|MBA for Professionals
:: Admission Process/Deadlines
The MBA for Professionals program is now accepting applications for admission to the Spring 2012 Portland Cohort and the Fall 2012 Portland and Salem Cohorts.
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You are encouraged to complete the application process as soon as possible. Class size is limited and admission decisions are made on a rolling basis.
Spring (January) 2012 Portland
Admission Deadline - December 1, 2011
Fall (September) 2012 Portland and Salem Cohorts
Admission Deadline - August 1, 2012
Admitted applicants must submit a non-refundable deposit of $200 to reserve their space in the next cohort. The deposit will be applied toward tuition for the first semester of enrollment.
The application to the Willamette University MBA for Professionals program
is available online or as a downloadable acrobat [pdf] file. We encourage
you to apply online. The application fee for online application submission
is waived. A $50 dollar non-refundable application fee must accompany
your completed hardcopy application form. Checks or money orders should
be made payable to Willamette University.
Application ChecklistApplicants must have a bachelor degree from a U.S. college/university
accredited by the appropriate U.S. regional
institutional accrediting agency (or an equivalent degree from
another country), and 3 years of post-bachelor degree professional
work experience with management or functional responsibilities.
Admission to Willamette University's MBA programs is selective.
Applicants must submit all of the application documents listed below.
Materials may be submitted all together or piece-by-piece.
- Application – Completed MBA for Professionals application including required essays. There are two required and
one optional essay. The Admission Committee reviews your essays to evaluate
your career planning and goals, professional strengths and written communication
- Application Signature Form –
Download, complete and mail a hardcopy to the Willamette MBA for Professionals office upon submission
of your application. The completed Application Signature Form must be
received before your application can be reviewed.
- Resume - Your professional resume should
detail your career progression and can include professional achievements
and awards. Mail or email firstname.lastname@example.org
your most current resume to the MBA office.
- Letters of Recommendation including
the Recommendation Release Form- Two letters of recommendation
written by individuals who are familiar with your work performance,
or leadership experience and accompanied by the Recommendation Release
From. We encourage Letters of Recommendation be submitted directly
the author to the Willamette MBA for Professionals office. Letters submitted by candidates must
be received in sealed envelopes, signed by the author.
- GMAT or GRE- An official score from the Graduate
Management Admission Test® (GMAT®) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE®), taken within the last five
years. The Willamette University code for the GMAT is 3MZ-PZ-34 and the code for the GRE is 19561.
- Transcripts - Official transcripts of
all academic course work. We encourage you to request transcripts be
mailed directly to the Willamette MBA for Professionals office. Official transcripts submitted by
applicants must be received in a sealed envelope and display the appropriate
official signature and/or seal of the institution. Applicants whose degree(s) were
granted outside of the U.S. must provide their official transcript(s) of
all undergraduate and graduate course work accompanied by an English
translation of the records and transcripts.
- Employer Notification Form –
Download, sign and submit the Employer Notification Form to your employer
for completion. We encourage you to request the Form be mailed directly
to the Willamette MBA for Professionals office.
- Admission Interview – Applicants whose completed application materials indicate a potential for
a positive admission decision will be invited by the Admission Committee
to interview with the Director of Admission. Applicants may be denied
admission at any time after submission of the application.
Willamette University is a diverse community that provides equal opportunity in employment, activities, and its academic programs. The University shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status and sexual orientation. Willamette is firmly committed to adhere to the letter and spirit of all federal and state equal opportunity and civil rights laws.