MBA Application Process

Thursday, August 1 is the final deadline to apply to the Oregon MBA to start in fall 2024. Submit your application today!

In order to expedite the process, applicants are required to apply online. Please review the following detailed application instructions carefully before completing the application.

Currently our application system requires you to complete two separate forms. One application is the Oregon MBA departmental application and the other is the University of Oregon's Division of Graduate Studies application. Supported browsers: We strongly recommend using either Google Chrome or Firefox.

In order to review your application, it must be complete. An application is not considered complete until all of the materials listed below have been received. You will receive an email confirmation from our office once your application is complete.

Admission notification is typically 30-45 days AFTER your application is completed. If you are offered admission, you will receive an offer reply form along with your admission letter, allowing you to accept, deny, or defer the admission offer.

A completed application consists of:

  1. Oregon MBA Departmental Application

    The departmental application provides additional information that is needed to complete your application for the Lundquist College of Business Oregon MBA program.

    MBA Program Application

  2. UO Graduate Admission Application and non-refundable $70.00 (U.S. applicants) or $90.00 (international applicants) application fee

    The UO Graduate application requires a different login and password from the departmental application.

    UO Graduate Studies Application

    The "major" to select is: Business, MBA

    Applicants will be required to pay the non-refundable application fee at the time the UO Graduate Admission Online Application is submitted. If you decide to apply to a different year or start term that is outside of the current academic year, you will need to create a new username and pay the non-refundable application fee again.

    Contact Lundquist Admissions at with questions regarding the UO Graduate Admissions Application.

  3. Two (2) Professional Recommendations(upload via Oregon MBA departmental application)

    After you register your recommenders online via the departmental application, your recommenders will automatically receive an email invitation from the application system. The email will include instructions on how to submit a recommendation on your behalf.

    You can submit your departmental application BEFORE your recommendations have been received.

  4. Up-to-date Professional Resume(upload via Oregon MBA departmental application)

    We would like to see at least 2 years post-bachelor/professional work experience. The typical class average for work experience is 3.5 years. Resumes must include the month and year for position duration (for example, "January 2018–October 2020: Account Representative"). Please contact Lundquist Admissions for more information regarding your specific situation. Email or call 541-346-3306.

    Download Resume Guidelines (PDF)

  5. Statement of Purpose (upload via Oregon MBA departmental application)

    Please address the following in your statement of purpose (750 words or less, PDFs strongly preferred):

    • Why is now the right time in your career to pursue an MBA?
    • Why have you chosen to apply to the Oregon MBA?
    • Which specialization are you interested in pursuing and how will your chosen specialization support both your short and long-term career goals?
    • What skills and experiences will you be able to share with your peers that will add value to the MBA classroom, the University of Oregon community, and a future employer?
    • List the five most memorable moments (or greatest achievements) in your life or career to date (one sentence each).

  6. Transcripts (two-part process)

    1. Upload unofficial copy of ALL college-level transcripts to Oregon MBA Departmental Application.
    2. Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities where you received a bachelor’s degree or higher, to the Office of the Registrar, as detailed by the UO Graduate School website.

    Office of the Registrar mailing address:
    University of Oregon
    Office of the Registrar
    5257 University of Oregon
    Eugene OR 97403-1217

    Official Electronic Transcripts: Official electronic transcripts should be sent to

    Degree in Progress: If you have not yet finished your degree at the time of application, you will still need to submit your in-progress "unofficial" transcript via the MBA online departmental application. However, you do NOT need to send your official (in-progress) transcript to the Office of the Registrar until AFTER your degree is conferred and the degree and award date are printed on the transcript.

    Degree Certificate: If your degree and degree award date are not posted on the transcript, as is the case with most international transcripts, you will need to include the related degree certificate with your transcript.

    View additional transcript details for international applicants

    (To check on the status of official transcripts/degree certificates received by the University of Oregon, please call the registrar at 541-346-2935.)

  7. GMAT or GRE Score Report (upload via Oregon MBA departmental application)

    All applicants are encouraged to submit GMAT or GRE test scores. Applicants may also apply without submitting test scores ("test optional").

    Submitting a GMAT or GRE score provides the admission committee with additional evidence of your quantitative skills and abilities to help set you apart from other candidates in the application evaluation process. The admission committee may request that you submit a GMAT or GRE score if they believe your application does not provide enough evidence of your academic and quantitative abilities. Please note: Candidates who have an undergraduate GPA below a 3.25 and/or less than two-years of post-undergraduate work experience are strongly encouraged to submit a GMAT or GRE test score report.

    Candidates that choose to apply "test optional" must submit the following test optional statement:

    In 200 words or less, provide evidence or describe your quantitative and mathematical reasoning skills, experience with programming and data analysis, and/or how you have employed conceptual frameworks from your undergraduate or post-undergraduate experiences. Also, please explain any underperforming quantitative undergraduate coursework (i.e. economics, stats, accounting, finance, etc.) and what you plan to change in your graduate experience to succeed in your quantitative coursework.

    In the case of multiple GMAT, GMAT Focus Edition, or GRE scores, we consider the highest overall score. You may submit unofficial test scores to be evaluated for admission and will only need to submit official scores if offered admission. GMAT and GRE scores are valid only for five years after the test date. We must receive the official score report before the test expires. Please allow up to four weeks for official scores to be received.

    Submitting official GMAT scores: You can submit your official GMAT score report by selecting the GMAT business school program name Charles H. Lundquist College of Business – MBA Program (code = KSQ-5N-27).

    Submitting official GRE scores: You can submit your official GRE score report by using the GRE institutional code for the University of Oregon (4846) and the GRE departmental code for business administration and management (4201).

  8. Language Competency

    Applicants whose native language is not English must fulfill additional language proficiency requirements. ("Native language" is defined as the language you spoke at home since birth AND the language you spoke and wrote as your primary language in school beginning at age five and continuing through the rest of your education.)

    Submitting Official TOEFL or IELTS Academic Score Report: The score report is valid for 2 years only. ETS must send a TOEFL score report to the University of Oregon, Institutional Code: 4846.

    It can take up to 30 days from the time of your request for official ETS scores to be available in the UO system. Plan your request so that ETS scores are available prior to application deadlines.

    View Additional Requirements for International Applicants


The Oregon MBA
Lundquist College of Business
1208 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1208

Lillis 145
Drop-in hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.