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Professional education program changes name and becomes part of the School of Business Administration
Author: Trish Carey
Posted: June 3, 2013

In a continued effort to provide cutting-edge business education for working professionals in the Portland metropolitan area and throughout the region, the School of Business Administration is pleased to announce the opening of its new Center for Executive and Professional Education (CEPE). Formerly known as the Professional Development Center, CEPE offers a variety of valuable programs to help professionals improve their real-world skills and become successful business leaders.

The center offers certificates in Business Analysis, Designing and Developing for Mobile, Digital Marketing Strategies, Human Resource Management, Introduction to Web Development, Lean Practitioner, Project Management, Six Sigma and Lean Systems, and the long-running Tax Practitioners Institute.

The Center for Executive and Professional Education instructors are leaders in their field and offer hands-on, dynamic course instruction. Course structure and curriculum are developed to ensure programs provide immediate career impact, whether in career advancement or career change. CEPE's mission is to offer traditional career development and to provide new and modern programs that suit the unique needs of the region's professionals.

For example, CEPE will offer two new programs this fall that are in response to the business community's needs: the Business of Craft Beverages and Business Communications. The Business of Craft Beverages program, a fully online offering, is a direct result of Oregon's prolific craft beer trade and features instructors from world-renowned local brewers and distillers, PSU Business faculty, as well as finance and accounting experts specializing in the craft beverage business. This new highly anticipated certificate sold out in just 10 days and is now accepting registrations for winter term. Courses will provide students a thorough overview of the process that goes into making and selling craft beverages including basic business principles, how to develop a brand, digital marketing and distribution strategies.

The Business Communications certificate is designed to give professionals the communication skills necessary to present themselves and their organization in an effective and polished manner. The courses are highly practical and interactive. Students will learn how to write clearly and confidently, present information to a group efficiently, listen effectively, and use persuasive communication properly.

We invite you to see what CEPE has to offer you and your business at or call 503-719-7655.

The new Center for Executive Professional Education Is located at:
1500 SW 1st Ave., Suite 100B, Portland, OR 97201

Certificates Available through PSU’s School of Business Administration Center for Executive and Professional Education (CEPE):

  • Business Analysis
  • Business Communication
  • Business of Craft Brewing
  • Designing and Developing for Mobile
  • Digital Marketing Strategies
  • Human Resource Management
  • Introduction to Web Development
  • Lean Practitioner
  • Organizational Development
  • Project Management
  • Six Sigma
  • Tax Practitioners Institute