Welcome to the School of Business

Join us and enhance your entrepreneurship, strategic thinking, management, marketing, social enterprise and focused business skills. Position yourself at the forefront of organizational innovation through our pivotal programs. Drive performance while cultivating effective resilient leadership in your area of expertise.

  We are committed to preparing you to make a difference in today’s dynamic and rapidly changing world. Global competition, emerging technologies and increased communication have dramatically changed the way business is done. As a result, organizations are in greater need of leaders, managers and workers who are flexible, well-educated team players. The SOU School of Business academic programs, offer a variety of subject concentration areas, flexible completions plans and strong faculty leadership.  Realize your aspirations and focus your business leadership skills as a resilient leader in innovation and sustainability in the revolution of mindful business.

A Message From the Chair

Welcome to the School of Business at Southern Oregon University. You will find that our School is a special place for learning theories, tools and applications in business and management. We are committed to providing you with an outstanding business education that is current, relevant, and meaningful in today's dynamic and rapidly changing global marketplace.

Our faculty and staff will treat you as a learner and a valued individual. Our classes are small, and you will have the opportunity to interact closely with faculty and develop long-lasting friendships. Our internship program and other experiential learning experiences will provide you with valuable work experience prior to graduating. You will also have the opportunity to network with executives from a variety of industries.

We hope you have an enriching and rewarding time in our school.

Our Mission

The mission of the School of Business is to prepare students for challenging, socially responsible careers in a dynamic, globally competitive business environment.  As part of a regional comprehensive university, the Business School integrates a solid foundation in the liberal arts and sciences with the primary areas of business administration.  The school emphasizes excellence in teaching, individualized advising, and flexible course scheduling.  Programs are readily accessible to students through multiple locations and small class sizes that allow for significant interaction between professors and students.

  • A Coherent, integrated curriculum within the functional areas of business emphasizing the increasingly global nature of the business environment, ethical conduct in business decision-making, and technological competency.

  • A requirement that students show the ability to communicate in a clear, concise, and professional manner.  These communication skills are demonstrated and refined through oral class presentations, written assignments, and the development of a comprehensive business plan that serves as a senior capstone project.

  • A foundation in the liberal arts and sciences supplemented with a required non-business minor.

  • A broad variety of related academic offerings including five business concentrations, four business co-majors, and six certificate programs.

  • A requirement that students earn internship credit and engage in practical undergraduate research enhanced by ties between the School and community.

  • Accessible programs available to all qualified students through day and evening courses offered both on and off campus and a comprehensive degree completion program.

  • Faculty that reflect a balance between theory and practice, teaching and research, and service to the University and community.



1250 Siskiyou Blvd.

Ashland, OR 97520


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