates, both superiors and subordinates.
The students, faculty, administrators and staff of the College of Business are committed to fostering and creating a positive, professional learning environment. These goals will be pursued by conduct that is honest, civil, courteous and responsible.
Academic and Disciplinary Procedures
The College of Business Academic and Disciplinary Procedures govern the college’s response to a student’s failure to progress adequately academically in the college or a violation of the law or university regulations and policies that apply to the student, including the Guiding Professional Standards of the college, the university Student Conduct Regulations, the university’s Discrimination and Harassment Policies, or the university’s Policy on Acceptable Use of Computing Resources. As is the case for all students, College of Business students are also subject to the university’s Student Conduct Regulations and the procedures for enforcement of those regulations.
A failure by the student to progress adequately academically or a violation by the student of the Guiding Professional Standards of the college, the university Student Conduct Regulations, the university’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment, or the university’s Policy on Acceptable Use of Computing Resources may result in the pursuit of one or more of the actions detailed below, including dismissal of the student from the college. The college will notify a student against whom it pursues such action with information about the effect of the action on the student’s status in the college and information regarding how the student may respond to or appeal the action.
A student against whom the college pursues such action will be issued one of the following notices, depending on the student’s academic status or the severity or frequency of the behavior resulting in the action:
"Warning" status is cautionary and is issued for one or more of the following academic reasons:
- Earning a ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade in a business program class.
- A small deviation below the minimum 2.5 business GPA.
- Failure to complete business course work in a timely fashion.
A "Warning" may also be issued to identify student behavior which may place a student’s enrollment status in the college at risk. The warning status may be removed following satisfactory resolution of behavioral concerns, as determined by the college.
If a student has larger deviations from the COB progression standards than those defined for a warning, or if the student continues to be out of compliance with any of the COB academic progression standards following a Warning, the student may be placed on probation and may be required to take specific action to correct the problem(s).
Student behavior that is a significant departure from the law or university regulations and policies that apply to the student, including the Guiding Professional Standards of the college, the university Student Conduct Regulations, the university’s Discrimination and Harassment Policies, or the university’s Policy on Acceptable Use of Computing Resources may also result in "Probation" status. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to, academic dishonesty, criminal violations, repeated or intentional violation of university policies, or significant breaches of the Guiding Professional Standards of the college, the university Student Conduct Regulations, the university’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment or the university’s Policy on Acceptable Use of Computing Resources. Detailed information on university policies can be found at the Student Conduct website at http://oregonstate.edu/studentconduct/home/.
A student on probation status must follow recommendations of the college in order to avoid suspension or dismissal. Students on probation status must meet with an advisor following each term to review their progress and standing in the college until the probation status is removed. Students who successfully fulfill the recommendations will be removed from probation status. Students who fail to follow or are unsuccessful in fulfilling the recommendations will be placed on suspension and evaluated for dismissal from the college
Probation may also be continued if a student is still out of compliance with academic or behavioral requirements but is taking steps to correct the problem(s) identified.
A student who has displayed severe or repeated departures from the law or university regulations and policies that apply to the student, including the Guiding Professional Standards of the college, the university Student Conduct Regulations, the university’s Discrimination and Harassment Policies, or the university’s Policy on Acceptable Use of Computing Resources may be placed on suspension status. The college will place an indefinite hold on the progression of a student placed on suspension status until the college can adequately evaluate whether the student will be allowed to continue in the college.
Students engaged in an appeal of their dismissal from the college will also be placed on suspension status.
A student may also be placed on suspension if a student does not take steps to become compliant with the college’s academic progression standards (such as retaking a class the student has failed), or the student is not making adequate progress in correcting the student’s academic problems.
A student placed on suspension status will not be allowed to progress in the college. The student must wait a minimum of one term before reapplying for admission to the college and must submit applications in accordance with published guidelines and deadlines. Following reapplication, the college will review the student’s record, including any interim proof of progress. After review, the college may recommend immediate dismissal from the college, recommend that the student be continued on suspension status pending receipt of additional information, or prescribe a plan to address specific concerns that resulted in the student’s suspension status. If a plan for progression is developed by the college, the student will be placed on probation status pending satisfactory progress.
If the student was placed on suspension for academic reasons and qualifies for readmission, the student must start in Pre-Business and reapply to ProSchool. If, after readmission, the college’s or the university’s academic standards or requirements have changed since the student was last a business major, the student will be subject to the more recent standards or requirements.
Dismissal from the College
A student will be dismissed from the college if the student’s behavior is a sufficiently severe and significant departure from the law or university regulations and policies that apply to the student, including the Guiding Professional Standards of the college, the university Student Conduct Regulations, the university’s Discrimination and Harassment Policies, or the university’s Policy on Acceptable Use of Computing Resources or the student fails to constructively address previous behavioral concerns after college action. A student may also be dismissed if the student departs significantly from the college’s academic progression standards or if the student fails to follow adequately any plan prescribed while the student is on probation status.
Appeal of Academic or Disciplinary Status
- Any student who wishes to challenge the student’s academic or disciplinary status at the college must submit an appeal in writing to the dean of the college within seven (7) calendar days following the issuance of a notice from the college identifying the student’s status. The dean may refer the issue back to the college’s standing committee for review, if warranted. Following the review, the dean will notify the affected student of his or her decision by mail or email.
- The student may appeal the dean’s decision to the Oregon State University provost in writing within seven (7) calendar days following issuance of a decision by the dean. The provost’s decision on the appeal is the university’s final decision.