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Portland State’s MBA Program Named #1 in the Northwest, 25th in the World
Author: Scott Gallagher
Posted: October 21, 2009

(Portland, Ore.) October 20, 2009 — Portland State University's MBA program has been ranked 25th on a list of the Top 100 business schools in the world, according to 2009-2010 edition of the Beyond Grey Pinstripes survey. Along with programs at Stanford, UC Berkley, and Yale, Portland State has demonstrated significant leadership in integrating social, environmental and ethical issues into its MBA program.

"The Aspen Institute's Beyond Grey Pinstripes ranking confirms our leadership in providing innovative, sustainability-inspired business education. We continue to support our faculty in their research and teaching and are committed to providing the highest quality, most progressive educational experience to our students," states Scott Marshall, Associate Dean of Graduate Business Programs and Research at Portland State University.

While many MBA rankings exist, only one looks beyond reputation and test scores to measure something much more important: how well schools are preparing their students for the environmental, social and ethical complexities of modern-day business.

This year, 149 business schools from 24 countries were considered. The entire "Global 100" list of business schools is available at: www.BeyondGreyPinstripes.org.

"In these challenging economic times, the general public, not just scholars, are questioning whether the established models of business are broken," said Rich Leimsider, Director of the Aspen Institute's Center for Business Education, the organization that compiled the rankings. "Beyond Grey Pinstripes schools are thoughtfully pursuing new approaches. They are preparing students who take a more holistic view of business success, one that measures financial results as well as social and environmental impacts."

Portland State University prepares business leaders of tomorrow by equipping students with the tools they need to change, build and serve communities around the globe. Maintaining full-time, part-time and on-line programs, Portland State's MBA+ develops leaders with a focus on innovation, experiential learning and global awareness while integrating sustainable practices into business. In addition to the MBA+, Portland State offers three other graduate business programs: Master of International Management, Master of Science in Financial Analysis and the OHSU-PSU Joint MBA in Healthcare Management. Find more information on these four distinct graduate business programs at www.gradbusiness.pdx.edu.