Poets&Quants Top Business Schools

Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management

#77

Contact our general manager with any questions. Profile updated: December 7, 2019.

School Data

Annual Tuition: $43,375

Annual Tuition Non-Resident: $43,375

Acceptance Rate: 67%

Full-Time Enrollment: 120

Average GPA: 3.27

Median GMAT: 532

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

International: 14%

Minority: 71%

Female: 36%

Male: 64%

Application Deadlines: Early Action 1: October 15, 2019; Early Action 2: December 15, 2019; Early Action 3: March 15, 2020; Standard Deadline: May 1, 2020; Rolling Deadline: Begins May 2, 2020.

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 a venture capital course, and a philanthropic investment 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: Entrepreneurship, Management Science & Quantitative Methods, and Public & Not-for-profit Management, among others.

 The B-school also offers an evening MBA for Professionals program tailored to students with three years or more of experience, as well as a new certificate program in Data Science. Willamette students with an interest in law can pursue an MBA/JD joint degree.

Contact Information

Location:
900 State Street
Salem, OR 97301
Admissions Office:
503-370-6167
1-866-MBA-AGSM
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From Willamette:

At A Glance
As a national leader in experiential learning, the Willamette Early Career / Career Change (full-time) MBA builds the knowledge, experience and professional career management skills needed for students to jumpstart or change their careers in business, government and not-for-profit organizations.

The Early Career / Career Change MBA program is accredited by AACSB International for business and NASPAA for public administration. It is one of only two programs in the world accredited for both business and public administration.

Rankings
#57 on Forbes (based on ROI achieved by graduates)
#78 on Poets & Quants
#81 on Businessweek (#9 for Entrepreneurship and #12 worldwide; #35 for Learning; #50 for Networking; #92 for Compensation; #27 worldwide for Inspiring and Supportive Instructors)

Career
An outstanding program of career services supports the goals of Willamette MBA students. Services include one-on-one coaching appointments, Mentorship Program, Career Close-Up Events (Willamette MBA career fairs), Management Writing Program, Mock Interview Day, professional student organizations, and Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco Treks.

100% of Early Career/Career Change students participate in an internship. Both domestic and international students have the option to complete up to 3 semesters of internship for credit. A sample of 2019 summer internship employers includes: 3M, Hewlett Packard, Intel, Nike, PACCAR, Raymond James Financial, Slalom Consulting, Thermo Fisher, Cambia Health Solutions, Boys & Girls Club, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Clean-tech Incubator, Mercy Corps, Oregon Department of Forestry, Oregon Department of Transportation, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, United Way.

85% of Early Career/Career Change students receive a job offer within three months of graduation. Select hiring companies include: 
adidas
Amazon
Apple
Boeing
Charles Schwab Company
Deloitte
Hewlett Packard
Intel 
Kaiser Permanente
Microsoft
Nike
PwC
Starbucks 
State of Oregon agencies

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