Business AdministrationB.A. or B.S.

Credits required
32 to 45
Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long.
Cost per credit
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Postbacc Program: B.A./B.S. in Business Administration – Online

Oregon State University's College of Business gives students who already hold a bachelor's degree the ability to earn a postbaccalaureate degree in business administration online. Because this is a postbaccalaureate option, you take only the required business courses to earn your degree through OSU Ecampus. Visit the College of Business website for step-by-step information on how to apply as a postbaccalaureate student.


To enroll in the postbaccalaureate business option, you must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university. Individuals with degrees from international institutions should contact OSU's international admissions office to ensure their educational credentials and institution's accreditation meet Oregon State's requirements.

Please note: The minimum GPA to be accepted to, maintain satisfactory progress in, and graduate from this program is 2.5 rather than the 2.0 specified in Academic Regulation 26. For questions about academic regulations, contact OSU's Office of the Registrar.

Curriculum and credit requirements

The postbaccalaureate program consists of 112 total credits that are part of OSU's pre-business core and pro-school core courses. However, you may be able to transfer prior course work to satisfy degree requirements.

Pre-business core requirements (48 credits)

  • Math, economics, communications and writing (22 credits)
  • Business core classes (26 credits) including financial accounting, managerial accounting, legal environment of business, intro to entrepreneurship, business process management and intro to statistical inference.

Professional school core requirements (64 credits)

  • Business core classes (40 credits) including international business, professional development, operations management, intro to financial management, business information systems overview, applied quantitative methods, marketing, and legal and ethical business solutions.
  • Option classes (24 credits) including family business management, environmental law and business, leadership, human resource management, consumer behavior, advertising management and retail management.

For OSU College of Business alumni

If you have a degree from OSU's College of Business, you must complete a minimum of 32 credits in order to earn this postbacc degree. You may only double-count one course between your previous degree and the 32 credits required to earn the general business option.

For non-OSU College of Business alumni

You may transfer in your previously earned credits to meet the College of Business' pre-business core and pro-school core requirements. Please note: Credits can be transferred in for the pro-school courses only if they were earned from an AACSB-accredited program.

If your existing credits meet the individual course requirements for this program, then you may only need to complete as few as 45 credits to earn this postbacc degree. If your credits do not transfer to OSU, you will need to complete all 112 pre-business and pro-school credits to graduate.

For international students

Oregon State's Division of International Programs assists international students and scholars coming to OSU and provides English language training.

If you are attending OSU as an international exchange student, be aware that the cost of Ecampus classes is not covered by your exchange program. You will be personally responsible for paying any additional cost if you choose to take any Ecampus courses. If you have questions, contact the International Admissions office.


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