Eastern Oregon University

For years Eastern Oregon University was renown for its special policy of granting in-state tuition to out-of-state students.  That policy applied to graduate tuition as well as undergraduate, but the policy was discontinued in 2011 due to political and budget pressures.  However, the policy did help to boost the profile of the college and its MBA program while it lasted, as students from around the country came to enjoy the magnificent scenery of Oregon and a quality education at a very affordable cost.
  Though a “45 credit” program, the Eastern Oregon MBA classes are five credits each, which means only 8 courses to complete the requirements, plus another five credits for a graduate thesis requirement.  The Eastern Oregon MBA is still a steal for in-state residents, who will pay around $16,000 for their MBA tuition.  For Portland area residents, the program is offered via telecast at Mount Hood Community College in Gresham.  Prospective students may expect a high quality, Oregon University System degree program offering a 360 degree orientation to graduate business education.

The Life:  Located in La Grande, Oregon, Eastern Oregon University is the only independent Oregon state university east of the Cascade Mountain Range with a graduate business program.  The campus itself is a central feature of La Grande and students enjoy unrestrained access to the beauty and recreational value of eastern OregonBoise, Idaho is about a two and a half hour drive away. 

The Drawbacks:  The program claims to be fully accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACSB), but is not AACSB or ACBSP accredited.  What IACSB accreditation means for a freshly minted MBA is uncertain


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