About Concordia's Online MBA Program

Concordia University – Portland Online

Established more than 100 years ago, Concordia was founded as a private Christian liberal arts university located in Portland, Oregon, Concordia provides a challenging and supportive learning environment, where spirited intellectual inquiry strengthens our commitment to justice, compassion, and moral integrity. As a private Christian university, we are open to students of any faith and we welcome diversity. Concordia integrates faith into every aspect of learning, service, and life.

Why Concordia University?

Concordia University is committed to the dual purpose of preparing students for life and for living. Concordia offers many online degree programs ranging from a Master in Business Administration to a Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) program to Master of Education concentrations and Bachelor Degrees. By bringing many of our degree programs online, we have been able to expand our educational opportunities across the United States and even to other countries.

Who is Concordia University?

  • 39% of our online students are studying from Central United States
  • 35% of our online students are studying from Eastern United States
  • 24% of our online students are studying from states along the Pacific Coast
  • Concordia University online students range in ages of 20 to 61 years of age
  • Concordia University’s online programs have a retention rate of 86%

Concordia University’s Mission

Concordia is a Christian university preparing leaders for the transformation of society.

As a regionally accredited university, Concordia University pursues online learning with the same passion and commitment to excellence that has marked its 100-year history.

Concordia University’s accredited online courses are rich in learner-to-instructor and learner-to-learner interactivity. We balance our accredited courses to offer learners maximized flexibility in terms of coursework completion, while encouraging the rigor that characterizes a quality, accredited (and often condensed) academic experience. Online degree program courses are seldom easier or less time-consuming than face-to-face courses.

Online students form a diverse learning community that requires regular participation and nurturing to maximize the learning potential. The progress is really what you make of it. If you are looking for a correspondence course, where you can work in isolation outside of a structured schedule, Concordia University’s online courses are not a good fit for you. If, however, you are seeking a stimulating and intellectually challenging environment, from a university with regional accreditation, made up of motivated learners, who bring their flexibility to work together to achieve their learning objectives, our Online Learning Center  is the right place for you!

MBA Online Faculty

Concordia University – Portland’s business faculty brings a real-world view to its online MBA program. Beyond holding doctorates or professional degrees in their fields, these professors are connected to the business community. They have owned companies, managed key corporate departments, and worked in public and private industry, and they bring their experience to the classroom.

Candace Petersen, PhD

Dean, School of Management
Professor of Marketing and Management

Ann Widmer, Ed.D

Dean Emerita and MBA Thesis and Internship Director

Alain Gracianette, DMgt

Director, MBA Program
Professor of Marketing

Tom Daniels, MS

Associate Director, SOM MBA Bend campus

Michelle Jones, PhD

Professor of Organizational Leadership

Kara McFall, Ed.D, PMP

Adjunct Professor of Management

Jean Meeks-Koch, PhD, MAcc

Visiting Professor of Management

Kathy Milhauser, D.Mgt, PMP

Professor of Management

Ronald Miolla, MBA

Associate Professor of Finance

Karl Mundorff, MBA

Adjunct Professor of Management

David Petrie, PhD

Visiting Professor of Management

Rachelle Quinn, MBA, CPA

Professor of Accounting

David Tucker, PhD, CPA

Professor of Accounting & Economics

Online MBA Program Accreditation

Affiliated with the Concordia University System, including 10 campuses located throughout the United States, Concordia University – Portland was founded more than 100 years ago and is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).ACBSP Accredited

Additionally, Concordia University – Portland is professionally accredited from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Online Learning

We provide personalized online teaching and learning, also known as distance learning education with the same passion and commitment to excellence that has marked our 100-year history in quality Christian education on the Concordia University – Portland campus.

Concordia University’s distance learning courses, accessed through our Online Learning Center, are rich in learner-to-learner and instructor-to-learner interactivity through multimodal, multi-pathway learning activities that are directly applicable to your classroom or workplace. We balance our online learning courses, offering learners maximized flexibility in terms of coursework completion while maintaining the rigor and relevance that characterize a quality (and often condensed) academic experience.

Learn from:

  • Home
  • Your favorite coffee shop
  • A five-star resort in Hawaii or anywhere in the world
  • A shady blanket in the park
  • Any place with internet access

E-Learning is the perfect solution to how to manage your busy life and your desire to develop your career. Our online learning center connects you to your professors and peers through message boards and threads, allowing you to work on challenging topics and go more in-depth than would be possible in a traditional classroom.

Learn through:

  • Case analyses
  • Review of relevant theories
  • Focused discussions with professors and peers
  • Ongoing guidance from professors
  • Newsgroup interaction
  • Live and on-demand streaming audio and video lessons
  • HearMe voice conversations