The Oregon State MBA program features the following options via hybrid format in Portland:

There are also degree options offered in Corvallis

Portland MBA Students

Our Portland MBA students are people looking for flexibility because they are putting in the hours to move the needle at work at the same time as they are pursuing their degree. As working professionals, they want to finish as quickly as they can in a rigorous program that they (and employers) can be proud of. That’s exactly who we built the hybrid program for.

Note: This program does not satisfy VISA academic requirements for most international students. For more information regarding your visa status or eligibility to apply to our Portland programs, please speak with International Student Advising and Services at isas.advisor@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-6310.

Hybrid Program Format

The Portland MBA programs are delivered in a hybrid format. That means you complete 80 percent of your coursework online at a time and place of your choosing. This may include watching recorded lectures, working on group projects and/or reading case studies and other materials. 

The remaining 20 percent of your program will be spent inside the classroom, meeting in person with classmates and faculty for six hours per course each term. The in-person classes are built to your advantage; we don’t believe in wasting time, so don’t expect these to be lectures. (You can view lectures online.) In-person classes are all about making sure you’re forging connections with your peers, meeting the right people (including alumni and other experts), engaging in discussions on advanced concepts, and presenting project work for review and feedback. 

In-person classes are held at the Collaborative Life Sciences Building on the South Waterfront. Classes are typically held on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m.

Program Length

Our Portland hybrid program is part-time and designed to be completed in 30 months. Students who qualify for the accelerated program can finish in 21 months.

Program Costs

Visit our Tuition and Financial Assistance page for full details about our Portland program costs.

AACSB Accreditation

We’re an AACSB-accredited college, and our Portland courses, like our Corvallis courses, are taught by Oregon State faculty members who are experts in their fields and have business experience. (The prestigious AACSB accreditation is known worldwide as the longest-standing, most recognized form of specialized/professional accreditation an institution and its business programs can earn.)

An MBA Versus a Graduate Certificate

Oregon State MBA programs are 60 credit-hours in length (45 credit-hours for students who qualify for the accelerated program) and include both core and track-specific coursework. In most cases, a valid GMAT or GRE score is required for admission. Graduate certificates focus on a specific discipline and do not require the completion of MBA core courses. While an undergraduate degree is required to enroll in a graduate certificate program, a GMAT or GRE is not necessary. Students who enroll in a graduate certificate program typically complete about half of the courses required to earn an MBA and are eligible to transfer into the MBA program if they meet our minimum GMAT or GRE standards.


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