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Striking a balance between student and staff sergeant

With a career in the U.S. Air Force, Chris Burke has worked at odd hours, been deployed overseas and mastered the art of balancing a job and raising three children. That’s why when he was looking into online bachelor’s degree programs a few years ago, he searched for one that was both flexible and veteran-friendly. He found Oregon State University, and through OSU Ecampus he earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration 100% online.

MSB in Supply Chain Analytics

Oregon State unveils online MSB in Supply Chain Analytics

Oregon State University is expanding its catalog of online business programs by offering a new Master of Science in Business (MSB) in Supply Chain Analytics to students worldwide. The program focuses on two areas – supply chain and logistics management and business analytics – in which organizations need trained and experienced leaders.

Business professionals in an office with computers

Business fundamentals online graduate certificate backed by real-world expertise

Oregon State University’s new online Graduate Certificate in Business Fundamentals provides students with that foundational knowledge by delivering courses taught by faculty with extensive, practical business experience. The combination of relevant online coursework and expert instruction is a pathway to diverse career opportunities in any industry.

Oregon State’s 100% online and hybrid MBA programs set students up for career success

Known for its high level of faculty involvement, the Oregon State MBA program connects OSU College of Business’ world-class faculty with students for personalized support and ample networking opportunities – no matter where you live.

Supply chain and logistics management graduate certificate

Oregon State’s online supply chain program aims to meet rapidly growing industry needs

To help answer a nationwide call for professionally trained workers who can manage global supply chains, Oregon State University now offers a Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain and Logistics Management 100 percent online. In as little as nine months, students can earn an advanced business credential and establish themselves as in-demand professionals in a fast-growing industry in the service and manufacturing sectors and in government agencies.

Todd Van Hess, Oregon State Ecampus business administration graduate

Leading by example: Going back to college as a parent

Like all good dads, Todd Van Hess wants the best for his three children. He knows that their best chance to lead successful lives is for them to earn college degrees when the time comes. And like all good dads, Todd knows that if he’s going to hold his kids to a certain standard, he needs to lead by example. Last June, he supplied the best example possible when he walked across a stage at Oregon State University’s annual commencement ceremony and accepted his diploma after earning his degree online through Oregon State Ecampus.

Lisa Frasieur, OSU Ecampus business administration graduate, holds a black tablet in an office-like setting.

Your seat at the table is out there. To claim it, first you have to stand up.

Twenty years into her career as an accountant, Lisa Frasieur felt like she was a peg below her peers. Truth be told, she was. “The first time I sat with our auditors, they asked me where I went to school,” she says now. “I didn’t have a degree, and it was embarrassing.”

Oregon State Ecampus graduate Patric Papabathini walks forward with a smile on his face and a laptop carried under his left arm. He is wearing a half-sleeve, light blue button-up shirt under a dark blue Nehru collar vest with a handkerchief in the breast pocket.

To climb the ladder, sometimes you zigzag the globe first

The corporate ladder quickly runs out of rungs for many people like Patric Papabathini who haven’t graduated from college. His lack of a degree prevented him from applying for management jobs that he was confident – after four years of working at Microsoft – he could thrive in if only given the chance. The message, however, was loud and clear. “Without a degree, I had no chance,” he says.

Nikki Brown, business and marketing instructor, Oregon State University

Behind the scenes with Nikki Brown, business and marketing instructor

There should have been no doubt that Nikki Brown’s career would revolve around business. Her childhood was marked by one clever business venture after another. From lemonade stands to selling lottery tickets (seriously), she was a one-kid start-up machine. Now she is an expert on marketing and consumer behavior who teaches courses online for Oregon State Ecampus on those very topics.

Lindsay Andrews stands with her back turned to two computer monitors. She wears a phone headset and smiles with her hands together in front of her.

Behind the scenes with Lindsay Andrews, business academic advisor

“My initial appointment with students is always by phone or video. The first half of that appointment is all about getting to know the student – why they chose OSU, why business, and most importantly, what are the expectations of this degree. That helps me to understand how I may best serve that student,” says business academic advisor Lindsay Andrews.