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University of Portland, Pamplin School of Business Full Time MBA

Students choose the Pamplin School of Business at the University of Portland because they want to change more than just their own lives. They want to change their communities and the world; and the Pamplin School of Business is their opportunity to gain the skills necessary to succeed in that change. Leadership is a hallmark of UP, and our alumni include respected inventors, global leaders, CEOs and entrepreneurs. Our goal is to provide students with innovative, challenging educational experiences that go beyond business fundamentals to develop the leadership skills and knowledge required for successful careers.

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Full Time
Tuition (Total) $43,450

Program Information

University of Portland Pamplin School of Business Administration Says

Students choose the Pamplin School of Business at the University of Portland because they want to change more than just their own lives. They want to change their communities and the world; and the Pamplin School of Business is their opportunity to gain the skills necessary to succeed in that change. Leadership is a hallmark of UP, and our alumni include respected inventors, global leaders, CEOs and entrepreneurs. Our goal is to provide students with innovative, challenging educational experiences that go beyond business fundamentals to develop the leadership skills and knowledge required for successful careers.

Degrees Awarded: MBA, Full Time.

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School Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (West)

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 44% accepted out of 167 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 31
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.61
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 522
  • Average Years Work Experience: 5
  • Application Fee: $50

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Recommendations, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores

Admission Requirements

Required: Recommendations, Extracurricular Activities, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores

Optional: Work Experience

Admission Information

Applicants to the MBA program at the University of Portland must meet the following minimum requirements: an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0; a GMAT score of at least 500; and an "admission index" of at least 1,100 under the formula [(undergraduate GPA x 200) + GMAT score]. Work experience, though strongly recommended, is not required; applicants...Applicants to the MBA program at the University of Portland must meet the following minimum requirements: an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0; a GMAT score of at least 500; and an "admission index" of at least 1,100 under the formula [(undergraduate GPA x 200) + GMAT score]. Work experience, though strongly recommended, is not required; applicants with at least three years of post-baccalaureate professional experience are considered optimal candidates for the program. International students must score at least 570 on the TOEFL paper test or 230 on the computer-adaptive version of the TOEFL or a 7.0 on the IELTS exam. All applications to the University of Portland must include a completed application form, a resumé, a personal statement of goals, official transcripts for all postsecondary academic work, an official GMAT score report, and two letters of recommendation. International students must submit all of the above as well as an official TOEFL score report and a financial statement that indicates they will have adequate support throughout the duration of study. This is required before the I-20 form will be issued to them.

The Princeton Review

School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 161
Percent International Students 14%
Total Full-Time Faculty 27
Full-Time Faculty 100%

Student Life

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 30,” have “3-5 years work experience 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 analysis,” 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.

Career

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 30...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.

The Princeton Review

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 30 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.

The Princeton Review

Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    University of Portland Center for Entrepreneurship

  • International Student Support Groups:

    http://www.up.edu/iss/

  • Peer Tutoring Programs:

    Tutoring through the Pamplin School of Business.

  • Research Facilities:

    University of Portland Center for Entrepreneurship

  • Study Abroad:

    Ireland, China

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of University of Portland Pamplin School of Business Administration include:

Barbara Sue Seal - Barbara Sue Seal Properties

John Heily - President and CEO, Continental Mills, Inc.

Albert Corrado - Columbia Management Company (Finance)

Fedele Bauccio - Founder, Bon Appetit Management Co.

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

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