The Pamplin School of Business Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program has been ranked 84th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, which released its 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Grad School rankings last week. The Pamplin School is ranked highest out of Oregon institutions that offer part-time MBA programs. The full rankings can be seen on U.S. News & World Report’s website.
Part-time MBA programs have become popular with people who want to pursue advanced business degrees, but who have full-time jobs or family obligations which prevent them from enrolling as full-time students. Part-time MBA programs offer evening and and weekend classes and the flexibility for individuals to complete the classes at their own pace. The University of Portland’s MBA curriculum focuses on contemporary leadership by challenging graduate students to think cross-functionally about a variety of large and small business issues. Six areas of concentration are offered in the program, including entrepreneurship, finance, marketing, strategy, sustainability, and operations & technology management. The full curriculum can be seen on the program’s website.
There are four universities in Oregon with part-time MBA programs that are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and were included in the U.S. News & World Report rankings. These include the University of Portland, which was ranked highest in the state at #84, followed by Oregon State University (#103), Portland State University (#130), and Willamette University (#204). The University of Oregon, also accredited by AACSB, was not included in these rankings. Other Oregon schools with part-time MBA programs are not accredited by AACSB and therefore not included in these rankings.