MBA for Professionals

MBA for Professionals - Program Overview

An Investment in Yourself that Pays off for Years to Come

Willamette University's MBA for Professionals goes beyond a degree - it's a cross-functional, highly interactive educational experience that challenges you to discover new ideas, form long-lasting relationships and set ambitious objectives for your future.

Students gain more than knowledge during the 24-month program. They share expertise and understand how all elements of management interact to create an efficient and successful organization. The extra attention to detail, genuine interest by faculty to student outcomes and demonstrated results of Willamette's MBA graduates prove that the investment in a Willamette degree puts you a step ahead of the competition.

A Personalized Approach that Meets your own Objectives

You progress through the program in a small cohort, giving you an opportunity to develop relationships, learn from diverse experiences and approaches, and benefit from a built-in support network.
The sequence and variety of courses provide a bird's eye view of management. Special class projects, the capstone integrated project and cutting edge topics course focus your attention on specific areas of interest. From sustainability to ethics, communications to entrepreneurship, students gain the management tools they need and apply them to their individual interests.

A Dedicated Faculty with the Research and Experience to Back it Up

When you love what you do, it shows. Willamette's remarkable faculty are leaders in their fields and successful consultants and researchers. Moreover, they are all dedicated to helping you build your knowledge of innovative business practices, develop a portfolio of proven management principles and manage the challenges of a dynamic global marketplace.

A Professional Network for the Next Step in your Career

From the relationships formed in the classroom to the partnerships formed beyond it, the Willamette MBA for Professionals is a life changing experience. Students agree that the shared knowledge of colleagues adds to the value of the Willamette experience.
As a graduate of the MBA for Professionals program, you are part of a 160+ year tradition of academic excellence at Willamette. The Willamette alumni network is a supportive and cooperative community eager to share expertise and talent.

Convenient Locations and Program Format

The Willamette University MBA for Professionals delivers a comprehensive and relevant management education in a format convenient for busy working professionals without sacrificing quality. The MBA for Professionals is designed to allow completion in just 24 months. Courses are taught two nights per week, three semesters per year (September, January, May).


The Willamette MBA for Professionals is accredited for business administration by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Accreditation by AACSB International is the global hallmark of excellence in management education. Willamette University is further distinguished by being among a select group of 46 AACSB accredited institutions that focus their business programs solely on the graduate level of education. Other schools who focus on the master's level of study include UCLA, Columbia, Dartmouth, Duke, Harvard, Yale, Northwestern and Stanford.