The Lundquist MBA: What You Need To Know
Graduating their first class in 1923, the Oregon MBA at the University of Oregon’s Lundquist College of Business offers a program that is nearly celebrating 100 years of business education. The University of Oregon, founded in 1876, is the state’s flagship institution and is ranked 26th for public schools in the U.S. by U.S. News Best Business Schools 2022.
Located in Eugene, the B-School is nestled in the lush Willamette Valley, with an easy drive to both the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains, the University of Oregon is renowned for its research prowess and commitment to teaching. At Lundquist, you can expect to find those who love technology and nature, abstract art and discrete mathematics. There is also a strong culture of respect, inclusion, and collaboration. Lundquist is consistently ranked among the top public business schools and is in the elite 1.4% of the world’s business schools accredited in both business and accounting.
Lundquist offers a distinctive approach to an MBA education where students learn by doing. On average, Lundquist’s two-year program hosts a cohort size of around 50-60 students. Aside from the two-year program, students have the option to pursue an accelerated one-year MBA that can be completed in 9 or 15 months. Another option is a concurrent degree, where students can enroll in many other master’s programs such as a JD/MBA, MBA/Master of Architecture, and MBA/Master of Accounting, as well as others.
Lundquist offers five tracks—sustainable business practices, sports business, innovation and entrepreneurship, finance and securities analysis, and advanced strategy and leadership—chosen at the time of application to the program. The curriculum commences with a mandatory orientation during the two weeks prior to the first day of fall term courses. Orientation prepares MBA students for success through a rigorous introduction to case analysis, leadership, and team dynamics.
From there, students complete a first-year core curriculum that introduces them to all the disciplines and analytical tools of business, providing a solid foundation for subsequent coursework. Each of the specializations also have their own set of required courses and recommended electives. Students complete their required specialization and recommended courses beginning their first year all the way through the completion of their studies. In addition, a mandatory capstone course in business leadership and ethics is required at the end of the second year of study.
Through the Lundquist MBA, students graduate with core business fundamentals and specialized skill sets in one of four academic tracks corresponding to the Lundquist College of Business’s four centers of excellence; the Cameron Center for Finance and Securities Analysis, the Center for Sustainable Business Practices, the Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship, and the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center. These centers serve as spaces that facilitate hands-on learning projects and allow students to gain first-hand knowledge and solve current, real-world business challenges, preparing them for success in their chosen careers. Through the centers of excellence, students maintain active engagement with their specific industry networks.
The Lundquist MBA positions its experiential-learning model as providing a competitive advantage to its graduates. With industry-relevant experience infused into their education from day one, Lundquist MBA strives to ensure its students are sought-after candidates for exciting, competitive positions around the world. From Bank of America to Intel and Yakima, students work directly with companies throughout their MBA education and go on to high-powered jobs at Columbia Sportswear, Electronic Arts, US Bank, and more.
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