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The School of Business Administration at Portland State University

Business School Admissions

Application (Fall 2013)

Application deadline (U.S. residents) May 1
Application deadline (international students) May 1
Application fee $50

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 55.6% - Medium
Average age of new entrants 29
Average undergraduate GPA 3.32 - Medium
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.71-3.81
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 38
Average GMAT score 625 - Medium
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 561-709
Students with prior work experience 37
Average work experience (months) 45

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate 66.7%
Average age of new entrants 30
Average undergraduate GPA 3.25
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.71-3.63
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 29
Average GMAT score 607
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 540-680
Students with prior work experience 35
Average work experience (months) 60

Undergraduate Majors

TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required 550 paper test
80 internet-based test

Factors and Procedures Used in Admissions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
Admissions are based upon the following criteria: undergraduate GPA (3.30 average); GMAT (625 average); professional experience (5 years average); two essays; two letters of recommendation; and interview. TOEFL is required for international students. Our admissions process is competitive, and each applicant is considered based on their unique combination of credentials and experience.
Executive program N/A
Part-time program
Admissions are based upon the following criteria: undergraduate GPA (3.30 average); GMAT (607 average); professional experience (6 years average); essay; two letters of recommendation; and interview. TOEFL is required for international students. Our admissions process is competitive, and each applicant is considered based on their unique combination of credentials and experience.
Part-time distance learning program
Admissions are based upon the following criteria: undergraduate GPA (3.30 average); GMAT (600 average); professional experience (8 years average); essay; two letters of recommendation; and interview. TOEFL is required for international students. Our admissions process is competitive, and each applicant is considered based on their unique combination of credentials and experience.

Admissions Contacts

Director of admissions Jeff Millard
Full-time program phone (503) 725-8001
Full-time program E-mail gradadmissions@sba.pdx.edu
Full-time program website http:/​/​www.​mba.​pdx.​edu
Executive program phone N/A
Executive program E-mail N/A
Executive program website N/A
Part-time program phone (503) 725-8001
Part-time program E-mail gradadmissions@sba.pdx.edu
Part-time program website http:/​/​www.​mba.​pdx.​edu
Part-time distance learning program phone (503) 725-8001
Part-time distance learning program E-mail gradadmissions@sba.pdx.edu
Part-time distance learning program website http:/​/​www.​mba.​pdx.​edu
 

Business School Academics

Program Offerings

(13) Departments/concentrations
entrepreneurship manufacturing and technology management
finance marketing
general management not-for-profit management
health care administration real estate
human resources management supply chain management/logistics
international business other
leadership
Departments with highest M.B.A. demand N/A
Types of M.B.A. programs offered full-time traditional two year, part-time evenings and weekends, part-time distance learning
Joint programs available healthcare (management)

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
Themes of leadership, innovation, and sustainability. Each student is evaluated by peers and colleagues, providing a baseline assessment of strengths and challenges to be explored in the program. "Business Project" is an applied business "thesis" in which student teams solve real-world business challenges for area companies. www.mba.pdx.edu
Executive program N/A
Part-time program
Themes of leadership, innovation, and sustainability. Each student is evaluated by peers and colleagues, providing a baseline assessment of strengths and challenges to be explored in the program. "Business Project" is an applied business "thesis" in which student teams solve real-world business challenges for area companies. www.mba.pdx.edu
Part-time distance learning program
Themes of leadership, innovation, and sustainability. Each student is evaluated by peers and colleagues, providing a baseline assessment of strengths and challenges to be explored in the program. "Business Project" is an applied business "thesis" in which student teams solve real-world business challenges for area companies. www.mba.pdx.edu
 

Business School Ranking

Rank Not Published Best Business Schools

(1) Ranking by Specialties

#132 in Part-time M.B.A.

Business Ranking Scores

These data apply only to full-time students.

Score N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.3
Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) 2.3
Acceptance rate 55.6% - Medium
Average starting salary and bonus $56,954 - Low
Average undergraduate GPA 3.32 - Medium
Average GMAT score 625 - Medium
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 37.5% - Low
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 68.8% - Low
Enrollment (full-time) 86
 

Business School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Enrollment 215

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 86
Minority students 9.3%
International students 25.6%

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 129
Minority students 13.2%
International students 3.1%
 

Business School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Philip Rodgers
Financial aid phone (503) 725-5442

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $522 per credit (in-state)
Full-time: $615 per credit (out-of-state)
Part-time: $522 per credit (in-state)
Part-time: $615 per credit (out-of-state)
Required fees $1,608 per year
Room and board, books, and miscellaneous expenses $20,000
Average indebtedness of 2011 graduating class N/A

Financial Aid Availability

College-funded aid (fellowships, assistantships, grants, or scholarships) available Yes
Fellowships N/A
Teaching assistantships N/A
Research assistantships N/A
International students eligible for college-funded aid Yes
High
Career and Salary Statistics

Business School Career and Salary Statistics

Portland State University has submitted its most recent career data in accordance with the MBA Career Services Council Standards for Reporting MBA Employment Statistics and has granted permission to the Graduate Management Admission Council to send an independent third party to review for accuracy and compliance.

Class of 2011

Full-time graduates 41
Full-time graduates known to be seeking employment 32
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 37.5% - Low
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 68.8% - Low

Base Salary: Overall

Total reporting base salary 10
Low base salary $45,000
Average base salary $56,954
High base salary $72,800

Base Salary: U.S. Citizens

Low base salary: U.S. citizens $45,000
Average base salary: U.S. citizens $56,957
High base salary: U.S citizen $72,800

Base Salary: Foreign Nationals

Low base salary: Foreign nationals N/A
Average base salary: Foreign nationals N/A
High base salary: Foreign nationals N/A

Signing Bonus: Overall

Total reporting signing bonus N/A
Low signing bonus N/A
Average signing bonus N/A
High signing bonus N/A

Signing Bonus: U.S. Citizens

Low signing bonus: U.S. citizens N/A
Average signing bonus: U.S. citizens N/A
High signing bonus: U.S. citizens N/A

Signing Bonus: Foreign Nationals

Low signing bonus: Foreign nationals N/A
Average signing bonus: Foreign nationals N/A
High signing bonus: Foreign nationals N/A

Other Compensation: Overall

Total reporting other compensation N/A
Low other compensation N/A
Average other compensation N/A
High other compensation N/A

Other Compensation: U.S. Citizens

Low other compensation: U.S. citizens N/A
Average other compensation: U.S. citizens N/A
High other compensation: U.S. citizens N/A

Other Compensation: Foreign Nationals

Low other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A
Average other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A
High other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A

Base Salary by Occupation

Numbers for employment by occupation are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting marketing/sales jobs 1
Marketing/sales low salary $50,000
Marketing/sales average salary $50,000
Marketing/sales high salary $50,000
Number reporting operations/production jobs 4
Operations/production low salary $45,760
Operations/production average salary $58,940
Operations/production high salary $65,000
Number reporting general management jobs 1
General management low salary $45,000
General management average salary $45,000
General management high salary $45,000
Number reporting finance/accounting jobs 1
Finance/accounting low salary $55,000
Finance/accounting average salary $55,000
Finance/accounting high salary $55,000
Number reporting management information systems (MIS) jobs 0
Management information systems (MIS) low salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) average salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) high salary N/A
Number reporting consulting jobs 1
Consulting low salary $64,000
Consulting average salary $68,400
Consulting high salary $72,800
Number reporting human resources jobs 1
Human resources low salary $46,980
Human resources average salary $46,980
Human resources high salary $46,980
Number reporting having jobs in other areas 0
Other occupations low salary N/A
Other occupations average salary N/A
Other occupations high salary N/A

Base Salary by Industry

Numbers for employment by industry are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting government jobs 1
Government low salary $46,980
Government average salary $46,980
Government high salary $46,980

Base Salary by Geographic Region

Numbers for employment by location are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting jobs in the Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT) N/A
Northeast low salary N/A
Northeast average salary N/A
Northeast high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV) N/A
Middle Atlantic low salary N/A
Middle Atlantic average salary N/A
Middle Atlantic high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN) N/A
South low salary N/A
South average salary N/A
South high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI) N/A
Midwest low salary N/A
Midwest average salary N/A
Midwest high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX) N/A
Southwest low salary N/A
Southwest average salary N/A
Southwest high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the West (AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) 10
West low salary $45,000
West average salary $56,954
West high salary $72,800
Number reporting jobs located internationally N/A
International low salary N/A
International average salary N/A
International high salary N/A
 


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