Centers of Excellence

Centers at the School of Business provide an important means to achieve our mission by enhancing educational offerings, faculty research, and community outreach in strategic areas of focus. The entrepreneurial energy and commitment of the School's faculty and community partners are the key to creating and building dynamic Centers and Institutes to serve our students and the region.

Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation

Some of the most in-demand business skills include the ability to approach new opportunities and solve problems. Whether you are planning to launch something new in a traditional business, a nonprofit, a social enterprise, or to begin something on your own, our goal is to support your dreams. We work closely with PSU's Center for Entrepreneurship to connect you to the local entrepreneurship community, and to help you create positive and lasting change.

Center for Executive and Professional Education

For over 30 years, the Portland State's Center for Executive and Professional Education (CEPE) has been leading professional education in the Portland-Metro area. We provide access to top notch industry leaders that not only teach you necessary skills for success, but pass down years of experience and knowledge so that you can easily navigate your career path and leap ahead of your competition.

Center for Real Estate

In 2004, the Center for Real Estate was formed as a partnership between PSU's acclaimed School of Urban Studies and Planning and School of Business to manage the real estate programs at Portland State and serve as the vital link between the University and the real estate community. At the heart of the Center’s program is the Master of Real Estate Development.

Center for Retail Leadership

The Center for Retail Leadership began in 1994 as a partnership between Portland State University's School of Business and the food industry. Retail and packaged goods companies provided seed funding in order to establish a world-class resource for recruiting and developing top management talent specific to the food industry.