Prospective Students


Oregon State University
College of Forestry
Forest Business Solutions Program


Study Areas: Firm Innovativeness, Environmental Marketing/Social Responsbility


The global forest sector is undergoing dramatic change. Large, integrated multinationals are growing ever bigger and powerful. Still, many family owned business are thriving as they navigate the niches left behind by large companies. Companies in the U.S. are seeing their competitive advantage eroded by low-cost foreign producers. In this dynamic marketplace it is essential that companies both large and small explore improved competitiveness through innovation.


Financial Assistance
Research assistantships are available on a competitive basis. M.S. students can earn up to $22,000 per year while Ph.D students can earn up to $23,000. Students awarded a graduate research assistantship also recieve a tuition waiver. In addition, competitive fellowships ($500-$5,000) from the College of Forestry are available to top students.


The Job Market
A degree from OSU will allow you to enter the job market with a competitive advantage. The forest products industry in the Pacific Northwest, as well as the rest of the U.S., consistently has more job opportunities than there are graduates, especially those with marketing/business skills.


More Information
If you would like more information about this or other graduate degree opportunities at OSU, please contact Eric Hansen by email: Eric.Hansen2@oregonstate.edu