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Industry leaders respect the MBA as a sign you are ready for greater levels of responsibility and compensation. Work full-time or have a packed schedule? Our online courses accommodate students with busy lives.

MBA Program Policies

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Step 1:  Complete the prerequisites for your program.

MBA Prerequisites

Transfer Credits

The Program Coordinator may approve as many as 10-quarter hours of graduate credit into the MBA program. Not all graduate business courses from other institutions may be transferable. The transfer is made on a case-by-case basis.

Step 2:  Review Program Checklist.

MBA Checklist (PDF)

Step 3:  Apply for the MBA Program

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MBA is rolling admission with the following start term and application due dates.

Application Deadline:

Term                Date

Summer          June 10th

Fall                  September 10th

Winter             December 15th

Spring             March 15th

Regarding International Students:

If you are an International Student, please contact the International Admissions Office at –  EOU International Admissions

Eastern Oregon University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Lenexa, Kansas.  IACBE_logo_Accredited_navy_Horiz

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Q: What can I do with an MBA degree?
A: An MBA is an advanced business degree. Earning an MBA can lead to a higher salary, a position in management, and marketability in an ever-evolving job market. Effectively, with an MBA you provide yourself more value in just about every workplace.

Q: How much greater is my earning potential with an MBA degree?

A: The earning potential from an MBA depends on a lot of factors, for example, your professional experience before you earn the degree, the field you are interested, where you want to work, and the type of company – small vs large – you want to work for.  In general, it is fair to say your ability to get and keep a job will improve (see MBA Employment 2013).  Your salary ranges will depend on the area you want a career (see MBA Payscale).

Q: How long is the MBA program?

A: You can choose to complete the MBA program in as few as five 11-week quarters (or 15 months) or up to four years.

Q: When can I start?

A: You may begin the program in any term.

Q: Do I need to have a specific degree to qualify for the MBA program?

A: The ideal preparation for the MBA program is an undergraduate degree in Business or a closely related field (Ag Business, Economics, Accounting, etc). If you do not have an undergraduate degree in Business, you will need to show competency in core business principle areas through transcripted course work or approved on-line courses.  Alternatively, if you have significant experience in the business world, this could be considered via resumes, certifications, and documented trainings.

Q: When do I need to submit my application?

A: We have a rolling admission.  Applications are on a first come, first review basis. Your application must be complete before it will be reviewed. See the MBA website for current deadlines.

Q: What admission tests do I need to take?

A: If your GPA is below a 3.0, you must submit a GRE or GMAT Score with your application.

Q: What is the application fee?

A: There is no application fee!

Q: Can I work while in the program?

A: Absolutely! The MBA program allows students the ability to work and go to school.

Q: What kind of financial aid is available?

A: For financial aid please contact the Financial Aid Department at (800) 452-8639 or (541) 962-3550. You can also view specific Business scholarship/grant opportunities.

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All MBA students are required to accomplish 45-credit hours of graduate coursework.  Course descriptions can be found in the online Academic Catalog.

MBA Required Classes:

(Complete all 30 Course Credits)

  • BA 501 Managerial Communication – 3 credits – Fall term
  • BA 502 Organizational Management and Leadership – 3 credits – Fall term
  • BA 503 Marketing Strategies and Techniques – 3 credits – Fall term
  • BA 504 Entrepreneurial Finance – 3 credits – Winter term
  • BA 505 Creativity and Innovation – 3 credits – Winter term
  • BA 506 Global Business Intelligence – 3 credits – Winter term
  • BA 508 Sustainable Competitive Advantage – 3 credits – Spring term
  • BA 509 Optimization – 3 credits – Spring term
  • BA 511 Operational Decision Making – 3 credits – Spring term
  • BA 699 MBA Capstone Simulations – 3 credits – Summer and Fall 2019

MBA Elective Classes*:

(Complete 15 Course Credits)

  • BA 510 Special Topics (Contact advisor)  – 3 credits
  • BA 521 Business and the Environment  – 3 credits
  • BA 522 Emotional Intelligence and Managerial Effectiveness – 3 credits
  • BA 523 Alternative Business Strategies – 3 credits
  • BA 524 Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity – 3 credits
  • BA 525 Strategic Agribusiness Management  – 3 credits
  • BA 526 Taxes and Business Strategy – 3 credits
  • BA 527 Advanced Accounting Theory – 3 credits

*For schedule of MBA Elective Classes check with your advisor or through your Mountie Hub Account.

MBA Program Checksheet

Prerequisite Knowledge

Applicants should hold a baccalaureate degree in business or related degree (Agribusiness, Finance, Accounting, Economics, etc.) from an accredited institution.   Applications without this are still encouraged to apply but will be asked to demonstrate competency in 13 core concept areas including management, marketing, finance, accounting and other core business principles.  Competency must be demonstrated prior to beginning the program and can be demonstrated through academic record, online preparatory courses, testing, or professional work experience and certifications.

Program Length

A student can choose how they want to distribute the courses but to complete the program in five terms, the student must take three (3) classes each term for five terms. Students can select any array of classes and could take up to 15 terms to complete the program if they only take one class each term. However, a student must be a full-time student (3 classes for 9 credits) to receive financial aid.


MBA Grading Policy

Any student who receives a grade lower than a B- in any MBA course will be placed on probation and must meet with the MBA Program Coordinator.  A second grade below a B- within the program will result in suspension from the program.  In order to be reinstated, the student must meet with the MBA Faculty Committee and re-take at least one of the courses.  Any grade below a C- is an unacceptable grade and the course must be repeated for a grade of B- or higher.  In addition, students must have a minimum 3.00 grade point average in the program in order to graduate.

IACBE_logo_Accredited_navy_Horiz-300x91Eastern Oregon University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Lenexa, Kansas.

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EOU student Emily Higgins

“As a manager in the healthcare industry, I use the analytical, personal and communication skills I learned at EOU on a daily basis. I am a proud graduate and can confidently say this program has made me a better leader in my field.”

Emily Higgins
Business Administration, Psychology, MBA
Portland, Ore.

Cost to Attend

Cost to Attend

We make it convenient!

  • You can register for 3 to 9 credits every term
  • Small class sizes and full-time faculty
  • Individual and personal attention from application to graduation.

The best value in the Pacific Northwest!

Best Value in the Pacific Northwest

Contact Us

For more information about this program contact:

Kristin Johnson
T. 541-962-3529
E. kristin.johnson@eou.edu

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Programs in the College of Business are accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education(IACBE).


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Give your bachelor’s degree an upgrade with our innovative MBA program. An MBA degree is key to unlocking the doors of opportunity for a lifetime.


For more information about this program contact:

Kristin Johnson
T. 541-962-3529
E. kristin.johnson@eou.edu

College of Business

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