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Lillis Business Complex
The Charles H. Lundquist College of Business MBA degree embodies the college’s emphasis on interdisciplinary study, experiential learning, research excellence, and a supportive learning environment.
True to this interdisciplinary focus, the MBA curriculum consists of five tracks: advanced strategy and leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship, finance and securities analysis, sports business, and sustainable business practices. Building on a common core of foundational courses in accounting, decision sciences, finance, management, marketing, and operations and business analytics, students choose one of these curricular tracks when applying to the program.
Four of the tracks of the MBA curriculum are aligned with the college’s centers—the Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship, the Cameron Center for Finance and Securities Analysis, the Center for Sustainable Business Practices, and the James H. Warsaw Sports Marketing Center. The centers not only promote research collaboration among faculty members from different departments but they also facilitate student interactions with industry professionals and provide practical, real-world learning opportunities. These include internships, business planning ventures, competitions, and one- or two-term consulting projects in the second year.
Strong faculty involvement and the state-of-the art facilities of the Lillis Business Complex create an ideal learning environment. An emphasis on group work ensures that students get to know one another and their instructors well. In addition, a strong cohort model aids in developing solid working relationships and strong friendships. Finally, students may choose to enhance their international education by studying abroad in the summer on the Engaging Asia tour.
Virtually all MBA students come to the university with work experience; the average is four years. About one-third are women; two thirds hold a nonbusiness bachelor’s degree; and one-sixth are international students. The program draws students from across the United States and 12 to 15 countries.
Two years of full-time study are needed to earn the minimum of 76 credits required for the degree. See the website for more information and admission requirements.
The accelerated master’s degree program is intensive, allowing outstanding undergraduate majors in business, economics, or students of the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) curriculum from an accredited institution to earn an MBA degree in nine or 15 months by taking 15 courses (a minimum of 45 credits) in three or four terms. Applicants should have a strong overall academic record and significant full-time work experience. Students choose one of the five tracks listed above. See the website for more information.
- Oregon MBA application (statement of purpose, two professional recommendations, résumé)
- University of Oregon Graduate School application
- GMAT or GRE scores
- Proof of English language proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE scores) for applicants whose native language in not English