School and Ranking Information
There are around 10 schools that offer business degrees in Portland, OR, and within 10 miles of the city center, including several community colleges and public and private nonprofit universities. Based on rankings, number of programs available and accreditation, the following public school is the top pick for business management degree programs in the Portland area.
- Winner: In downtown Portland, OR, Portland State University offers top-ranked business management programs for undergraduate and graduate students. At the university's business school, students can earn a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management and Leadership and a Master of Business Administration (MBA).
School Info Chart
|Category||Portland State University|
|Rankings||#155 in Best Undergraduate Business Programs (2014); #47 in Best Online MBA Programs (2014)*|
|School Type||4-year; public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $7,878 (in-state); $23,088 (out-of-state)*|
|Business Administration and Management Degrees Offered||Bachelor's; Master's|
|Business Administration and Management Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013||229**|
|Most Popular Business Administration Degree Level in 2012-2013||Bachelor's**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||42%**|
|Noteworthy||The School of Business Administration is accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)***|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***Portland State University
Portland State University
- A biennial survey Beyond the Grey Pinstripes ranked Portland State's MBA program first in the world for schools with fewer than 100 full-time students
- All on-campus MBA students participate in an international business experience
- The management and leadership undergraduate program is also available online
In 2014, U.S. News & World Report ranked this institution as #8 in Up-and-Coming Schools. Over 28,000 students attend Portland State University (PSU), which has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21:1 (NCES, 2013). PSU offers a total of around 200 degree programs, including a bachelor's degree in management and leadership and an MBA offered by the School of Business Administration.
Undergraduate management and leadership majors complete 24 credits in managerial courses, including those in human resource management, working in teams, leadership issues and organizational design, as well as one upper-level management course. The MBA program, which can be completed in 2-3 years, is available on campus and online, in full- and part-time options. MBA students complete 16 credits of electives as well as courses in financial reporting, technology in organizations and operations management.