The General Business degree is offered for students who are interested in many aspects
of business but want to maintain flexibility to explore degree options and offerings
across Spears School of Business. By choosing General Business, students will be exposed
to more classes in different business units and then explore minors and degree options
that fit with their interests.
Why general business at OSU?
The breadth of business content in the General Business major is ideal for students
pursuing non-traditional careers that benefit from a business background, such as
pre-law or pre-health fields. Students often pursue the General Business degree before
settling on specific degree options in Spears Business. In particular, our Pre-Law
option provides students with a solid foundation of business content that often enhances
opportunities in law school.
A General Business major provides the skills necessary for students to pursue career
95%of graduating seniors
had employment, job offers, or other professional plans within six months of
"I chose general business as a degree because I wanted a wide-ranging education
in business and all the possibilities that derive from a business degree. I have a
variety of career paths to choose from due to my knowledge in a multitude of business
- Emmanuel Guzman
The CAGLE Center is the main hub of study abroad opportunities in Spears Business. Through courses
that can count towards degree requirements students can spend 1-3 weeks immersing
themselves in a foreign country and meeting professionals from different business
industries. The CAGLE Center offers approximately 20+ trips yearly for students to
explore the world.