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Portland State University School of Business Administration

Portland, OR
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Academic Programs
The MBA program allows students to focus their degree in a wide array of topics, through a range of coursework both inside the business school and available through other departments in the University. Some popular areas of concentration include: Finance, Innovation Management &...
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Taking a cue from its progressive environs in Portland, Oregon, Portland State University offers an MBA program with a “focus on sustainability” and an emphasis on “personal development as a leader.” Offering more than your standard MBA, “this school is committed to the whole student,” and... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

631 SW Harrison St

SBA 540

Portland, OR 97201

United States

Phone: 503-725-8001

Fax: 503-725-2290


Curriculum / Academic Overview
Academic Calendar: 2012-2013
Degrees Offered: Master of Business Administration: 2 years full time/3 years part time or on-line; The Healthcare MBA: 3 years part-time (hybrid online and in class); Master of Science in Financial Analysis: 5-6 terms (quarter); Master of International Management: 15 months, full time; Master of Real Estate Development: 2 years full time/3 years part time.
Concentrations: Entrepreneurship, Healthcare Administration, Finance, International Business, Marketing, Real Estate, Supply Chain Management
Study Abroad Options: France China The Middle East India Germany Nicaragua
Online Course Catalog: http://www.pdx.edu/gradbusiness/
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Courses in Sustainability: Yes
Sustainability course is: Required
Description: Core business courses are built on a value system that ensures the long-term viability of social, environmental, and economic system. An example includes: Managing Operations and the Value Chain: Introduces the students to basic operations and supply chain issues. In addition, issues around the use of natural systems and other models of managing work will be considered within a perspective of sustainable organizations.
Research Opportunities in Sustainability: Yes
Description: http://www.pdx.edu/sustainable-business/
School's environmental commitment:  
1: One aspect of the mission of the PSU School of Business is to “serve the social and economic vitality of the region.” With the increasing drive to create a ‘green’ and socially responsible economy in our region, the School of Business created the Center for Global Leadership in Sustainability (CGLS). CGLS is a central source within our region for discovery and knowledge-sharing for furthering the creation of an economy based on social and environmental sustainability. Annual Conference CGLS works with PSU’s Center for Sustainable Policies and Practices to organize the annual International Conference on Business and Sustainability. The theme of the 2009 conference was REGENERATE. In the midst of a difficult economic time sustainability provides both an ethos and an operating principle for deriving new methods to revitalize our organizations and societies. Through the lens of regenerate, a series of presentations, interactive case study sessions and keynote addresses during this two-day event provided immediate value to those seeking ideas for sustainability-focused inspiration and implementation in their organizations.
2: MBA Sustainability Elective Area. Learn about sustainable enterprises, product design, and stewardship, as well as measuring sustainability in business. A total of 16 elective requirements are required: Managing Sustainable Enterprises, Metrics for Sustainable Enterprise, Product Design and Stewardship, Social Sustainability, Energy and Clean Technology, etc. Students are also required to integrate a sustainability component into their Business Capstone Project.
3: The School of Business MBA Program was ranked #1 among small schools, and 14th in the world, in the 2011 Beyond Grey Pinstripes review for its commitment to environmental and social stewardship.
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Academic Support Services Offered
Non-US Student Support Groups:Yes
Women Support Groups:Yes
Minority Support Groups:Yes
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Support Groups:No
Academic Prep Programs for Incoming Students:No
Peer Tutoring Programs:No
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