Marylhurst MBA – Portland, Oregon

Earn a well-respected MBA from Marylhurst

Oregon’s most popular MBA program

Move your career forward with an MBA focused on you: your time, your values, your goals. The Marylhurst MBA in Portland, Oregon prepares you to lead and succeed in the rapidly changing world of business. Whether you want to move up within your career, change careers or simply gain more business acumen, our distinct Master of Business Administration program can help you achieve your professional goals. With a focused business curriculum and options to specialize your MBA in fields such as health care management, real estate and sustainable business, this is a program that’s truly all about you.


  • Evening/weekend classes on campus in Portland
  • 100% online – accelerated classes (5-week format)

The Marylhurst MBA is designed for working professionals so you can stay in your current employment while you take classes.


  • Summer Term 2018 – Classes begin June 25.
  • Application deadline: June 15, 2018
  • No GMAT required for admissions

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Specialized MBA courses

Focus Your MBA with Specialized Classes

Beyond fundamental business knowledge that prepares you to tackle and innovate in today’s business environment, you will also have the opportunity to specialize your MBA with a concentration based on your career goals. At Marylhurst, you can enhance your MBA with concentrations  in:

  Health Care Management

  Commercial Real Estate

  Sustainable Business

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Why Choose the Marylhurst MBA?

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Our MBA is accredited by IACBE (International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education) and the university is regionally accredited by NWCCU (Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities).

100% online option available or take evening and weekend classes. For campus classes, attend one night a week.

94% of Marylhurst MBA graduates are currently employed at companies like Nike, Comcast, Siemens and Alaska Airlines. 75% reported a salary increase since graduating.

No GMAT required for admissions. Clear pathways to graduation. Complete program in as few as 18 months.

Small classes (even online) with expert faculty, and an extensive alumni network connected to industry leaders.

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Oregon’s Most Popular MBA

For the past decade, more professionals have picked Marylhurst for their MBA program than any other Oregon university (based on the Portland Business Journal’s annual MBA programs list). Why? We’re an exceptional value with industry relevant curriculum, well-respected faculty, and courses and services focused on the working professional with flexible schedules and career support.


Alumni Scholarship

Did you receive your bachelor’s degree at Marylhurst? You’re eligible for our Alumni Scholarship of $2,500 toward your first graduate class at MU and the $150 matriculation fee is waived.

Employer-Focused Discounts

Marylhurst partners with many regional businesses and organizations to offer employees of those institutions a tuition discount. For example, if you’re an employee of Daimler Trucks North America, Leatherman or Clackamas County, you receive a tuition discount. Connect with our Office of Admissions (or request information) to learn more about the employers who partner with us.

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Rachel Dixon - Marylhurst

“Our goal is to make a quality, well-respected MBA program accessible with flexible courses and affordable with financial aid and scholarships. It’s also why we work hard to form organizational partnerships with key regional employers, like Leatherman, Daimler or Clackamas County, so we can offer their employees tuition discounts.”

~ Rachel Dixon, Director of Admissions

Cost of the Program

Current graduate tuition for the MBA program is $641 per credit. Most courses are four credits. The MBA program is 48 – 52 credits in length for an approximate total program cost (based on current tuition) of $30,768 – $33,332.

Compared to other regional MBA schools, Marylhurst is considered affordable and a highly valuable investment.

School – MBA Programs * Program Cost
Marylhurst University $30,768 – $33,332
Concordia University $35,720
George Fox University $33,180
Portland State University $36,946 (Resident) | $44,370 (Nonresident)
Oregon State University $46,620
University of Oregon $56,754 (Resident) | $78,546 (Nonresident)
Willamette University $80,940

* Program costs were sourced from each university’s website. They show the total program cost based on each university’s current tuition. The amounts do no include any student fees that may be charged on top of tuition. Please note that tuition rates are subject to change.

Little-to-no Fees

Marylhurst has little-to-no fees (for example, parking is free on campus) and offers extensive financial aid management services.

Marylhurst MBA Alumni and Faculty in the News

Anne Ruybalid, director, School of Business, Marylhurst UniversityBusiness analytics and data-driven decisions are key to moving an organization forward in today’s business environment. Director of the Marylhurst School of Business, Anne Ruybalid, shares her insights and tips for data usage by nonprofit organizations in a special article for the Portland Business Journal.

// Read the full article on data usage that can help drive your business model.

Tim Briscoe, Business Management, MBA, Class of 2016, 2017, Marylhurst UniversityAs one of four children being raised by a single mom, college seemed unlikely in Tim’s future – let alone an MBA. That was the case until he found Marylhurst University.

\\ Read Tim’s inspiring journey to an MBA from Marylhurst

Uche Onwuzuricke, Class of 2016, Marylhurst UniversityA  year after earning his MBA at Marylhurst, Uche Onwuzurike ’16, landed his dream job at Intel as the new HR Business Partner – Organizational Effectiveness Practitioner.

\\ Learn more about Uche and how the Marylhurst MBA helped him take charge of his future.

Erin Higgins - Marylhurst MBA alumniMarylhurst MBA alum – Erin Hinton– is a featured voice in a recent article in the Portland Business Journal highlighting why going green is just good business, and hiring MBA grads who have both the business savvy and the sustainable business knowledge is a powerful combination of skills.

\\ Read the full Portland Business Journal article: Why Going Green Gives Business a Competitive Advantage

Tom Fernandez, MBA, Class of 2011, Marylhurst University

Marylhurst MBA alum Tom Fernandez ’11 led the LEED design of Hotel Skyler Syracuse, recently selected as the first in Hilton Hotels’ Tapestry line of upscale, unique hotels.

\\ Read the full story about Tom and his work post-MBA.

Colby Strunk - MBA student

Colby Strunk landed an assisted living facility director job and propelled his assisted living career while earning his MBA.

\\ Read more about his career journey.

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