School of Business Administration, Portland State University

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At a Glance :  Why Study at PSU

Why Study at the School of Business at PSU?

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

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

The School of Business is the only school locally, regionally or nationally to offer a graduate degree program that integrates its existing core technical curriculum with courses, faculty, and coaching focused on the development of leadership, innovation and management proficiencies within the context of the regional economy. MBA+ students will not only master foundation skills and a dozen management competencies, but also take on real-world experiences demanding these combined skills.

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

The School of Business counts among its friends and supporters many of Oregon’s leading businesses, including Intel, InFocus, Fred Meyer and Nike, among others, who contribute leadership in the classroom and on advisory boards.

The School of Business prides itself on the high caliber of its students, including undergraduates who, on average, maintain a 3.25 GPA, and graduates, whose mean GMAT score at MBA admission is 635, making the School of Business at PSU one of the most selective MBA programs in the Northwest.

The School of Business offers broader choice of degrees, majors and concentrations, including MBA, Master of Science in Financial Analysis, Master of International Management, MBA concentrations in Finance, Management of Innovation & Technology and International Business, as well as eight undergraduate majors and certificates in accounting and food industry management.

The School of Business serves the needs of its students by offering full-time and part-time programs, with classes in the day, evening, on weekends and on-line.

The School of Business is ranked among The Best 143 Business Schools according to a 2005 edition Princeton Review student survey.

The School of Business is located near a tree lined park in 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.

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