Willamette University MBA
900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 9730
503-370-6300Website : https://willamette.edu/mba/
2017 Business Week Ranking: Full-time MBA: 77th
2017 Forbes Ranking: Full-time, 2-year MBA: 54th
Willamette University MBA is accredited by AACSB.
Are you a student or an alumnus/alumna? Help MBA aspirants choose their programs!
Early Career & Career Change MBASalem
2-year, full-time program
|Specialization||Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Global Management, Human Resources, Management Science and Quantitative Methods (STEM), Marketing, Operations, Analysis & Systems, Organizational Analysis, Public & Not-for-Profit Management|
MBA for ProfessionalsPortland, Salem
Classes meet two weeknights per week, from 6:00-10:00pm at Willamette University's Portland Center in the Pearl District and at the Atkinson Graduate School of Management in Salem.
Graduates of the Joint Degree Program receive both a JD from the College of Law and an MBA from Willamette's Atkinson Graduate School of Management.
|Duration||Both degrees can be earned in four years rather than the usual five.|
Bachelor of Arts/Early Career & Career Change MBASalem
Combined degree program with the Willamette University's College of Liberal Arts.
I am a 1st year student at Willamette MBA program. I really like the fact that as a student I get personalized attention for my professors and from the school. The program is very focused on experiential learning. For example, we have a class called PACE (Practical Applications for Careers and Enterprises) in which we work in teams and we get a real life client to work with. My team is consulting with a non-profit in Oregon and we are developing an Organizational Development plan and a 5-year Business Plan for them. So now, when I am looking for internships I can talk about the project and what we are actually doing in addition to class work.
I'm currently a first year student at Willamette MBA for the Early Career and Career Change program, and I love it! It's been a great experience so far with the school and the program. The staffs were helpful through the entire application process and were very responsive (which was helpful for me as an international student). All the professors are super intelligent and helpful in their areas, and all of them have great professional experiences prior to academia. All my peers are from different backgrounds, countries, and cultures, and the school emphasis on teamworks and leaderships through experiential projects with real clients. The size of this program is small enough for everyone to know each other personally and to build strong networks, not to mention that the program pro
Willamette University Atkinson Graduate School of Management is not only a program that allows for small classes and one-on-one time with dedicated professors, but the Dean, admissions staff and alumnae are all welcoming and willing to talk. I was shocked at how many Atkinson alums I have met at Nike, Intel, and some of the top companies on the west coast, and their willingness to connect current students with their companies. This graduate school is more of a "family" that helps each other get their dream careers through the expansive network and reputable legacy.
Professors are accessible with great support from tutors and staff. The course work is demanding and the program is not for a MBA vacation, but someone who wants to be serious with the studies. Great connections to companies in the Pacific Northwest, but candidates find employment nationally too.
I'm a first year student at the Willamette University MBA program, and I'm thrilled with my experience so far. The classes are engaging and the professors go out of their way to support students however they can. Career services is an active part of the program and they start working with us from day one. The campus is great. Really happy so far
Debra J. Ringold, Dean of Atkinson Graduate School of Management at the Willamette University explains how to read the accreditations and rankings for MBA aspirants.