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Upcoming Event: Executive Perspectives on Leadership

Some of the highlights of the Portland State MBA program mentioned frequently by current and former students are the School's connection to the local business community and the leadership development curriculum. 

An upcoming lecture series that combines both of these aspects is Executive Perspectives on Leadership, in which senior-level executives of local companies speak to students about their personal leadership styles and professional experience. MBA students are required to take this course, but all graduate business students are invited to attend.  

This class gives students the opportunity to hear about the leaderships successes and challenges facing top executives and to reflect on their personal leadership agendas. Guest speakers also discuss their career paths and skills that have made them successful. Past lectures have featured executives from TektronixClimax Portables, and Precision Castparts.

This term, the course features 10 top executives at Oregon-based companies, such as Nike, Brightworks, and The Standard. Don't miss this exciting opportunity! 

Event details

When: April 12 and May 10, 1:00-5:00pm

Where: SBA 490

Who can attend: All graduate business students are invited to come listen to the speakers, no need to RSVP.

April 12th Speakers:

May 10 Speakers:



Click here to read more about the role leadership plays in the MBA curriculum.

Click here to read more about the School's connection to the business community.

Click here for info about the full time, part time on campus, or part time online Portland State MBA Program.


By Mallory Miller: Mallory has experience in marketing, management and sales. She plans to apply her experience, interests, and skills to a career in product marketing and business development. She will graduate from the Portland State full time MBA program in June 2013. You can connect with Mallory on LinkedIn.





Tags: Business Connections, leadership, leadership competencies, Nike, Portland State MBA

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Portland State's MBA program has earned numerous accolades, including a 2011-12 Beyond Grey Pinstripes Report rating of #1 in the world — for small schools — for its emphasis on environmental stewardship.