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BA Management and Leadership

Because we know your passions steer your career, we’ve designed this program to be compatible with any of our other areas of focus or elective courses; it can also be a strong and reputable stand-alone concentration for future business pioneers. The Business (Concentration in Management and Leadership) program is offered at Portland State University.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, April, September
Tuition Fee: $639 per credit
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States) / Blended / Online

Organizations across the globe seek passionate and strategic leaders to foster innovation and forge the path toward long-term business success. Modern business managers must understand the challenges facing companies today, and executives are in need of qualified managers to anticipate opportunities and carry out strategic objectives. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), CEOs view talent constraints as a major obstacle to achieving business growth.

One in four CEOs reported that they were unable to pursue, or had to delay or cancel a strategic goal because they did not have the right talent to execute a business initiative. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment operations manager positions will grow by 12.4% between 2012 and 2022, amounting to 244,100 new job opportunities. Portland State University’s Management & Leadership Program teaches you the practical skills needed to manage daily responsibilities and strategic principles to drive opportunities and goals. Become the strong, effective, and conscientious business leader of tomorrow.

One truth is universal: The most successful organizations have powerful and effective leaders. As global development, remote workforces, economic challenges and new technologies challenge businesses today, they are in need of educated and experienced managers to guide them to success and give them a competitive advantage. Our Management & Leadership program is well suited for students who are looking for a creative way to be the next business innovators and change-makers.

The Management & Leadership Curriculum

The Business (Concentration in Management and Leadership) option at Portland State University provides the requisite knowledge and skills that will enable you to meet the challenges of all managerial responsibilities. By starting your degree focused on our world-class business coursework, you will gain an understanding of the fundamentals of the business environment and organizational behavior.

From there you will target your managerial and leadership skills to thoughtfully, logically and strategically move businesses through necessary changes and modernizations. Our core curriculum prepares you for best-in-class leadership with hands-on skills that can be applied immediately to their professional roles.


Courses Included

  • Human Resource Management
  • Team Processes
  • Organization Design and Change
  • Contemporary Leadership Issues