Best Online MBA Programs in Oregon

Oregon is home 60 recognized colleges and universities and most offer business programs at all degree levels. Five of these schools are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB), including one that made our list of Best Online MBA Programs in Oregon. Other schools that made the list have been accredited by respected agencies such as the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). Let’s take a look at what these schools have to offer, along with more than a dozen leading options in neighboring states. 

Portland State University, Portland 

The School of Business Administration at Portland State University (PSU) offers an Online Healthcare MBA in partnership with Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). The program, which requires two visits to campus per term, covers six major thematic areas including Understanding the Healthcare Industry, Leadership and Management in Healthcare, Financial Management in Healthcare, Operations and Quality in Healthcare, Marketing, and Business Planning and Strategy. Designed for working professionals, this AACSB accredited program attracts students from all locations and healthcare roles including doctors, dentists, nurses, clinic managers, lab specialists, nurses, dietitians, and medical technologists. Program rankings are as follows: 

  • Ranked #4 in the West in our 2016 Online MBA Program Rankings (top 15% of schools considered)
  • Ranked #50 Nationally in our 2016 Online MBA Program Rankings (top 14% of schools)
  • Ranked #62 Nationally by U.S. News & World Report 

Eastern Oregon University, La Grande 

The College of Business and Education at Eastern Oregon University (EOU) offers an MBA Program that may be completed entirely online. Students may enter the 45 credit hour, cohort program in the Fall term of each year only and they can choose to complete the MBA in five terms or nine terms. Students will take required courses such as Contemporary Management & Organization, Management Information Systems, Competition and Strategic Management, Operations Management, and Financial Strategies and Techniques, to name a few. The EOU Online MBA Program is IACBE accredited and it ranked #152 Nationally by U.S. News & World Report (tied with multiple schools). GRE or GMAT scores are not required for admission to the program. 

Corban University, Salem 

Hoff School of Business at Corban University offers an MBA Program that can be completed entirely online. Sample courses for the 36 credit hour Corban MBA include Global Business, Economic Analysis, Managing Information Technology, Strategic Management, and Organizational Behavior. Students may choose between three Tracks including Management, Non-Profit Management, and Human Resources, and the program may be completed in just 16 months. Corban University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). 

Marylhurst University, Marylhurst 

Marylhurst University offers an Online MBA with four options including Traditional, Real Estate, Health Care, and Sustainability. The Program includes 32 to 37 credits of core courses, 12 credits of coursework in electives, and a four-credit capstone class. Sample courses include Corporate Finance, Leading Organizational Change, Project Management, Statistics for Managers, and Marketing & Communications, to name a few. This accelerated online program is designed for completion in as few as 18 months and there is no GMAT requirement for admission. The Marylhurst MBA is IACBE accredited. 

While the schools listed above rank among the best, they are not the only options. Students seeking a relatively local Online MBA option may want to consider the following programs in the neighboring states of California, Idaho, Nevada, and Washington:



Pepperdine University, Malibu

St. Mary's College of California, Moraga

California Baptist University, Riverside

California State University, San Bernardino

University of La Verne, La Verne

Brandman University, Irvine

California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks

California State University, Dominguez Hills

Azusa Pacific University, Azusa

National University, La Jolla, San Diego

Ashford University, San Diego

California InterContinental University, Irvine

California National University for Advanced Studies, Torrance

California State University, Fresno

California State University-Monterey Bay, Marina

California State University-Stanislaus, Turlock

Golden Gate University, San Francisco

Hope International University, Fullerton

United States University, San Diego

University of Southern California, Los Angeles



Boise State University, Boise

Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa



University of Nevada, Reno



Washington State University, Pullman

City University of Seattle, Seattle

Northwest University, Kirkland