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MBA Program Policies

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Degree and Minimum GPA

A baccalaureate degree with a cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale is required OR 3.25/4.0 in the last 90 quarters or 60 semester hours. Applicants are required to demonstrate competency in marketing, finance, accounting, operations management and quantitative methods/statistics via an academic record, Peregrine Academic Leveling Testing, or relevant and demonstrable professional work experience. Contact the College Of Business for the Peregrine Academic Leveling weblink and password. Please email for this information.


Provide official transcripts from all accredited educational institutions attended.

Additional Requirements

Essay, Cover Letter, Two professional Letters of Recommendation

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 Managerial Finance – 3 credits – Winter term
  • BA 506 Global Business Intelligence – 3 credits – Winter term
  • BA 508 Sustainable Competitive Advantage – 3 credits – Spring term
  • BA 509 Managerial Economics – 3 credits – Spring term
  • BA 511 Operational Decision Making – 3 credits – Spring term
  • BA 512 Managing Workforce Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Practice 3 credits – Winter 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 513 Strategic Human Resources Management – 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.
**Students may take up to two Master’s in Healthcare Administration courses as electives upon approval by his or her advisor.

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, graduate students must be enrolled at least half-time (4.5 or more credits per term) 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.

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 Accredited

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: Is pursuing an MBA degree worth it in my career?

Depending on your position and career aspirations, by graduating with an MBA you can earn a higher salary, gain an advantage over on your competition, and acquire specialized and advanced leadership skills and business knowledge to advance in your field.

Q: How long does it take to complete the EOU MBA program?

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

Q: Can I transfer in relevant graduate credits earned at an accredited institution elsewhere?

Yes. The online MBA program allows a maximum of 15 transfer credits. Students seeking to exchange credit for life/work experiences can pursue EOU’s Assessment of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) process. To learn more, contact an enrollment counselor at 855-805-5399.

Q: Do you consider International applicants?

Yes. You would need to create an account in the EOU Online system using your name and email address. Apply for Admission by filling out the online application and pay a $90 non-refundable application and any other fees online.  Gather and submit the appropriate documentation requested. International students, must meet the requirements of the EOU English Proficiency Policy.

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: No standardized admission tests are required.

Q: What is the application fee?

A: See admission page

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.

Q: In which term must I start my enrollment?

A: You may begin the program in any term.

Q: What if I have questions?

We are here to answer any questions you may have. For program advisement contact Kristin Johnson at 541-962-3529 or To work with admissions and/or an enrollment counselor at 855-805-5399 and we will be in touch.

“EOU’s MBA program allowed me the opportunity to expand my professional skills through interactive classes, a challenging master’s project, and practical advice from my professors and peers. I truly enjoyed the strong relationships I gained with professors through my project, as well as the experience of mentoring undergraduate interns. The skills I developed have prepared me to support EOU and the community into the future!”

Dana Kurtz, '15
La Grande, Ore.

Application Deadlines

  • Spring term: March 1
  • Summer term: June 1
  • Fall term: September 1
  • Winter term: December1

*international applicants must apply two terms prior to the intended term

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!

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    For more information about this program contact:

    Kristin Johnson
    T. 541-962-3529

    College of Business


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    For more information about this program contact:

    Kristin Johnson
    T. 541-962-3529

    College of Business

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