Format & Schedule

Today’s workplace isn’t static, so our classrooms can’t be, either. That’s why the Oregon Executive MBA education hinges on interactive learning in lively classrooms led by seasoned instructors and filled with an engaged, experienced, and collaborative cohort. Instead of lessons, you’ll find challenging discussions, case studies, guest lectures, practical presentations, business simulations, and experiential learning. Classes are held on alternating Fridays and Saturdays, so your time away from work is minimal.  It’s intensive, it’s rigorous, and it will inform the next stage of your career.

Beyond the Classroom

Oregon Executive MBA depends upon professionals who think critically inside the classroom and out. Because most courses include individual work-related projects or analysis papers, you’ll confront the precise questions facing your organization today, anchoring conceptual learning in real-world practice. In your second year, the Capstone Business Project will allow you to create a business plan or consulting project tailored to your company’s needs.

Teamwork

In a cohort full of leaders, teamwork isn’t something to be feared: each and every person in Oregon Executive MBA is here to learn, teach, and grow. Small group learning is key to this experience, as we assemble four- or five-student learning teams to study together, collaborate, and challenge each other in group assignments. You will also have the chance to work in partnerships across groups as your cohort moves through its program.

Metrics

Curious, engaged business people always want to know the ROI, but business school requires other metrics, too. In the Oregon Executive MBA program, your work will be graded along a number of measures related to your performance on work-related projects, analysis papers, presentations, exams, business case analyses, class discussion participation, and group projects. A well-rounded education requires a well-rounded evaluation.