Concordia University's MBA Program Overview
Concordia University’s unique case-based MBA program is designed to accommodate the schedules of busy people and can be completed in 2 years or less. Students attend class once every three weeks (on weekends). 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.
Concordia's MBA curriculum, developed in collaboration with Harvard Business School, focuses on real-world situations. The case-based approach is an intense process and features a diverse set of business models, from non-profits to multi-national corporations to high-tech start-ups to government agencies. The program covers diverse topics including strategy formulation, operating policies, accounting methodologies, marketing techniques, management styles, and ethical leadership.
High level executives from premier Northwest companies serve as guest speakers throughout the program, providing insight from their own careers.
Through internships and in-depth research projects with Northwest companies, you will put your new skills to work and gain valuable hands-on experiences.
Upon completion of the MBA program, you will have the tools to think strategically, to communicate effectively, to stay on top of trends, and to make effective and complex decisions. These tools will set you apart from the competition and help you advance in your chosen career path.
Classes are kept small and are held one weekend per month (Friday evening and all day Saturday). The workload is challenging but manageable, allowing you to accomplish your academic goals while maintaining your career and family commitments. Concordia's MBA program is offered in Northeast Portland at the main Concordia campus, and in Bend at Central Oregon Community College. Students also enjoy free and convenient parking.
Concordia's MBA program utilizes a cohort model, forging new professional networks among managers and professionals from diverse industries studying side-by-side. Small classes allow for in-depth case discussions and personalized attention and support from faculty.
Although 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 (email and/or WebCT).
Tuition and Financial Aid
Tuition for the 2013-2014 academic year is $735 per semester credit hours and the total tuition cost is approximately $27,195 to complete the six semester program. Concordia University Alumni qualify for the Alumni Grant which is equal to 20% off of tuition ($590 a semester credit) which would bring the cost to approximately $21,830. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.
>> Portland MBA Cohorts begin in January and August of every year.
>> Bend MBA Cohorts begin in August of every year.