To those who are considering whether or not to start school while you have a child at home, it can be a rewarding and transformational experience, but you will certainly face challenges along the way. My family and I have emerged from the experience stronger and ready to take whatever life throws at us.
I quickly learned that at Portland State, graduate business education is rooted in values of access, equity and socially-conscious change influence. It’s not “business as usual” here. Others across the higher ed landscape have been positioning themselves toward similar values for some time. In my experience, though, it’s still rare that those values truly live in the people, practices and leadership responsible for carrying them through. These values live here.
McCarthy believes PSU is uniquely situated to adopt remote teaching and learning. “We’ve always taken seriously our obligation to let knowledge serve the city and to be very inclusive,” McCarthy said.
In fall 2019, the Graduate Business Programs student services team released new documents outlining shared community expectations around professionalism, leadership and ethics. Current GBP candidates Alex Box, Ariella Frishberg, and Jose Bracho Zabala are part of a student-led team charged with gathering their peers’ feedback in order to revise these documents and discover how program leadership can better incorporate these values into the student experience.
An MSF degree is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to gain hands-on experience in emerging fields in finance. The experience that I have gained during my tenure as an auditor coupled with the added knowledge gained during the MSF program will help me pursue a career in fintech risk management.
Bring your experience and story to the classroom. These experiences can help you understand the information better, and also add a perspective that your classmates will value in their learning. Part of the fun of college is learning from others who are not like you, and PSU has that diversity across its campus and programs.
While it’s a positive sign that corporations are showing an interest in social and environmental sustainability, this surge should also raise questions about the motivation and sincerity of these efforts. With that in mind, here are three tips for fine-tuning your own business sustainability radar.
In the 2020s, business is just how things get done, regardless of the sector, and we’re training the next generation of leaders to navigate this sometimes opaque environment while considering social, cultural and environmental challenges and opportunities.
As I listened to Clay speak about the contributions that misfits have made to innovations that are now ubiquitous, I was awestruck by how people who were shunned by society had the drive and entrepreneurial spirit to create new systems that worked for their peers and commonly enabled their survival.