The AACSB-accredited Pamplin School of Business at the University of Portland welcomes hard-working students to delve into innovative business degree programs that are designed to challenge, motivate, and inspire. Dating all the back to 1939, Pamplin School has a rich history and an extensive amount of experience equipping future business leaders. It values knowledge, sustainability, collaboration, entrepreneurship, ethics, and professional development. It allows students to develop teamwork, technological, communication, analytical, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills vital to reaching career goals and success.
Undergraduate studies consist of a Bachelors in Economics and a Bachelors in Business Administration with majors in Economics, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, and Operations & Technology Management. Those interested in pursuing a specific masters degree can participate in the 4+1 Program and obtain a Bachelors and Masters in Business Administration, Finance, or Operations & Technology Management in just five years.
The flexible Masters in Business Administration meets once a week in the evenings and has optional concentrations in Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Strategy, Sustainability, and Operations & Technology Management. The MBA in Nonprofit Management’s curriculum focuses on subjects like fundraising, sustainable economics, and negotiations, and qualifying students have access to the Bryant Fellowships. Graduate students can also obtain a Masters in Finance or Operations & Technology Management.
All undergraduate students have to fulfill a global acumen requirement to increase their international education. This can be accomplished through international and cross-cultural related coursework and Meaningful International Experiences (MIE). Numerous MIE opportunities are available, including study abroad trips, international internships, the Entrepreneur Scholars program, and cultural community outreach events.
Every business student has to participate in the Pamplin Professional Preparation Program (P4). It is a conglomeration of classes, activities, events, and opportunities that takes students through a process of learning about themselves. Within this process, they figure out the right career path to take and how to best prepare to succeed professionally. An incredible alumni network is available to support the professional development process by assisting with job shadowing, internship placement, interview prep, and community service projects.
Excellent tools, resources, and events help students learn, apply knowledge, and gain experience. The University has 16 Bloomberg terminals, the largest in the west. The Bloomberg Trading Room provides up-to-date, real-time financial data, news, company statistics, and job postings from all over the world. Some of the professional events include the Learning Labs speaker series, the Women in Business Showcase, the Business of Real Estate networking event and panel discussion, a symposium about operations and technology management, and a networking event called “Wine, Beer, & Spirits: Portland’s Past, Present, & Future.” Student organizations include the Pilots Real Estate Club, Operations Management Association, Marketing Group, Entrepreneurship & Innovation Club, Cash Flow Club, Accounting Association, Alpha Kappa Psi, Investment Association, and the Sales Club.