Profile

Located in the heart of one of America’s most dynamic cities, The School of Business at Portland State University is shaping the future of business through inclusive, transformative learning and meaningful research. With world-class faculty and deep connections with regional industry partners, our campus brings together today’s innovators and tomorrow’s leaders.

Redefine Business

The School of Business is centered on social, ecological and economic business practices that drive positive change. We embrace a holistic approach to education, taking students out of the classroom and into the community. In keeping with the PSU motto to “let knowledge serve the city,” our students turn ideas in action.

We offer our undergraduate degree in eight concentrations, nine graduate degree programs, a variety of certificate programs and continuing education through our Center for Executive and Professional Education.

Learn from Industry Experts

Our faculty are committed researchers who delve into today’s most important business issues. They teach from a real-world perspective, bringing valuable business experience and connections to bear for the benefit of students. 

Expand Your Horizon

At The School of Business, we believe the power of inclusion leads to a brighter, more sustainable future. And our campus reflects that belief: you’ll be part of the most diverse student population in Oregon. You’ll also be exposed to a wide range of diverse perspectives through our highly collaborative programs, which place students alongside business leaders in the community. 

Enjoy Globally Recognized Programs & Spaces

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) has accredited The School of Business in both business and accounting, placing us among only 190 schools — the top 1% — worldwide to receive this dual distinction.

The Karl Miller Center provides a space for hands-on, collaborative learning. The modern, award-winning building is LEED Platinum Certified and includes classrooms, study areas, family spaces and our advising offices. 

Immerse Yourself in an Entrepreneurial City 

Portland is one of the most livable cities for good reason: a mild climate, access to a bounty of outdoor recreation opportunities and a creative culture that nurturers entrepreneurs of all kinds. Student groups, events, internships, CO-OPs and volunteer efforts provide opportunities to connect with the community on campus as well as that of the surrounding region.


Faculty

Over 60 business faculty provide dynamic instruction, lead research projects with global influence and collaborate to find solutions to the world’s pressing challenges. At every step of the way, our students benefit from the experiential teachings of renowned scholars and business leaders. More than half of our tenured and tenure-track faculty are female, placing us well above the AACSB average.

Alumni

The School of Business has produced over 32,000 alumni, the majority of whom still live and work in the Portland metro area. 

Top 20 external employers of PSU business alumni:

  1. Nike
  2. Intel
  3. Daimler
  4. Wells Fargo
  5. Kroger
  6. The Standard
  7. Portland Community College
  8. Oregon Health & Sciences University
  9. Kaiser Permanente
  10. Bonneville Power
  11. Boeing
  12. Providence Health
  13. adidas
  14. State of Oregon
  15. PGE
  16. Multnomah County
  17. Cambia Health
  18. City of Portland 
  19. Farmers Insurance
  20. NW Natural

Employer data based on students who graduated from undergraduate or graduate business programs between 2014 and 2018.

Student Profile

Tuition & Fees

 
Fall 2019 Enrollment

Total: 4,206

Undergraduate 3,539

  • Full-Time: 2,783
  • Part-Time: 756
     
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native: 0.6%
  • Asian: 13.5%
  • Black or African American: 4.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 18.2%
  • International: 7.1%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.6%
  • Two or More Races: 7.4%
  • Unknown: 3.1%
  • White: 44.6%
     
  • First-Generation: 1,268
  • Not First-Generation: 1,391
  • Unknown: 880
     
  • Legal Sex Male: 51%
  • Legal Sex Female 47%
  • Non-Identified 1%
     
  • Countries Represented: 41

Top internship providers for undergraduate students:

  1. Intel
  2. Daimler
  3. Schwindt & Co. 
  4. Providence
  5. Oregon Health & Science University
  6. Boeing
  7. Deloitte
  8. Dougall Conradie LLC
  9. Moss Adams
  10. Port of Portland

Graduate: 487

  • The Portland MBA: 140
  • The Healthcare MBA: 110
  • Master of Science in Finance: 59
  • Master of Taxation: 42
  • Master of Real Estate Development: 52
  • Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management: 48
  • Master of International Management: 1
  • Certificates: 53
     
  • White: 59.4%
  • Hispanic/Latinx: 8.4%
  • Asian: 6.8%
  • Black/African American: 3.0%
  • Native American: 0.5%
  • Pacific Islander: 0.5%
  • Multiple Race/Ethnicities: 4.1%
  • Declined to Respond: 3.5%
  • International: 13.6%
     
  • Legal Sex Male: 54%
  • Legal Sex Female: 46%
     
  • Countries Represented: 14

Graduate program demographic information excludes The Healthcare MBA