Business Education Programs at Portland State University's Center for Executive and Professional Education

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Founded in 1982, the Center for Executive and Professional Education (CEPE) has over 35,000 alumni. As part of The School of Business at Portland State University, CEPE was developed in response to the needs of the local business community for superior continuing education programs. We are proud to provide career training from industry-leading specialists, offering quality resources to help working professionals advance in a competitive landscape.

CEPE courses cater to working professionals who are looking to take their careers to the next level, or transition into a new industry or role. Learning alongside other professionals, students gain timely information and have networking opportunities in numerous fields of interest.

CEPE offers short-term advanced programs in the heart of downtown Portland on a convenient schedule or, for some courses, fully online. The certificate programs and individual courses provide a practical and flexible alternative to the larger investment of a master's degree or MBA. Strategic and tactical skills are developed that students can take from the classroom and apply directly to their careers.

What CEPE has to offer:

  • Relevant, state-of-the-art education
  • Industry specialists teaching the courses and developing real world curriculum
  • Comprehensive training applicable to the region's industries
  • Short-term certificate programs with specified areas of study
  • Convenient and affordable courses for the working professional
  • Fully customized programs designed specifically for executives

CEPE ensures that the programs provide immediate career impact to students with real-time results. Working professionals and organizations alike benefit from the continuing education they need to reach their professional goals.

Courses can be taken individually or applied to a certificate within a three year time limit. Our courses and certificates are continuously updated to give students the most current and progressive information, tools, and perspectives. Courses completed outside of the three-year limit will need to be retaken to qualify for certificate completion.


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