Oregon Executive MBA Curriculum

The Oregon Executive MBA strengthens your strategic perspective and allows you to exchange ideas and best practices with your peers.

With classes held twice a month on consecutive Fridays and Saturdays, time away from work is limited, so you can sustain your career momentum while earning a graduate degree. Each cohort of working professionals spends twenty months side by side, bringing their own real-world business acumen to bear on the lessons learned in a high-level MBA curriculum. We know you're already beyond the basics, so we focus on leadership, teamwork, and personal growth in projects that hold relevance for today's business environment.

You can review current course listings below. Hallmarks of the Oregon Executive MBA curriculum include:

  • Real-World Application: Relevant projects impart great value to your current organization by addressing key issues such as generating revenue, lowering costs, and leading strategic change. Students receive coaching and feedback on their performance as individuals, leaders, and team members.
  • Global Study Trip: Because business crosses borders, we expect our MBAs to do the same. This is why an international experience is a required step toward earning your degree. You will travel abroad to visit companies, meet with executives and industry leaders, and learn the intricacies of doing business in a global environment while extending your skills by applying them in new contexts. Past trips have included destinations such as Iceland, Ireland, Estonia, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, The Netherlands, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, and Singapore.

First-Year Curriculum

The first year of Oregon Executive MBA's curriculum focuses on the core knowledge and skills executives need in order to lead their organizations effectively. Through a variety of dynamic instructional formats, students are challenged to apply their learning to real world situations.

  • Executive Immersion in Portland and Eugene
  • Business writing
  • Managerial economics
  • Business ethics
  • Global business environment
  • Financial accounting
  • Leadership and motivation
  • Managerial accounting
  • Marketing management
  • Operations management
  • Data and business decisions
  • Managing and leading organizations
  • Accounting/finance bridge
  • Financial analysis
  • Opportunity recognition
  • Capstone workshop
  • Global trip workshop

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Second-Year Curriculum

The second-year curriculum offers advanced courses in core subjects, with a special focus on strategy, global business, corporate entrepreneurship, and innovation. This year is built around the business capstone project, which provides students the opportunity to pursue a project of special interest to their organizations or themselves. Additionally, a series of electives provides the opportunity for more in-depth study on selected topics.

  • Global study trip
  • Formulating corporate strategy
  • Marketing strategy
  • Implementing strategy
  • Corporate financial strategy
  • Negotiation
  • Business capstone project
  • Alliances and acquisitions
  • New venture planning
  • Technology and innovation
  • Legal environment of business
  • Electives

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