One of two academic residential communities for students exploring business, the College of Business Residential Community (CBRC) is a partnership with University Housing and is an on-campus living and learning opportunity. In the CBRC residents can participate in a wide variety of career exploration and development programs, including everything from developing your elevator pitch to business etiquette. The CBRC also contains the Innovation Lab which is a great place for future entrepreneurs to develop business ideas and even create a prototype or two.
“I enjoy living in the CBRC because it gave me the opportunity to be part of a community that enhances academic and professional pursuits outside the classroom.”—Simone Smith, '16 business major
Students have the opportunity to beat the crowds and participate in a half-day leadership institute with Lundquist College of Business faculty from each of the centers of excellence, prepare for success in business classes with one of their fall instructors, and test-drive the benefits of living on top of one of UO’s innovation labs. Students who volunteer to participate in Unpack the Quack on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 can waive the $51 early move-in fee.
Fall Term Schedule
All students participate in the two courses below:
- BA 101: Introduction to Business. 4 credits. Required for admission to Lundquist College of Business. Counts as a social science for the UO general education requirements.
- BA 199: Maximizing Business Education. 1 credit. Orientation to the prebusiness major. Understanding the requirements for admission to the business/accounting major; developing relationships that contribute to academic and professional growth; and determining next steps to pursuing academic goals.
If you already have BA 101 on your transcript, chat with an advisor during new student orientation.
Academic Support in Spring and Winter Terms
Students have the option to take an economics class together in the winter and then in the spring students can take one course that will count for three requirements in global context, general education multicultural, and arts and letters. See your academic advisor for details on current course suggestions.
Participate in the College of Business Residential Community Internship
Interns collaborate for creative innovation in their residential community around career exploration and academics. This entry level internship allows students an opportunity to explore their business major and concentrations through teamwork, problem-solving, communication and outreach to incoming first year students. Applications are available winter term and interns complete projects spring and fall.