Undergraduate Programs
Regional Programs

Business Management Specialization

Business students pursuing a specialization in business management register for and complete courses through Ohio State's Lima, Mansfield, Marion and Newark campuses. Upon completion of the curriculum requirements, students will receive the same undergraduate BSBA degree they would have received had they attended classes on the Columbus campus.

Note: Business Majors in regional campus programs may choose a specialization offered on the Columbus campus, but doing so requires completion of some courses at the Columbus campus.

Courses and Curriculum on the Regional Campuses

Business curriculum

  • Open/Close General Education Courses

    General Education (Gen Ed) courses are an integral part of your undergraduate business education. The goal of the Gen Ed is aimed to help you develop skills, competencies, and breadth of knowledge to become an educated, productive citizen.

    You may take General Education requirements at any time throughout your four years to fulfil degree requirements.

    AP/IB Course Equivalents

  • Open/Close First & Second Year Business Foundation

    These are intro-level business and math courses you need to take in your first two years in the business curriculum:

    • Calculus (Math 1131/1151), Macro economics (ECON 2002), Micro economics (ECON 2001), Statistics (STATS 1430) , Computer Science Engineering- Problem solving with Excel (CSE 2111/1113)
  • Open/Close Major Courses
    • Business Core

    All business students are required to complete a series of business core courses that are offered in hybrid only versions on the regional campuses.

    Business core courses include managerial and financial accounting, finance, marketing, operations management, logistics management, organizational behavior, international business, business law, business statistics, business analytics, applied business skills, and strategic management.

    • Specialization requirements

    The business management specialization provides you with an opportunity to delve deeper into each of the functional areas of business. Courses in Marketing Projects, Business Information Systems and Six Sigma Principles are 3 of the 7 specialization courses required. You will integrate the 18 credit hours of specialization courses across the 3rd and 4th years of study.

  • Open/Close Electives

    Electives are additional hours that students need to complete to fulfill 121 hours of coursework.

    You can fill your elective hours by taking additional courses in any college level course.

    You may also use your elective hours to pick up one of OSU's 100+ minors. Minors are great to expand your skill set, pursue interests outside of business, and individualize your education! The 4 year business plan allows room for a minor (typically 5 additional classes). Talk to your academic advisor about minor options.

Important information

  • Open/Close Course Schedule

    Distance delivered courses via College of Business on Regional Campuses:

    Autumn 2021:

    • BUSFIN 3220: Business Finance
    • BUSOBA 4250: Six Sigma
    • BUSMHR 2292: Ethics Presentation Team Skills
    • ACCTMIS 3300: Cost Accounting
    • ACCTMIS 3601: Information Systems
    • BUSMHR 2000: International Business
    • BUSMHR 3200: Organizational Behavior
    • BUSML 4204: Marketing Projects


    Spring 2022:

    • BUSFIN 4200: Finance
    • BUSML 3250: Marketing
    • BUSMHR 4490: Strategic Management
    • BUSMHR 4324: Concepts for Acquiring People
    • BUSML 3380: Logistics
    • BUSML 4380: Advanced Logistics Management
    • BUSOBA 3230: Operations Management
  • Open/Close Curriculum

    Students will follow the semester curriculum for Business Management:

    Business Management Advising Sheet

  • Open/Close Faculty


    Marc Smith

    • ACCTMIS 3300: Cost Accounting
    • ACCTMIS 3601: Introduction to Accounting Information Systems


    Derik Staufenberg

    • BUSFIN 3220: Business Finance
    • BUSFIN 4200: Finance


    Andrew Shockney

    • BUSML 4204: Marketing Projects

    Logistics Management

    Terry Esper

    • BUSML 3380: Logistics

    Steve DeNunzio

    • BUSML 4380: Advanced Logistics Management

    Organizational Behavior & Human Resources

    Larry Inks

    • BUSMHR 3200: Organizational Behavior and Human Resources
    • BUSMHR 4324: Concepts in Acquiring People

    Bruce Bellner

    • BUSMHR 2000: Introduction to International Business
    • BUSMHR 4490: Business Strategy

    Operations Management

    Terry Klinker

    • BUSOBA 3230: Operations Management

    Cheryl Dickerson

    • BUSOBA 4250: Six Sigma

Undergraduate Business Minor at Ohio State Regional Campuses

The Business Minor offered through nationally-ranked Fisher College of Business offers Ohio State students the opportunity to enhance their selected field of study while making themselves more desirable job candidates. The minor is available at all four of Ohio State's regional campuses: Lima, Mansfield, Marion, and Newark.

Business Minor Information