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Graft a green thumb on finance, splice integrity into supply chains, drive innovation in sports business, and pioneer new business models. At the Oregon MBA, students learn by doing and join other pacesetters making business better.

The Oregon MBA at the University of Oregon’s Lundquist College of Business offers a distinctive approach to an MBA education. In one or two years, students build their professional foundations with practical hands-on experience in one of four focus areas: Finance and Securities Analysis, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Sports Business, or Sustainable Business Practices.


From The School

Acceptance Rate
Average Undergrad GPA
Years Work Experience
Average Age

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
560 - 650
3.13 - 3.63


Early Application Deadline
October 15

Regular Application Deadline
May 17

Rolling Admission Deadline
August 15

Round 1
October 15

Round 2
January 15

Round 3
March 15

Round 4
May 17

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Students Say

Sustainability is the name of the game at University of Oregon’s MBA program within the Charles H. Lundquist College of Business, as evidenced by their devoted Center for Sustainable Business Practices. Students say it’s “the best Green MBA program in the country,” and that the resources and access offered in sustainable business is “remarkable,” evidenced by the new center for specialized leadership and advanced strategy led by the former CEO of Patagonia. Not to be overshadowed, however, is the popular concentration in sports marketing through the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center and finance through the Cameron Center for Finance and Securities Analysis.

“Extremely accessible and committed” professors are “outstanding,” “particularly [in] the finance department and the…sports marketing program.” The program stays on top of current trends; they recently “introduced a course to cover blockchain and cryptoassets.” The program is “continuously evolving” and student “feedback has been [a] critical part in setting the direction.” Many students say “the experiential learning opportunities, opportunities to network, and educational trips are some of the best parts of this program.” Sponsored trips to Seattle, San Francisco, New York, Beijing, Shanghai and Singapore “greatly open…eyes” to “business on a national and international scale.” The University of Oregon offers “tremendous opportunities” outside of the classroom in addition to a “well-rounded curriculum.” They also emphasize the “highly collaborative team environment.” An attention to fairness and equity is seemingly ingrained in the program at all levels. “I…appreciate how focused the school is on sustainability and social justice,” said one student. “I feel comfortable here as a female student…[as] our class is 45 percent women!”


Investment Banking
JD/MBA - Dual Degree
Media/Entertainment Sports Management
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Business Administration
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Product Management

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Investment Banking
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Courses in Sustainability

Sustainability course is

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, Izabel Loinaz, brings with her 18 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 few years alone: Discounted: The effect of founder race on the price of new products - Younkin, P.; Kuppusawami, V. - Journal of Business Venturing - 2018 Oil Consumption, economic growth, and oil futures: The impact of long-run oil supply uncertainty on asset prices - Ready, R. C. - Journal of Monetary Economics - 2018 Social Sustainability as Buying Local: Effects of Soft Policy, Meso-Level Actors, and Social Influences on Purchase Intentions - Testa, F.; Russo, M. V.; Cornwell, T. B.; McDonald, A.; Reich, B. - Journal of Public Policy & Marketing - 2018 Playing favorites: Conflicts of Interest in Mutual Funds - Del Guercio, D.; Egemen, G. - Journal of Financial Economics - 2018 Managing the Harmful Effects of Unsupportive Organizations During Pregnancy - Little, l.; Hinohosa, A.; Paustian-Underdahl, S.; Zipay, K. - Journal of Applied Psychology - 2018 The Colorblind Crowd? Founder Race and Performance in Crowdfunding - Younkin, P.; Kuppusawami, V. - Management Science - 2018 Friends with Benefits: Social Coupon as A Strategy to Enhance Customers' Social Empowerment - Hansen, S.; Kukar-Kinney, M.; Yuan, H. - Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science - 2018 Bringing ?The Beholder? center stage: On the propensity to perceive overall fairness - Colquitt, J.; Zipay, K.; Lynch, J. Outlaw, R. - Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes - 2018 Trusting the "Look and Feel": Situational Normality, Situational Aesthetics, and the Perceived Trustworthiness of Organizations - Baer, M.; Van der Werff, L;, Colquitt, J.; Rodell, J.; Zipay, K.; Buckley, F. - Academy of Management Journal - 2018 Pacification or aggravation? The effects of talking about supervisor unfairness - Baer, M.; Rodell, J.; Rasphpal, D.; Colquitt, J.; Zipay, K.; Burgess, R. Outlaw, R; - Academy of Management Journal - 2018 Temporary communitas and willingness to return to events - Drengner, J.; Steffan, J.; Gaus, H. & Cornwell, T. B. - Journal of Business Research - 2018 Constraints and Possibilities in the Thrown Togetherness of Feeding the Family - Price, L. - European Journal of Marketing - 2018 Food as Ideology: Measurement and Validation of Locavorism - Reich, B.; Beck, J.; Price, J. - Journal of Consumer Research - 2018 Natural Resources and Sharing: The Role of Trade - Emani, A. - Proceedings of IIFET 2018: Biennial Conference of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET). - 2018 Punishing Politeness: The Role of Language in Promoting Brand Trust - Sundar, A.; Cao, E. - Journal of Business Ethics - 2018 Opportunities and Challenges of Engaged Indigenous Research - Van De Ven, Meyer, A. Jing, R - Management and Organization Review - 2018 Hanson, S., Jiang, L., Ye, J., Murthy, N. N. "Society or the Environment? Understanding How Consumers Evaluate Brand Messages About Corporate Social Responsibility Activities." Journal of Brand Management. Forthcoming. The subjective norms of sustainable consumption: A cross-cultural exploration EA Minton, N Spielmann, LR Kahle, CH Kim - Journal of Business Research, 2018 Being Socially Responsible in Russia: Does it Matter to Flobal or Local Firms? Y Strizhakova, R Coulter, L Price - The Customer is NOT Always Right? Marketing ?, 2017 Praise For Blame: Consumer Inferences Following Cause Marketing B Reich, T Campbell, R Madrigal - ACR North American Advances, 2017 How logo colors influence shoppers? judgments of retailer ethicality: The mediating role of perceived eco-friendliness A Sundar, JJ Kellaris - Journal of Business Ethics, 2017 Sustainability and consumer psychology E Gurel-Atay, LR Kahle, EA Minton - Routledge International Handbook of Consumer ?, 2017 ?If Chemists Don?t Do It, Who Is Going To?? Peer-driven Occupational Change and the Emergence of Green Chemistry J Howard-Grenville, AJ Nelson, AG Earle, JA Haack? - Administrative Science Quarterly, 2017 Hubbard, T., D. Christensen, and S. Graffin. "Higher Highs and Lower Lows: The Role of Corporate Social Responsibility in CEO Dismissal." Strategic Management Journal, 38, no. 11: 2255-2265. Liu, Xiaoding. "Corruption Culture and Corporate Misconduct." Journal of Financial Economics, 122, no. 2: 307-327. November 2016 Marketing?s quest for environmental sustainability: persistent challenges and new perspectives JJ Mohr, LL Price, A Rindfleisch - Marketing in and for a Sustainable Society, 2016 Addressing Criticisms of Global Religion Research: A Consumption-Based Exploration of Status and Materialism, Sustainability, and Volunteering Behavior EA Minton, LR Kahle, TS Jiuan, SK Tambyah - Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 2016 Entrepreneurship as a platform for pursuing multiple goals: A special issue on sustainability, ethics, and entrepreneurship GD Markman, M Russo, GT Lumpkin, PD Jennings? - Journal of Management Studies, 2016 Social Sustainability as Buying Local: Social Influences on Purchase Intentions F Testa, MV Russo, TB Cornwell - Academy of Management Proceedings, 2016 Christensen, Dane. "Corporate Accountability Reporting and High-Profile Misconduct." The Accounting Review, 91, no. 2: 377-399. Implications of Innovative Engineering Design on Closed Loop Supply Chain Coordination: Incentives for Input Material Reduction vs. Enhanced Recycling T Aydinliyim, E Cil, N Murthy - 2016 Kahle, L. R., Minton, E. A., & Kim, C. (2016). Religious Values as a Predictor of Sustainable Consumption Behaviors: A Cross-Cultural Comparison. Let’s Get Engaged! Crossing the Threshold of Marketing’s Engagement Era Developments in Marketing Science: Proceedings of the Academy of Marketing Science, 273-278. Minton, E. A., Kahle, L. R., & Kim, C. (2015). Religion and motives for sustainable behaviors: A cross-cultural comparison and contrast. Journal of Business Research, 68(9), 1937-1944. Owen, S., & Kahle, L. R. (2015). The Feed-In Tariff as a Pricing Mechanism for Residential Solar Panel Installations: Germany vs. The USA. Cultural Perspectives in a Global Marketplace Developments in Marketing Science: Proceedings of the Academy of Marketing Science, 85-85. Kahle, L. R. (2014). Green Products: Perspectives on Innovation and Adoption, edited by JoãoNeiva de Figueiredo and Mauro F.Guillén. Boca Raton, FL, USA: CRC Press, 2012, 226 pp., ISBN 9781439854655, cloth, $55.95. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 18(5), 688-688. Xie F, Luckman P, Milne J, McDonald L, Young C, Tu CY, Di Pasquale T, Faveere R, Halley PJ. (2014). Thermoplastic starch: current development and future trends. Journal of Renewable Materials 2: 95-106 Minton, E. A., & Cornwell, T. B. (2015). The Cause Cue Effect: Cause-Related Marketing and Consumer Health Perceptions. J Consum Aff Journal of Consumer

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

From The School

Average Starting Salary
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation

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Students Say

While Lundquist “does not have on-campus recruiting,” students note that this is because they are “such a diversified and small student body,” which is “great for [the] culture but a challenge when it comes to career placement.” Instead, the career center offers “endless resources into networking skills and opportunities” and benefits from a strong and devoted alumni base. In particular, the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center is “incredible” at connecting students with “alumni who can share their industry experience” and help students “network and navigate the job market.” Other sports marketing students concur that the “networking is unbelievable” and boast “access to many high-level industry connections who are willing to help pass resumes along for job applications.”

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Marketing / Sales 33% $81,500 $82,000 $45,000 $115,000
Consulting 20% $70,960 $73,987 $58,000 $110,000
Finance / Accounting 17% $57,000 $62,900 $50,000 $82,500
Operations / Logistics 17% $88,167 $85,875 $55,000 $114,000
Other 10%
Human Resources 3%


Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Other 37% $60,000 $62,285 $44,000 $100,000
Consulting 10%
Financial Services 10% $55,000 $58,333 $50,000 $70,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 10% $84,500 $79,833 $65,000 $90,000
Media / Entertainment 7%
Technology 7%
Non-profit 3%
Petroleum / Energy 3%

Prominent Alumni


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Mar 1

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Underrepresented Minorities

38% female
62% male

Campus Life

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Students Say

“Life is good” in Eugene, Oregon, and “growing and thriving much more than in past years.” School and life balance is “easily attainable.” Living expenses “are cheaper…due to no state taxes,” “affordable housing,” and plenty of local businesses offering student discounts. There are opportunities to “interact with new people and activities both on and off campus.” “I love my program’s cohort model,” says one student, “and appreciate having Friday off for personal development time.” University of Oregon is a “beautifully maintained campus,” with “lots of good food choices nearby, “great get-togethers outside of the program,” and the “sports seasons are thrilling.” Oregon’s MBA students are an “extremely collaborative group of people” and “highly active…in outdoor activities [and] sports.” “There are always things to do on the weekends and evenings,” says one student, with “a diversity of activities”: there’s “always a group that wants to go out to the pub,” but there are also “hikes, bike rides…and BBQs on the weekends.” Life on campus is “a comfortable place to spend time” with a gym, library, and plenty of study centers with interaction from fellow students and professors.

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From The School

Jared Barlow
Executive Director, Lundquist Admissions

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302 Peterson Hall
Eugene, OR 97403-1208
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