General Business (MBA)

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The Oregon MBA degree embodies the college’s emphasis on interdisciplinary study, experiential learning, research excellence, and a supportive learning environment. No other program inspires individual distinction and deep and practical experience like the Oregon MBA. Earn an MBA with a specialization in one of four select areas: finance and securities analysis, innovation and entrepreneurship, sports business, and sustainable business practices. The four specializations of the MBA curriculum are aligned with the college’s centers of excellence—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 promote research collaboration among faculty members from different departments, facilitate student interactions with industry professionals, and provide practical, real-world learning opportunities.

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 enhance their education by participating in global and domestic experiential learning trips and co-curricular opportunities offered through the college’s Professional Edge Program.

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 from an accredited institution to earn an MBA degree in nine or 15 months by taking a minimum of 49 credits over three or four terms. Applicants should have a strong overall academic record and significant full-time work experience. Students choose one of the four specializations listed above. See the website for more information.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Make sound business decisions by using fundamental business concepts in analyzing and synthesizing information.
  • Be guided by ethical precepts in making business decisions.
  • Think strategically in a global business context.
  • Develop and communicate solutions to real world problems and/or opportunities.
Core Courses
ACTG 612Financial Accounting (Core Courses)3
BA 661Oregon Advanced Strategy3
or FIN 671 Corporate Finance and Valuation
BA 680Data Visualization and Communication in Business3
BA 721Business Writing1
BE 625Business Law and Ethics3
FIN 612Fundamentals of Finance3
FIN 613Managerial Economics3
MGMT 612Managing Individuals and Organizations3
MGMT 614Strategic Management3
MGMT 615Leadership3
MGMT 623Negotiation3
MGMT 640Sustainable Business Development3
MKTG 612Marketing Management3
OBA 612Quantitative Methods for Managers3
OBA 613Operations Management3
Specialization and General Electives33
Total Credits76

Program Requirements

  • Students are required to complete one of four center-affiliated specializations: Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Finance & Securities Analysis, Sports Business, or Sustainable Business Practices; Advanced Strategy and Leadership may be added as a second specialization.
  • Students are required to complete a series of modules on facilitation skills designed to help them work more effectively in teams during their first year of the program.
  • Students are required to complete a professional development plan during their first year of the program.
  • Students are required to participate in a center-based series of modules on specialization-specific topics led by external presenters.


Advanced Strategy and Leadership Specialization Requirements

Required Courses:
BA 661Oregon Advanced Strategy3
MGMT 615Leadership3
MGMT 623Negotiation3
One course of the following for the Finance Requirement:3
Accounting Data Analytics I
Taxes and Business Strategy
Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation
Strategic Cost Management
Corporate Finance and Valuation
Advanced Topics in Corporate Finance
Alternative Investments
One course of the following for the Sustainable Business Requirement:3
Life Cycle Assessment
Industrial Ecology
Project and Operations Management Models
Supply-Chain Operations and Information
One course of the following for the Marketing Requirement:3
Data Driven Predictive Modeling
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


Finance and Securities Analysis Specialization

Required Courses:
ACTG 631Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation4
FIN 671Corporate Finance and Valuation3
FIN 606Practicum: [Topic] (Masters Investment Group)6
FIN 683Concepts of Investments3
Financial Markets Elective (minimum of 3 credits)3
Derivative Markets and Financial Institutions
Fixed Income Securities
Specialization Electives (minimum of 6 credits) 16
Taxation of Business
Taxes and Business Strategy
Taxation of Pass Through Entities
Commercial Banking
Experimental Course: [Topic]
Advanced Topics in Corporate Finance
Hedge Funds
Total Credits25


Innovation and Entrepreneurship Specialization

MGMT 635Opportunity Recognition3
MGMT 625New Venture Planning3
MGMT 645New Venture Scaling3
MGMT 655New Venture Execution4
Electives: 13
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]
Managing Global Business
Sustainable Business Development
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:
SBUS 650Marketing Sports Properties3
SBUS 652Sports Sponsorship Alliances3
SBUS 655Economic Aspects of Sports3
SBUS 645Sports Product3
SBUS 653Legal Aspects of Sports Business3
SBUS 606Practicum: [Topic] (Strategic Planning Project)6
SBUS Specialization Electives (Minimum of 9 credits required)9
Experimental Course: [Topic]
Marketing Analytics
Marketing Research
Brand Development: [Topic] (Sports Brand Strategy)
Total Credits30


Sustainable Business Practices Specialization

Required Courses
MGMT 641Industrial Ecology3
MGMT 543Life Cycle Assessment4
MGMT 606Practicum: [Topic] (Strategic Planning Project)6
SUST electives (Minimum of 9 credits required)9
Workshop: [Topic] (Clean Energy Finance)
Experimental Course: [Topic]
Business Database Management Systems
Project and Operations Management Models
Supply-Chain Operations and Information
Total Credits22