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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

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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

Aerial picture of Linfield's McMinnville campus
Picture of Mack the Wildcat
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.
Ray-Ray pictured with four of his fellow graduates at the Black Excellence celebration during the 2021 Commencement weekend
portrait of Ray-Ray Crain '21
Ray-Ray pictured with four of his fellow graduates at the Black Excellence celebration during the 2021 Commencement weekend
The Struggle to be Seen, Heard
Ray-Ray Crain '21, Linfield University graduate student and Black Student Union president, reflects on programs for Black History Month. “Racism is still with us,” he said. “I want people to see us like us, not like a color.”
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."
the front of T.J. Day Hall in the early morning sun
portrait of Josh Lovell '10
the front of T.J. Day Hall in the early morning sun
Untapped Leadership
“The value in the liberal arts education for me is the connections you make through your experiences,” Josh Lovell '10 said. “That’s one reason why I decided to go back to school and particularly in the [Master of Science in business] program. Really try to push myself and be vulnerable to make those connections.”
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Kaden Gass '22 working on his laptop in T.J. Day Hall
a rainbow over T.J. Day Hall
A Path of Self-Discovery
"I have discovered who I am at Linfield. And that is an indescribable feeling."
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!
football team bowing heads during National Anthem at football game with US flag on the score board
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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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
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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."
academic quad in January morning light
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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Linfield University
School of Business
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