Business School/MBA Opportunities
Whether you’re already an entrepreneur or plan to run a Fortune 500 company one day, Lewis & Clark College can help prepare you for a career in business. The global knowledge economy demands exactly the kinds of skills we provide: critical and creative thinking, analytical reasoning, global literacy, and the ability to collaborate across specialties.
The powerful skills you acquire here will allow you to create your own future. You will gain the intellectual depth and flexibility not just to adapt to changes, but also to foresee and shape change.
Lewis & Clark offers management courses in finance and fiscal policy, so you’ll develop technical knowledge in addition to the broad skills you’ll get from a liberal arts education. And if you see an MBA in your future, Lewis & Clark offers a program that will help you gain a competitive edge in the application process.
Center for Entrepreneurship
Our Center for Entrepreneurship offers a wide range of courses to students interested in developing the skills necessary to start a business or market a product. Students collaborate with staff, alumni and professional mentors, design and pitch business plans, and even go on to successfully market their innovations. Faculty members use their entrepreneurial experience to teach about successful research methods and support student initiatives, and often provide inspiration for them as well.
For those looking to develop their entrepreneurial mindset even further, the center also holds an intensive weeklong seminar held over winter break. Entrepreneurship: A Life of Innovation helps students learn the skills of entrepreneurs: creativity, developing and pitching ideas, taking advantage of opportunities, and making things happen.
The Center for Entrepreneurship invites faculty experts from across campus to teach their academic discipline from an entrepreneurial point of view. Examples of such courses include Design Thinking and Technology of the Future.
Lewis & Clark and Portland State Pathway Program
Students majoring in Economics can take advantage of a partnership with Portland State University, which offers an accelerated track to earn a Master of Science in Finance (MSF). This program allows students to begin the application process in their junior year, and provides waivers for both the application fee and the GMAT/GRE requirement. The program includes robust job placement services; many of Portland State’s MSF students go on to work at globally-focused organizations, presenting an excellent opportunity for graduates to apply the critical-thinking skills and global literacy they develop at Lewis & Clark to their careers.
Early Leaders Award Program: Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester
Regardless of your major, if you are a Lewis & Clark College student who is mature, academically strong, and interested in earning an MBA degree after receiving your Lewis & Clark BA, you have a special opportunity. Through an agreement with the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester, Lewis & Clark students receive priority consideration for admission to the full-time MBA program.
As a Lewis & Clark nominee, your application fees are waived, and, if accepted, you receive a minimum $10,000 per year merit-based scholarship. Students are encouraged to apply by the end of their junior year, in part so that pre-MBA internships for accepted students can be provided.