Staff feature: Meet Julian Steele

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.

A shared experience: Ethics and professionalism in the PSU School of Business

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.

Student feature: Meet Shweta Kide

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.

Student feature: Meet Daniel Erickson

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.

Staff feature: Meet Allen Thayer

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.

“You want me to do what?” 3 non-business books to read over the break

Now that you’ve finished the term, you’re probably hoping to read some books to unwi— Wait! Hear us out. Did you know there are books out there that have nothing to do with business? It’s true! Here are 3 books that aren’t in the business sections of bookstores, but still offer useful insights for businesspeople. So settle in, grab your favorite beverage, and keep reading.

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