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 
  • 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

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
    • All completed recommendation forms and letters should either 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 (score of 500 or higher) or GRE (score equivalent to a GMAT score of 500)
    • This score can be waived if you meet one of the following requirements: 
      • Significant and relevant work experience (at least 3 years)
      • Completed 9 hours of coursework at an AACSB accredited graduate business program with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
      • Business related graduate degree from an AACSB accredited program
      • Completed 6 hours of graduate business courses at the University of Portland as a non-degree seeking student and earned a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher
    • International Applicants: an official score from either the TOEFL (minimum score of 88) or IELTS (minimum score of 7.0) exam is required 
  • 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 19

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