Two Lundquist College of Business graduate programs at the University of Oregon are earning distinction in international rankings.
The college’s Oregon MBA was ranked #33 for programs at a U.S. public university and #71 in the United States overall by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds Limited), an international higher education company that organizes and hosts a range of recruitment events around the world.
In addition, the QS MSF Rankings 2020 ranked the college’s Master of Science in Finance (MSF) Program #16 at a U.S. public university and #33 in the United States among all universities. The MSF program at the University of Oregon launched in 2017, making this ranking for the new program all that more impressive.
For the Global MBA Ranking, QS used multiple surveys and more data points than ever before to compile its list. It used a total of 13 criteria across five top MBA program indicators: employability, entrepreneurship and alumni outcomes, return on investment, thought leadership, and class and faculty diversity.
Only schools that have earned Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, European Foundation for Management Development, or Association of MBAs accreditation (or received three-plus stars in the QS Stars audit) are included.
For its MSF Rankings 2020, QS uses similar indicators as the MBA ranking, but omits the entrepreneurship outcomes factor.
“We are proud of our MBA and MSF programs, and these rankings validate our belief that globally connected and diverse business skills are key to leading in a world with complexity, challenge, and change,” said Monica Bray, Associate Dean, Graduate Programs.
The Oregon MBA enables students to focus their studies in one of five select areas: advanced strategy and leadership, finance and securities analysis, innovation and entrepreneurship, sports business, and sustainable business practices. The program was recently recognized by Bloomberg Businessweek as a top 10 school for entrepreneurship based on the number of alumni successfully launching startups. In addition, The Princeton Review places the Oregon MBA in the top 5 for Green MBA programs in the United States. It was also the first MBA program in the nation to offer a sports business specialization through the college’s Warsaw Sports Marketing Center.
The University of Oregon MS in Finance program is one of the few advanced finance degrees offered by a top-tier university on the West Coast. It boasts a CFA Institute recognized curriculum, preparing students to sit for the CFA exam. Fewer than 150 universities worldwide are included on this exclusive list.
—AnneMarie Knepper-Sjoblom ’05