DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS FOR UO LCB MBA & MAcc APPLICANTS
Please read the following instructions carefully before MBA Program Academic Prerequisites
completing the application.
Mathematics: Demonstrated proficiency in
Master's Programs Eligibility Requirements mathematics at least through the
level of college algebra. Our
Regular MBA Program (22 months) mathematics prerequisite may be
met in two ways: 1) by scoring above
Admissions: Fall Term only the sixtieth (60) percentile on the
Degree: Four-year bachelor's degree or its quantitative section of the GMAT or 2) by
equivalent from a college or university earning a B grade or better in a college
accredited by an organization level course in advanced algebra or
acceptable to the University of Oregon. calculus.
No specific undergraduate major
is required. If you have not yet met this prerequisite, your
admission to our program may be conditional upon enrolling
Accelerated MBA Program (9-11 months) in the necessary courses at a nearby college or through a
reputable distance learning program and arranging for an
Admissions: Winter, Spring, Fall official transcript indicating satisfactory completion of this
Degree: Four-year bachelor’s degree in coursework before starting our program.
business or its equivalent from a
college or university accredited by Although Advanced Algebra or Calculus is the only
an organization acceptable to the mandatory admissions requirement, we recommend a
University of Oregon. In addition, Macroeconomics course and coursework in statistics
applicants must have strong and accounting. We also look for evidence in your
undergraduate backgrounds in application that you have a working proficiency in word-
finance and accounting. processing and spreadsheets.
Master of Accounting (9 months)
Admissions: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Degree: Four-year bachelor’s degree in
Accounting (or its equivalent) from
an accredited college or university.
JD/MBA and Concurrent Degrees
Applicants for the JD/MBA and other concurrent degrees
must apply to and be admitted by both the Oregon MBA
Program and the corresponding degree-granting
program. You must submit two separate
applications. Admission decisions are made
independently of each other. Be sure to check
application deadlines and requirements for the concurrent
program, since they vary.
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Fall Term Application Deadlines
Completed applications are reviewed in a rolling admissions process. Applicants are notified via email and/or letter.
November 15 Early Decision
February 15 Round 2
(International students are encouraged to apply by this deadline)
March 15 Round 3
Intelliworks LCB Online Application
UO Graduate Admission Online Application and $50 Non-Refundable Application Fee
Up-to-date Resume (submit online via Intelliworks)
Essays (submit online via Intelliworks)
Two Recommendations (submit online via Intelliworks)
Two (2) Official Degree Transcripts, One (1) Official Transcript from Non-Degree institutions
Official GMAT Score Report
Additionally for International Applicants:
Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Score Report
Two (2) Official Degree Certificates (if not noted on transcript)
U.S. Immigrant Status Card (US Permanent Residents Only)
An application is not considered complete until all of the admission materials have been received. Application files will
not be forwarded for review until complete. Files that are incomplete at the deadline will be reviewed only after all materials
have arrived. An application file completed late will very likely be at a disadvantage relative to files submitted by the deadline.
Except for the online submissions and official score reports, send all materials to:
Holly Coble, Graduate Admissions Coordinator
University of Oregon Lundquist College of Business
Graduate Programs Office
1208 University of Oregon, 302 Peterson
Eugene, OR 97403-1208
Fax: (541) 346-0073
To avoid serious delays in the processing of the application, DO NOT send any documents to the University of Oregon
Students who are applying to multiple graduate programs at the UO need to start the applications, pay the first
application fee, and then contact the Graduate School with a request for a fee waiver.
Concurrent UO Applicants who have been admitted previously to the UO Graduate School and have registered for
credits the term/major they were admitted, need to contact the UO Graduate School to get a specific login for the UO
Graduate Application which will allow applicants to submit another UO Graduate Application without paying the $50
application fee again.
Once the missing items have been submitted and your application file has been finalized, you will receive an email
notifying you that your application file with the UO LCB is complete and has been forwarded for review.
Oregon MBA applicants: Completed Oregon MBA application files are first reviewed in the Graduate Program
Office, followed by a review from the managing director of the applicant’s primary center selection, followed by a
final review in the Graduate Program Office. After reading your file, the reviews will decide whether to interview
you. In that case, LCB GTFs may contact you to arrange for a phone interview or campus visit. If you have
already made an official campus visit, another interview is usually unnecessary.
Oregon MBA applications: Oregon MBA applicants (2-Year, Concurrent, etc.) need to apply for Fall term
Accelerated Oregon MBA applicants may apply for Winter, Spring, or Fall Term admission.
The start term on the UO Graduate Application MUST match the start term on the Intelliworks application.
Oregon MBA applications completed after March 15 —including receipt of all supplemental materials—will be
reviewed on a space-available basis and must be completed by June 1 .
Applicants will most likely receive an admission decision approximately 30 days from the date the
‘application complete’ email notification is sent. When decisions are made, the offer letters will be sent
through regular USPS mail to the address listed on the application.
If you submit a transcript while courses are in progress towards a degree and you are admitted to the program,
you will need to submit a new transcript AFTER your degree is awarded and posted on your transcript.
If you submit unofficial scores (GMAT or TOEFL) and/or transcripts and you are admitted to the program, you will
need to submit official scores/transcripts to the LCB Graduate Program Office. Discrepancies in reported scores
and official scores are grounds for denial.
If you are an international student and receive an offer of admission, you will want to contact an International
Evaluator from the Office of Admissions (email@example.com) regarding the financial verification process.
You can review more visa information at this site: http://international.uoregon.edu/index.php/students/visa-
It is recommended that applicants begin the Resume
Intelliworks LCB Online Application prior to submitting Your resume must be current and show company
the Graduate Admissions Online application. name, job title, job description and duties, dates of
employment, beginning and ending salary for all
Intelliworks LCB Online Application positions held. Please also include the
The Intelliworks LCB Online Application provides following: honors and awards received
additional information that is needed to complete your extracurricular, professional and community
application for the Lundquist College of Business activities, leisure time activities, and language and
masters program. computer proficiency.
UO Graduate Admission Online Application Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)
and non-refundable $50.00 application fee All applicants are required to take the GMAT.
The UO Graduate Admission Application is available Test results must be less than five (5) years old. In
online at: the case of multiple GMAT scores, we consider the
https://gradweb.uoregon.edu/online_app/Application/a highest. For test information and reservations, go to
pplicant_login_next.asp http://www.mba.com or call 1-800-GMAT-NOW.
Applicants must pay the non-refundable $50.00 Have official score reports sent to University of
application fee by credit card at the time the UO Oregon, school code KSQ-5N-27 for the MBA
Graduate Admission Online Application is Program, or KSQ-5N-35 for the Master of Accounting
submitted. Program. Pending receipt of the official score, please
submit a copy of your unofficial score report in order to
MBA students must select the following major: expedite the application process.
General Business – Oregon MBA.
College and University Transcripts
Essays Applicants should list all educational institutions they have
Please take great care in crafting your essays but do not attended since graduating from high school, regardless of
have others write them for you. The essays are your best the period of attendance, whether or not the work was
opportunity to provide the admissions staff with real insight completed, and whether or not the work was related to
into your personality, values, as well as breadth and depth their proposed field of study.
of education and experiences. There are no right or wrong
You must submit TWO (2) original transcripts from
answers, but there are good and bad essays. We read
each college or university from which you obtained a
them carefully for originality and logic of thought, creativity of
degree. In addition, please submit ONE (1) official
expression, and correctness of syntax and spelling.
transcript from each college or university you
Online Recommendations attended without obtaining a degree. If you have
Two (2) online recommendations are required for a UO degree or have taken UO courses, you need
admission. At least one should be from a person in a NOT submit a UO transcript.
supervisory capacity who is familiar with your
managerial abilities and potential. Ideally, your second All official records must bear the original signature of the
recommendation would come from a person who registrar and the seal of the issuing institution. Transcripts
can provide information about your academic must specify the degree conferred. Include unopened
abilities. We recognize, however, that for people who envelope/s with transcript/s in your application packet.
have been away from college for some time, this may no DO NOT OPEN OR BREAK THE REGISTRAR'S
longer be possible. Recommendations should be from SEAL. All records submitted become the property of
people who have worked closely with you and are able the University of Oregon, whether admission is
to comment on your abilities, accomplishments and offered or not.
potential, but they should not come from family
members, spiritual advisors, personal physicians or U.S. Permanent Residents: Please submit a copy of
close friends. your U.S. immigrant status card (front and back) with
your supplemental materials.
Additional Requirements for INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS ONLY
Conditional admission is NOT available to UO LCB Graduate Applicants
College and University Transcripts
Please provide the full names of all institutions attended and Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL),
the titles of all diplomas and degrees earned. All records International English Language Testing System
from foreign institutions must be official. Official (IELTS), or Pearson Test of English Academic
records are defined as original documents from the (PTE)
institution bearing the actual (not photocopied) A satisfactory command of the English language is
signature of the registrar and the seal of the required for admission. Applicants whose native
institution. Records issued only once by the institution language is not English must show proof of language
should be photocopied and certified as official copies proficiency. The score report is only valid for 2 years.
either by school officials or legal authorities, such as
embassies, consulates, or notaries public. Do not In order to be eligible for UO LUNDQUIST COLLEGE OF
send the original of an academic record that cannot be BUSINESS admission, applicants must have a minimum
replaced; obtain a properly certified copy instead. score of 600 on the TOEFL paper-based test or 96 on
the TOEFL internet-based test (with a minimum speaking
Degree Certificate score of 24), a minimum score of 7.5 on the IELTS exam,
If transcripts or mark sheets do not indicate the degree or a minimum score of 66 on the Pearson Test of English
conferred, applicants must also submit a degree Academic exam.
certificate in English and in the original language. Both
versions must be marked by a stamp in a different In ordering an official score report from the Educational
colored ink or raised seal by the university. Testing Service (ETS) at http://www.ets.org
or 877-863-3546, please specify UO school code 4846,
If academic records and diplomas are not issued in English department code 02. Pending receipt of the official
by the institution, both the official records in their original score, please submit a copy of your unofficial score report
language and an authorized English translation must in order to expedite the application process.
be sent. All translations should be complete and literal
renditions of the original records. Institutions using the Applicants who submit transcripts proving that they
Pass/No Pass grading system should provide a have received a bachelor’s degree or higher from an
written course evaluation for each class. accredited U.S. institution or from Australia, Canada
(excluding Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, or the
Please refer to United Kingdom are exempt from the language
http://www2.lcb.uoregon.edu/App_Themes/Content/Docs/ proficiency requirement.
mba/Country_Diplomas.pdf for degree transcript
requirements from non-English speaking countries. If Application files will be held until official qualifying
you have questions regarding the acceptability of language proficiency score reports or official
your degree, please feel free to contact the exempting degree transcripts have been received.
Graduate Programs Office for clarification.
UO Admissions will contact admitted students directly
to confirm financial eligibility. Once financial eligibility
has been completed, admitted students will begin the
I-20 Certificate of Eligibility process needed for the
SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID
The LCB awards a limited number of scholarships You may find additional information at
to newly entering students, both international and
domestic. All applications to master’s programs in the Graduate employment:
LCB will be automatically reviewed for possible http://gradschool.uoregon.edu/funding-awards
eligibility for OMBA and MAcc scholarships. These
scholarships are merit-based and are not determined Scholarship search engine, both domestic and
by financial need. Scholarships awards are international:
announced at the same time as offers of admission. http://finaid.org/
Admission to a master’s program does not suggest or
imply in any way that financial aid will be available. Financial aid information for international
Students admitted to a graduate program at the http://international.uoregon.edu/index.php/scholarships
University of Oregon may apply for a graduate financialaid
teaching fellowship or graduate assistantship.
Individual schools and departments on campus handle MBA:
placement for these positions. Information on http://www.mba.com/mba
available positions can be found at
Within the Oregon MBA program, only second-year
students are eligible for GTFs offered by LCB.
Should an MBA scholarship recipient be awarded a
GTF or another scholarship in a higher amount, either
would take the place of the original scholarship from
that point forward.
In order to qualify for financial aid through the UO
Office of Financial Aid, all U.S. citizens and resident
aliens must first file the online FAFSA application at
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/. After your master’s program
application has been submitted and processed, you
will receive your personal financial aid statement from
Office of Financial Aid
1278 University of Oregon
260 Oregon Hall
Eugene, OR 97403-1278
WAITING LIST and DEFERRED ADMISSION
Waiting List Applicants who were denied admission may also follow
Since it is always difficult to predict exactly how many this reapplication procedure. A negative admissions
admitted students will actually choose to attend our decision does not prejudice an applicant’s future
masters programs, we may place a small group of chances. Applicants are strongly advised, however, to
applicants on a waiting list for admission. Once discuss their application with the appropriate program
notified, applicants in this group may choose to wait for director to determine how to enhance their future
a final admissions decision at a later date, or they may admissions prospects.
elect to be removed from the waiting list and no longer
have their application considered for the current year.
Waiting list decisions may be made as late as July
Admitted applicants may request to defer admission
for one year for compelling personal or professional
reasons. To reactivate their file, applicants need to
1. A new Intelliworks Online MBA Application
2. A new UO Graduate Admissions Application and
$50 Non-Refundable Application Fee
3. An updated resume
4. Transcript of any coursework completed during the
In addition to these required items, the reapplicant may
elect to rewrite or update any portion of the application
or submit supplemental information.
Admission deferments are solely at the discretion of
the Oregon MBA or Master of Accounting program
directors and are considered on an individual basis.
Admission in one year does not guarantee admission
in a subsequent year. Scholarship awards may not be