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Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management


Contact our general manager with any questions. Profile updated: October 2, 2019.

School Data

Annual Tuition: $41,900

Annual Tuition Non-Resident: $41,900

Acceptance Rate: 67%

Full-Time Enrollment: 120

Average GPA: 3

Median GMAT: 532

GPA Range (mid-80%): 2.7-3.9

International: 14%

Minority: 71%

Female: 36%

Male: 64%

Application Deadlines: Early Action 2: March 15th, 2019; Standard Deadline: May 1st, 2019; Rolling Deadline: Begins May 2nd, 2019.

Willamette’s Early Career and Career Change MBA emphasizes experiential learning for students seeking to establish a solid foundation in the business world. During the 21-month program, students build out a resume of hands-on experience through internships, consulting projects, and experiential electives, including a student investment fund and a new venture course.

Willamette MBA students master the fundamental principles of management through the B-school’s core curriculum. They can then develop career-specific knowledge by selecting electives from 10 functional areas of interest including: Marketing, Organizational Analysis, and Sustainability Management, among others.

 The B-school also offers an Accelerated MBA for students with a bachelor’s degree in business and two years of work experience and an evening MBA for Professionals program tailored to students with three years or more of experience.  Willamette students with an interest in law can pursue an MBA/JD join degree.

Contact Information

900 State Street
Salem, OR 97301
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At A Glance
As a national leader in experiential learning, the Willamette MBA builds the knowledge, experience and professional career management skills needed for successful careers in business, government and not-for-profit organizations.

Programs include the Early Career/Career Change MBA for students preparing for their first professional position, career change or advancement; and the MBA for Professionals for experienced students seeking career enhancement or advancement.

All Willamette MBA programs emphasize hands-on learning and are accredited by AACSB International – the global hallmark of excellence in business education.

Campus and Location
Our location offers an excellent quality of life, friendly people, mild climate and the recreational resources of the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Professionally, the Portland-Salem area provides convenient access to a multitude of businesses (including Northwest legends Nike and Intel) and a number of government and not-for-profit organizations.

Willamette MBA students are an active community who benefit from a vibrant recreational and social life. Students can ski the Cascade Mountains, enjoy Oregon’s Pacific Coast, windsurf in the Columbia River Gorge, hike forested areas, participate in student activities and professional organizations, and enjoy the big city opportunities of Portland.

Willamette’s campus is spacious and beautiful, and located across the street from the Oregon State Capitol near downtown Salem.

Degrees Offered

Programs and Curriculum

The MBA for Professionals allows individuals with three or more years of professional work experience to complete their MBA while employed. The program is 24 months long, and features experiential learning and convenient evening classes. Students immediately apply what they learn to their job and accelerate their career.

The Early Career/Career Change MBA is specifically designed for students seeking career entry, change or advancement.  The program emphasizes learning-by-doing, and does not require previous work experience. From the first day of class students apply what they learn to real organizations and develop the tools they need to manage, lead and succeed http://www.willamette.edu/mba/full-time/curriculum/index.html. In just 21 months, Early Career/Career Change MBA students learn the core principles of management and strategic decision-making, refine their career interests, build a resume of...

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