The Business option is designed for chemists interested in, for example, opening a small business, working in sales and marketing, or as preparation for entering the MBA program at OSU1. Students earn a BS degree in Chemistry in four years and can also fulfill course work required as part of the minor in Business and Entrepreneurship2. This option is also a good stepping stone for law school or graduate studies in chemistry. The option includes six courses in accounting, law, finance, organizational systems.
The Business option is designed for the Track-Two BS degree in Chemistry.
Required (27–28 credits)
BA 215. Fundamentals of Accounting (4)
BA 260. Introduction to Entrepreneurship (4)
BA 351. Managing Organizations (4)
BA 360. Introduction to Financial Management (4)
BA 390. Marketing (4)
ECON 201. *Introduction to Microeconomics (4)
ST 314. Introduction to Statistics for Engineers (3)
or ST 351. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)
Required Electives (4 credits)
Select one course from among the three following suggested sets:
Suggested for emphasis in small business:
BA 362. Social Entrepreneurship and Social Initiatives (4)
BA 363. Technology and Innovation Management (4)
BA 460. Venture Management (4)
Suggested for emphasis in sales and marketing:
BA 491. Personal Selling (4)
Suggested for MBA preparation:
BA 357. Operations Management (4)3
* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
1 Students who complete these business courses and some additional courses may apply upon graduation to the OSU College of Business to be accepted into a 45-credit, three-term MBA program. All students serious about pursuing an OSU MBA should make an appointment with the College of Business MBA advisor, 541-737-3716, http://business.oregonstate.edu/mba/. Students should also take BA 211, Financial Accounting (4) and BA 213, Managerial Accounting (4) at the undergraduate level.
2 There are additional requirements for the minor in Business and Entrepreneurship. For example, the minor also requires an orientation course, GPA requirements, and academic residency requirements. You are advised to meet with an advisor in the College of Business.
3 BA 357 requires a special override from an advisor in the COB because chemistry majors substitute ST 351 or ST 314 for BA 276.