Organizational Leadership in Portland

Portland/Bend MBA



The Organizational Leadership option is designed to serve leaders and professionals from any industry. The program will be delivered both in Portland and Bend as an online/in-person hybrid program in partnership with OSU Ecampus. The number of in-person sessions required for each hybrid course will depend on the course’s learning objectives, with in-person sessions delivered in the Collaborative Life Sciences Building in Portland.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the MBA in Organizational Leadership will be able to:

  • Understand, analyze and apply ethics frameworks to facilitate corporate social responsibility and ethical decision making
  • Human-resource management information to facilitate executive-level strategic decision making -
  • Classical and modern leadership theories and techniques to facilitate leadership effectiveness
  • Negotiation techniques toward attainment of organizational objectives -


The Organizational Leadership option requires 60 credit-hours of coursework, including:

Core - 1

Organizational Leadership

15 Credits

For more information regarding prerequisite requirements and official class descriptions, please consult the OSU Catalog or contact 541-737-5510.

BA 513

Business Legal Environment

3 Credits


BA 514

Operations Management

3 Credits

Provides a foundation for business managers in statistics and operations management. Emphasis on quantitative tools for sampling, interval estimation and hypothesis testing as well as operations management concepts for processes, quality systems, supply chain management, inventory management, resource planning, and sustainable lean systems.

BA 515

Managerial Decision Tools

3 Credits

Develop business management skills by learning the principles of managerial and financial accounting. Emphasis will be placed on understanding financial statements, cost analysis, and funding decisions. Focuses on integrating the theoretical framework of accounting and finance.

BA 516

Creating Value in Exchange

3 Credits

A graduate-level survey course that provides a foundation for business managers in the concepts of management and marketing. Diagnose individual and small-group behavior and develop skill in improving individual and small-group performance in entrepreneurial and established ventures. Develop an understanding of marketing principles and an awareness of marketing challenges.

BA 517

Markets and Valuation

3 Credits

Introduces students to the basic questions facing a financial manager and the tools a financial manager uses to find answers to these questions. Introduces the basic tools of finance and applications of financial theory in use today. Students will be introduced to legal, ethical, technology, and global issues facing a financial manager. The course is designed to enhance a student’s approach to financial decision making and emphasizes technical analysis and quantitative approaches to decision making.

Core - 2

Supply Chain and Logistics Management

27 Credits

For more information regarding prerequisite requirements and official class descriptions, please consult the OSU Catalog or contact 541-737-5510.

BA 528

Financial and Cost Analysis

3 Credits

Analysis of the balance sheet and income statement to determine profitability, risk, and rate of return; preparation of pro forma financial statements; cost measurement for products, projects, jobs, customers, and markets; strategic cost decision making for pricing and resource allocation.

BA 540

Corporate Finance

3 Credits

Emphasizes analytical tools to measure and manage firm value, through corporate strategies such as mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, international expansion, and new venture development.

BA 550

Organization Leadership and Management

3 Credits

Organization-wide implementation issues driven by change. Provides a balanced view of the structural and human sides of organization design.

BA 555

Practical Business Analysis

3 Credits

Advanced survey of quantitative business methods useful for aiding management decisions. Topics include a review of basic statistics, mathematical programming, business simulation, statistical process control, advanced regression analysis and forecasting.

BA 561

Supply Chain Management

3 Credits

Covers tools and concepts needed to manage the entire supply chain effectively. Topics include negotiation, purchasing, logistics operations, and applying e-business tools. Emphasis on creating integrated supply chains.

BA 569

Advanced Strategic Management

3 Credits

Advanced integrative case-based course on the process of systematically developing and managing firm strategies. Topics are covered from a general management perspective and include setting corporate goals and objectives, analyzing external competitive environments, understanding business models, identifying strategy options, and designing appropriate organization systems and structure for implementation of plans. International and e-business issues are integrated throughout.

BA 572

Advanced Information Systems

3 Credits

The development, implementation and management of information technology applications will be addressed. Topics will address the development and application of technology to support linkages within the organization and outside the organization. Projects will be assigned to illustrate the topics.

BA 590

Marketing Management

3 Credits

Provides students with an understanding of how a market-orientation can help firms to profitably deliver value to their targeted customers. Through a combination of lectures, in-class exercises, and case discussions, students will learn how to analyze complex marketing challenges, and make strategic decisions based on established marketing management principles.

MGMT 559

Managing Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

3 Credits

Introduces students to contemporary issues managers face making ethical and socially-responsible decisions in an increasingly competitive, transparent, and global environment. Practical examples and cases, as well as contemporary behavioral ethics research and theory are incorporated throughout the course.

Organizational Leadership Coursework

12 Credits

For more information regarding prerequisite requirements and official class descriptions, please consult the OSU Catalog or contact 541-737-5510.

BA 533

Business Law for Managers

3 Credits


BA 562

Managing Projects

3 Credits

Covers tools and concepts used by managers to plan and initiate business projects. Computer applications, cases and a project.

MGMT 572

Managing Human Resources

3 Credits


MGMT 574


3 Credits


Integrative Capstone Experience

6 Credits

For more information regarding prerequisite requirements and official class descriptions, please consult the OSU Catalog or contact 541-737-5510.

MGMT 575

Integrative Capstone I

3 Credits


MGMT 576

Integrative Capstone II

3 Credits


Patrick Culhane

Organizational Leadership Track

I am new to the Pacific Northwest, and I needed to find a way to market myself and establish myself. I couldn’t think of a better way than getting into a good program like what Oregon State has to offer. With my job, I’d have been unable to enroll as a full-time student, the OSU MBA in Portland was a perfect fit. I appreciate the flexibility in the schedule.

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