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OSU Ecampus honors faculty, staff for commitment to online learning and students

The Oregon State Ecampus Awards showcase OSU Ecampus faculty and staff commitment to online education, student success and course development. Through innovation, iteration and integrity, these Ecampus partners take on life’s biggest challenge: shaping this world’s future through education.

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Oregon State ranked #3 for best online business bachelor’s degrees

Oregon State delivers seven business bachelor’s degree programs online, and according to U.S. News & World Report, they are among the very best in the nation. The 2021 list of Best Online Bachelor’s in Business Programs ranks OSU Ecampus No. 3 overall, a distinction that solidifies the university’s reputation as a national leader in online education.

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Oregon State earns four top-five rankings for online education from U.S. News & World Report

Oregon State University is ranked No. 4 and is among the nation’s top 10 providers of online undergraduate education for the seventh straight year in a list published today by U.S. News & World Report. The No. 4 ranking of Best Online Bachelor’s Programs also puts Oregon State in the top five for the fourth time since 2015, a feat no other institution in the Western U.S. can claim.

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OER at Work: Business instructor enhances course’s real-world experience with open textbook

In the first part of our OER at Work story series, business instructor John Morris shares his insights about the decision to incorporate open educational resources in his course, the development process and more. He was inspired, in part, by the shock he received when he began paying for his child’s college textbooks.

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Want to transfer to an Oregon State online business program? Start here

As part of OSU’s College of Business, Caiden Marcus-Brist supports prospective students interested in transferring to OSU business programs that are delivered online by OSU Ecampus. Marcus-Brist says the COB’s Career Success Center “provide a one-stop shop” where future Oregon State students can ask questions and find support in navigating the admissions process.

Josh Griffie, a business administration online student with Oregon State University Ecampus, sits on a boardwalk.

Business administration online student ‘always dreaming’ of his next move

This is a story about Josh Griffie, whose life plans have been disrupted so frequently that he can only laugh when asked where he finds the strength to keep going. He’s finishing his Oregon State business administration bachelor’s degree online through OSU Ecampus, and he’s doing it while coping with chronic health issues, job loss and the general turmoil caused by COVID-19. “One of my biggest strengths is my ability to adapt, dream and persevere,” he says.

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An online business analytics degree for a data-driven workforce

Given its ubiquity across industries, analytics skills are in high demand in the job market, and research shows the trend is expected to continue. That’s, in part, why Oregon State Ecampus launched its online business analytics bachelor’s program. “(Companies) realize by analyzing this data, they can identify new solutions to optimize their business practices and to identify new sources of income,” says Bin Zhu, associate professor of business information systems in the College of Business.

Toby Long looks off in the distance. As a way to move up at work, Toby earned his business administration bachelor's degree online through Oregon State University Ecampus in 2019.

Learning how to move up at work and get an education

Not long ago, Toby Long constantly found himself trying to schedule work around his school schedule. He loved his job at Dutch Bros, and he wanted to move into a management position, but when it came to attending college on-campus in Sacramento, he just couldn’t get the flexibility he needed to keep moving forward at work. Then Toby found Oregon State Ecampus and its online bachelor’s degree in business administration.

Oregon State University Ecampus graduate Caitlin Brooks, then a police officer in central Oregon, holds a white dog

Online business degree takes grad from fighting crime to launching a business

For Caitlin Brooks, furthering her education enabled her to launch her own fitness apparel business. But her journey to reaching that point wasn’t easy given her full-time job and the other challenges she encountered. The quality, support and flexibility offered online by OSU Ecampus became essential to her success.