Business Degree Schools in Oregon

Explore business school options in beautiful Oregon state. This article contains key information to help you decide on the Oregon business school that best suits you based on a variety of key factors: tuition, financial aid, entrance exam scores, acceptance rates, and more. The three below sections in this article describe undergraduate programs, graduate schools, and job prospects for business school graduates in Oregon.

All of the business schools shown below have accreditation from one of the following; the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), or International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). The business schools are also all public or non-profit and must also be regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

We strongly recommend choosing a business degree from an accredited business school, as this affirms that the degree you select has clear objectives and that it has proven that it provides quality outcomes while maintaining national and international standards. Accredited business schools also typically offer a richer educational experience via interaction with actual businesses.

Undergraduate Business Schools in Oregon

According to the NCES database, 22 schools in Oregon offer undergraduate business programs. Of those 22 only 12 are business accredited and also all public or non-profit.

The most affordable undergraduate program on our list before financial aid is at Eastern Oregon University with a tuition of only $8,004, which is 40% lower than the average cost of tuition in the state at $21,569.

The average financial aid for students is $11,550, Willamette University has the highest available aid, but also has our highest tuition at $47,217 before aid.

Below you will find a table of undergraduate business schools containing essential data, including annual in-state tuition costs, average aid received per student, acceptance rates, median SAT and ACT scores of accepted students, and graduation rates. You can click on any column header to sort the table based on its values.

SchoolCityTuitionAidMedian SATMedian ACTAccept. RateGrad. Rate
Concordia University – PortlandPortland$29,390$14,592900-110018-2355%44%
Eastern Oregon UniversityLa Grande$8,004$6,054830-104017-2397%31%
George Fox UniversityNewberg$33,730$15,843960-120021-2764%64%
Marylhurst UniversityMarylhurst$20,835$7,310100%22%
Northwest Christian UniversityEugene$27,930$14,100863-108017-2467%49%
Oregon Institute of TechnologyKlamath Falls$9,625$6,230920-116021-2573%47%
Oregon State UniversityCorvallis$10,366$7,255990-124022-2877%63%
Portland State UniversityPortland$8,337$5,983930-116019-2589%48%
Southern Oregon UniversityAshland$8,523$6,041900-113019-2578%39%
University of OregonEugene$10,761$6,947980-122022-2778%72%
University of PortlandPortland$44,104$23,1061080-130061%82%
Willamette UniversitySalem$47,217$25,14378%78%

Graduate Business Schools in Oregon

If you already hold a bachelor’s degree, you may wish to study business at the graduate level, choosing from among Oregon’s eight schools with business accredited graduate business programs. Current data collected from the AACSB, ACBSP and the IACBE shows that the average cost for a graduate business degree in Oregon is $40,776. Southern Oregon University in Ashland features the most affordable graduate business program tuition at $13,524, while the most expensive is at Willamette University in Salem at $77,110.

Of the five business schools for which we have average admission GMAT score data, the figures range from 551 to 588, with an overall average of 566. Student-to-faculty ratios range from 1.38 at the University of Portland to 7.7 at Willamette University.

These days, busy people want to have it all: keep their careers going strong while also enhancing their future prospects with a graduate degree. For these people and others needing flexibility, there are options for online MBA programs in Oregon. Schools offering online MBAs include Eastern Oregon University; Northwest Christian University; and Portland State University.

The table of graduate schools below contains tuition costs, average GMAT scores of accepted applicants, the percentage of faculty with a doctorate, and the student-to-faculty ratio. Click on any column header to sort the table based on its contents.

SchoolCityTuitionAvg. GMATFaculty
with Doct.
Degree
Student/
Faculty
Concordia University – PortlandPortland$35,720
George Fox UniversityNewberg$34,272
Oregon State UniversityCorvallis$20,71555981%1.45
Portland State UniversityPortland$37,642572
Southern Oregon UniversityAshland$13,524
University of OregonEugene$57,54258880%2.63
University of PortlandPortland$49,68055182%1.38
Willamette UniversitySalem$77,11056195%7.7

Job Outlook for Business School Graduates in Oregon

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) compiles occupational employment and wage estimates, making it an excellent source of information on the financial viability of business and finance careers. BLS figures can help you understand the rates of employment, average pay, and projected growth of areas within business categories, so you can more easily choose a specialty or field of study.

In 2016, a total of 32,390 general and operations managers were employed in Oregon, making this the largest category in the state within the business and finance sector. This was about 15,000 more people than the number employed in the second-largest field, business operations specialists.

BLS data shows that the annual wages for business occupation subcategories in Oregon ranged from $46,660 for credit counselors to $183,140 for chief executives.

Occupation TitleBLS.gov
Code
2016
Total
Employment
Oregon
Mean
Hourly
Wage
Oregon
Mean
Annual
Wage
Oregon
National
Growth
2016-26
Accountants and Auditors13-201112,200$33$68,7808.0%
Administrative Services Managers11-30113,800$42$86,4309.1%
Advertising and Promotions Managers11-2011450$45$93,3805.8%
Agents andManagers of Artists and Athletes13-101180$25$51,01010.0%
Architectural and Engineering Managers11-90413,940$77$159,1707.4%
Budget Analysts13-2031710$35$73,57010.4%
Business Operations Specialists13-119917,080$34$70,50010.1%
Chief Executives11-10111,940$88$183,14011.9%
Compensation and Benefits Managers11-3111140$51$106,3600.187
Compensation, and Benefits Specialists13-1141780$33$68,3505.6%
Compliance Officers13-10412,580$34$69,9805.0%
Construction Managers11-90215,490$46$96,4908.9%
Cost Estimators13-10512,990$33$67,66010.3%
Credit Analysts13-2041700$35$73,65011.4%
Credit Counselors13-2071410$22$46,6605.5%
Financial Analysts13-20512,290$45$92,7204.9%
Financial Examiners13-2061660$34$71,3308.2%
Financial Managers11-30317,330$57$118,44010.6%
General and Operations Managers11-102132,390$52$107,1707.1%
Human Resources Managers11-31212,170$51$106,090-7.8%
Human Resources Specialists13-10716,550$30$61,7606.9%
Information Systems Managers11-30215,360$63$130,98012.0%
Insurance Underwriters13-2053790$34$71,36010.2%
Labor Relations Specialists13-10751,290$34$71,1908.5%
Loan Officers13-20724,200$37$77,49011.5%
Logisticians13-10811,760$37$77,16022.8%
Management Analysts13-11116,150$42$87,4708.8%
Market Analysts and Marketing Specialists13-11615,950$36$75,02010.0%
Marketing Managers11-20214,690$58$119,6906.5%
Meeting and Event Planners13-11211,350$24$49,8708.4%
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers11-20311,430$44$92,21010.8%
Purchasing Managers11-30611,190$52$108,680-5.2%
Sales Managers11-20225,710$59$122,2009.8%
Tax Examiners and Revenue Agents13-2081340$28$57,23013.9%
Tax Preparers13-2082980$28$57,72011.5%
Training and Development Managers11-3131330$51$105,330-0.6%
Training and Development Specialists13-11513,220$32$65,67010.8%

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References:
1. Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU):http://www.nwccu.org/
2. National Center for Education Statistics:https://nces.ed.gov/
3. AACSB, Best Business Schools:http://bestbizschools.aacsb.edu/aacsb-accredited
4. ACBSP, Business Schools:https://www.acbsp.org/?page=accreditation
5. IACBE, Business Schools:http://iacbe.org/accreditation/
6. US Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Outlook Handbook, Business and Financial Occupations: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/home.htm
7. US Bureau of Labor Statistics – Employment and Wage Estimates Oregon: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_or.htm
8. US News & World Report, Best Business Schools: https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-business-schools