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The School of Business Administration at Portland State is the largest business school in the Northwest, with more than 4,500 undergraduates and 475 graduates studying business.

Undergraduate Facts

SBA Undergraduate enrollment as of Winter 2013: 4,566

Total number admitted Winter 2013 term: 224

Undergraduate/Post-Baccalaureate Second Degree: 453

Post-Baccalaureate Accounting Certificate: 155

Options Chosen by Current Students as of Winter 2013
(some students choose multiple options)

Accounting 1084
Advertising Management 135
Finance 586
Food Industry Management Cert. 31
General Management 993
Human Resource Management 359
Information Systems 40
International Business Studies Cert. 52
Marketing 688
Post-baccalaureate Accounting Cert. 155
Supply and Logistics Management 195
Real Estate Finance 36

Graduate Facts

Total Enrollment:

Enrolled in SBA graduate programs as of Fall 2011:

  • 204

Enrollment by Program

Enrolled in SBA as of Fall 2011:

  • Master's of Business Administration (includes eMBA ): 96
  • Master's of Science in Financial Analysis:21
  • Master's of International Management: 47
  • Joint MBA in Healthcare Management: 34

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

  • Avg. Work Experience: 7 yrs
  • Avg. GMAT Score: 625
  • 41% Female
  • 59% Male
  • Avg. GPA: 3.5
  • 24% Full-Time
  • 50% Part-Time
  • 26% Online
  • 22% International Students

Master of Science in Financial Analysis (MSFA)

  • Avg. GMAT Score: 571
  • 37% Female
  • 63% Male
  • 43% Full-Time
  • 57% Part-Time

Master of International Management (MIM)

  • Avg. Work Experience: 3.2 yrs
  • Avg. GMAT Score: 516
  • Avg. Age: 26
  • Avg. GPA: 3.1
  • 70% Full-Time
  • 30% Part-Time
  • 49% International

OHSU-PSU Joint MBA in Healthcare Management

  • Avg. Work Experience: 14 yrs
  • Avg. GMAT Score: 503
  • 56% Female
  • 44% Male
  • Avg. GPA: 3.3

Faculty Facts

School of Business Administration faculty members are committed researchers on the most important business issues in the global economy.

They regularly publish in top journals in their fields and engage in research both at the forefront and the intersection of different disciplines. Recent work has appeared in the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Organization Science, and Sloan Management Review, amongst other high impact publications.

Our faculty serve their disciplines through editorial leadership positions across a variety of journals: Professor David Raffo is co-editor of the Journal of Software Maintenance and Evolution and of the International Journal of Software Process: Improvement and Practice, Professor Berrin Erdogan is associate editor of the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, and Professor Madeleine Pullman is an associate editor of the Journal of Supply Chain Management. In addition, collectively, the School of Business faculty holds a total of 39 editorial board positions in reputable business journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology and the Journal of Operations Management.

In addition to their discipline-based scholarship, School of Business faculty are also active researchers in the university’s areas of distinction: social and environmental sustainability, community and civic engagement, and innovative and humane organizations.  This is reflected in their most recent “Beyond Grey Pinstripes” ranking as the 14th MBA program in the world for sustainability and 1st among programs with fewer than 100 students, and the growing popularity of their perennial International Conference on Business and Sustainability.

Tenured & full-time faculty as of Fall 2011

  • 45 tenure track
  • 17 full-time fixed term

Financial Facts


Awarded for the 2012-2013 academic year:

  • Total amount awarded: $262,290
  • Number of award recipients: 97
  • Average award: $2,704

SBA Alumni

As of 2009-2010:

  • SBA total alumni: more than 20,000
  • Contributions by SBA Alumni: $354,311
  • Number of alumni who gave: 1038

SBA Endowment

  • Current value: $11 million