BBA/MBA Program

Candidates who plan to sit for the CPA exam in Oregon (and most other states) must have completed 150 semester credit hours before taking the test. To provide these students with the necessary hours, the Pamplin School of Business has developed a separate five-year BBA/MBA program that allows students to complete both degrees (120 semester credit hour BBA and 30 semester credit hour MBA) in five years. This abbreviated MBA program is intended only for students who will be completing their undergraduate accounting degree including taking BUS 465 and BUS 466. The latter are cross-listed as graduate courses, thus making the program the equivalent of 36 hours. Because specific requirements for CPA licensing vary by state, students should review their state’s CPA requirements.

Program Requirements

Students should note that the BBA/MBA is composed of two separate programs. Undergraduate financial aid and scholarships do not continue in the MBA program. However, financial aid is available for the graduate program. Please read the program requirements for specific courses and grade point averages needed.

Students need to earn at least 500 on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) can be accepted in place of the GMAT exam.  The minimum GRE score must be equivalent to earning 500 on the GMAT using the comparison tool.  An admissions index score is calculated as 200 times the applicant’s undergraduate G.P.A. plus the GMAT/GRE test score. An index of 1100 is required for admission.

As the world’s largest business education alliance, AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) connects educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. Synonymous with the highest standards of excellence since 1916, AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and professional development services to over 1,500 member organizations and more than 785 accredited business schools worldwide. The University of Portland Pamplin School of Business is one of five business schools in Oregon accredited by AACSB.


AACSB International link to the website—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)