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The Office of Business and Finance is focused on operational excellence and resource stewardship, the pillar of Ohio State's strategic plan that provides the financial support for our ambitions as a national flagship public research university. We work to protect and grow the resources available to invest in teaching, learning, research and patient care. Have questions or comments about our new website? Please contact us

Business and Finance News

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July 17, 2018

The university is launching a new travel initiative that will have short- and long-term benefits, Executive Vice President Provost Bruce A. McPheron and Senior Vice President and CFO Michael Papadakis announced today.

Starting Aug. 1, individuals traveling on university business must book their flights and car rentals...

June 19, 2018

A new report places a multibillion-dollar figure on the economic value of Ohio’s public universities.

A study by the Inter-University Council of Ohio finds Ohio public universities added $42 billion in income to the Ohio economy. That’s about equal to 6.7 percent of the state’s total economy.


June 8, 2018

The Board of Trustees today approved the fiscal year 2019 budget, which projects revenues will grow 4.7 percent to $7.5 billion for the entire university, including the Wexner Medical Center and all campuses. Spending is projected to be $6.9 billion.

The budget reflects the university’s fiscal strength...