Courses

EXPLORE & ENGAGE YOUR ENTREPRENEURIAL MIND THROUGH OUR UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

PSU offers multiple pathways for students to explore entrepreneurship including individual courses, certificates, and multi-year programs. Our academic offerings cover topics from innovation to technology to interdisciplinary programs that connect business management to sector-specific expertise.

Individual Courses

MGMT 421
Design Thinking for Social Innovation (4)

MGMT 422
Money Matters for Social Innovation (4)

MGMT 423
Storytelling and Impact Measurement for Social Innovation (4)

MGMT 409
Social Innovation Practicum (4)

PSU Programs and Classes

Design Thinking/Innovation/Entrepreneurship (SINQ)
The Design Thinking / Innovation / Entrepreneurship (DTIE) cluster empowers students to develop the skills to deeply understand human and environmental needs and to address them with creative products and services.

Entrepreneurship Certificate (SBA)
Worried about getting a job? How about learning how to CREATE jobs? The entrepreneurship certificate is a four-course certificate that takes the student from concept to reality. Create, have fun, connect, inspire, and learn the steps to implementing your visions!

Impact Entrepreneurs
Founded in 2010 in Portland State University's School of Business Administration, Impact Entrepreneurs is unleashing the promise of business for social impact. We are a network of individuals and organizations committed to fostering economic, social, and ecological prosperity through entrepreneurial action.

Launch-in-9 (SBA, ETM, MCECS)
Launch-in-9 takes teams of engineering and business students through a nine-month process that will result in the formation of student-led start-up companies. Teams are supported through a mix of coursework, mentoring, and hands-on project work and can obtain up to $2,500 in start-up financing. Students will work on their own business ideas while earning class and capstone credits. They will own and run the businesses they start.

Maseeh College of Engineering: Engineering & Technology Management
ETM has gained a reputation of providing students with the best of both worlds - a firm foundation in the creation of value through engineering and technology combined with a sound management education. This integrated learning experience enables you to deliver effectively in the rapidly changing and complex world of engineering technology, while at the same time providing you with a broad knowledge for making and implementing decisions necessary for leadership, on both strategic and operational level.

School of Business Administration (SBA)
The School of Business Administration at Portland State University strives to change lives, build community, and serve the economic and social vitality of our local and global communities. The SBA is listed among the Best Undergraduate Business Programs nationally by U.S. News and World Report. Gain real-world experience through business-focused capstones and consulting projects.

Social Innovation Certificate
The Business of Social Innovation certificate equips you with the latest tools and approaches to tackle the world’s biggest challenges. Together, the four courses in this majority-online program will enable you to deeply examine a social or environmental problem of your choice and design a new business, nonprofit organization, or internal program to address that problem.