In keeping with the Lundquist College's mission, experiential education will be a core value and competency emphasized throughout the Oregon MBA curriculum. Experiential learning is more than just learning by doing or applying theoretical lessons to practical situations. It's about reflecting and evaluating. It's about feedback and continuous improvement. What worked? What didn't? How might we do better next time?
Much of the experiential learning in the Oregon MBA program is mediated by the business school's four centers tied to the four MBA tracks. Among the experiential learning course work students complete is the Strategic Planning Project (SPP). Another principal experiential learning opportunity for entrepreneurially minded students is the Venture Launch Pathway, in which some students are given the opportunity to present at business plan competitions nationally and internationally. If you are in the innovation and entrepreneurship track and qualify for these competitions, you may elect the Venture Pathway in lieu of the Strategic Planning Project. In addition, finance and securities analysis track MBA students actively manage the Emerging Markets Fund portfolio instead of completing the Strategic Planning Project.
Other experiential learning opportunities include our hallmark Engaging Asia study tour as well as track-specific study tours to New York, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, and more.
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