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Quality programs

empowering excellence through graduate business education
Why should you consider graduate school? Studies show that career earnings for adults with master’s degrees are about 25 percent higher than those earning bachelor’s degrees. The Watson Graduate School of Management houses interdisciplinary programs such as the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and the Master of Science in Business Analytics and Data Science  and supports management and advising in the Master in MIS program. In addition, it serves a coordinating role for other graduate discipline-specific programs in Spears Business.

Excellence and quality

Our graduate programs in business are consistently recognized for their excellence in the classroom, producing a job-placement rate of more than 98 percent for MBA graduates. The school’s online MBA program is regularly ranked as one of the nation’s best by U.S. News and World Report. Our information systems, analytics and data science programs are well known for their quality and excellent placement rates. The Watson Graduate School is renowned for its quality, value-driven programs as well as the service to students.

Student resources

 Making the most of the graduate experience

Get involved

Spears Business graduate students have the opportunity to participate in a number of programs and student organizations, including several targeting specific fields of study.

Graduate student organizations Mentoring program

CIE Scholars

The Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) Scholars program is a distinguished initiative developed to recognize and engage the top graduate students at OSU.

CIE Scholars

Scholarships & financial aid

The Watson Graduate School awards several scholarships each year and has made a long-term commitment to providing our students with the best resources for affordable graduate education.

Scholarships Tuition

Frequently asked questions

This helpful guide answers questions about admissions, financial aid, scholarships and assistantships, residency and tuition and much more.

Frequently asked questions

4+1 pathways

Earn a masters degree and an undergraduate degree in five years.


Dual degrees

Earn two degrees in the time it takes to earn one.

MBA dual degrees MS BAnDS dual degrees

Career development

Refine your skills with the help of our Career Services. From resume review to mock interviews, we have specialists to help you.

Career Services


Become a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA). GTAs support the university's instructional mission by assisting faculty members.


Military and veteran services

OSU offers services for veterans.




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