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CEPE is now enrolling for fall term
Author: Center for Exeutive and Professional Education
Posted: July 15, 2013

CEPE is Now Enrolling For Fall Term


PSU's Center for Executive and Professional Education offers over a dozen certificates in a variety of topics and industries. Certificate courses are taught by practicing professionals in the industry.

As of July 1, the Center for Executive and Professional Education (CEPE), formerly known as the Professional Development Center, joined Portland State University’s School of Business Administration, offering a variety of valuable programs to help professionals improve their real-world skills and become successful business leaders.

CEPE instructors are leaders in their field and offer hands-on, dynamic course instruction. Course structure and curriculum are developed to ensure programs provide immediate career impact, whether for career advancement or career change. CEPE's mission is to offer traditional career education options, and to provide new and innovative programs that suit the unique needs of the region’s professionals.

For example, CEPE will offer two new certificate programs this fall in response to the business community’s needs; the Business of Craft Brewing and Business Communications.  The Business of Craft Brewing program, a fully online offering, is a direct result of Oregon's prolific craft beer trade and features instructors from breweries and distilleries, PSU School of Business faculty, as well as finance and accounting experts specializing in the craft beverage business. This new highly anticipated certificate sold out in just ten days and is now accepting wait list registrations for January 2014. Courses will provide students a thorough overview of the process that goes into producing and selling craft beverages including basic business principles, how to develop a brand, digital marketing, and distribution strategies.

The Business Communications certificate is designed to give professionals the communication skills necessary to present themselves and their organization in an effective and polished manner. The courses are highly practical and interactive. Students will learn how to write clearly and confidently, present information to a group efficiently, listen effectively, and use persuasive communication properly.
We invite you to see what CEPE has to offer you and your business at or call 503.719.7655.

Certificates Available through PSU’s School of Business Center for Executive and Professional Education (CEPE):

  •     Business Analysis
  •     Business Communication
  •     Business of Craft Brewing
  •     Designing and Developing for Mobile
  •     Digital Marketing Strategies
  •     Human Resource Management
  •     Introduction to Web Development
  •     Lean Practitioner
  •     Organizational Development
  •     Project Management
  •     Six Sigma
  •     Tax Practitioners Institute