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College of Business MBA Program

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The MBA Program offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA). Other programs include interdisciplinary programs, internships, and joint research. The Master of Business and Engineering is an engineering degree that combines graduate-level courses in both engineering and business. The strongest areas of study are accounting, finance, marketing, and management.

Forty-five total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 3 elective credits. Required courses include:

  • Contemporary Topics
  • Managing E-Business Law
  • Building Customer Relationships
  • Practical Business Analysis
  • Advanced Information Systems
  • Managing Projects
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Advanced Strategic Management
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Venture Planning
  • Financial and Cost Analysis
  • Organizational Management
  • Integrated Business Project
  • Corporate Finance

Students may eliminate or substitute requirements at the discretion of the graduate director by transferring from other AACSB-accredited schools of business and MBA programs.

The minimum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending full time is 3 quarters; maximum, 5 years. For students attending part time, the minimum is 4 quarters; maximum, 5 years.

There are 38 total full-time graduate business faculty, of whom 90% hold a doctorate; there are 2 part-time faculty. Faculty salaries are rated well below average for Category I institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average number of courses faculty teach is 6; average business class size is 35.


A bachelor’s degree is required, along with a GPA of 3.0 and a GMAT score of 500. Most important admissions factors are grades in upper-level courses, GMAT results, and academic accomplishments and ability. A strong mathematics background is required.

The number of applicants for a recent class was 137; 56 were accepted; 43 enrolled. The average GPA was 3.35; average GMAT score was 572. Transfers are accepted. Minority students are actively recruited.

Students may begin the MBA program in the fall, winter, spring, and summer. To apply, students must submit an application form, 2 transcripts, GMAT scores, a nonrefundable application fee of $50, 3 letters of recommendation, and a statement of objectives. The application deadline is rolling for fall entry. Students are notified of the admissions decision about 3 weeks after completion of the application form. The latest acceptable test date for fall entry is August. Once accepted, students may defer admission for up to 1 year.

Financial Aid

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Tuition and Fees for in-state residents total $9687 per year. Nonresidents pay $15,678 per year. On-campus room and board costs approximately $7344; books and supplies, $1443; personal expenses, $2328, for an estimated annual total of $20,802 for in-state residents and $26,793 for out-of-state residents. Graduate student housing is available in dormitories. There is a referral service to help procure off-campus housing.


Eighty-one percent of the current graduate business school class are enrolled full time; 60% have had an average of 6 of full-time work experience prior to entering graduate school, a factor preferred by the school. The greatest percentage of students are from Oregon (60%). Forty-five percent are women, 32% are minorities, and 34% are foreign nationals. The average age at entrance is 29; ages range from 20 to 57. Twenty-five percent enter directly from undergraduate school; 4% already have a graduate degree. Students’ undergraduate majors were as follows: 53%, business; 17%, engineering; 9%, liberal arts; 8%, economics; 6%, social sciences; and 4%, math and science. 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, 36 graduate business degrees were awarded.

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