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Oregon State University Adds Degrees to Business College

Good news for business-minded students in Oregon! The Oregon State Board of Higher Education has just approved the addition of four new degrees to the business school curriculum at Oregon State University.

Originally, states the Portland Business Journal, the only specialized business bachelor degree offered by the school was an accounting degree. This creates a problem when looking for new hires, alumni and business partners alike lamented, because a general business degree "tells an employer little about the expected strengths of a job candidate." In a country without enough job opportunities to go around, clearly-labeled skill sets can mean a world of difference.

Now, however, specialization is the name of the game at Oregon State University, with new programs set to include business information systems, marketing, finance degrees and management degrees. According to the article, these additions make Oregon State home to more undergraduate business programs than any other business college in the Oregon University System.

The Board of Higher Education announced their decision at its most recent meeting, and all four new degrees will be available to students starting this coming fall term.

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