We welcome and encourage qualified applicants from the U.S. and around the world. The distinct experiential component of Willamette's Full-Time MBA formats make Willamette an excellent choice for applicants preparing for career entry, change or advancement in business, government and not-for-profit organizations.

  • Admission is based on academic ability, managerial potential, commitment to participating in an intensive and experiential MBA learning environment, ability to contribute to the learning of others, and the initiative and professionalism shown by the applicant in managing their application process.
  • Applicants must show they have obtained or will obtain a bachelor degree from a college/university accredited by the appropriate U.S. regional institutional accrediting agency, or an equivalent degree from another country, prior to the first semester of enrollment in the MBA program. Three and four year bachelor degrees from international colleges/universities are considered equivalent if the degree is Bologna Accord compliant or if the degree granting institution is recognized by the country's national or regional accreditation/quality assurance organization.
  • A complete application file and an interview are required to be considered for admission by the admission committee.

Applications for Fall Semester 2015

We are currently reviewing applications for admission for Fall Semester 2015.

Application Deadlines for Fall 2015 Date
Early Action #1 December 15, 2014
Early Action #2 February 1, 2015
Early Action #3 March 15, 2015
Application Deadline May 1, 2015

Applicants are encouraged to apply within the Early Action dates. Early Action applicants receive full consideration for admission and merit-based scholarships awards. An early application also ensures early notification of our admission and scholarship decisions, and promotes a smooth transition to your MBA experience.

A special opportunity is available to applicants who complete their application by the Early Action 2 deadline. Early Action 1 and 2 applicants who are admitted to the Willamette MBA program will be invited to a special invitation-only "Dinner with the Dean" scheduled for our Winter Preview Day.

Applicants who complete their application between March 15th and May 1st will receive full consideration for admission. However, merit-based scholarship and graduate assistantship awards will be awarded on a funds available basis for qualified applicants.

Admission Decisions

Applicants who complete the application process and the interview will be notified of the admission decision within two weeks of the interview.

Applicants who submit an application form or credentials that do not indicate potential for a positive admission decision may be denied admission at any time after submission of the application form. Applicants in this situation will be notified by email from the admission office.


All admitted students are expected to pay a $200 tuition deposit to reserve their place in the incoming class.

Entry Semester

MBA students begin their studies fall semester (August).


Admitted students may request to defer their admission for one academic year by submitting a written request to the Director of Admission. Deferment of admission is not guaranteed and does not defer scholarship or financial aid awards.

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Willamette MBA Ranked as a Businessweek Top Business School for 2014

Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2014 business school rankings named Willamette’s MBA program a “top business school.”  The Willamette MBA is the only program listed in Oregon and one of only two in the Northwest.  Other schools include the University of Washington, Stanford, Harvard, UCLA and UC Berkeley. - See the article "Willamette Ranked Oregon's Top MBA by Businessweek 2014

Apply for Fall 2015

We are currently reviewing applications for admission for Fall Semester 2015.  Applicants should contact the admission office for more information and are encouraged to submit their application online.

The $100 application fee will be waived for applicants who submit the online application.

A PDF copy of the application is available. The PDF copy requires the $100 application fee. 

Contact Us with Your Questions

Applicants are always welcome to communicate with our admission staff. We are here to help you explore Willamette University's MBA programs and answer your questions. Email, call 503-370-6167 (toll free in the U.S. 866-MBA-AGSM), participate in our online chats, visit us on campus or meet our representatives at MBA events around the world.