Master of Business Administration in Nonprofit Management (MBA) | University of Portland

Master of Business Administration in Nonprofit Management (MBA)

Program Highlights: 

  • Coursework focusing on social entrepreneurship, fundraising, negotiations, and sustainable economics
  • Program structured to support working professionals with evening classes offered once a week 
  • Two year cohort program that brings together aspiring leaders in nonprofit organizations
  • Cohorts start each fall, taking classes in succession with the same group of students throughout the entirety of the program, building a network of colleagues within the field 
  • MBA in nonprofit management provides all the advantages of our traditional MBA plus specialized courses that enable participants to face the challenges presented by the rapidly changing landscape of the nonprofit sector 
  • Fuses theory and application together to provide an innovative and stimulating educational experience that develops students into successful executives
  • View the program layout here

For additional program specific information, visit the Pamplin School of Business.

Graduate School Application

Admission Requirements:

  • Statement of Goals
  • Current Resume
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
    • The online application will prompt you to provide email addresses for two references.  A request will be sent directly to your references and they can upload a Word document or PDF letter.
    • Alternatively, completed letters of recommendation may be emailed as a signed attachment to or sent via mail to ATTN: Graduate School, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd., Portland, Oregon, 97203, directly by the reference. 
  • Official Transcripts (from all previously attended academic institutions)
    • Must be submitted directly from the institution or in a sealed envelope given to the applicant directly from the academic institution
    • A bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university recognized by the University of Portland is required
      • International Applicants; All foreign degrees will be evaluated by International Student Services prior to an admission decision 
    • International Applicants: Transcripts from foreign universities must follow the above guideline as well as be in English or be accompanied by an English translation certified as authentic 
  • Official Test Scores
    • GMAT/GRE (optional) 
    • International Applicants: An official score from one of the following English proficiency exams is required.
      • TOEFL (minimum score of 88)
      • IELTS (minimum score of 7.0)
      • Duolingo (minimum score of 110)
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)
  • International Applicants: Proof of financial support will be required to attend the University of Portland, but is not required for application review 

Application Timeline: 

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the following deadline: 

  • Fall Semester: July 15

Program Contact: 

International Applicants: 

  • Please note the additional application requirements listed above in the "Admission Requirements" section
  • For additional information, please visit International Student Services