Credits required
180 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 180 quarter credits are equal to 120 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$340 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Choice This program is available either online or as a blend of online coursework and in-person classes in Portland, Oregon. View the curriculum.
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4 per year

B.A./B.S. in Business Administration – Online


The online coursework in Oregon State's business administration bachelor's program will, among other learning outcomes, provide you with an understanding of the entrepreneurial process, a background in management and organizational behavior, and the opportunity to further develop your decision-making skills through the analysis of business cases.

Degree requirements

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minimum of 180 quarter credits  including at least 60 upper-division credits  are required to graduate with your business administration degree. Major requirements and curriculum information are available on Oregon State's academic catalog.

For information about OSU's baccalaureate core, please visit our bacc core details page.

Specialization options

You can tailor your business studies to align with your interests and career goals by choosing from one of the following areas of study. Courses in each option are taught by world-class faculty who have vast experience in each specialty.

Sample course topics

  • Personal, professional and leadership development
  • Creativity, culture and the workplace
  • Public speaking
  • Financial accounting
  • Principles of marketing
  • Business law
  • International business
  • Managing individual and team performance
  • Operations management
  • Financial planning

Transfer credits

Some degree requirements may be transferred from other institutions. Please note that a minimum of 45 credits of the last 75 credits in this degree program must be completed at Oregon State (online or on campus) to meet the academic residency requirement.

Previously earned credits must be reviewed upon admittance to OSU for appropriate articulation. Find more information about transferring credits using the Office of Admissions’ single-course search tool or request an unofficial transcript evaluation through the College of Business.

Connect with a College of Business transfer advisor

Connect with undergraduate transfer student advisor Caiden Marcus to learn more about pursuing a business administration degree online. Schedule a virtual appointment or call the College of Business Future Students Office at 541-737-1109 to schedule.

Add a minor

As an OSU Ecampus student, you'll have the ability to add a minor to your bachelor's degree program. Oregon State offers a diverse selection of minors online. Combine business administration and a computer science minor, or blend business administration with a health management and policy minor to create an even more powerful résumé fit for today's job market.


Notice: Oregon State University students may now take part in internships anywhere in the United States. Read more about Ecampus’ authorization to operate in your state.

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