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Portland State University School of Business Administration

Portland State University School of Business Administration

Portland State University School of Business Administration


The Graduate Business Programs at Portland State University have a rich tradition of academic excellence, professional success, and community service. We are known for our commitment to core values and our emphasis on innovation, sustainability, and environmental stewardship. Our graduates leave with the specialized skills needed to succeed in today’s economy, and with the vision to provide smart, principled leadership in their chosen fields.

We offer exclusive specialized programs designed for today’s business landscape. We have fostered uniquely strong ties to the local business community, providing a wealth of education and career-building opportunities for current business school students and alumni.

The Graduate Business Programs at Portland State University are leaders in business education, not only in Portland and the Pacific Northwest, but also across the nation and internationally. We have received national recognition from a variety of ranking organizations, and we attract students from around the world. Within our local community, we attract the highest caliber of students based on having the strongest class profile year after year. As a result, we are also leaders in job placement success for our graduates in the Portland area and beyond.

Points of Distinction

■The School of Business Administration is the largest and most diverse business school in Oregon.

■The School of Business Administration is one of only 400 business schools worldwide to be internationally accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, ensuring the highest standards in curriculum, teaching and service.

■The School of Business Administration leverages its urban location to offer greater connection to the business community, resulting in better career networking, more career opportunities and richer “real world” classroom experiences than any other Oregon business school.

■The School of Business Administration counts among its friends and supporters many of Oregon’s leading businesses, including Intel, Vestas, Ernst & Young and Nike, among others, who contribute leadership in the classroom and on advisory boards.

■The School of Business Administration prides itself on admitting a high caliber of students. Our incoming classes average over 5 years’ work experience with a mean GMAT score at MBA admission of 628, making the School of Business at PSU one of the most selective MBA programs in the Northwest.

■The School of Business Administration offers a broad choice of degrees, majors and concentrations, including the MBA , with opportunities to specialize your degree to your career goals and area of interest. We also offer the Master of International Management (MIM) , with 5 possible areas of specialization, and Master of Science in Financial Analysis (MSFA) with multiple areas of focus as well.

■The School of Business Administration offers more flexibility in its programs than any other in the region by offering full-time and part-time programs, with classes in the day, evening, on weekends and on-line.

■The School of Business Administration is ranked among The Best 290 Business Schools according to a 2012 edition Princeton Review student survey. The survey cites MBA students who chose Portland State University, “the acknowledged leader in MBA education in this area,” for its “interdisciplinary approach to sustainable development,” “location and low costs,” and its flexible options for students who are employed full-time.

■Our connection to the larger university provides access to a wealth of additional resources and opportunities, including programs for study overseas, support for international students, and opportunities such as the ability to create unique specializations that include elective courses from other schools within PSU.

■The School of Business Administration is located in the heart of downtown Portland, considered one of the most livable cities in America for its dedication to urban planning, environmentalism, and recreational opportunities, as well as its proximity to the high tech Silicon Forest and its access to Pacific Rim markets.

Program Admission Requirements

Demonstrate your commitment and readiness to succeed in business school by taking the GMAT exam – the most widely used exam for admissions that measures your critical thinking and reasoning skills.

Download the GMAT mini quiz to get a flavour of the questions you’ll find in the exam.


  • Portland

    PSU School of Business Administration Post Office Box 751