Oregon State University

Program Description


Oregon State University


We are focused on YOU – You won’t find a one-size-fits-all approach at Oregon State. Our programs are designed to meet your needs on your terms:

Choose your Concentration

At Oregon State, you can customize your experience by choosing among Business Analytics, Commercialization, Executive Leadership, Global Operations, Marketing, Research Thesis or Wealth Management; and one additional degrees, Accountancy MBA.

Attend Class Full-time or Part-time

If you are highly motivated and have a business background, you can earn your MBA in as little as nine months. If you are unable to attend school full time, we will help create a custom plan of study that allows you to earn the same degree on a schedule that works for you. To accommodate working professionals, many of our MBA courses are available in the evenings. Most tracks can be completed on a part-time basis in 2-3 years. Please review the MBA Options to see what tracks require daytime courses. Pick Your Format: While most tracks are taught on campus in Corvallis, Executive Leadership and Business Analytics are also offered in Portland. These programs are taught using a hybrid model in which about 70 percent of the course material is available online while the remaining content is presented during face-to-face class sessions, about once a month per course.

Learn by Doing

You won’t spend all of your time in the classroom at OSU. While our academic standards and quality of instruction are second to none, we believe in supplementing rigorous classroom instruction with practical, hands-on opportunities to learn by doing. This model gives you both the knowledge the experience you need to lead in an increasingly complex and interconnected business environment. As an MBA student at OSU, you will work collaboratively in multicultural, interdisciplinary teams and will have opportunities to:

  • Complete an integrated business project in your chosen field of study
  • Develop a comprehensive business plan for bringing a new OSU technology to market
  • Work with early-stage startups and emerging technology organizations at the OSU Accelerator
  • Improve your leadership skills by serving on the MBA Association board
  • Build a global professional network by interacting with classmates, faculty, alumni, investors and other OSU stakeholders

A Beautiful Place to Learn

If you are looking to study in friendly, safe community with countless recreation options, then Oregon State is the place for you. Corvallis is in the heart of the Willamette Valley, close to major employment centers in both Portland and Seattle, and has been recognized as one of the best college towns and one of the top 10 places to live in various surveys. Numerous hiking, biking and camping opportunities are available in and around the surrounding area. Corvallis has a vibrant live music and arts scene, and great skiing is less than two hours away. When class is in session, you will be at Austin Hall, a brand-new facility for business students at Oregon State that opened fall 2015. Austin features 10 state-of-the-art classrooms, a computer lab, a 250-seat auditorium and lots of open space for students to work on group projects.

A Robust Support System

Earning an MBA takes time and effort, but you won't be going at it alone. Our faculty understand these challenges and are ready to help you succeed in the classroom and beyond. Many faculty members at the College of Business have industry experience in addition to their academic credentials. These experiences translate into meaningful learning opportunities as well as possible introductions to leading and emerging organizations.

  • You advisors will play a large role in your success. Advisors will meet with you on a regular basis to ensure you are on track to earn your MBA in your chosen concentration. Advisors can also be a great resource in choosing electives, and they can connect you to fellow students and alumni with similar career aspirations.
  • Our Career Success Center will ensure you have the tools to plan and execute a successful job search. The Career Success Center hosts resume reviews, mock interviews and other professional development workshops to help you put your best foot forward with your future employer. The Center is also responsible for creating opportunities for MBA students to interview for full-time and internship positions at leading organizations.


Admission to the Oregon State MBA is competitive, and based on a holistic review of an applicant’s academic aptitude, professional achievements and aspirations, and personal characteristics. We seek to admit students who will contribute to our dynamic learning environment and possess the combination of intellectual curiosity, managerial capability, interpersonal attributes and leadership skills to drive innovation in a constantly changing and increasingly interconnected global economy.

Advisors in the Graduate Business Programs office are available to work with you as you prepare for admission to the MBA program. You are encouraged to speak with an advisor even at an early stage of exploration. We want to learn about your background and motivations and to help you determine whether the Oregon State MBA format and focus is a good fit for you.


Your next step is important to us and we have the people and opportunities that will help you define and achieve your goals.

With a proven track record of developing and producing high-achieving professionals, the extensive Oregon State MBA network offers a distinct advantage.

Career Success Center

The Career Success Center connects Oregon State College of Business students with the resources needed to succeed in today’s job market. Students gain the tools needed to obtain internships, interviews and jobs, while employers meet profession-ready employees ready to make an immediate impact. With a full-time Executive Director for Industry Relations, an MBA Program Director, a college-specific Career Success Center and an MBA team ready to support your advancement and placement, there is a focus on building relationships that results in jobs for MBA candidates.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated October 4, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2017
1 - 3 years
Part time
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USA - Corvallis, Oregon
Start date: Sept. 2017
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Sept. 2017
USA - Corvallis, Oregon
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