The UO Lundquist College of Business and its Oregon MBA program is celebrating a jump of four spots in Bloomberg Businessweek’s Best Business Schools ranking.
For 2019-20, we ranked 88 in the nation—up four spots from 92 last year. We ranked 75 in the United States for entrepreneurship, 86 for compensation, 87 for networking, and 85 for learning (which Bloomberg Businessweek describes as the quality of instruction.)
The list is based on data compiled from more than 9,000 students, 14,920 alumni, 900 corporate recruiters, and compensation and job-placement data from each school, according to Bloomberg.
We are 51 among MBA programs with fewer than 100 students admitted per year and number 43 among MBA programs at public business schools. We are also 38 for entrepreneurship among MBA programs that admit fewer than 100 students per year.
According to Bloomberg’s methodology, “Students see entrepreneurship as central to their overall training, whether they want to start their own businesses or work at a big bank... Recruiters ranked schools according to whether graduates showed exceptional entrepreneurial skills and drive.”
Along with entrepreneurship, the Oregon MBA offers specializations in advanced strategy and leadership, finance and securities analysis, sports business, and sustainable business practices.
“This ranking affirms our goal of inspiring individual distinction among our MBA candidates, while blending academics and experiential opportunities based on each student’s career objectives,” said Monica Bray, associate dean for graduate programs at the Lundquist College. “Our upward trajectory shows students, alumni, and employers agree, the Oregon MBA is worthy of ascension on the national scale.”
The complete 2019-20 rankings of all 94 full-time U.S. MBA programs can be found online.
—AnneMarie Knepper-Sjoblom ’05, Lundquist College Communications