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About Us

The Center for Executive and Professional Education is part of Portland State University’s School of Business Administration and serves as the primary provider of business training in the area.

Relevant Programs 

Founded in 1982 in response to the needs of the business community for quality continuing business education programs, the Center for Executive and Professional Education provides superior expertise, instructors, and resources to business and technology professionals.

Instructors Are Industry Experts 

Our instructors are not only the most experienced and knowledgeable in their field, but are also experts in teaching adults. They ensure that our programs provide immediate career impact to students with real-time results. Working professionals and businesses alike get the continuing education they need to reach their professional goals.

Comprehensive Training

Portland State’s Center for Executive and Professional Education programs are the most comprehensive professional training for management, supervisory, front-line, and other personnel in the corporate, industrial, government, and nonprofit organizations of the Portland Metropolitan area and beyond.

Timely Curriculum

We require program completion within three years for good reason. Our courses and certificates are continuously updated to ensure that you learn the most up-to-date and relevant information. Courses completed outside of the three-year limit will need to be retaken for certificate completion.