Charles H. Lundquist College of Business
Lillis Business Complex-1.jpg
Lillis Business Complex, the home of the Lundquist College
Former names
• School of Commerce (1914-1920)
• School of Business Administration (1920-1967)
• College of Business Administration (1967-1994)[1]
Endowment$71.4 million (2015)[2]
DeanSarah E. Nutter
Academic staff
123 total (Fall 2018)
Students3,610 (Fall 2018)[3]
1,729 majors, master's and doctoral students
Undergraduates1,881 "Pre-Business" (non-major)
1,068 Business Administration
239 Accounting[3]
Postgraduates129 Oregon MBA
98 Oregon Executive MBA
155 Other Master's
40 PhD
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The Charles H. Lundquist College of Business (also known as the Lundquist College of Business) is the University of Oregon's business school. Founded in 1914, the Lundquist College offers undergraduate degree programs in business administration and accounting, as well as MBA, Executive MBA, Master of Science in Sports Product Management, Master of Accounting, Master of Science in Finance, and PhD graduate programs. These degree programs are supported by four departments (finance, management, marketing, and operations and business analytics) and one school of accounting.[4]


The Lundquist College of Business draws strength from its links to the Pacific Rim and the distinctive qualities of Oregon culture: innovation, sustainability, active lifestyles, and financial stewardship.

The college is accredited through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Roughly 5% of the world's business schools have this accreditation. Additionally, the accounting program is also accredited though AACSB.[4]

The college is housed in the Lillis Business Complex. The college's current dean is Sarah E. Nutter. Nutter joined the Lundquist College as dean on January 17, 2017.[5]

According to the 2022 US News and World Report rankings of undergraduate business programs, the college is ranked 41st nationally.[6] In 2015, the Princeton Review named the Oregon MBA program first in the United States in the Green MBA category.[7]

The college is home to four centers of excellence (Center for Sustainable Business Practices, James H. Warsaw Sports Marketing Center, Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship, and Cameron Center for Finance and Securities Analysis) that advance an "experiential learning" approach to business education. The Warsaw Sports Marketing Center was the first program of its kind housed within a U.S. college of business. Founded in 1993, the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center provides a platform for both research and education focused on the $500 billion sports business industry. The most recent Sports Business global rankings of sports master's programs published in September 2021, placed the Oregon MBA's sports business track (coordinated by the Warsaw Center) among the top seven programs in the world.

Each year, the college's Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship presents the New Venture Championship, an investment competition for graduate students that draws competitors from all over the world.

The Department of Accounting offers a one-year Masters of Accounting (MAcc) program allowing accounting students to earn enough credits for CPA eligibility in the State of Oregon.[8] In addition, the Beta Alpha Psi Chapter is the second oldest in the nation.[9]

Portland campus

The Lundquist College of Business operates its Oregon Executive MBA program in Portland, Oregon. The program for working professionals, located at the Oregon Business Institute in downtown Portland was formerly a partnership of Oregon State University, Portland State University, and the University of Oregon and is now solely a program of the Lundquist_College_of_Business.[10] In the 2016, the Oregon Executive MBA Program and Master of Science in Sports Management program relocated to a new building across the street from the White Stag Block, where the rest of UO's Portland programs are based.[11]



Before students can declare their major as either Business or Accounting they must declare their major as "Pre-Business". As Pre-Business students, students complete their "lower division core" and supporting coursework. Students must take four business courses, 75 credits, and maintain a 3.0 GPA before they can major in either Business or Accounting.

The undergraduate program offers BA/BS degrees in business administration and accounting.

According to USNews, the undergraduate program is ranked 41st out of 514 programs nationwide in 2021.[12] Among public universities it is ranked 26th.

The undergraduate program is primarily a two-year program. Over one thousand students are enrolled as Pre-Business majors in the College. However, not all Pre-Business majors become Business or Accounting majors.[3]

Minor program

There are also 900+ students enrolled in minors programs at the College.[4] Students may earn a minor in business administration, sports business, entrepreneurship, or sustainable business.

Oregon MBA

The incoming Two-Year Program class of 2021 had an average GMAT score of 615.[13]

Oregon Executive MBA

Founded in 1986,[14] the Oregon Executive MBA is a twenty-month program tailored for individuals who already have several years of work and management experience. Classes meet on alternating Fridays and Saturdays with short breaks in December and March, and summers off. Tuition as of 2013 is $71,500 for two years. The Oregon Executive MBA follows a cohort model, promoting camaraderie and the development of a professional network, and with students progressing through the program together. The curriculum includes an international study trip during the first year to developing countries such as Brazil, China, Argentina, Peru, Hong Kong, and Vietnam. The second year culminates in the Capstone Business Project, where students work with the guidance of advisers to create a business plan or consulting project.[citation needed]

Sports Product Management

There are two methods of obtaining the Sports Product Management Master's degree. The full-time Master's is in person and takes 18 months. It consists of 5 terms and 65 credit hours, beginning in the fall term. It takes place in Portland, Oregon. The second method is online. The duration is 24 months, and consists of 8 terms with 65 credit hours. It is designed for working professionals and it begins in the spring term.[15]

Master of Accounting

The MAcc curriculum is designed to be completed in one academic year. It consists of twelve three- or four-credit courses and two one-credit seminars (45 credits minimum). Five core accounting classes, two accounting electives, five general business or other graduate electives, and two one-credit seminars in Developing the Business Professional are required.[16]

MS in Finance

Students complete the Master's in Science of Finance (MSF) program in 12 months(4 quarters) beginning in the summer term. The curriculum emphasizes valuation and asset management and consists of six core courses plus electives, totaling a minimum of 45 credits. The required courses have no pre-requisites for MSF students.[17]


Organization and research

The college is organized into 6 departments and one school.

School of Accounting

The School of Accounting was established in 2017. The accounting program was formerly a department.[18]


Research Centers

According to rankings compiled by the University of Texas at Dallas, LCB ranks 59th in North America in contributions to research.[19]

According to rankings compiled by Brigham Young University, LCB ranks 1st in tax research.[20]

Relationship with the sports industry

The college has a longstanding relationship with the sports industry, more specifically sports marketing. The college's Warsaw Sports Marketing Center is recognized as a leading authority in sports marketing.[21] The center is a multi-disciplinary research hub. It also provides experiential learning opportunities for UO students. The Sports Product Management program, based in Portland, is one of the first of its kind.[22]

Notable alumni

Main article: List of University of Oregon alumni

Below is a list of notable Lundquist College of Business alumni with significant ties to the business world. See the linked article above for a more extensive list of alumni.


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  19. ^ "North American Rankings". Naveen Jindal School of Management. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  20. ^ "Main Ranking For Tax (all methods) 2017". BYU Accounting. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
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