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Atkinson Graduate School of Management


Our focus on Principled Leadership examines the fundamental direction and purpose of business, its responsibility to both society and shareholders, and the importance of training socially responsible corporate leaders.

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Our faculty are leaders in their fields and experts at preparing you for the professions of tomorrow. Let us create that innovative spark that leads you to next level success.

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We create leaders in business, government, and non-profit organizations. Whatever stage of your career you're in, from early-career to mid-level professional to seasoned executive, we have the perfect program for you.


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Gain an edge in your career by studying at our Portland center where our program fits around the lives of busy professionals like you.


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Learn in the heart of Oregon, home to thriving small businesses, innovative startups, and the state capitol.


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  • 2017

    Resilience Baked In

    Carina Corner has grown through her experiences of cancer and navigating a sighted-world as a blind person. She's founded a Scandinavian-inspired, vegan bakery in Beaverton where she employs people with disabilities.

  • 2010

    Fighting for financial equity

    Neil Bergquist ’09 MBA’10 is the co-founder and CEO of two cryptocurrency-based companies.

  • 2017

    World’s biggest cider house

    Colin Schilling ’10 MBA’12 and Mark Kornei ’11 MBA’12, co-founders of Seattle-based Schilling Cider, opened a location in Portland that boasted 50 on-tap ciders, then the largest number worldwide.

  • 2013

    Stout and stretch

    Mikki Trowbridge ’07 MBA’08 held her first Yoga + Beer class at Rogue Farms in Independence, Oregon, a one-time event that turned into a bustling business. Beer yoga has since caught on nationwide.

  • 2012

    Empowering women in tech

    Janice Levenhagen-Seeley MBA’10 is a computer engineer-turned gender equity expert who previously launched Portland-based ChickTech, a national nonprofit that engages women of all ages in the tech industry.