Full-Time MBA

Our MBA core curriculum introduces you to all the disciplines and analytical tools of business.

Nine different modules form the solid, cross-functional foundation for the five curricular specializations and experiential learning opportunities.

Beyond the required core MBA courses, students start taking electives as early as their second term. A total of five electives the first year will launch their selected specialization and give them a head start on their summer internship.

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At a Glance

First Year

  • MBA core courses, courses required for specialization, and electives
  • Three terms, late September to early June
  • Nine core courses plus five 3- or 4-credit specialization courses and/or electives

Second Year

  • Courses required for specialization, electives, and final MBA core course
  • Three terms, late September to early June
  • Eleven 3- or 4-credit specialization courses and/or electives, plus the MBA core course on business law and ethics in final fall term

Curricular Specializations

At the time of their application to the program, Oregon MBA students choose one of our four curricular specializations—sustainable business, sports business, entrepreneurship, or finance and securities analysis. To have a specialization noted on their transcripts, students must complete required and recommended courses specific to their specialization.

Concurrent Degree Options

Want to earn an MBA and an MSF, JD, or masters degrees in art history, Asian studies, environmental studies, and global studies (to name just some of the possibilities)? At the University of Oregon, students can earn concurrent degrees often in less time than earning degrees separately.

Note: you must be admitted to both the MBA program and the concurrent one.

MBA Core Courses

The core courses of the full-time Oregon MBA provide the foundation for subsequent coursework. Regardless of a chosen specialization, students and their classmates will take the following core courses together. The final culminating course on business leadership and ethics sees students come together once more with their peers during the final term.

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First Fall Term

  • ACTG 612: Financial Accounting
  • OBA 612: Quantitative Methods for Managers
  • FIN 612: Fundamentals of Finance
  • MGMT 612: Managing Individuals and Organizations
  • MKTG 612: Marketing Management

First Winter Term

  • OBA 613: Operations Management
  • FIN 613: Managerial Economics

First Spring Term

  • MGMT 614: Strategic Management

Second Fall Term

  • BE 625: Business Law and Ethics

Before Your First Term

Online Preparation

Incoming MBA students will complete an online preparation course which provides them with the skills they'll need throughout the program in their future careers. Working at their own pace over the summer, all new MBA students must complete this online course prior to orientation. Costs are covered by the Oregon MBA.


An Oregon MBA kick off event is scheduled each August and is hosted online. This half day session provides incoming students with the opportunity to brush up on the fundamentals of accounting and finance, meet their MBA cohort, and learn more about academic planning to help optimize their time in the Oregon MBA.

The required Oregon MBA orientation is scheduled each September during the two weeks before the first day of classes. During orientation, incoming students will build community with their colleagues, faculty, and staff; develop skills in case analysis, leadership, and team dynamics; and more. Online orientation modules will also be available to help students become familiar with university resources and LinkedIn Learning Pathways.

During Your Journey

Hands-On Learning

In keeping with the Lundquist College's mission, experiential education is a core value and competency emphasized throughout the Oregon MBA curriculum. Hands-on 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 of excellence. Among the experiential learning coursework students complete is a strategic planning project (SPP), that allows students to develop solutions for real-world businesses relating to their industry specialization. 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. For students pursuing the innovation and entrepreneurship specialization and qualify for these competitions, they may elect the Venture Launch Pathway in lieu of the strategic planning project. In addition, finance and securities analysis 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 study tours to New York, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, and more.

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Nonbusiness College Electives

In addition to the courses offered by the Lundquist College of Business, MBA students may choose up to three courses from other UO colleges and departments. Naturally, these electives should advance their business career and make sense as part of an MBA degree.

Oregon MBA students have taken courses in advertising, economics, education, environmental studies, geography, law, not-for-profit management, political science, psychology, and public administration.