Earn Your MBA in Central Oregon
Concordia University-Portland offers a Master in Business Administration in Central Oregon! This is a great opportunity for you to join this highly-acclaimed, case-based study degree in Bend.
Concordia Universitys unique case-based MBA program is designed to accommodate the schedules of busy people and can be completed in under 2 years. Students attend class one weekend per month (Friday evening and all day Saturday). Between class sessions, they engage in case analysis, reading, online discussions, and other coursework with their instructor. These core subjects comprise 31 hours of the program.
The remaining 6 hours of the 37-semester-hour graduate degree program in business administration gives students the additional opportunity to specialize in Health Care Administration or Asian Business. The mission of the program is to show students how business principles evolve by examining real business situations and inviting executives into the classroom to discuss them; this is accomplished through case studies and course materials developed by Harvard Business School.
Where will I attend classes?
Concordia University provides the MBA classes at OSU Cascades Hall on the Central Oregon Community College (COCC) campus, 2600 NW College Way, Bend.
You may contact Tom Daniels, MBA Director, for Bend-specific details, at 541-350-3553 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who will be my instructors?
We try to blend our faculty using qualified local instructors and Concordia University instructors depending upon the course and the expertise of the faculty members. Additionally, we strive to have our faculty mix include not only academicians but also practicing professionals.
What is the format of the cohort classes?
There are ten cohort classes covering ten subjects. Each class works on a subject for two months meeting two weekends with the instructor and working between classes interactively on producing written case analyses. There is a significant emphasis on reading and writing. Weekend classes will often feature guest executives with particular expertise in the cases being studied.
What if Im from out of town?
The MBA is great for those at a distance from a university. Classes meet one Friday night and Saturday a month. A Concordia University discount can be requested at two of Bends hotels:
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How will I get my books?
Textbooks: It's very simple to order your books from Concordia University's Bookstore (The Bookmark). Once ordered, they are shipped directly to your house. Just call the The Bookmark at 503-493-4303, or order online at Harvard Business Publishing.
Case Studies: Students order the Harvard Business School cases in digital format directly from Harvard Business Press. Prior to each class the instructor will send students a link to the correct class, which has all the cases pre-selected for easy ordering.
Can I earn the entire degree in Bend ?
Ten core courses are offered in a face-to-face format at the Bend campus. In order to complete the degree, you will need to complete an additional eight hours of electives. To earn those eight hours you can:
- Complete a thesis
- Complete an internship at your own or another workplace
- Transfer courses completed elsewhere
- Consider online options
- Attend weekend seminars at the Concordia campus in Portland
Do I need anything special to get started?
Since classes meet only once a month, the weeks between classes are invested in study, research, and connecting with your class and instructor via the internet. It may be helpful to review Concordia Universitys recommended computer configuration at http://www.cu-portland.edu/its/computer_standards.cfm.
Whos the best person for me to contact for more information?
If interested in admissions information, contact a Graduate Admission Counselor at 800-321-9371 or attend our upcoming information session.