Charles H. Lundquist College of Business
Lillis Business Complex, the home of the Lundquist College
|Dean||Sarah E. Nutter|
|Location||Eugene, Oregon, USA|
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 five departments in accounting, finance, management, marketing, and operations and business analytics.
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.
According to the 2016 US News and World Report rankings of MBA programs, the college is ranked 79th nationally. In 2015, the Princeton Review named the Oregon MBA program first in the United States in the Green MBA category.
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 International global rankings of sports master's programs published on June 15, 2015 placed the Oregon MBA's sports business track (coordinated by the Warsaw Center) among the top three programs in the world in the categories of Graduate's Choice as well as Student Satisfaction.
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. In addition, the Beta Alpha Psi Chapter is the second oldest in the nation.
School of Accounting
The School of Accounting was established in 2017. The accounting program was formerly a department.
- Operations and Business Analytics
- Cameron Center for Finance and Securities Analysis
- Center for Sustainable Business Practices
- Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship
- Warsaw Sports Marketing Center
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. In the 2016, the Oregon Executive MBA Program and the newly created 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.
Founded in 1986, 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.
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. 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.
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.
- Bill Bowerman, (circa 1970), co-founder of Nike Inc.; former Oregon Ducks track and field coach
- Renée James, M.B.A. (1992), former president of Intel Corporation
- Phil Knight, B.S. (1959), co-founder and former CEO of Nike Inc.; currently 35th wealthiest billionaire in the world
- Chuck Lillis, Ph.D. (1972), former chairman and CEO of MediaOne; namesake of the Lillis Business Complex; current chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Oregon
- Mickey Loomis, B.S. (1979), general manager of the New Orleans Saints; executive vice president of the New Orleans Pelicans
- Robert Polet, M.B.A. (1976), former CEO of Gucci
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- Charles H. Lundquist College of Business (Official website)