Credits required
32-45 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 32-45 quarter credits are equal to 21.33-30 semester credits.
Cost per credit
$330 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 100% online or as a blend of online coursework and in-person classes in Portland, Oregon. Some courses may require proctored exams in your local area.
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4 per year

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

Postbacc program

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.

Amy Bourne, senior instructor for OSU's College of Business

Amy Bourne has a passion for educating others, and that zeal benefits the students in her OSU Ecampus business classes. Read more »


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 lower-division and upper-division core courses. However, you may be able to transfer prior coursework to satisfy degree requirements.

Lower-division core requirements (48 credits)

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

Upper-division 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' lower-division and upper-division core requirements. Please note: Credits can be transferred in for upper-division 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 lower-division and upper-division core 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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