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Applying to a business school for an MBA requires a lot of dedication and work. You will be building the foundation for your future career. Graduate business school acceptance is based on your GMAT score, work experience, grade transcripts of your bachelor's degree, resume, references and recommendations and an admissions essay. The GMAT score and work experience play a big role. Prepare ahead of time and really take a professional approach when submitting all paperwork. Please scroll down for more information and access to all the universities in Medford, OR listed below.

Southern Oregon University
(541) 552-7672
1250 Siskiyou Boulevard
Ashland, OR
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $5718
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $18264
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Public—State

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Abdill Career College Inc
(541) 779-8384
843 E Main Ste 203
Medford, OR
# of Undergrads
84
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Private
Setting
Small city

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Southern Oregon University
1250 Siskiyou Blvd
Ashland, OR
 
Rogue Community College
(541) 956-7500
3345 Redwood Highway
Grants Pass, OR
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $2448
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $2988
School Information
Type of Institution : Two-Year college
Institutional Designation : Public—State and Local

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Eastern Oregon University
(541) 962-3672
One University Boulevard
La Grande, OR
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $4929
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $4929
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Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Public—State

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Phagans Medford Beauty School
(541) 772-6155
2320 Poplar Dr
Medford, OR
# of Undergrads
73
School Information
Private
Setting
Small city

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Southern Oregon University
(541) 552-7672
1250 Siskiyou Blvd
Ashland, OR
Tuition
$18,669.00
# of Undergrads
3427
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Public
Setting
Suburban

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Marylhurst University
(503) 636-8141
17600 Pacific Highway (Hwy 43)
Marylhurst, OR
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $15705
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Northwest Christian College
(541) 684-7211
828 East 11th Avenue
Eugene, OR
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $21900
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Blue Mountain Community College
(541) 276-1260
PO Box 100
Pendleton, OR
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $2970
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $8910
School Information
Type of Institution : Two-Year college
Institutional Designation : Public—State and Local

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Going to Business School

By Karen Keller

In 2006, the average starting salary for business school grads was $96,000, according to The National Association of Colleges and Employers . Two-thirds of jobs offered to MBAs in the same year came with

signing bonuses that averaged $17,603. But before you start hitting up your parents for tuition money, remember that most applicants have at least two years worth of work experience. At Harvard, that number is closer to four. And then there’s the thorny issue of the GMAT. Either way, you’ll need to do a lot of work both inside the office and out before you even think about applying.

Scoring a Fat Chance Acceptance Package

Business school acceptance is based on the following five categories, with the GMAT score and work experience weighing heavier than the rest.

GMAT Score

A score of 650 is competitive for the Top 20 schools. A 700 is really competitive. Anywhere below a 600 and your uncle better be on the board of that top school. Check out this list of average GMAT scores for top Business schools, and be sure to take a prep course from a company such as Manhattan GMAT . (Full disclosure: Manhattan GMAT is the publisher of our book, but we were only willing to enter into a relationship with them because we think they provide best-in-class test prep services.) For more information on test prep, see our guide on studying for the GMAT, GRE, and LSAT .

On the GMAT, the math section is typically weighed more than the verbal section. Check out what the mid-80% range GMAT score is at your potential schools by checking their website or calling the admissions office. For example, the UPenn Wharton School of Business class of 2006 average GMAT score was 713, while UCLA’s Anderson School of Management average was a 661.

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Secret tip: Find out whether you have a medical condition that qualifies you to take the GMAT under non-standard accommodations . This gives you more time to take the test, which is known to raise test scores. Plus you get a trackball mouse.

Work Experience

Finance and consulting backgrounds are golden for potential candidates. Think “big 4” consulting firms (PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, KPMG, Ernst & Young) or investment banks. However, since admissions people strive to assemble a diverse student body, those with less traditional work experiences can have a major competitive edge. Non-profits, in particular, seem to be a favorite of MBA admissions people. In turn, intriguing work experience can make up for a mediocre GMAT score. In rare circumstances, you may be able to get in with only a year or two of work experience, but all of the other aspects of the application must be immaculate.

Recommendation Letters (2-3)

Best to get them from current employers and clients. Ask a college professor only if you’re certain the letter will be stellar. If the person writing the rec isn’t a good writer, then write t...

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