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The Oregon MBA is a small rigorous program which combines cross-functional training in all the business disciplines with experiential learning and more focused study in nationally prominent areas, such as Entrepreneurship, Sports Business, Securities Analysis, and Sustainable Supply Chain Management.

The Oregon MBA is a small rigorous program which combines cross-functional training in all the business disciplines with experiential learning and more focused study in nationally prominent areas, such as Entrepreneurship, Sports Business, Securities Analysis, and Sustainable Supply Chain Management. We’re proud to be an integral part of the Lundquist College of Business at the University of Oregon, the state’s flagship liberal arts institution and a member of the A.A.U., the prestigious association of 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada. Educational excellence at LCB rests on four pillars: 1. The integration of liberal arts strengths—critical thinking, concise writing, research expertise, and the ability to see the world through the eyes of others—with the cross-functional study of business; 2. A faculty committed to advancing business knowledge through outstanding research and to propagating the understanding of business through exceptional teaching; 3. A learning environment that promotes experiential, team-based education through the most advanced physical and technological infrastructure; 4. Experiential learning in partnership with industry that affords students numerous opportunities to apply classroom learning and expand ethics, communication, teamwork, and leadership skills. What does that mean specifically for anyone interested in the Oregon M.B.A. program? 1. Students with differing undergraduate and work backgrounds as well as Oregon values: concern for community and environment; belief in active, balanced life-styles; commitment to innovation and entrepreneurial initiative; 2. Classes that are small, diverse, collaborative, and close-knit; Instructors with impressive research and clinical credentials who take great personal interest in their students; 3. A rigorous first-year curriculum that combines cross-functional foundational knowledge with experiential learning through industry consulting; 4. Centers in entrepreneurship/innovation, leadership, sports business, securities analysis, and sustainable supply chain management that anchor the flexible second-year curriculum and serve as transmitters between disciplinary research and the interdisciplinary experience of the business community in Oregon and beyond.


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Admissions Requirements: GMAT: 600; Quantitative: 60th+ percentile G.P.A.: 3.0 on 4-point scale Work Experience: 2 years full-time, post-baccalaureate TOEFL (computer-based): 250 International applicants only TOEFL (Internet-based): 93 Writing: 22, Speaking: 26, Listening: 21, Reading 24 We also pay close attention to 1. The nature and learning opportunities of your work experience 2. The rigor of your undergraduate school and major 3. The form and substance of your application essays 4. Your recommenders' opinions and supporting evidence 5. The insights and impressions from a personal interview 6. Other prerequisites a. Applicants scoring below the 60th percentile on the quantitative section of the GMAT must have earned a B or better in college-level algebra or calculus. b. One term each of micro- and macro-economics by the time of enrollment. c. Proficiency with commonly used professional word-processing and spreadsheet applications. We practice rolling admissions with the following deadlines for fall entry: Early Admission: November 15 International Admission: February 15 Regular Admission: March 15 Late Admission: May 15 Assuming applications are completed, i.e., all supporting materials are submitted, by these deadlines, applicants can expect to hear whether they have been admitted, waitlisted, or denied within one month.

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600 - 660
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Early Application Deadline
November 15

Regular Application Deadline
March 15

Rolling Admission Deadline
July 31

Round 1
November 15

Round 2
February 15

Round 3
March 15

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Degrees Offered

2-year MBA (21 months; fall start only) Accelerated MBA (15 months; start fall, winter, or spring; requires BS Business Administration) MBA/JD (4 years; separate applications required) MBA/MA (separate applications required) MAcc (9 months; start fall, winter, or spring)

Academic Programs

The Oregon MBA Program is 1. Small and personal: The entering class size is maximally 60, and second-year electives average under 30 students. Students form close relationships with each other and their professors. 2. Collegial and diverse: Friendly cooperation takes the place of cut-throat competition, and a student body drawn from wide sections of the US and the world offers multicultural lessons in diversity and tolerance. 3. Experiential and entrepreneurial: Through consulting, business planning, and competitions students learn to apply classroom learning to the real world as well as identify and pursue new opportunities. 4. Comprehensive and intense: Because we see the MBA as a broadly generalist and managerial degree, the Oregon MBA Programs makes you stretch beyond your comfort zone. 5. Flexible and interdisciplinary: The cross-functional core curriculum of the first year provides the broad foundation on which students plan their own program of courses in one or several of 7 different focus areas. 6. Quintessentially Oregon: The program and its students are the embodiment of Oregon values--concern for community and environment; belief in active, balanced life-styles; commitment to innovation and entrepreneurial initiative.

First Year Curriculum

The first-year curriculum has three major objectives: 1. Introduction to all the functional areas and analytical tools of business through the cross-fuctional core, consisting of 12 course modules: Statistics, Economic Analysis, Marketing, Financial and Managerial Accounting, Corporate Finance, Financial Instruments and Institutions, Strategy, Human Resource Management, Project & Operations Management, MIS, Business Law & Ethics. 2. Cultivation of communication, teamwork, leadership, and job-hunting skills through seminars and day-long workshops; 3. Application of newly acquired knowledge and skills through Strategic Planning Project--a 6-month, team-based consulting project on an actual business opportunity or challenge faced by a Pacific Northwest company.

Second Year Curriculum

Building on the structured core curriculum of the first year, students tailor their course of studies in the second year to their own backgrounds and career objectives. There are no required courses. Choosing from offerings in Accounting, Decision Sciences, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management, Marketing, and Sports Business, students must take 12 electives. 3 of these may be taken outside the business school as long as they are germane to an MBA degree; these include courses in advertising, arts management, economics, education, environmental studies, law, not-for-profit management, psychology, and public administration. 2nd-year students also participate in business plan competitions, including LCB's New Venture Competition in Portland, and help organize annual events, such as the Sustainable Advantage Conference and the Women in Sports Symposium.

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In the second year, students design their own program around one or more of the following focus areas: Entrepreneurship Corporate Finance Marketing Non-Profit/Public Sector Management Securities Analysis Sports Business Sustainable Supply Chain Management


The women and men who teach in the Oregon M.B.A. Program are either seasoned veterans, who have made names for themselves through their research, publications, and professional service, or recently crowned Ph.D.s from some of the nation's leading universities, or successful former business executives. Not everyone is chosen to teach in the M.B.A. program. They are. Our M.B.A. faculty give their best both inside and outside the classroom. They start memorizing students' names before the very first class. They are approachable and helpful. They keep generous office hours and even complain when students don't take advantage of those hours. By the end, you will have gotten to know each other well, whether over lunch and coffee or through the give-and-take of class. In fact, long after they graduate from here, Oregon MBAs still fondly remember many of their instructors and often remain in close touch.







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Students Say

The University of Oregon’s Charles H. Lundquist College of Business is a relatively small, green-oriented school offering an “excellent program in sustainable business practices,” a particularly “strong entrepreneurship tract,” and a top-ranked sports marketing and business program that, according to many students, is the “premier” program of its kind in the nation. As one very satisfied student puts it, “I would not have even looked at Oregon as an option if it weren’t for its renowned sports business program.” The Warsaw Sports Marketing program also offers its students the “opportunity to combine studies in corporate finance with the sports industry.” One student working toward an MBA in sustainable business praises the school’s “interdisciplinary nature” and its “ability to work directly with companies to consult on real world issues.” However, based on the feedback we have received, the administration and faculty don’t do a lot of hand holding when it comes to the students. While students “benefit from personal attention from the teaching staff in terms of advice on courses, career paths, and general resources,” MBA candidates are expected to take full ownership of their studies and be proactive in their job search.

The role sustainability plays in Oregon’s MBA program cannot be overstated. The College of Business’s MBA in sustainable business was established in 2008, and its popularity has only grown since then. Many students come to Oregon specifically to earn their MBA at the school’s relatively new Center for Sustainable Business Practices housed in the Lillis Business Complex, a LEED silver certified facility and one of the most environmentally friendly buildings of its kind in the country. “Business schools are a dime a dozen,” says one sports business student, “I knew I wanted a school that offered a top-flight entrepreneurship focus, and the University of Oregon was tops on my list, but, beyond that, there is substantial value in being surrounded by students who are also staunchly interested in entrepreneurship.”

In addition to Oregon’s lauded programs in sports management, sustainability, and entrepreneurship, a number of dual-degree programs are also available, including a JD/MBA and MS/MBA with varying concentrations, as well as individual programs in finance, supply chain management, accounting, and media/entertainment. An Executive MBA program, which is located in Portland, is also offered. There are almost 200 students in the graduate business programs, with approximately 100 of them pursuing an MBA.

The age range of students is mid 20s to early 30s, and many in the program tend to arrive with at least a couple years of work experience, with backgrounds ranging from large corporations to small non-profit firms. Most students feel this helps provide students with a “well-rounded view of issues” that isn’t disconnected from “real-world experiences.” During students’ second year of study, full-time MBA students also participate in a strategic planning project over the course of two terms. Through this experiential learning program, small student groups work as consultants to major Northwest businesses, including Adidas, Amazon, Hewlett Packard, and Intel.


Courses in Sustainability

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Sustainability at the University of Oregon is not a new concept--it is in our DNA and part of our heritage. The Oregon MBA program offers sophisticated, analytical approaches to green business. We connect our students to the regional stream of innovation and integrity taking place around sustainable business throughout the Pacific Northwest. Students also travel to learn about other best practices, with four major business trips per class group, and scheduled speakers. Our new program manager for the Center for Sustainable Business Practices, Dr. Laura Strohm, brings with her twenty-five years of both academic and private-sector experience in sustainability. We have the Avamere Professor of Practice (Dr. Michael Crooke, former CEO of Patagonia) who focuses on integrating sustainability into advanced business strategy. On top of the conventional MBA core coursework, students who affiliate with the Center for Sustainable Business Practices complete an additional five sustainability courses and two quarters of real-world strategic planning projects to qualify for the graduate specialization.. Last, but not least, the rich sustainability curriculum and activities of the whole University of Oregon are open to our MBA students

Research Opportunities in Sustainability

Within the overall Oregon MBA program, the Center for Sustainable Business Practices provides the platform for experiential learning on sustainability. The center complements and supports the Oregon MBA curriculum by linking students with industry via consulting projects and internships, seminars, speakers, and mentorships, leadership, and event management opportunities. Students are encouraged to tackle real-world, relevant challenges and issues in sustainability facing industry and government today and in the future. See In addition to research opportunities for MBA students, the Lundquist College of Business offers a PhD program to pursue extensive academic research along side our faculty. Across several departments (management, marketing, decision sciences, finance and accounting) our faculty publish regularly on sustainable business topics, including sustainable supply chain operations, organizational change for social and environmental stewardship. corporate social responsibility, and product life-cycle analysis. The following is a list of publications from past year alone: Aydinliyim, Tolga, and M. Pangburn, 2012. Reducing Packaging Waste and Cost via Consumer Price Discounts, Decision Sciences, 43:6, p1063. Aydinliyim, Tolga and Nagesh. N Murthy. 2012. Managing Engineering Design for Competitive Sourcing in Closed-Loop Supply Chains Proceedings of the 17th MSOM Conference. Columbia University, June 2012. Under review by Management Science. Del Guercio, Diane and Hai Tran, 2012. Socially Responsible Institutional Investor Activism, chapter in H.K. Baker and J. Nofsinger, eds, Socially Responsible Finance and Investing, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Paquin, R. & Howard-Grenville, J. 2013. Blind dates and arranged marriages: Longitudinal processes of network orchestration. Organization Studies. In press. Paquin, R. & Howard-Grenville, J. 2012. The evolution of facilitated industrial symbiosis. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 16: 83-93. Howard-Grenville, J., Bertels, S., & Lahneman, B. forthcoming. Sustainability: How it shapes and is shaped by organizational culture and climate. In B. Schneider & K. Barbera (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Climate and Culture. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. Howard-Grenville, J. & Bertels, S. 2012. Organizational culture and environmental action. In T. Bansal and A. Hoffman (Eds.) Oxford Handbook on Business and the Environment. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. Howard-Grenville, J. 2012. Positive social change and the environment: New paths and processes. In J. Dutton and K. Golden-Biddle (Eds.) Exploring positive social change and organizations: Building a theoretical and research foundation. Routledge.Paquin, R., Tilleman, S., & Howard-Grenville, J. 2013. Is there cash in that trash? Factors influencing industrial symbiosis exchange initiation and completion. Under second review at Journal of Industrial Ecology. Howard-Grenville, J., Nelson, A., Earle, A., Haack, J., & Young, D. 2013. The Renaissance chemist or the schizophrenic scientist?: Ambiguity, identity, and insider-driven change. Under review at Academy of Management Journal. Howard-Grenville, J., Metzger, M., & Meyer, A. 2013. Rekindling the flame: Processes of identity resurrection. Academy of Management Journal, 56: 113-136. Kahle, Lynn R., and Eda Gurel-Atay, Eds. (in preparation). Communicating Sustainability for the Green Economy. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, expected 2013. Including: Chapter 1: Introduction to the Psychology of Communicating Sustainability, Lynn R. Kahle and Eda Gurel-Atay; Chapter 12. Legislating Packaging Behavior: Germany’s Green Dot Program, Lukas Jones, Scott Owen, and Lynn R. Kahle; & Chapter 15. Oregon’s Iconic Bottle Bill, Ethan Moskowitz and Lynn R. Kahle Nelson, A., Earle, A., & Howard-Grenville, J. 2012. Obliteration, symbolic adoption, and other finicky challenges in tracking innovation diffusion. Proceedings of the Seventy-first Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. (peer-reviewed). Pangburn, M., and E. Stavrulaki, 2013. Take Back Costs and Product Durability. Under review at the European Journal of Operational Research. Parmigiani, A. and Rivera-Santos, M. 2013. Sourcing for the Base of the Pyramid: Creating Supply Chains for Subsistence Markets, revise and resubmit, Journal of Operations Management, April. Husted, Bryan, Russo, Michael V., Basurto-Meza, Carlos and Tilleman, Suzanne G. An Exploratory Study of Environmental Attitudes and the Willingness to Pay for Environmental Certification in Mexico, Journal of Business Research, forthcoming, 2013. Russo, Michael V. and Minto, Amy. Competitive Strategy and the Environment: A Field of Inquiry Emerges, in Bansal, T. and Hoffman, A. (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Business and the Environment, Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2012.

School's environmental commitment 1:
. With a "silver" LEED designation, the Lillis Business Complex at the University of Oregon's Lundquist College of Business opened in 2003 and is recognized as the first certified environmentally friendly business school facility in the country. The Lillis Business Complex was the first LEED Certified government building in Oregon, and at the time it opened housed the largest solar installation in the Pacific Northwest.

School's environmental commitment 2:
The Center for Sustainable Business Practices was established in 2008 as part of a new MBA curriculum offering students the ability to focus their education in one of four curricular tracks. The sustainable business track in the Oregon MBA codified the University of Oregon’s commitment to sustainable business practices that has been part of the program and the state of Oregon’s heritage. We've been teaching and practicing it for almost two decades. For us sustainability is not just about protection and remediation, but also about innovation and a new paradigm of value creation. Sustainability matters to customers, financial markets, employees, and stakeholders. Future business leaders need to excel at building a competitive advantage while reconciling these diverse--and sometimes contradictory--demands.

School's environmental commitment 3:
The Oregon MBA program and the Center for Sustainable Business Practices actively support student groups advancing the cause for sustainable business. They support both the MBA and Undergraduate Net Impact chapters at the University of Oregon. These Net Impact chapters see business students partner with law and other student on campus to regularly organize, manage, and host sustainability conferences. These conferences and events occur in Eugene in Portland and have included exceptionally prominent speakers and guest driving the regions sustainable business economy. See and

Career overview

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Services Available Individual Counseling on networking targeting employers focusing career goals/self assessment effective resume writing and interviewing evaluating and negotiating the employment offer dual career concerns Self Assessment Career development is an evolving process which requires ongoing self evaluation of your values, interests, skills, and dreams. We recommend particularly the web-based tool CareerLeader, which is accessible through the Career Services Office. Career Seminars Throughout the school year we host seminars that focus on specific career-oriented tasks: Marketing yourself through resumes and cover letters Getting your job search on track The power of the spoken word: the interview Finding the right internship Negotiating and making the employment decision Mastering the art of career fairs Campus-recruiting orientation Videotape Interview Practice Schedule a videotaped interview practice session to solidify your presentation and clarify your strengths and weaknesses. On-Campus Recruiting, Company Information Sessions Many national and regional employers come to the Lundquist College of Busines to interview M.B.A. students. This is a bonus for a small school and understandably, our relationship with these companies is extremely valuable. The process and requirements for interviewing with these companies is available at the Career Services office. Summer Internships We strongly encourage M.B.A. students to seek internships to supplement academic study with practical experience in private, public, and non-profit organizations. Interns can be of great value to employers who have short-term project needs during the summer. We also publish a weekly e-newsletter for current business students that highlights some of the career and internship listings received, information about upcoming career related events, and announcements from Lundqsuist College Career Services. Employer Visitations Our employer visitation program provides M.B.A.s with the opportunity to gather information and to learn more about the management, work environment, products/services, and strategic direction of a company. Held on Fridays several times during the year, we encourage informal dialogue so you may get the optimum benefit from your visit. Oregon M.B.A. Network Our web-based network serves two functions: as a communication link between alumni, and as a resource for currently enrolled students to learn about various career paths. Users must register in order to search the database and identify individuals with whom they would like to network. In addition, we invite alumni to an Alumni Business Forum each fall to share career advice with current students. And we host regional student-alumni receptions to facilitate mentoring relationships.
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Jobs w/in 3 Months
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Finance / Accounting 15% $75,570 $80,581 $65,000 $120,000
Marketing / Sales 15% $56,000 $61,531 $44,720 $80,000
Consulting 12% $82,000 $82,000 $82,000 $82,000


Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 12% $72,000 $71,531 $44,720 $120,000
Consumer Products 12% $80,000 $80,000 $75,000 $85,000
Financial Services 12% $65,000 $68,523 $65,000 $75,570
Government 12% $84,250 $84,250 $78,500 $90,000
Media / Entertainment 12% $68,000 $68,000 $56,000 $80,000

Prominent Alumni

W. Paul Jones
CEO Payless Shoesource

Mike Covey
CEO of Potlatch Corporation

Renee James
President of Intel

Jack Berka
Senior Managing Director for Houlihan Lokey

John Wood
CEO & Board Practice for Heidrick & Struggles


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Tuition at the University of Oregon is one of the most reasonable in the United States, and not just for Oregon residents. That's why Forbes Magazine has rated us highly for return on your investment. We make our admissions decisions without reference to your financial status, however. Tuition and University of Oregon Fees (per year) OR Residents: Graduate Student, Full-time status $10,560 Non-OR Residents: Graduate Student, Full-time status $15,150 Lundquist College of Business Resource Fee ($550 per term) $1,650 Warsaw Sports Marketing Center Fee ($500 per term) $1,500 Matriculation Fee New Graduate Students (matriculation term only) $150 Continuing and Returning Graduate Students (matriculation term only) $15 University Housing (9 months) $5,750-9,800 Miscellaneous Expenses Books and supplies $1,000 Personal expenses $2,560 Campus parking $85 Oregon has no sales tax; UO students ride free on Lane County public transportation. NOTE: Stated tuition and fee expenses are subject to changes at any time by the Oregon State Legislature and the Oregon State Board of Higher Eduation. For the most up-to-date information on tuition and fees, go to Financial assistance comes in the form of merit-based scholarand fellowships, federal and private-lender loans, and work-study jobs. About 90% of Oregon M.B.A. students receive some kind of aid. All applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. The UO Financial Aid Office will prepare a financial aid package for anyone who has filed an up-to-date FAFSA.


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Campus Life

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O.M.B.A.A. The Oregon M.B.A. Association serves as a link between the student body and program administration. It sponsors a variety of extracurricular activities, such as tailgaters, international nights, an annual ski trip, and professional events, to enrich the overall experience of students in the Lundquist College of Business Oregon M.B.A. Program. The O.M.B.A.A. also organizes community service events for individuals and groups of M.B.A. students, e.g. Oregon Coast Beach Clean-Up Food for Lane County fundraisers Hurricane Katrina Relief raffle Habitat for Humanity site clearing Mt. Pisgah Arboretum trail improvement Local Schools reading and tutoring University of Oregon Investment Group The UOIG is composed of undergraduate and graduate students looking to enhance their education and career opportunities through practical investment experience. Students participate in the operation of an investment management organization. The UOIG is managing investments in excess of $750,000 with returns that routinely beat the S&P 500. Each member holds the position of "analyst" and focuses his or her research on companies in one of five sectors. Analysts formally present in-depth research reports to the group for critical review of the analyst's action recommendation, upon which a majority vote must be reached. Following this group decision, portfolio managers are responsible for trading equities in their respective portfolios. Net Impact Net Impact is a network of more than 10,000 new-generation leaders committed to using the power of business to improve the world. It is also one of the most innovative and influential networks of MBAs, graduate students and young professionals in existence today. Our members believe that business can both earn a profit and create positive social change. Through a central office in San Francisco and more than 115 chapters in cities and graduate schools around the globe, Net Impact offers a portfolio of programs that enable members to transform this ideal into measurable results. A group of O.M.B.A. students interested in sustainability recently revived the local chapter. O.M.B.A. Net Impact works closely with members of the undergraduate Sustainable Business Group. Sustainable Advantage Conference For almost a decade, O.M.B.A. students have played leading organizing roles in the annual Sustainable Business Symposium, hosted by LCB and the UO and attracting a host of nationally prominent speakers and much attention. In 2005, the student directors, together with their community board and faculty advisors, decided to recast the annual event into a conference aimed specifically at business people to make them aware of sustainable business practices and help them implement these. This year's Sustainable Advantage Conference will take place April 19-21; its theme is "Business and our Energy Future."

Students Say

“I work hard and play hard. I’ve never been so busy,” says one first-year student. Situated in bucolic Eugene, Oregon, “a small and quirky town” just “two hours down the road from Portland,” students assure us that while this is no “thriving city,” “we all appreciate the surrounding natural beauty . . . and there are endless opportunities to stay fit and well.” Despite Eugene’s “laid-back culture,” a microenterprise development student informs us, “When you’re in the program you are BUSY, but it’s a good kind of busy. You spend a lot of time working on group projects and participating in clubs.” Many industry professionals and guest speakers are invited to speak at on-campus events “almost every night.”

Eugene is also “an environmentally conscious town,” which helps explain the draw and reputation of U of O’s sustainability program. In short, few students have anything remotely negative to say about the area. The abundance of outdoor “recreational activities” and “local breweries” fills up much of the students’ leisure time, although a good portion of MBA students have conveyed that many “don’t have any downtime.”

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Campus and Location

The Lillis Business Complex sits astride one of the major campus axes. Views toward the north are through old cedars to the Robinson Theater (one of three campus theaters) and the first two buildings erected after the university's founding in 1876, Deady and Villard Halls. On its south side the Lundquist home looks out on a long grassy quadrangle framed by stately trees and key buildings housing the Knight Library, Schnitzer Museum of Art, and Graduate School. On the other side of the library, Beall Hall with its wonderful organ and acoustics draws internationally renowned soloists and ensembles. It also is the setting for our annual M.B.A. commencement ceremony. The park-like campus of the University of Oregon is located in Eugene. At the center of Oregon's second largest metropolitan area, Eugene is located near the southern end of the fertile Willamette River valley, 100 miles (160 km) south of Portland and 65 miles (100 km) east of the Pacific Ocean. Eugene is a delightful place to live, study, and work, known for a lively arts scene, a thriving natural foods industry, and innumerable opportunities for outdoor activity. The crime is low, the air is clean, and the parks, bike paths, river walks, dog runs, and housing are plentiful. As "Tracktown USA" Eugene will host the 2008 US Olympic Track and Field Trials.


The Lillis Business Complex consists of Lillis, Gilbert, Peterson, and Chiles Halls. Brand-new Lillis Hall with its airy atrium is an architectural marvel and the 'greenest' public building in Oregon. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified, it incorporates the latest in energy-saving technology and environmentally-friendly building design: Photo-voltaic cells built into the southern glass façade generate electricity that is fed back into the grid. Extra thermal mass reduces need for heating and cooling. Shades, reflectors, and fans automatically regulate lighting and ventilation to help minimize energy usage. Energy-efficient light fixtures. Sensors turn off lights and appliances when not needed. Some of the building materials were recycled from its demolished predecessor. Others, such as the floor coverings, are recyclable. The new building embodies what our school and program stand for: ethical leadership, responsible stewardship, communal accountability, and practical application-in short, sustainable business. Pedagogically, too, the new building reflects our values: Computing connectivity is wireless throughout. Classrooms boast the latest in audio-visual advances. Classrooms and labs are properly configured for lectures, case discussions, hands-on-projects, or break-out sessions. Learning centers furnish group work spaces as well as opportunities for interacting with faculty. Informal seating and study areas are located throughout the building and outside. MBA students have their own lounge. The first-floor Lillis Café is another favorite student hangout. No wonder we were ranked #7 nationally in the 2006 edition of Princeton Review's Best Business Schools.

Paul Allen
Assoc. Dir., MBA Admissions and Recruiting

1208 University of Oregon
302 Peterson Hall
Eugene, OR 97403-1208
United States