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About the School of Business

Linfield’s School of Business cultivates leaders. We are inspired to create an educational experience that fosters intellectual curiosity, integrity, an inclusive mindset, business-relevant knowledge and skills, global awareness and ethical behavior. Our strong grounding in business and commitment to your success are core competencies. Turn your passion for management, marketing, sport, wine, accounting or investing into a career.
Jennifer R. Madden, Ph.D.

Creating transformational student experiences

Message from the dean

We ardently prepare our students to thrive in an ever-changing work world. We facilitate critical thinking and innovation. We leverage networks. We bring ideas to fruition. And we wake up every morning excited to educate the next generation of change-makers and solution finders.

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Admission to the School

Whether you want to manage a sports team, use your marketing skills in the wine industry, work in a top-rated accounting or investment firm, or be a global entrepreneur, joining Linfield’s world-class School of Business community is the first step.

Admission

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Programs of Study

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Master of Science in

Business

Choose your specialization – design and innovation or sport leadership – and elevate your business expertise.

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Major or Minor in

Sport Management

Passion underlies every role in the sports industry, whether in sports marketing, athletic administration, the apparel business, coaching, management or sports broadcasting.

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Major or Minor in

Wine Studies

Obtain knowledge about the history, culture, production, business, science and appreciation of wine. 

Beyond the Classroom

Linfield’s School of Business animates classroom study with experiential learning through field trips, internships and corporate outreach opportunities to lay the groundwork for successfully building your network and portfolio.

Stories from our School of Business

Voices of Linfield

Color umbrellas decorate the ceiling at the Diwali celebration
Gayatree in her sari with President Davis
Color umbrellas decorate the ceiling at the Diwali celebration
Diwali: A Festival of Lights
Diwali is the Indian Festival of Lights. Diwali is about the triumph of good over evil. Diwali is about radiance and hope. Diwali is about good food and socializing. And Diwali is about connection and respect. 
grapes on a vine in the sunlight
Emma Libby '23 posing in a vineyard
grapes on a vine in the sunlight
Discovering Linfield
Emma Libby ’23, like many Linfield students, took advantage of the university’s many versatile study-abroad opportunities. She spent the spring semester of 2022 learning about wine in France.
an aerial view of Linfield University McMinnville Campus in fall
Kayley, Matigan and Olivia performing with the Linfield Dance Team at a Wildcat football game
an aerial view of Linfield University McMinnville Campus in fall
My Bonus Families For Fall Family Weekend
Linfield’s annual Fall Family Weekend brought forth a flood of Wildcat families. Kayley Dombrigues '25 spent hers with the families of her roommates, Olivia Welsh ’25 and Matigan Dodge ’25. Kayley said, "By folding me into their family activities, I felt the security and warm-loving comfort of family in the absence of my own."
Linfield University banner on light pole
graduate students in the classroom listening to a student presentation
Linfield University banner on light pole
2023-23 M.S. in Business Cohort
We are pleased to introduce our 2022-23 Master of Science in business cohort! Now in its second year, this one-year program offers three tracks – design innovation, sport leadership and wine business leadership. It is designed for anyone ready to pursue roles in leadership.
the front entrance of Linfield's Nicholson Library
Student employee reorganizing the archives.
the front entrance of Linfield's Nicholson Library
Students Are Agents of Change
The Linfield archive and other programs on Linfield campuses present students with opportunities to change the world, or even a small piece of it, for the better throughout their time as a Wildcat.
Aerial picture of Linfield's McMinnville campus
Picture of Emma and Preslie
Aerial picture of Linfield's McMinnville campus
ASLU McMinnville Campus: 2022-23 Student Leadership
The Associated Students of Linfield University (ASLU) Cabinet is the executive branch and consists of two elected officers (president and vice president) and six officers. Meet the McMinnville ASLU team for 2022-23.
Janessa at the NCAA Men's March Madness
A photo of Janessa Yniguez
Janessa at the NCAA Men's March Madness
Seizing the Opportunity
With close relationships with professors, supportive teammates on and off the basketball court and a trip to the NCAA women's basketball championship tournament, rising senior Janessa Yniguez ’23 has made the most of every opportunity presented during her time at Linfield.  
Baily catching a ball in the outfield during a softball game
Portrait of Baily Paul '22
Baily catching a ball in the outfield during a softball game
Transfer Student to Softball Star
As she reflects on her time as a Wildcat, Baily Paul '22 is only more certain that Linfield was the right university for her. "I discovered so many pathways, I have amazing memories and amazing people by my side. There were some long days, but it's been so worth it," she said.
The Flood family pictured together at Linfield's homecoming 2021 football game
Annie Flood '25 biting her gold medal
The Flood family pictured together at Linfield's homecoming 2021 football game
Making My Life Extraordinary
"When my parents finally made the decision, they knew amputation was the best choice for me and that the doctors were going to be right. However, there was one thing that the doctors were completely wrong about. I was going to be anything but ‘normal’, I was going to be extraordinary, and my family made sure of that."
Linfield students studying the vineyards of Crawford Beck in Amity, OR
Evan Kern '23 opening a bottle of wine during a wine tasting
Linfield students studying the vineyards of Crawford Beck in Amity, OR
Harvesting a New Passion
"Honestly, it just came out of nowhere," said Evan Kern '23. "Not a lot of schools in the country have a wine studies program. It's really cool that Linfield students have the opportunity to study wine right in the center of one of the premier wine regions in the world."
Isabella Dixon '25 stocking the shelves in Linfield's student food pantry
Isabella holding a box of spaghetti available for students in the food pantry
Isabella Dixon '25 stocking the shelves in Linfield's student food pantry
Unperishable Service
To avoid stigma, the Linfield food pantry gives students 24/7, ID-card access to supplemental food so that no student goes hungry. As coordinator, Isabella Dixon '25 manages the stock and resupplies the shelves.
a light post with a Linfield University School of Business banner on the McMinnville campus in the fall
Dean Jennifer Madden instructs the MS in business class
a light post with a Linfield University School of Business banner on the McMinnville campus in the fall
Meet the Inaugural Class of Linfield's Master of Science in Business
The carefully crafted Master of Science in business is a one-year program with two tracks - design innovation and sport leadership - designed for anyone wanting to pursue roles in leadership, regardless of undergraduate studies. We are pleased to introduce our first cohort of students!
T.J. Day Hall
Jennifer R. Madden
T.J. Day Hall
Carrying Out a Vision
"I want the School of Business at Linfield University to be the institution of choice for studying business," Dean Jennifer Madden says. "I walked into that vision, and I am proud to carry that vision forward."
Aerial view of McMinnville campus
New Linfield faculty members fall 2019
Aerial view of McMinnville campus
Meet Linfield's newest faculty members
A roller derby announcer. A podcast host. An artist. Linfield's newest professors are brilliant and an interesting group.

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Linfield University
School of Business
T.J. Day Hall
503-883-2512
business@linfield.edu