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BSc Management and Leadership

Today’s data-driven global economy calls for a new kind of business management. The Management and Leadership program at Portland State University prepares you to exercise high-impact leadership at any level, from program director to chief executive.

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

You’ll learn specific, outcome-oriented techniques for managing people at all levels of an organization. The program addresses universal management and leadership challenges and is customizable to fit your particular career goals.

PSU excels at business leadership training, as our nationally-ranked MBA program attests. With deep corporate connections and a tradition of innovative thinking, we offer unique management and leadership curriculum that integrates practical know-how with a forward-looking vision. You’ll deepen both of these qualities in our business management and leadership degree.


The Management and Leadership program at Portland State University has a wide range of application because the demand for leadership skills far exceeds the supply. Employers in every industry describe the shortage of leadership and management talent as an obstacle to their organization’s success.

Past graduates of our management and leadership degree have taken a broad range of career paths. Some common choices include:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Sales
  • Human resource management
  • Product development
  • Project management
  • Nonprofit leadership
  • Government administration

Courses Included

  • Human Resource Management
  • Team Processes
  • Organizational Design and Change
  • Contemporary Leadership Issues
  • Managing Innovation
  • Collective Bargaining/Labor Relations