Portland State University announces new online undergraduate business degree
Author: John Kirkland, University Communications
Posted: January 24, 2013

Portland State University’s (PSU) School of Business Administration is launching a new online undergraduate degree program in fall 2013. It will be the only program of its kind in Oregon.

Scott Dawson, dean of PSU’s business school, said the undergraduate program is tailor-made for working students.

“About half of the undergraduates in the School of Business Administration (SBA) work full time –- a higher percentage than any other school at the University,” Dawson said. “Having more online offerings is part of our effort to meet students where they are – to be more responsive to the consumer,” he said.

Registration for the degree program began last week.

The program is designed to be part time, with two classes per term over a three-year period. It will include video conferencing with classmates and faculty, streamed lectures from campus, and assignments in local communities. And because of the online nature of the program, students will learn skills for working in online environments – an increasingly prevalent aspect of business.

Creation of the degree is part of a larger effort by PSU to offer more online programs. The SBA is also planning to add an online masters degree in supply chain management, and will convert a partially-online MBA program to be completely online.  Both are scheduled to begin in the fall. 

To learn more or to apply for the program, go to