Sup­ply Chain & Logis­tics Man­age­ment Edu­ca­tion at School of Busi­ness Administration


Port­land State Uni­ver­sity is a nation­ally rec­og­nized urban uni­ver­sity, where the com­mu­nity is more than just where you live, it’s where you learn. With a stu­dent body of more than 29,000, Port­land State is selected by more stu­dents than any other Ore­gon uni­ver­sity. The loca­tion in Port­land, “America’s Best Big City,” truly puts stu­dents and fac­ulty in the mid­dle of it all. Home to forward-​thinking peo­ple who cher­ish the city for its cul­ture, sur­round­ing nat­ural beauty, and liv­abil­ity, Port­land is the heart of the Pacific North­west. The University’s urban set­ting and many com­mu­nity part­ner­ships act as a “liv­ing lab­o­ra­tory” that pro­vides diverse oppor­tu­ni­ties to live, learn, and gain the real world expe­ri­ence that stu­dents need to succeed.

The School of Busi­ness Admin­is­tra­tion at Port­land State is the largest and most diverse busi­ness school in Ore­gon and also in North­west, with nearly 3000 under­grad­u­ates and 475 grad­u­ates study­ing busi­ness. It was ranked 22nd in the world and 15th in the US by Beyond Grey Pin­stripes for its empha­sis on social and envi­ron­men­tal stew­ard­ship within the MBA cur­ricu­lum. The loca­tion of the school puts Portland’s busi­ness com­mu­nity in its back­yard, result­ing in bet­ter career net­work­ing, more intern­ships and richer real world class­room experiences.

Academic Programs

Under­grad­u­ate Program

  • BS in Sup­ply Chain Man­age­ment: The Sup­ply and Logis­tics Man­age­ment option is designed to pro­vide the stu­dent with an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary foun­da­tion in sup­ply and logis­tics man­age­ment in prepa­ra­tion for careers in pur­chas­ing, indus­trial dis­tri­b­u­tion, logis­tics, trans­porta­tion, and oper­a­tions management.

Grad­u­ate Program

  • MBA Mar­ket­ing & Logis­tics (Full Time, Part-​Time & Online): : This degree pro­vides a wealth of advan­tages, from the flex­i­bil­ity to tai­lor a spe­cial­ized degree to the school’s out­stand­ing con­nec­tions with the area busi­ness com­mu­nity. Above all else, this pro­gram seeks to pro­duce future busi­ness lead­ers with inno­v­a­tive spirit and a com­mit­ment to social, eco­nomic, and envi­ron­men­tal stew­ard­ship. You can spe­cial­ize by select­ing all of your elec­tives from a spe­cific MBA con­cen­tra­tion or choose courses from sev­eral dis­ci­plines. Stu­dents opt­ing to spe­cial­ize in Mar­ket­ing & Logis­tics will receive an MBA– Mar­ket­ing & Logis­tics des­ig­na­tion on the IR diploma by fol­low­ing the requirements.


The Prince­ton Review’s “The Best 376 Col­leges: 2012 Edi­tion” named Port­land State Uni­ver­sity as one of the nation’s best insti­tu­tions for under­grad­u­ate edu­ca­tion. The Prince­ton Review selects approx­i­mately 15% of the uni­ver­si­ties in the nation to highly rec­om­mend to col­lege appli­cants and their par­ents. In their opin­ion, “these are the crème of the crop insti­tu­tions for under­grad­u­ates in Amer­ica.” Also Port­land State Uni­ver­sity was ranked 26th out of 167 uni­ver­si­ties in the fourth sur­vey of Coolest Schools by Sierra, the award-​winning mag­a­zine of the Sierra Club. The rank­ings rate Amer­i­can col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties accord­ing to their envi­ron­ment prac­tices, green ini­tia­tives, and cal­iber of sustainability-​oriented educations.

  • Cam­pus: The Uni­ver­sity is located at the heart of Port­land. The 49-​acre down­town cam­pus exhibits a com­mit­ment to sus­tain­abil­ity with green build­ings, while many of the 213 bachelor’s, master’s, and doc­toral degrees incor­po­rate sus­tain­abil­ity into the curriculum.
  • Accred­i­ta­tion: Port­land State Uni­ver­sity is fully accred­ited by the North­west Com­mis­sion on Col­leges and Uni­ver­si­ties. The School of Busi­ness Admin­is­tra­tion pro­grams are accred­ited by The Asso­ci­a­tion to Advance Col­le­giate Schools of Busi­ness (AACSB).
  • Stu­dent Suc­cess: For the ninth con­sec­u­tive year, Port­land State Uni­ver­sity ranked among the nation’s best col­leges in four cat­e­gories that lead to stu­dent suc­cess by U.S. News & World Report in its America’s Best Col­leges 2011 edition.
  • Ser­vice Learn­ing: In service-​learning pro­grams, required (or for credit) vol­un­teer work in the com­mu­nity is an instruc­tional strat­egy. What’s learned in the field bol­sters what hap­pens in class, and vice versa.
  • Intern­ship Pro­gram and Coop­er­a­tive Edu­ca­tion: The Intern­ship Pro­gram matches student’s edu­ca­tional goals with local busi­ness need to pro­vide stu­dents with prac­ti­cal busi­ness expe­ri­ence that rein­forces their aca­d­e­mic train­ing and pro­vides oppor­tu­ni­ties to gain early access into their cho­sen career. Intern­ships can involve a wide range of busi­ness activ­i­ties, such as updat­ing busi­ness plans, devel­op­ing mar­ket­ing plans, and design­ing user-​friendly account­ing and infor­ma­tion sys­tems. Stu­dents may earn aca­d­e­mic credit for their intern­ships and typ­i­cally also receive finan­cial compensation.
  • MBA Intern­ships: Here is a small sam­pling of the com­pa­nies that ben­e­fit from their busi­ness part­ner­ships with the MBA Pro­gram at Port­land State: Colum­bia For­est Prod­ucts, Colum­bia Sports­wear, Costco, Ernst & Young, Hitachi Con­sult­ing, Intel, KEEN Footwear, Knowl­edge Learn­ing Cor­po­ra­tion, Kroger, Legacy Health Sys­tems, Lucy, Nes­tle, Nike, Pep­siCo, Sokol-​Blosser Win­ery and WebTrends.
  • Green Busi­ness School:Port­land State Uni­ver­sity is one of 16 grad­u­ate schools of busi­ness cho­sen by The Prince­ton Review for its list, “Busi­ness Schools Best for ‘Green Busi­ness’ Edu­ca­tion.” Other schools selected include Stan­ford, Colum­bia, and Duke.
  • Career Devel­op­ment Work­shops: These work­shops are designed to pro­vide stu­dents with basic and essen­tial job search skills and career devel­op­ment advice. Top­ics include: Resume Review and Cover Let­ters, Busi­ness Eti­quette, Net­work­ing Skills, Inter­view Skills and Dress for Success. your social media marketing partner