Portland-State-University 2020-2021 Bulletin

Undergraduate programs

The undergraduate program in business administration adheres to the principle that in a free society the business enterprise must be responsibly and efficiently managed. The undergraduate degree program includes both business and non-business courses. The mission of the undergraduate program is to provide students with a broad understanding of business and to equip them with the dynamic skills required to work successfully in a complex and changing global environment.

Special emphasis options are available within the business administration major and are designed to prepare students for positions in accounting, business technology & analytics, advertising, finance, human resource management, management & leadership, marketing, and supply chain management.  Business minors include the general business minor, the business minor in social innovation, the property management minor, the business minor in advertising for graphic design majors, and the advertising minor for communications majors. Certificates in entrepreneurship, blockchain, food industry management, the athletic and outdoor industry, property management, international business, and social innovation & social entrepreneurship are also available. The School of Business offers study abroad opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The School of Business offers online business concentrations in Business Technology & Analytics, Management & Leadership, Human Resource Management or Supply & Logistics Management and a hybrid degree option for Accounting. 

Student Advising

Undergraduate academic and career advisors are located in the Karl Miller Center Suite 220. Students should plan to meet with their advisor at least twice a year to ensure that requirements are being met and to get assistance in their job search preparation.

The School of Business Web site, http://www.pdx.edu/sba, contains announcements concerning upcoming activities, scholarships, student organizations, internships, and career opportunities, policies, and other information vital to all business students.

Atmos Program 

As the largest and most diverse business school in Oregon, we believe diversity, cultural awareness, and the inclusion of all people is paramount for institutional impact an global change. We believe inclusion and excellence are not mutually exclusive. This belief motivates everything we do.  The Atmos program supports diverse and underrepresented minority business students of color and is a promise of academic and community support to help create an avenue for a brighter future.