Some people call Portland The City that Works. Others know it as the place where young people go to retire. In truth, Portland is both and more. Home to a robust business community, an exceptional food and drink scene, idyllic outdoor recreation and a culture that celebrates sustainability, Portland is a dynamic city of opportunity.
Graduate Business Programs
As part of its commitment to sustainability, The School of Business partners with B Lab, a non-profit organization in charge of assessing corporations that want to become Certified B Corporations, a prestigious distinction that reflects a company’s passion for social and environmental sustainability.
ROI doesn’t have to be a purely financial ratio, nor is there a single ROI to consider. In addition to salary, you should consider returns like the availability of networking, internship, and career opportunities. You should also think about the cultural and personal benefits: Will an MBA fulfill an unmet intellectual need for you? Will the degree help inspire your self-confidence?
A business’s purpose is to satisfy a market’s unmet needs and/or wants. As such, businesses are constantly being redefined in the ways that they meet market needs and wants.
We can redefine business to be about more than just profit. I am a big believer in the triple-bottom-line, and it makes long-term economic sense. We discuss this in the classroom, and I hope our work can help students be change agents in the business world.