Portland/Bend MBA

Our Portland and Bend 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.

Hybrid program format

  • 80% of course material is online
  • 20% face-to-face in class

The Portland and Bend 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.

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

We’re an aacsb-accredited college

We’re an AACSB-accredited college, and our Portland  and Bend 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.

Maria Sar

Organizational Leadership Track

I hit the button to request more information, scheduled a call with a recruiter to learn more about the flexibility of OSU’s MBA program and that eased my worries about working and going to school at the same time. OSU made it easy to go back to school, and I’ve loved the MBA program and faculty. I’m a full-on supporter, and I’d recommend it to anyone. It definitely got me where I am today. The OSU MBA program is very flexible - not easy - but manageable, doable. And I’m glad it’s not easy. If it were, that would be an issue.

-Procurement Contractor | Nike