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Portland State University’s School of Business Administration

Contact our general manager with any questions. Profile updated: November 17, 2016.

School Data

Annual Tuition: $20,119

Annual Tuition Non-Resident: $24,490

Acceptance Rate: 60%

Full-Time Enrollment: 28

Average GPA: 3.28

Median GMAT: 545

Median GRE: 300

International: 14%

Minority: 20%

Female: 43%

Male: 57%

Application Deadlines: Monthly deadlines and reviews until May 1st. After May 1, admission may be granted if space is available. February 1st is PSU's scholarship deadline.

Contact Information

615 SW Harrison Street
Portland, OR 97201
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From the School
Portland State University’s School of Business carries sustainability and social innovation in its DNA. Across the entire curriculum, students learn to consider the impact of business decisions and practices far beyond their own desks.

The school’s flagship MBA program – titled The Portland MBA – offers stackable credentials in addition to a rigorous core business curriculum. Available certificates include Business Intelligence and Analytics, Global Supply Chain Management, Athletic and Outdoor Industry, and Real Estate, and Social Innovation. Students also have the option to pursue a specialization in Finance.

In the core curriculum students delve into the foundations of competitiveness, understand the value chain of business, and develop technical skills and leadership capacities through challenging immersions and a hands-on consulting project.

The Portland MBA can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis within 21 months, with the full-time option including the student’s choice of a stackable credential or specialization. Part-time students can choose to complete the core curriculum only.

Place Matters: Located on the Pulse of Business

Rooted at the hub of business in downtown Portland, the School of Business is part of an urban research university, which fosters opportunities for interdisciplinary learning and community connections. The business school itself is currently renovating and expanding its building, which is designed to provide space for collaborative learning in line with today’s workplace environments. Targeting LEED Platinum certification, the new Karl Miller Center will triple square footage while cutting its carbon footprint in half.


Diverse Future Business Leaders

Portland State University is Oregon’s most diverse public university and The Portland MBA has been attracting a large percentage of female students compared to the national average: The current full-time MBA cohort is 58% female, significantly higher than the national benchmark of approximately 40%. Besides the Pacific Northwest’s progressive cultural climate and the values-based curriculum, the strong presence of women among faculty and leadership may be a factor in this trend.

Shifting the view toward other dimensions of diversity, the incoming class of ‘18 includes 42% international students in the full-time cohort.  45% of...

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