The Lundquist College of Business offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Accounting (MAcc), and Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) as well as doctoral programs in accounting, finance, management, and marketing, and joint degrees in law (JD/MBA), international or Asian studies (MA/MBA), and environmental studies (MS/MBA). Other programs include an accelerated MBA, work-study, foreign exchange with 4 countries, including Denmark, France, Germany, and Mexico, internships in technology and entrepreneurship, and joint research. The strongest areas of study are entrepreneurship, finance, and sports business. The most popular courses are Theory of Finance, Concepts of Investment, Managing Competitive Organizations, Leadership, International Business Strategy, and Marketing Strategy. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus. These include an Executive-in-Residence program and speakers series sponsored by Oregon-in-Business, the Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship, and the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center.
Eighty-one total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 36 elective credits. Required courses include:
- Managing Organizations
- Management Accounting
- Foundations of Competitive Analysis
- Analytic Techniques
- Market Analysis and Management Marketing
- Strategic Planning Program
- Financial Accounting
- Corporate Finance
- Strategy Implementation
- Operations Management
- Global Legal/Ethical Environment of Business
- Management Information Systems
- Financial Instruments
Business students may take relevant nonbusiness courses in other departments.
There are 42 total full-time graduate business faculty, of whom 95% hold a doctorate. Faculty salaries are rated well below average for Category I institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average number of courses faculty teach is 5; average business class size is 32.
A bachelor’s degree is required, along with a GPA of 3.0 and a GMAT score of 600. Most important admissions factors are academic accomplishments and ability, GMAT results, and work experience. A strong mathematics background is not required.
The number of applicants for the 2006-2007 class was 152; 80 were accepted; 44 enrolled. The average GPA was 3.4; average GMAT score was 637. Transfers are not accepted. Minority students are actively recruited by participation in graduate school fairs sponsored by minorities, by recruiting minority students on campus, and by contact with minority professional organizations.
Students may begin the MBA program in the fall only. To apply, students must submit an application form, 2 transcripts, GMAT scores, a nonrefundable application fee of $50, 2 letters of recommendation, and 3 essays. The application deadline is March 15 for fall entry. Students are notified of the admissions decision 4 to 6 weeks after the application is received. The latest acceptable test date for fall entry is May 15. Once accepted, students may defer admission for 1 year.
About 81% of graduate business school students receive financial aid from scholarships, loans, and graduate assistantships, for a total average of $17,816 annually; maximum $23,500. Stipends and programs available for minority students include scholarships. The FAFSA and university and college scholarship applications are required. The application deadline is February 1 for fall entry.
Tuition for in-state residents is $735 per credit, or $11,055 per year. Nonresidents pay $903 per credit, or $15,591 per year. On-campus room and board costs approximately $6900; books and supplies, $1000; personal expenses, $2600; and other fees, $1650, for an estimated annual total of $23,205 for in-state residents and $27,741 for out-of-state residents. Graduate student housing consists of university housing and a variety of off-campus housing. There is a referral service to help procure off-campus housing.
Eighty-eight percent of the current graduate business school class are enrolled full time; 92% have had an average of 4 years of full-time work experience prior to entering graduate school, a factor preferred by the school. The greatest percentage of students are from Oregon (32%). Thirty-eight percent are women, 9% are minorities, and 18% are foreign nationals. The average age at entrance is 27; ages range from 23 to 40. Nine percent enter directly from undergraduate school; 6% already have a graduate degree. Students’ undergraduate majors were as follows: 41%, business; 23%, social sciences; 13%, economics; 10%, math and science; 7%, liberal arts; and 6%, engineering. About 1% of entering students leave by the end of the first year due to academic or personal reasons; 99% remain to receive their degree. In 2006, 50 graduate business degrees were awarded.