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Athletic and Outdoor Product Management

This certificate program investigates the distinctive challenges of the athletic and outdoor industry, from sales and merchandising, to sustainability and supply chain management. You'll get hands-on experience and hear from industry professionals about industry-specific strategies and tactics.

Business Analysis

The Business Analysis certificate program provides the core skills and knowledge required to make the best use of your experience and gives you tools and techniques that can be applied to many different fields.

Business Communication

The Business Communication program is designed to give you the communication skills necessary to present yourself and your organization in a professional and polished manner.

Business of Artisan Food

Gain insight and understanding into all aspects of starting, running, and growing a successful artisan food business.

Business of Craft Brewing

In this comprehensive online program you will learn from local brewers and distillers, PSU School of Business faculty, and finance and accounting experts who specialize in the craft beverage business.

Business Management

Grow your management abilities and business acumen by providing practical, up-to-date information that is vital for career advancement.

Construction Contracting

The Construction Contracting certificate program covers all facets of the public bidding and contract award process. By the end of the program you will possess specific knowledge about the construction contracting industry and be better able to play a key role in the process.

Digital Marketing Strategies

Discover how consumers and brands communicate in today's digital world and establish your own digital marketing road map.

Human Resource Management

A solid foundation for the challenging HR profession. Program topics include creating positive corporate culture, coaching, compensation and benefits management, and creating a comprehensive talent acquisition plan.

Lean Healthcare

Gain the skills to plan and launch a lean initiative in your healthcare organization.

Lean Leadership

Many organizations struggle to implement Lean. Even when they pour their energy into Lean tools, they don't get the desired results. The Lean Leadership certificate program is perfect for anyone who anyone who wants to inspire behavioral change in a Lean organization and wants to foster a continually improving, reduced-waste environment—especially senior managers, supervisors, continuous improvement coordinators, and team leaders.

Lean Practitioner

Take your organization to the next level by uniting product and process excellence with your business goals.

Project Management

Our courses give you the practical tools necessary to define, plan and manage projects regardless of size, scope or budget.

Six Sigma

Ensure a competitive edge, improve process and quality, reduce time to production, and build the skill base needed to sustain performance and reduce costs.

Strategic Organizational Management

Strategic Organizational Management (SOM) is the process of increasing organizational effectiveness through employee development. 

Tax Practitioners Institute

Portland State's Tax Practitioners Institute is Oregon's only university-affiliated two-day tax update, designed for tax practitioners of all levels - enrolled agents, CPAs, registered tax return preparers (RTRPs).