Professional Readiness – Online Microcredential

Acquire the skills to excel in the workplace

To be successful in today’s competitive job market, you first need to learn how to be a skilled problem-solver, communicator and leader — someone who can make sound financial decisions in business and all aspects of your life.

When you earn a microcredential in professional readiness online from Oregon State University, you'll be a professional with the skills, knowledge and abilities that employers need most when it comes to hiring and promoting individuals.

The professional readiness microcredential is a subset of the OSU's College of Business award-winning education-to-career curriculum model, Blueprint, which aims to facilitate students' professional and leadership development and financial literacy.


Required courses (9 credits)


The in-demand skills you'll develop as a student in this microcredential will give you what you need to stand out and level up in your career.

  • Communications
  • Finance
  • Leadership
  • Planning
  • Presentations
  • Purchasing
  • Research
  • Written communications

Start working toward a full business degree

Not only will earning a microcredential in professional readiness give you skills that set you apart in the job market, but it will also put you on a pathway toward earning a business degree online. You can apply the 9 microcredential credits directly toward many of Oregon State’s online bachelor’s degrees in business.

If you plan to apply these credits toward a full degree, we encourage you to first contact the program to learn about the degree requirements. Please note that acceptance into a microcredential does not guarantee acceptance into a degree program.


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