Profile Data from 2013
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  • AVG. GMAT SCORE
    592
  • Program Cost
    $43,998
    $ $ $ $ $
Contact Information
631 SW Harrison Street
Suite 540
Portland, Oregon 97201, United States
Website

Portland State University’s School of Business Administration offers a portfolio of distinct Graduate Business Programs that change, build and serve communities around the globe. Known for developing leaders with a focus on innovation, experiential learning and global awareness, Portland State's graduate business programs have received worldwide recognition.

Quick Stats

  • Yield
    44%
  • Selectivity
    65%
  • Job Offers
    67%
  • Average Salary
    $63,333.00
  • Top Industry
    Consumer Products

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About Portland State University

Admissions: Can I get in?

3.23 GPA of All Applicants 3.23 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 54
  • Median 40
  • Middle 80% 0 to 129
Admissions Selectivity
65% School of Business Administration 46% Average Across All Schools

592 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
72% 578
74% 592
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 112
65% 65.0
44% 44.0
Female
42% 42
International
38% 38
Re-Applicants
3% 3
3% 3
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Other Science
  • Other Social Science
  • Other Business
  • Accepted
  • Other Science
  • Other Social Science
  • Other Business
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • University of Oregon
  • California State University
  • Portland State University
  • Oregon State University
  • ESB Business School, Reutlingen University
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Very Important
  • Interviews Very Important
  • Recommendations Important
  • Application Essay Important
$39,698 Applicant Average Base Salary
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0% 0
0% 0
740 to 769
0% 0
0% 0
710 to 739
4% 4
6% 6
680 to 709
10% 10
12% 12
650 to 679
12% 12
19% 19
620 to 649
14% 14
19% 19
590 to 619
12% 12
12% 12
560 to 589
18% 18
22% 22
530 to 559
8% 8
2% 2
500 to 529
4% 4
2% 2
Under 500
18% 18
6% 6
English Language Requirements
550 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Consumer Products 26%
Top Industry
  • Other 21%
  • Consulting 16%
  • Manufacturing 11%
Nike 3
Top Employer
  • eBay 1
  • Intel 1
  • Slalom Consulting 1
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
67% School of Business Administration 83% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
27% 27
61% 60.97325153374234
27% Receive Offers
23% 23
56% 55.69710982658959
23% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
40% 40
22% 21.9117610062893
40% Receive Offers
40% 40
25% 25.424767441860464
40% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
3% 3
3% 3.0
3% Receive Offers
7% 7
11% 11.25
7% Accept Offers
63% Graduates seeking full-time employment
23% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • Nike 3
  • eBay 1
  • Intel 1
  • Slalom Consulting 1
  • Hitachi Consulting 1
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
16% 16
$77,500.00
70K 85K
Finance/Accounting
16% 16
$75,000.00 Data not provided
General Management
0% 0
Data not provided
Human Resources
0% 0
Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
32% 32
$65,000.00
60K 70K
Information Technology
0% 0
Data not provided
Operations/Logistics
32% 32
$63,333.00
30K 80K
Other
4% 4
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
16% 16
$77,500.00
70K 85K
Consumer Products
26% 26
$80,000.00 Data not provided
Financial Services
11% 11
$75,000.00 Data not provided
Government
0% 0
Data not provided
Manufacturing
11% 11
$55,000.00
50K 60K
Media/Entertainment
0% 0
Data not provided
Non-profit
0% 0
Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
0% 0
Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
5% 5
Data not provided
Real Estate
0% 0
Data not provided
Technology
11% 11
$70,000.00 Data not provided
Other
21% 21
$40,000.00
30K 50K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
One Year or Less
16% 16
Data not provided
More than one year, up to three years
32% 32
Data not provided
More than five years
26% 26
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
European Free Trade Zone
5% 5
Data not provided
North America
95% 95
$63,333.00
30K 85K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. West
100% 100
$63,333.00
30K 85K
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Top Companies with Interns / Hired
  • Nike 2
  • Blount 2
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus 6
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board 103
  • Average intern length in weeks 10
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 98
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School
  • Nike Campus, Beaverton, Oregon
  • Northwest MBA Career Conference, Portland, Oregon

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$135,298
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $43,998
  • Budget $37,615
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$143,322
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $52,422
  • Budget $42,200
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
0%
0%
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • A Combination Of Need And Merit
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy
  • Max loan guarantee per year
  • Average post-graduation debt
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
32 School of Business Administration 43 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Lectures
35% 35
Team project
25% 25
Case study
20% 20
Top Areas of Study
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Supply Chain Management
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Sustainable Enterprises
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Marketing
  • Real Estate
  • Supply Chain Management
Master Degree Programs
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • International Management/Business
Joint Degree Programs
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students are required to complete international experience
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must complete a company-specific project and present results to relevant parties
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
  • Other
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 21
  • Distance learning Yes
Technology Improvements
  • The School of Business Administration has invested in online learning and the ability to create and edit videos for online courses.

Students: Who are my classmates?

25% International Students
44% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
88% 88
Asian American
8% 8
Hispanic
4% 4
Student Citizenship
North America
75% 75
Asia
16% 16
Middle East and North Africa
6% 6
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Corporate Social Responsibility/NetImpact
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Investment Banking
  • Marketing
Active Networking Clubs
  • Women in MBA

Alumni: How strong is my network?

4,085 Living MBA Alumni 1 Countries where alumni clubs exist
1 Active alumni clubs
5% Participating in gift donations No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.