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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.
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Programs of Study

Dean Jennifer Madden leading the MS in business class lecture

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

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.
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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!
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Tyler carrying the US flag onto the football field at Linfield's Sept. 11 2021 game
football team bowing heads during National Anthem at football game with US flag on the score board
Unwavering Allegiance
“I’m very fortunate and grateful that Linfield is a yellow ribbon school,” says former Marine Tyler Bergeron '21. “Without that, I wouldn’t have been able to come back.”
Sarah shopping at McMinnville's Farmers Market
portrait of Sarah Mainwaring '22
Sarah shopping at McMinnville's Farmers Market
Unbounded Opportunities
“I have witnessed an abundance of kindness and a genuine effort of local businesses and the community to work together to help each other.”
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ASLU officers 2021-22
aerial shot of the McMinnville campus
ASLU McMinnville Campus: 2021 student leadership
Meet the 2021-22 ASLU officers on the McMinnville campus.
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Kendall Harrison '21
tradition of the acorn return at grad finale
Leaving With No Regrets
“I think it would be a shame not to be involved as much in your community or being a part of something bigger than yourself,” Kendall says. “By being involved you just meet so many amazing people and contribute to something bigger than yourself. I hope I'll be able to do that wherever life takes me.”
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Kendall Harrison '21 and Nathaly Sanchez '21 in Linfield's podcast studio
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NPR Podcasting Honors
Nathaly Sanchez '21 and Kendall Harrison '21 received honorable mentions in the NPR Podcast Challenge on April 6, putting them in the top 25 winning podcasts from college students across the country. Linfield is one of only two schools that had multiple students in the top 25.
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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,” she concluded. “I walked into that vision, and I am proud to carry that vision forward.”
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Kenna portrait
academic quad in January morning light
Fighting For Equity
“It was humbling coming to college and seeing there are people that have it way worse than I do and if I can, in any capacity, help to make that better due to my own privilege, then why not?”
Natalie hosting She Shreds event at Linfield
Natalie and students on field trip
Natalie hosting She Shreds event at Linfield
Advocating for Native athletes
“I try to use my platform and my voice to spread awareness about issues. I think of myself as trying to be an advocate for Linfield athletes and native athletes.”
2020 She Shreds event in Ice Auditorium
Professional cyclist Claire Buchar
2020 She Shreds event in Ice Auditorium
She Shreds
Being an action sport athlete means embracing an identity that is not mainstream. It means being a part of a culture that is authentic, even if it’s not always the most welcoming to women or people of color.
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Student Delanie Strauss
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There's a Lot to Explore
Traveling is an opportunity to see new places, experience different cultures and broaden your personal attributes. One of the unique opportunities offered in higher education is the opportunity to study abroad. Students have the privilege of immersing themselves in a foreign environment, furthering their education and development.
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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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