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Master of Science in


Choose your specialization: design and innovation, sport leadership or wine business leadership

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Master of Science in Business

Cultivate your business skills with Linfield's Master of Science in business. Whether you earned your undergraduate degree in business, or not, our program is designed for the critical thinkers, the creatives and the innovators. Join our School of Business faculty experts, visiting scholars and executives in residence to build strong skills in leadership, high-performing teams and emotional and cultural intelligence.

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Elevate your expertise

Choose your specialization

Design and innovation

Join the next generation of change agents and solution finders. Refine how you lead and manage high-performing teams across public, private and nonprofit organizations.

Sport leadership

Why be a manager when you can be a leader? Our sport leadership track will prepare you to step into a game-changing career in the sport industry.

Wine business leadership

For passionate, ambitious professionals who want to expand, grow and develop as future leaders in the exciting global industry of wine.

In Linfield's M.S. in business:

you might take:

Innovative Leadership & Design Thinking

Build management and leadership capabilities. Explore personal and organizational aspects of leadership and management. Examine theoretical perspectives and pathways for innovation. Study key tools for managing risks and challenges while building collaboration. (BNSS 500)

Designing & Developing High Impact Teams

Develop skills in team assessment, team development, team leadership, team coaching, facilitation of diverse teams, and project management skills. Learn to enhance the collective experience of teams to achieve greater levels of performance, productivity, flexibility and innovation. (BNSS 501)

Sport Leadership

Principles of leadership and management within the sports industry. Foundations of sport management and leadership, along with the functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling (or directing) as applied to a sports enterprise. (BNSL 530)

International Capstone Project

Gain real skills by doing real experience. Instead of a typical written thesis, the M.S. program ends with a capstone that applies your knowledge and expertise on a global scale. Consult directly with an international organization to solve one of its real-world problems, and then spend seven days at the international location to present your recommendations. Airfare is included in the cost of the program.

Introducing our M.S. in business students

Voices of Linfield

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2022-23 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.
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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.
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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!
Dean Madden

Ready to apply?

Now accepting applications for fall 2023. Apply before April 15, 2023 to qualify for our fellowship scholarship of up to $5,000!

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