Charles H. Lundquist College of Business

Sarah Nutter, Edward Maletis Dean in the Lundquist College of Business
350 Lillis Hall

The business college was established in 1914 as the School of Commerce. The name was changed to the School of Business Administration in 1921, then to the College of Business Administration in 1967. It was renamed the Charles H. Lundquist College of Business in 1994. Its academic programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International—the undergraduate program since 1923, the graduate since 1962. The accounting programs have been separately accredited since 1989.

The college offers programs of study leading to bachelor’s degrees in accounting and business administration (with concentrations in finance, marketing, management, operations and business analytics, or sports business). It also offers a master of business administration (MBA) and master’s and doctoral degrees in accounting, finance, management, marketing, operations and business analytics, and sports product management.

At the undergraduate level, the college operates an honors program for high-achieving students. Minors are available in business administration, entrepreneurship, and sports business, offering majors the opportunity to enhance their degrees with the knowledge and organizational skills necessary for effective leadership in future professions. Students from all majors may also elect to earn a certificate in global business in preparation for an international career.


Faculty members in the Lundquist College of Business carry on active programs of research, and are the recipients of numerous research awards. Their works are published in the leading academic journals of their disciplines, and many serve as editors or on the editorial boards of premier accounting, finance, management, marketing, and operations management journals. At the forefront of their fields, they bring new ideas to the classroom, keeping their students ahead of the curve through ongoing research on evolving national and international business practices and economic drivers.


Designed to complement the college’s team-based approach to learning, the Lillis Business Complex enhances and enriches the business curriculum. Certified by the US Green Building Council at the silver level with their Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design sustainability rating, the building features one of the largest solar installations in the Pacific Northwest and one of the pioneering uses of photovoltaic solar glass in the world.

The college also maintains a Portland location at 109 NW Naito Parkway, which houses its sports product management master’s degree and executive MBA programs, offering to students connections to the city's business community. The Portland facility also houses a product-making innovation lab, providing students with access to specialized equipment to design, build, and test prototypes of sports and outdoor apparel, footwear, and products.

International Experiences

Students are strongly encouraged to obtain international experience as part of their business education. The college and the university have partnerships with campuses worldwide to provide extensive opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to study, intern, and research abroad. Faculty-led study tours are also a popular option for students to obtain an introduction to another culture while making progress toward their degree. Business students may opt to study language, culture, business, or a combination of them depending on the specific program selected. Students are advised to meet with an advisor prior to participating in an international program to fully understand how such as experience might apply toward degree requirements. Undergraduates who study or intern in an approved program are exempt from some, or all, of the global context requirement. Business students are encouraged to contact the Office of International Affairs to learn more about these options. Undergraduate students interested in international business are particularly encouraged to take advantage of one of these programs while also completing the certificate in global business.

Charles H. Lundquist College of Business Code of Professional Business Conduct

The Lundquist College of Business learning community is committed to a set of core values that guide members’ interactions with one another. These values include integrity, respect, openness, responsibility, and teamwork, and they are as important in the Lundquist College community as they are in the business community.

Support Services

Mohr Career Services

Gene Rhee, Executive Director

Through this office, business students explore career paths, develop an employment strategy, identify strengths, form connections with industry leaders, and understand the skills they need to achieve their career ambitions. Services include career advising and exploration, job and internship information, guidance in establishing a résumé and online profile, a job shadow program, networking opportunities, a mentoring program, and skills development through a variety of workshops and events. The office also offers short courses to help students develop advanced skills essential in the modern job market while earning industry-recognized certifications. For more information, visit their website.

Braddock Tutoring

Weili Wee, Learning Specialist

This program provides free tutoring in accounting, economics, finance, calculus, and statistics to business majors, accounting majors, business premajors, and business minors. Private tutoring with hourly fees can also be arranged for select courses. For more information, visit their website.

Diversity Programs

Damien Pitts, Academic Advisor and Diversity Initiatives Specialist

Coordinated through undergraduate advising, a cohort program, Building Business Leaders, is offered for self-identified, underrepresented minority students. It supports students as they progress through the business premajor curriculum with opportunities on campus and in the business community through programs, events, and seminars. Business premajors in this program receive academic support services, such as tutoring, career-development programs, and academic advising, in addition to a seminar teaching students how to maximize their education. For more information, visit the website.

Computer Laboratories

Shandon Bates, Director, Information Services and Instructional Technology

The Lundquist College of Business provides dedicated computer labs for business students. The systems run Windows, Microsoft Office, and all software necessary to complete business courses. Students also have access to high-capacity black-and-white and color printers, as well as binding and laminating services for a fee. Electronically enhanced study rooms may be reserved at the front desk of the lab or online, and 50 virtualized lab seats may be access via the internet from anywhere in the world. Mac and Dell video and power adapters, calculators, and presentation remotes are also available for checkout. Wireless networking is available throughout the Lillis Business Complex, and most Lillis classrooms are equipped with a resident computer, projector, document camera, and sound system to enhance presentation capabilities. There are two fully operational videoconferencing rooms in the building, and a portable videoconferencing unit can be requested for classroom use. For more information, visit the website.             

Academic Residential Community


In partnership with the Office of University Housing, the business college sponsors an academic residential community—an on-campus living and learning opportunity for undergraduate students interested in business. In the business residential community, residents take courses together and participate in a wide variety of dedicated programming, including career exploration, academic advising, résumé building, business etiquette, and panels focused on majors in the Lundquist College of Business.

Student Organizations

Involvement in student organizations helps develop leadership and organizational skills and offers a professional network to students and members of the faculty and the business community. Students may choose from more than a dozen student organizations supported by the college. For more information, visit the website.

Centers for Excellence

Experiential learning is a cornerstone of a Lundquist College of Business education. The college provides undergraduate and graduate students many opportunities to take learning beyond the classroom through its many student-run clubs and activities, a faculty-supervised consulting agency, internships, practicums, and its Centers for Excellence.

Center for Sustainable Business Practices

Izabel Loinaz, Program Manager

The Center for Sustainable Business Practices prepares students to integrate environmental, social, and financial stewardship into competitive business strategies. The center offers a collaborative program focused on supply-chain and operations management, organizational change for sustainability, performance measurement and governance, and life-cycle analysis. It complements the curriculum by giving students real-world experience in industry with consulting projects and internships, seminars, center-sponsored speakers, study tours, and leadership and mentoring opportunities. For more information, visit the website.

Marilyn C. and Gerry B. Cameron Center for Finance and Securities Analysis

Michele Henney, Program Manager

The Cameron Center for Finance and Securities Analysis provides students with practical experience in corporate finance, treasury management, and investment management. The center augments the curriculum by integrating finance and accounting, allowing students to apply their academic course work to financial analysis and decision-making in real time, using state-of-the-art investment tools and analytics in close collaboration with the center’s partners in industry. Opportunities include management of live equity portfolios through the University of Oregon Investment Group and Emerging Markets Equity Portfolio, an Engaging Asia tour, internships, seminars, visiting speakers, and mentoring. For more information, visit the website.

Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship

Nathan Lillegard, Program Manager

The Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship helps students develop the tools, skills, and abilities to turn innovative ideas into reality, whether the idea is improving a Fortune 500 company or starting a business. Courses, internships, guest speakers, study tours, and business plan competitions offer opportunities to develop entrepreneurial skills, attitude, and knowledge. The center’s New Venture Championship is recognized as one of the top business-plan competitions in the world. By creating opportunities for participants to gain from the experience and wisdom of successful entrepreneurs, the center's programs helps make students more competitive in today’s business world. For more information, visit the website.

James H. Warsaw Sports Marketing Center

Whitney Wagoner, Director

The Warsaw Sports Marketing Center advances sports marketing and sports business leadership through research, education, and interaction among students, faculty members, alumni, and successful sports business professionals. As the first endowed sports marketing program in a business college at a major public university, the Warsaw Center supports curricula that lead to a concentration in sports business for the bachelor’s degree program and to a sports business specialization area in the MBA degree program. The center also organizes research, sports-industry internships, guest speakers, and a variety of nonclassroom experiences for students. For more information, visit the website.

Undergraduate Programs

Academic Requirements

To earn an undergraduate degree in the Lundquist College of Business, a student must be an admitted major in good academic standing with the college and the university. Two sets of requirements must be completed: general university requirements and college requirements.

The college is firmly committed to an undergraduate degree program in business based on a solid foundation in the arts and sciences. Students may not earn two majors in the Lundquist College of Business; in other words, a student who has an undergraduate degree in business administration cannot earn another undergraduate degree from the college. See the Bachelor's Degree Requirements section of this catalog for specific requirements for bachelor’s degrees and for general-education and university requirements.

Students must satisfy the upper-division business core and major requirements in effect when they are admitted as majors.

For a more detailed explanation of requirements for majors, students should pick up the undergraduate degree programs handout in the Advising Office.

Business Premajor Admission

New students planning to earn a bachelor's degree in the Lundquist College of Business typically enter the university as business premajors. Transfer students and university students from other majors may become business premajors by submitting a Request for Addition or Deletion Major form, available in the Advising Office. Students who seek premajor status in business should meet with an advisor in the college if their GPA is below 3.00. Business premajors typically are not eligible to take most 300- and 400-level business courses. Business premajor status does not guarantee admission to the accounting or business administration major.

Admitted business premajors typically spend the first two years fulfilling general-education and premajor requirements.

Premajor Requirements

  • Junior Standing. Course work of 75 or more credits must be complete.
  • Cumulative GPA Requirement. Guaranteed admission requires a 3.00 cumulative grade point average in college course work, including transfer work. The college includes all course work when calculating the cumulative GPA for admission to the major.
  • Holistic Review. Students who have taken all required business premajor course work but fall slightly below the minimum GPA requirements may be considered for admission under a holistic review process. For more details, interested students may visit an academic advisor in 203 Peterson Hall.
  • English Competence. International students must have a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 575 (paper-based test), 233 (computer-based test), 89 (internet-based test), an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 7.0, or have completed the Academic English for International Students (AEIS) program.

First-Year Direct Admission

Direct admission is only offered to first-year students who are entering in the fall term and list their intended major as business administration. The University of Oregon considers a number of factors when making direct admissions decisions, including high school GPA, strength of academic course work, test scores, and ability to enhance the diversity of the university. Students selected for direct admission will need to complete the lower-division course requirements but will not need to apply to the major like other students interested in business administration or accounting.

Business Premajor Courses

Premajor core business courses must be taken at the University of Oregon.

In addition, international students are required to take Academic English for International Students (AEIS) courses or produce English language proficiency test scores (575 on the TOEFL paper-based test, 89 on the TOEFL internet-based test, or 7.0 in the IELTS).

Core Courses 1
BA 101Introduction to Business4
ACTG 211Introduction to Accounting I4
ACTG 213Introduction to Accounting II4
EC 201Introduction to Economic Analysis: Microeconomics4
EC 202Introduction to Economic Analysis: Macroeconomics4
Additional Courses 2
BA 240Spreadsheet Analysis and Visualization4
MATH 241Calculus for Business and Social Science I4
MATH 243Introduction to Methods of Probability and Statistics4
Select one of the following:8
College Composition I
and College Composition II
College Composition I
and College Composition III
Total Credits40

Application to the Major

Students seeking admission through the standard pathway must submit a formal application for admission to the major one term prior to enrolling in upper-division business courses. Typically this takes place in the term they are completing their lower-division requirements. To be eligible for admission as a major, a student must apply before the term deadline. Applications are due the first week of the term for admission the following term.  Applications are not accepted during summer session. Students who are completing their final term of business premajor requirements may submit applications.

The following documents are required for admission:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Academic transcripts or proof of enrollment
  3. A cover letter and résumé
  4. Short answer essays

Definitions, Limitations, and Policies

Transfer Students

The sequential nature of this program requires careful academic planning. Students who want to transfer to the college are encouraged to meet with an advisor in the Lundquist College of Business early in their academic careers. Students are admitted to the university as business premajors. Once admitted, they may apply for major status in accordance with the procedure described. Applications are due the first Friday of the term for admission the following term.

Second Bachelor’s Degree

A student who has a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a field of business administration may not earn a second bachelor’s degree in business. Students who have earned a nonbusiness degree and want a second degree in a field of business must be admitted to the university as postbaccalaureate nongraduate students. Second-degree candidates must meet the same admission requirements and follow the same application process described.

Students retain business premajor status until admission requirements are completed or waived because of completed course work. Second-degree students must complete the same upper-division requirements as first-degree candidates. The Second Bachelor’s Degree section of this catalog, under Bachelor's Degree Requirements, lists university requirements for a second bachelor’s degree; the Undergraduate Advising office has information about Lundquist College requirements.

Residence Requirement

Students must complete a minimum of 44 upper-division credits in regularly scheduled Lundquist College of Business courses. With the department head’s approval, credits may be transferred from other accredited institutions, independent study, or approved courses in other departments.  Accounting majors must complete all upper-division accounting courses at the University of Oregon.


Premajor required courses and upper-division courses must be taken for letter grades and passed with grades of C– or better. See the Registration and Academic Policies section of this catalog for an explanation of the university’s grading systems.

Upper-Division Courses

Courses for the minor are open to nonmajors, and courses for the certificate in international business communication are open to students whose native language is not English. Only admitted majors in the Lundquist College of Business may enroll in all other 300- and 400-level business courses.

Continuous Progress

Students who do not attend the university for an extended period of time after being admitted as a major may be required to reapply for admission and fulfill current major requirements if the UO Catalog for the last year of attendance has expired. See Catalog Expiration and Requirements Policies in the Reader's Guide to the Catalog.

Graduate Programs

Graduate School of Management

The Graduate School of Management offers degree programs at the master’s and doctoral levels and coordinates the graduate work of the five academic departments in the Lundquist College of Business. Graduate instruction in every field of business is supported by courses in related fields offered elsewhere in the university.

The Graduate School of Management is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International.

Activities of the Center for Sustainable Business Practices, James H. Warsaw Sports Marketing Center, Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship, and the Marilyn C. and Gerry B. Cameron Center for Finance and Securities Analysis may be of interest to graduate students. The centers are described in the introductory section to the Charles H. Lundquist College of Business.

Master’s Degree Programs

The Graduate School of Management offers course work leading to the master of accounting (MActg), the master of science in finance (MS), the master of science in sports product management (MS), and the master of business administration (MBA). In the Lundquist College of Business, with the exception of the master of science in finance, master of arts (MA) and master of science (MS) degrees are available to PhD candidates. Students must complete the requirements specified in the description of their degree program.

Doctoral Degree Programs

Ryan J. Wilson, Director
380 Lillis Hall

The Lundquist College of Business offers a program of advanced graduate study and research leading to the degree of doctor of philosophy (PhD) for students preparing for careers in university teaching and research. The program is administered by the director of doctoral programs for the Lundquist College of Business, assisted by the PhD programs committee.

The PhD typically requires four or five years of intensive study with a concentration in accounting, finance, management, marketing, or operations and business analytics. The program focuses on developing productive scholars, and it emphasizes both research and teaching skills. Doctoral students must demonstrate competence in scholarly research, and they must assume primary teaching responsibility for undergraduate business courses sometime during their program. Students are expected to work closely with faculty members whose interests are similar to their own. Applicants are advised to be as specific as possible about their areas of interest. In the Lundquist College, with the exception of the master of science in finance, master of arts (MA) and master of science (MS) degrees are available to PhD candidates. Students must complete the requirements specified in the description of their degree program.

For more information, visit the website.

Concurrent Degree Programs

At the University of Oregon, the term “concurrent degrees” is used when a student is pursuing two degrees simultaneously. Below are some examples involving graduate degrees in business. For more information, visit the website.

MBA/MS in Finance

Business students may augment their management skills by developing expertise in finance. The curriculum for the master of science in finance is designed to provide students with insights from the most advanced theoretical and empirical research in finance while attending quarterly professional development seminars taught by a master career consultant. Through the Cameron Center for Finance and Securities Analysis, students have the opportunity to practice securities analysis and portfolio management in a live environment with access to the Pacific Northwest's financial, banking, and investment industry through the center's tailored series and study tours. The concurrent MBA/MSF program may be completed in two years. For more information, visit the website.


In cooperation with the University of Oregon School of Law, a concurrent JD/MBA program makes it possible to earn both the doctor of jurisprudence and master of business administration degrees in four years instead of the five that would be required if each degree was completed separately. Students spend their first year in the School of Law and their second year in the Lundquist College of Business, or vice versa. The third and fourth years are spent taking advanced courses in both law and business.

It is a highly selective program; students must meet the admission requirements of both the School of Law and the Lundquist College of Business. Admission is allowed only for the fall term. Prospective students should consult the admissions staff of both the School of Law and the MBA program. Students interested in sustainability may obtain a JD/MBA with a sustainability specialization in both areas. For more information, visit the MBA website and JD website.


Students who wish to pursue both an MBA and master of accounting degree may do so concurrently if they meet the admissions requirements for both. Concurrent MBA/MActg students may save as much as two terms compared with the time required for both degrees independently. For more information, visit the website.

MBA/MA or MS in Conflict and Dispute Resolution

Business students may augment their management skills by developing expertise in the management of conflict. The master of arts or master of science in conflict and dispute resolution is structured to prepare a new generation of practitioners, educators, and scholars. Grounded in dispute resolution theory, the program combines broad interdisciplinary training and opportunities for individualized study and skills development. Concurrent MBA/MA or MS students have the option of obtaining both degrees in three years rather than the four years required if earned separately. Students are required to meet the admission requirements of both the schools. Admission is allowed only for the fall term. Prospective students should consult the admissions staffs of the MBA program and the program in conflict and dispute resolution, housed in the School of Law. For more information, visit the website.


Business students interested in management and leadership roles related to city planning and land development should consider concurrent MBA and MCRP degrees. The master of community and regional planning (MCRP) prepares policy-oriented planners for leadership positions in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. The program differs from public policy programs primarily in its focus on spatial issues including but not limited to building form and land use. Students are required to meet the admission requirements of both programs. Admission is allowed only for the fall term. Prospective students should consult the admissions staffs of the MBA program and the School of Planning, Public Policy and Management. For more information, visit the website.

MBA/Graduate Certificate in Arts Management or Nonprofit Management

Students interested in both business and the arts should consider furthering their careers with a master of business administration degree and a concurrent certificate in arts management or nonprofit management. The certificates in arts management and nonprofit management are based on the underlying belief that professional arts and nonprofit managers must be familiar with the social, cultural, and ethical contexts of the arts in general—and the business context if combined with an MBA. Students are required to meet the admission requirements for both programs. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis in fall, winter and spring terms. Prospective students should consult the admissions staffs of the MBA program and the School of Planning, Public Policy and Management. For more information, visit the website.

Administration of the Master’s Degree Programs

The Charles H. Lundquist College of Business seeks diversity in its student population and evaluates applicants on their strengths. The college is interested in applicants’ general intellectual ability, initiative and resourcefulness, creativity, seriousness of purpose, maturity, and capacity for growth. Oral and written communication skills are important. Students should have demonstrated a capacity for quantitative thinking and be able to take an orderly, analytical approach to solving problems and generating alternative solutions. The ability to derive ideas from various sources and see important relationships is essential. Students should be self-motivated, with persistence and drive, and with some understanding of the broad social, political, and economic implications of decisions and actions. For MBA students, work experience is highly desirable.

The college’s master’s degree students describe the programs as rigorous, supportive, interactive, close-knit, warm, and dedicated to a sense of community. Once admitted to a program, students are evaluated as they would be in the workplace: they are given continual feedback on areas in which they are excelling and areas that need improvement.

Admission Criteria and Deadlines

Admission for the MBA, MActg, MS in Finance

The admission process is based on these factors:

  1. Undergraduate academic performance
  2. Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score
  3. One (MS in finance) to two (MBA and MActg) written recommendations from people who have worked closely with the applicant and can comment on student's ability, accomplishments, and potential
  4. Completion of essay questions included in the application
  5. Work experience or demonstrated leadership ability
  6. Potential to benefit from and add value to the college’s learning community
  7. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) for international applicants
  8. Personal interview

The applicant should also provide any other pertinent information for consideration. Applicants are judged on their academic abilities and promise; their potential for leadership; and their commitment, readiness, and motivation to complete the program. Please visit links for each program to explore requirements specific to each program.


In addition to proficiency in mathematics, MBA and MActg applicants must complete an online tutorial in accounting, economics, finance, and statistics in the summer before matriculation. MActg applicants with a business degree other than accounting must complete additional accounting courses.


MActg. To start winter term, the deadline is October 15; to start spring term, the deadline is January 15.

MBA and MSF. A rolling admission system is used. The early-decision deadline is October 15; round two is January 15,  round three is March 15, and round four is May 15. The deadline for international applicants is February 15. Admission for applicants whose applications are received after March 15 is granted only if space is available in the incoming class of students. 

Admission for the OEMBA

Admission to the program requires the following:

  1. Demonstrate at least three years of managerial or leadership experience in a position that included supervision of other employees, responsibility for budgets, or financial performance, project management, account management, or similar responsibilities
  2. Demonstrate at least five years of career-related work experience
  3. Currently hold a mid- to senior-level management position with significant responsibility
  4. Hold an undergraduate degree from a US or internationally accredited institution of recognized standing

Deadlines. A rolling admission system is used.

Admission for the MS in Sports Product Management

Admission to the program requires the following:

  1. A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university in the United States or its equivalent from a foreign institution
  2. Two to three letters of recommendation
  3. Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores if GPA is below a 3.00
  4. A résumé
  5. A product project
  6. Three essays

Online. Round one is December 15; round two is January 15; final round is March 1.

Full-time. Round one isNovember 15; round two is January 15; round  three is March 15; round four is May 15; final round is June 30.

Doctoral Admissions

For admission to the doctoral program, the student must

  1. Satisfy the admission requirements of the Lundquist College of Business and of the Graduate School
  2. Be recommended by the department with primary responsibility for the area in which the candidate expects to earn a major
  3. Provide evidence of scholarly promise
Averages for Recently Matriculated Students
  • Grade point average (GPA)—3.84 on a four-point scale
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), internet-based test score—104
  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores—720 (quantitative, 87th percentile; verbal, 87th percentile; writing, 5.3)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) revised general test scores320 (163 quantitative, 87th percentile;157 verbal, 73rd percentile)
Minimum Testing Qualifications
  • GPA—3.00 on a four-point scale (undergraduate and graduate)
  • TOEFL scores—96 (internet-based test) or 600 (paper-based test)
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score—7.5
  • GMAT scores—600 total (quantitative, 63rd percentil; verbal, 65th percentile)
  • GRE revised general test scores—315 (155 quantitative, 61st percentile; 160 verbal, 84th percentile; 308 combined quantitative and verbal) for operations and business analytics applicants

PhD students receive financial support in the form of an appointment as a graduate employee. For 2015–16, typical appointments were 0.49 FTE and carried a stipend of approximately $19,00 plus waiver of tuition, and summer support of approximately $5,000 for newly admitted students. Graduate employees may assist faculty members in research and teaching and assume responsibility for teaching undergraduate business courses. Inquiries concerning the program should be addressed to the Lundquist College of Business director of doctoral programs.

Deadline. Application to the PhD program for fall term is the preceding January 5 by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

Program Planning. Students should plan their course of study with the director of the program and the PhD coordinator of their major department.

Academic Performance

In addition to fulfilling Graduate School requirements, a student enrolled in an advanced degree program is required to maintain a GPA of 3.00 for graduate courses that are counted toward the business degree. Students whose GPAs fall below 3.00 in a graduate college of business degree program are automatically placed on probation. Their continued enrollment is subject to review by the director of the program.

Students may formally appeal disqualification or other decisions relevant to their academic performance or program. A description of the probation policy and appeal procedures is available from the director of the program.

General University Regulations

See the Graduate School section of this catalog for general university regulations and information regarding registration, academic performance, and other matters applicable to university graduate students.

Undergraduate Programs

Collette Niland, Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Programs
203 Peterson Hall

The Lundquist College of Business is widely recognized for its outstanding programs in business education. Students and faculty members from around the world come to study, research, and learn together. The college offers courses in business premajor studies, accounting, business administration, global management, sports business, management, entrepreneurship, marketing, finance, operations and business analytics, and international business communications. Students may earn a bachelor of arts (BA) or bachelor of science (BS) degree with a major in either accounting or business administration. An honors program is offered for outstanding undergraduates. Student clubs and organizations provide opportunities to develop leadership and business skills outside of the classroom. A minor is offered for students in other majors. International students, regardless of major, may earn a letter certifying mastery in international business communication. A certificate in global business may be added to the business administration or accounting major.

Student Services

Undergraduate Advising Office

Heather Bottorff, Senior Director

Professional advisors and peer advisors regularly meet with undergraduates to answer questions, plan academic programs, and track progress toward graduation. Students are urged to meet with a business college advisor at least once a year to ensure that they are meeting requirements and to stay informed of program changes. The college’s undergraduate advising office also maintains information about major and minor admission processes, degree requirements, scholarships, educational exchange programs, tutoring services, and student organizations. For more information, visit the website.


Each year, the Lundquist College of Business awards scholarships to outstanding students majoring in accounting or business administration. Typically, the college awards approximately 70 scholarships that range from $500 to $7,500. Scholarships are made possible through generous donations by alumni and other friends of the Lundquist College of Business. Although criteria vary by scholarship, the primary emphasis is academic performance and demonstrated potential for success in a business career. Financial need may be considered, but it is typically a secondary consideration when making awards. Scholarship applications are available winter term. Scholarships are awarded in the spring. The accounting department has additional scholarship opportunities for its majors. A list of scholarships is available on the Lundquist College of Business website.

Academic Opportunities

Honors Program

Eric Boggs, Director

Students in the business honors program are offered unique opportunities to enhance their educational experiences and prepare themselves for the growth and challenge of a career in business. A maximum of 35 students take nine of the core business courses as a cohort. Among the many advantages and benefits are smaller classes, select instructors, and opportunities to gain experience. Additional information is available online.