Concordia University Master of Business Administration Degree
Today’s business world is more complex, competitive, and fast-paced than ever before. Getting an MBA can enhance your salary potential, build new career opportunities, and create a professional network for you. At Concordia University, we know the power of our MBA program and the doors it will open. And our unique case-based approach is designed to fit your busy schedule. That’s why our MBA program offers you convenient scheduling with classes available on weekends, weeknights, and online. Following the cohort model, our small class sizes and personal attention from professors are designed with your success in mind. The workload is challenging but manageable, allowing you to accomplish your academic goals while maintaining your career and family commitments.
Through five concentrations – General Management, Finance, Healthcare Administration, Environmental Management, and Global Business Management –Concordia MBA students are encouraged to appreciate diversity and develop a multicultural management perspective. You will be challenged to find and follow your passion, forge meaningful connections, and apply your talents to benefit organizations, communities and the natural environment.
Upon program completion, you will graduate ready to face the evolution of the global business world and adaptations for powerful change. You will emerge as a problem solver. A decision maker. An Innovator. And an ethical and transformational leader. That’s the Concordia MBA difference.
We Make Getting Your MBA Affordable
We want you to graduate with a powerful MBA without a mountain of debt. Every MBA student who starts in January 2014 receives a $4,000 Career Track Scholarship, an Apple iPad to enhance the learning experience, textbooks, and a career enhancement package are included throughout the program.
Additional Scholarships are Also Available
- 20% Alumni Grant: Concordia University Alumni qualify for a special Concordia Alumni grant equal to 20% off tuition on the MBA program (Note: the alumni grant cannot be combined with other Concordia scholarships)
$33,820 or $890 per credit, 38 credits. Total cost with scholarship $29,820.
Other Financial Aid Opportunities
Graduate students are eligible to take out federal student loans to cover the entire cost of the program. To apply for loans, begin by completing and submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov. Concordia’s school code for the FAFSA is 003191
If your company provides tuition assistance our Finance Department will work with you and your company to set up payment options.
Anticipate and Embracing the Concept of Change
Succeeding in today’s global technology-based environment requires adaptability, flexibility, and the ability to change with the market. In short, tomorrow's marketplace will be about hiring and promotion of talent, based upon fit with the organizational, market and industry needs. This concept provides the basic DNA structure of the MBA program at Concordia University-Portland. You will learn the importance of being nimble and responsive to market pressures, and how to put your personal strengths to work on a team. You’ll also learn how to transform yourself, your paradigms and your thinking in order to stay relevant. Concordia’s MBA not only equips you to be comfortable with change, it helps you anticipate and embrace it. We stress the critical importance of servant and ethical leadership, organizational change through constant innovation, global awareness, critical thinking, financial modeling and project management. Our mission of preparing leaders for the transformation of society is something we truly take to heart.
Our Commitment is to Your Total Success
- We offer flexible times for classes: weeknights, weekends, or online.
- All MBA students receive a comprehensive career development program,
Your Career Track:
- Student Services Advisor: Our career development specialists are available for consultation and advice ranging from continuing education to resume reviews, interview practice, and career guidance.
- CareerBeam: An online portal providing students with a complete career profile, resume and interview preparation, targeted company identification, and thorough job search tools.
- Career Leader: All students receive a connection to CareerLeader, an online career self-assessment tool to help drive their future career success and satisfaction.
- LinkedIn: A premium LinkedIn account is provided to every student along with help enhancing your profile.
- The Wall Street Journal: Be in the know: stay informed on local, national, and global business issues with online access to the Wall Street Journal.
Admission to the MBA Program
The university considers many factors in making an admission decision. These include academic records - courses taken and GPA; professional experience; career achievements; and graduate test scores, if required. The university also focuses on bringing together students from different backgrounds and disciplines, in an effort to foster a learning environment that leverages diversity, academic inquiry, and multiple perspectives.
The Concordia University Master of Business Administration program creates ethical, transformational servant leaders who have a vision for the betterment of business and society. Through effective decision making in an increasingly complex, competitive, and technological world, these leaders will be able to utilize the tools they gain from the program to create lasting change.
All candidates must submit or complete the following:
- Letter of Intent
- Professional Résumé
- A bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally-accredited school
- Official Transcripts from all universities and colleges attended
Transcript Release Form: This form allows Concordia to request these transcripts on your behalf
- Admission Interview: Once your file is complete, you will be contacted to set up an interview with the School of Management
In order to help Concordia University make an informed acceptance decision, you may be asked to provide additional information, as well. Our experienced admission counselors can easily guide you through the process. Some of the factors we look at include:
- Work experience
- Career and other significant accomplishments
- Professional skills, accomplishments and certifications
- Involvement in community service and related organizations
- Two letters of recommendation
- Passing score on one of the following graduate tests:
- GMAT (500)
- GRE (Quantative-153; Verbal-150)
- BCTST (15)
Applicants educated in an institution where English is not the language of instruction are required to submit official score results for TOEFL (internet-based test score of 80 or paper-based test score of 550), IELTS (6.5) or MELICET 79.
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MBA Wine & Cheese Information Session
Tuesday, April 29th
MBA Students who start January 2014 receive a
Career Track Scholarship
iPad & Textbooks
are included at no additional cost
Plus our career enhancement package supports you beyond your graduation date
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“No one can be an expert at everything, but I can now see how everything ties together and understand the shoes people are wearing throughout the organization, understand their lingo, and have the resources and knowledge to quickly understand and resolve issues.”
Josh Brown, MBA '11
Fluid Market Strategies
“I've been promoted twice since completing my MBA at Concordia. The education I received in the MBA program helped me to greatly improve my analytical and presentation skills, which has given me a significant advantage in my current role as Director of Category Planning. A side benefit of the program has been the great friendships I have gained."
Tami Briggs, MBA '03
Director of Category Planning
“Some of my favorite guest speakers were those from NIKE and Netflix. They gave a unique perspective and helped me look at issues from a different angle.”
Daniel Tiliano, MBA '11
City of Vancouver, WA
“The main difference between my undergrad experience at another university and my grad experience at Concordia was that the professors at Concordia had 20-30 years of experience and they understand how to teach, mentor, and inspire.”
Jeff Hagen, MBA '11
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We know that many of our MBA students hear about Concordia through their colleagues and friends. As a way to say, "Thank you," individuals who refer a student who enrolls in the program receive a $50 gift card. Contact an admission counselor to learn more!