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Field Studies

Summer 2016 Field Study: Oregon 

July 15-16, 22-23, 29-30
August 5-6, 12-13 

*Students only need to be present during four out of five in-person weeks. 

Departures from Portland Metro area to various locations in Oregon 

The Oregon field study will showcase innovative companies and nonprofits with local impact and global reach. From Mercy Corps' cutting-edge logistics for disaster relief to B Corps with international sourcing and markets, this statewide field study demonstratesOregon's ties to the world and our interconnections with communities and the environment. 

Program Costs:
Program fee + $175 field trip fee
Students are responsible for travel arrangements to Portland and for accomodation. 

Registration Information 

PSU Students use MGMT 409, CRN 80720 OR MGMT 509, CRN 80730
Non-Credit students register here

Credits: 4 academic credits for enrolled students, or 12 Continuing Education Units for non-enrolled community members.


Jacen Greene, Program Manager, Social Enterprise Initiatives at Portland State University 
Tichelle Sorensen, Academic Director, MBA Programs 


Summer 2017 Field Study: Vietnam
More information about the Vietnam field study will be made available through summer and fall 2016 


Past Field Studies:

Read the summary and blog for our 2015 field studies in PORTLAND, OR >>

Read the student blog for our 2013 & 2014 field studies in CAMBODIA >>

Read the student blog for our 2012 field study in INDIA >>


"This is how social entrepreneurship begins: with the realization that your presence could create change, no matter how small the scale."

--Melissa Loney, PSU MBA '15.