Overview

Applicants
128
Acceptance Rate
61%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.35
Years Work Experience
7
Average Age
30

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
490 - 590
GPA
3.03 - 3.63

Deadlines


Rolling Admission Deadline
July 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
No

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
35

100
Full-time
26
Female
23
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

The Pamplin School of Business Administration at the University of Portland features some of the Pacific Northwest's top-notch faculty and a curriculum "integrating professional experience into academic concepts." The program administrator has made this "wonderfully run" program "extremely easy to do while working," as many do, and the university even offers some tuition discounts to those who are seeking Nonprofit Management degrees (a notable program here), as well as scholarships for international students. The school is part of JEBNET, Jesuit Education in Business Network, which is a network of thirty AACSB-accredited universities nationwide that share similarly "strong mission statements" and provide students the ability to transfer credits and complete their MBA at another university.

The "good atmosphere within the classroom" is built on the foundation of "some of the most engaged professors I have had," according to one student. They "seem to really enjoy what they are teaching and a majority do a great job engaging students," and "are just as invested in your academic and career advancement" as the individual themselves. "Most of [the] professors treat me as their family or friends, and I've learned a lot of practical things from my school," says a student. Varied experiential backgrounds help instructors to provide a well-rounded curriculum.

The school's Catholic ties result in "an ideals driven environment," one that also happens to be "understanding of students working while attending classes." Most of the students are able to "work with professors one on one" outside of class. "The staff is amazing and the professors are intense, but it's an MBA program, so what'd you expect?!" says one happy student.


Concentrations

Entrepreneurship
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
Marketing
Non-Profit Management/Public Administration
Product Management

Center for Research

Entrepeneurship
Finance


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
BUS 510: Economics and Metrics for Sustainability - 3 cr. hrs. Examination of ecological and environmental economics, Natural Step, and the role of business, nonprofit, and government sectors in fostering sustainability. Through field study in the Portland region, students will learn how to benchmark an organization’s sustainability performance, build the quantitative and qualitative case for sustainability action, and propose flexible strategies for moving forward. BUS 513: Social Responsibility in Organizations - 3 cr. hrs. Explores the role of business in society. Coverage of company values, actions, and outcomes that affect employees, investors, business partners, communities, and the natural environment. Examines business ethics in these relationships and ways that leaders can improve corporate citizenship.

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
Various faculty participate in sustainability research and graduate students are able to work with them.

School's environmental commitment 1:
Several professors utilized the Natural Step in their curriculum

School's environmental commitment 2:
Support Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies

Career Overview

Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
4%

Finding Jobs & Internships


Source Of Internship Acceptances
100%
School Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Region

95%
West
5%
International

Students Say

Pamplin has an excellent "reputation against other schools locally," so those who are looking for jobs within the area have a leg up. Many people here are getting degrees for advancement in their current jobs, but the school does a good job of recruiting for the handful that are looking. "If you are young [and] under thirty...it's a good program because that is the age bracket that the recruiting companies pursue" at Pamplin. Since admission is rolling, students can begin immediately following their acceptance in the fall, spring, or summer, which is a huge advantage to working students.

Prominent Alumni

Dr. Robert B. Pamplin. Jr.
Philanthropist / Entreprenuer

Fedele Bauccio
Founder, Bon Appetit Management Co.

Rich Baek
Founder and Chairman, VTM Group

John Heily
President and CEO, Continental Mills, Inc.

Jim Murphy
Senior Vice President, International, Costco

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$13,538

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$4,591

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
67%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
22%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
65%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
31%

New Students Receiving Loans
33%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$31,590
Tuition (Out-State)
$31,590
Fees (In-State)
$1,350
Fees (Out-State)
$1,350

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,170
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,170
Fees (In-State)
$50
Fees (Out-State)
$50

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$12,000
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$12,000
Academic Expenses
$1,200

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
142
Part Time
63%

In State
51.0%
Out of State
49.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
18

Demographics

47.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
42.00%
International

39% female
61% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Pamplin has a "great facility, small class sizes," and a diverse student body that "is very professional and we are all in the same situation. We balance work, school, family, and friends." Students "tend to be younger than thirty," have "three to five years work expe- rience at best," and are "career minded but not uptight." Many have careers in addition to school, which "makes relating easy," and the numerous nationalities of the student body beneficially "increases the world view of the program, as we are obviously moving towards a more world-based economy." Most of the students "like discussion and anal- ysis," so one can learn "a lot of things not only from lecture, but [also from] my fellow students." Students work "in an incredibly tight cohort" and are "very, very supportive of one another 's opinions and experiences."

The unique culture of the Pacific Northwest is reassuring to all who go here since many are regional locals, and the "gorgeous scenery" has more than a few fans. The UP campus itself "is breathtaking" and offers many "nice" transportation options.


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Melissa McCarthy
MBA Program Director

Address
5000 N. Willamette Blvd.
Portland, OR 97203
United States

Phone
503-943-7225

Fax
503-943-8041

Email
mba-up@up.edu


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