Ilene Kleinsorge was appointed the Sara Hart Kimball Dean of the College of Business at Oregon State University on March 1, 2003. She directs a business program that has more than 2,100 students, including 92 MBA students.
She received her B.S. degree in 1981 from Emporia State University and her Ph.D. in 1988 from the University of Kansas. She has been a faculty member of the OSU College of Business since 1987.
She was chair of the accounting, finance, and information management department from 1995-2002. Most of Dr. Kleinsorge's teaching and research has focused on cost and managerial accounting systems, with emphasis on multinational companies and health care.
College of Business
The College of Business provides students with professional preparation for successful careers in modern business and management. Emphasis is not only upon the concepts and analytical techniques of business decision-making, but also upon the obligations and opportunities of business people for effective service to society.
With courses offered in the School of Commerce in 1908, OSU was one of the first schools in the United States to provide a business curriculum. The rich heritage of business education at OSU continues today. The undergraduate and graduate programs in business and the undergraduate program in accounting are all accredited by AACSB, the international association for management education.
The college provides bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees and a Master of Business Administration. The undergraduate programs are broad-based but permit limited specialization; the graduate program focuses on general management education. The college provides a general business minor for qualified students in other fields. A feature of the college is its strong tradition of graduating women and men who are highly valued by employers.