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Washington University in St Louis Olin Business School

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Olin is a welcoming community where students really matter

A Place Where “Students Really Matter”

Olin’s BSBA program delivers on its promises. Ask undergraduates and alumni, and they’ll tell you the business school is what it says it is: a welcoming community where students really matter.

The BSBA curriculum focuses on critical thinking and problem-solving through the various business disciplines. But it also provides remarkable opportunities to engage with professors, dig deep into specialty areas, customize course work with electives, immerse yourself in global programs, and collaborate with organizations of all types and sizes. Together, these qualities create a challenging, supportive undergraduate experience – and an incredible launching pad for your future career.

Get down to business on day one

You’re admitted into the BSBA program right away, which differentiates Olin from many other top-ranked business schools. You’ll discuss course options with your academic advisor before you arrive on campus – and throughout your time at Olin. During the first semester of your freshman year, you take a foundations course co-taught by Olin senior faculty and academic advisors.

Choose from nine business majors in your sophomore year. If desired, add a second major from Olin or minors and a second major from the university’s six other schools. Going forward, internships, study-abroad, and experiential-learning courses encourage you to use your knowledge and tools to solve real-world management problems – application that sharpens your analytical and decision-making skills.

Collaboration over competition

At Olin, your classmates have your back. Your fellow BSBAs – smart, focused students from 30-plus U.S. states and Puerto Rico, and seven-plus countries – value teamwork and collaboration in addition to personal achievement.

How does Olin’s size affect your undergraduate experience?

  • Faculty, staff, and students know one another by name. Your academic advisor, professors, and career advisor know your individual strengths, interests, and passions.
  • Faculty members respect your opinions and perspectives. And they genuinely care about your success in the program. Students routinely approach professors before, during, and after class for questions or advice.
  • Olin’s size also enables faculty and staff to be more responsive to your ideas. Students provide feedback on a host of campus-related issues and activities, and make recommendations for new initiatives.

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