Oregon MBA

https://business.uoregon.edu/mba

302 Peterson Hall
Lillis Business Complex
541-346-3306
541-346-0073 fax

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. 

Accelerated Program

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.

Program Requirements
  • Oregon MBA application (statement of purpose, two professional recommendations, résumé)
  • University of Oregon Division of Graduate Studies application
  • GMAT or GRE scores
  • Transcripts
  • Proof of English language proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE scores) for applicants whose native language in not English

The Oregon MBA

Core Courses:
ACTG 612Financial Accounting3
BE 625Business Law and Ethics3
FIN 612Fundamentals of Finance3
FIN 613Managerial Economics3
MGMT 612Managing Individuals and Organizations3
MGMT 614Strategic Management3
MKTG 612Marketing Management3
OBA 612Quantitative Methods for Managers3
OBA 613Operations Management3
15 Business Related Graduate Courses45
Total Credits72

Graduate Specializations

Advanced Strategy and Leadership Specialization

Required Courses:
BA 661Oregon Advanced Strategy3
MGMT 615Leadership3
MGMT 623Negotiation3
One course of the following for the Finance Requirement:3
Taxes and Business Strategy
Financial Reporting
Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation
Strategic Cost Management
Corporate Finance and Valuation
Advanced Topics in Corporate Finance
One course of the following for the Sustainable Business Requirement:3
Life Cycle Assessment
Sustainable Business Development
Industrial Ecology
Project and Operations Management Models
Supply-Chain Operations and Information
One course of the following for the Marketing Requirement:3
Marketing Research
Marketing Strategy
One course of the following for the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Requirement:3
Experimental Course: [Topic]
Managing Global Business
New Venture Planning
Opportunity Recognition
Electives: 13
Experimental Course: [Topic]
Workshop: [Topic]
Business Database Management Systems

 

Finance and Securities Analysis Specialization

Required Courses:
ACTG 625Financial Reporting3
ACTG 631Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation4
FIN 607Seminar: [Topic] ((Three Terms))1-5
FIN 609Terminal Project1-9
FIN 671Corporate Finance and Valuation3
FIN 683Concepts of Investments3
Choose one of the following courses:3
Derivative Markets and Financial Institutions
Fixed Income Securities
Choose two of the following courses:6
Experimental Course: [Topic]
Taxation of Business
Taxes and Business Strategy
Experimental Course: [Topic]
Commercial Banking
Experimental Course: [Topic]
Advanced Topics in Corporate Finance
Hedge Funds

 

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Specialization

MGMT 635Opportunity Recognition3
MGMT 625New Venture Planning3
MGMT 645New Venture Scaling3
MGMT 655New Venture Execution4
Electives:3
Oregon Advanced Strategy
Business Law and Ethics
Experimental Course: [Topic]
Corporate Finance and Valuation
Alternative Investments
Advertising Campaigns
Strategic Communication: [Topic]
Experimental Course: [Topic]
Business Planning
Patent Law and Policy
Experimental Course: [Topic]
Seminar: [Topic]
Managing Individuals and Organizations
Strategic Management
Leadership
Managing Global Business
Negotiation
Sustainable Business Development
Marketing Management
Marketing Research
Experimental Course: [Topic]
Business Database Management Systems
Data Driven Predictive Modeling
Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations
Social Enterprise
Sports Product
Sports Product Materials and Manufacturing
Total Credits16
 

* Law classes run on a semester basis. Semester credits are worth 1.5 times more than quarter credits. Thus, a 2-credit law class is worth 3 quarter credits. The credits listed here are quarter-credit equivalents. Students who wish to take a law class need to complete a non-law student enrollment request form.

 

Sports Business Specialization

Required Courses:
MKTG 660Marketing Research3
SBUS 607Seminar: [Topic]1-4
SBUS 609Terminal Project1-9
SBUS 650Marketing Sports Properties3
SBUS 652Sports Sponsorship Alliances3
SBUS 655Economic Aspects of Sports3
Choose Two of the Following Courses:6
Experimental Course: [Topic]
Experimental Course: [Topic]
Sports Product
Legal Aspects of Sports Business
Potential Electives:
FIN 671Corporate Finance and Valuation3
MGMT 623Negotiation3
MGMT 635Opportunity Recognition3
OBA 544Business Database Management Systems4

 

Sustainable Business Practices Specialization

Required Courses
MGMT 609Terminal Project1-16
MGMT 640Sustainable Business Development3
MGMT 641Industrial Ecology3
OBA 577Supply-Chain Operations and Information4
Choose Two of the Following Courses:6
Experimental Course: [Topic]
Experimental Course: [Topic]
Experimental Course: [Topic]
Experimental Course: [Topic]
Business Database Management Systems
Project and Operations Management Models
Other Requirements
MGMT 607Seminar: [Topic] (Three Terms)1-5
Potential Electives:3
Oregon Advanced Strategy
Corporate Finance and Valuation
Life Cycle Assessment
Workshop: [Topic]
Negotiation
Opportunity Recognition
Marketing Strategy
Business Database Management Systems