The Portland MBA


Business That Matters

Portland is a city of trailblazers, a place of extraordinary originality and energy, where people find creative and sustainable ways to solve the most pressing problems. The Portland MBA draws on the city’s creative thinkers and entrepreneurs to deliver a unique experience that will elevate your career. Our MBA is for those who believe business can drive positive change. Become part of the next generation of business leaders who are redefining the status quo.

The Portland MBA Program Overview


Hands-on MBA curriculum

In The Portland MBA’s core curriculum, you’ll gain tangible skills to catalyze success. Your coursework centers on three areas:

  1. Foundations of Competitiveness
    How to stay ahead in the global playing field through innovation, creativity, global awareness, ethics and sustainability.

  2. The Value Chain of Business
    Critical skills to run a modern business, including accounting, information systems, finance, management, marketing and operations.

  3. Applied Skills & Leadership
    Learn managerial best practices and apply them in an intensive immersion program and consulting project.  

Enhance your skillset by specializing in:

Athletic & Outdoor Industry (Certificate)
+ Business Analytics (Certificate)
+ Finance, Specialization 
Global Supply Chain Management (Certificate) 
+ HR Analytics (Certificate)
+ Real Estate, Certificate (administered by CUPA)
Social Innovation (Certificate)
+ Taxation (Certificate)

New in the 2019-2020 academic year, full-time, second-year MBA students pursuing a graduate certificate will be eligible to participate in the PSU cooperative (CO-OP) education program. This program combines classroom education with career experience at Portland-area businesses. Your classroom learning will extend to paid, meaningful work with an organization that aligns with your specialization. This integrated career development opportunity will give you a competitive edge when seeking employment after PSU.

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Your Career: Connections and Support for Your Next Move

Learn to lead a project, a team, an entire company

Whether you are looking to move up in your company or venture into a new professional arena, you will find the resources to succeed at Portland State. One-on-one mentorship, mock interviews, and career advisors will give you the tools and inside knowledge to forge your path.

Explore: Career Services | Mentor Programs | Class Profile | Tuition & Fees


#5 Green MBA, Princeton Review

U.S. News & World Report, Best Part-time MBA

Conscious Business Magazine