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.
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 respected professional experience, and develop in-depth expertise in one or more career areas of interest: