The Oregon State Graduate Business Programs are committed to educating our students to be the kind of people we want to work for – people who work hard, earn success and lead by example as innovative, socially responsible and globally minded business people.

Master’s Degree in Business Administration

The Oregon State MBA offers a variety of degree programs and certificates to meet the needs of our students, and we offer programs as part-time and full-time in Corvallis, as well as programs in Portland.

Our students have a variety of academic backgrounds; students who do not have an undergraduate degree in business or a business minor will complete coursework that provides a solid foundation of business knowledge. Oregon State MBA programs are 60 credit-hours in length (45 credit-hours for students who qualify for the accelerated program) and include both core and track-specific coursework. Students who have earned an undergraduate business degree or business minor from an accredited institution within the past 10 years are eligible to participate in our 45 credit-hour accelerated program.

Doctoral Degree in Business Administration

The OSU Ph.D. in Business Administration program trains doctoral students for careers as professors at high-quality research-oriented colleges and universities. This training includes providing them with a program of course work that will prepare them to conduct quality business research, involving them in faculty-sponsored research projects as co-investigators and co-authors, supporting the development of their own research agendas, providing them with training and experience in teaching, and assimilating them into all aspects of academics related to their business discipline (e.g., teaching, research, and service).  The program offers two options: Accounting and Innovation/Commercialization.

Admissions Requirements

Admit Term
  • Summer Term
  • Fall Term
  • Winter Term
  • Spring Term

The accelerated 45-credit MBA programs accept applications for a fall start. The standard 60-credit MBA programs practice rolling admissions, so applications are accepted and reviewed throughout the year.

Required Tests
  • GMAT

Strong candidates for the MBA program will have earned a GMAT (total) score of 600 or greater or a GRE (total) score of 316 or greater.

GMAT Minimum Scores for PhD Degree
Analytical Writing >= 600; Verbal >= 30%;
Quantitative >= 30%; Integrated Reasoning >= 30%

English Language Requirements ?
  • TOEFL iBT: 91
  • TOEFL Paper: 575
  • IELTS: 7.00

Additional Requirements
  • Doctoral degree applicants must have an undergraduate or master’s degree and cumulative GPA >= 3.0


Application requirements, including required documents, letters, and forms, vary by program and may not be completely represented here. The processing of your application will not be completed until these requirements have been met. Please, before applying to this program, always contact the program office to confirm application requirements.

See contact information above.

Application Process

Please review the graduate school application process and Apply Online.

Dates & Deadlines ?

Admissions Deadline for Masters applicants
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Admissions Deadline for Doctoral applicants
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for full consideration


Available Concentrations ?

  • (for MBA degrees only)
  • Business Analytics
  • Corporate Finance
  • Innovation Management
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Research Thesis
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Management

MAIS Participation

This program may serve as a secondary or third field of study in a MAIS degree.


AMP Participation ?

This program participates in the Accelerated Masters Platform (AMP)

AGP Contact for Accelerator
John Turner
Co Dir-OSU Venture Accelerator
College of Business