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Stanford GSB | Mr. Hopeful B School Investment Analyst
GRE 334, GPA 4.0
Harvard | Mr. Air Force Seeking Feedback
GRE 329, GPA 3.2
Stanford GSB | Mr. Deferred MBA Candidate
GMAT 760, GPA 4.0
Stanford GSB | Mr. Low GPA To Stanford
GMAT 770, GPA 2.7
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Colombian Sales Leader
GMAT 610, GPA 2.78
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GRE 323, GPA 3.85
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GRE 299, GPA 8.2/10
Emory Goizueta | Mr. Family Business Turned Consultant
GMAT 640, GPA 3.0
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GMAT 700, GPA 3.96
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GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
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GMAT 730, GPA 2.5
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GMAT 750, GPA 3.3
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GMAT 740, GPA 7.3/10
McCombs School of Business | Ms. Registered Nurse Entrepreneur
GMAT 630, GPA 3.59
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GMAT 700, GPA 3.53
Kellogg | Mr. Danish Raised, US Based
GMAT 710, GPA 10.6 out of 12
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GMAT 740, GPA 7.96 Eq to 3.7
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GMAT 770, GPA 3-3.2
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GMAT 720, GPA 4.22
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GRE 323, GPA 14/20 (B equivalent)
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GMAT 710, GPA 3.3
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Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management

#80

Contact our general manager with any questions. Profile updated: August 27, 2020.

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

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.

The Atkinson MBA: What You Need To Know

Willamette’s Early Career and Career Change MBA fosters cooperation, not competition. Throughout the 21-month program, students build 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. The school’s MBA program holds a dual accreditation in business (AACSB) and public administration (NASPAA), a rare feat. 

Willamette MBA students master the fundamental principles of management through the B-school’s core curriculum. A hallmark of the Willamette core curriculum is PACE (Practical Application for Careers and Enterprises). The PACE course involves students in a six-month consulting project for not-for-profit clients. It begins with practical management concepts, which students utilize as they begin their consulting services. Throughout the program, students receive guidance, reflect on their knowledge, and define their steps toward the future.

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 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.

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Contact Information

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