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Willamette University MBA Program Looks to Southern Oregon, Targets Local Organizations

In an interview with KOBI-TV in Medford, Debra J. Ringold, Dean and JELD-WEN Professor of Free Enterprise at Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management, announced a campaign to recruit students from the Southern Oregon region. Television commercials on KOBI-TV commenced during the Vancouver Olympics and will continue through the rest of the spring.

Ringold cites the region’s growth as a driving factor behind the University’s recent push. “Many of our alumni call Southern Oregon and Northern California home – and they hold positions in some of the area’s top organizations,” Ringold explained. “We’re following their referrals and reaching out to individuals and organizations that would benefit from Willamette’s unique approach to management education.”

During Ringold’s recent visit, she toured local organizations to strengthen the school’s relationships with local employers. “We are excited to welcome students from the Southern Oregon region, provide an exceptional 2-year MBA experience and help connect them with jobs and opportunities upon their return.”

Article hails work of Willamette alumnus, CEO of Deloitte Consulting

A recent article in Investor's Business Daily noted the leadership of Deloitte Consulting LLP chairman and CEO Punit Renjen MBA'86 in creating a unique mix of strategies for the company.

In the article, Renjen said Deloitte's goal is to "define this profession of consulting" by offering a mix of strategic management and technology consulting services.


Certificate in Business Lawyering Brings Knowledge from Atkinson and the College of Law Together

Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management and College of Law have teamed up to offer a unique program to attorneys in law firms or in organizations.  The program offers CLE credits in both Oregon and Washington in a face-to-face, highly collaborative environment.

The Certificate in Business Lawyering (CBL) starts April 7, 2010 in Portland.  You will better learn to speak the language of business, network and share ideas with firms and organizations including:

  • Schwabe, Williamson and Wyatt
  • Sussman Shank LLP
  • Sherman, Sherman, Johnnie & Hoyt LLP
  • PacifiCorp
  • ESCO
  • Ater Wynne LLP
  • and others

Oregon and Washington CLE credits are available. A complete list of sessions and topics can be found on the CBL website.  You can take the programs eight, day-long sessions selectively or together for a complete Certificate.  Participants can earn a total of 55 CLEs in Oregon or 46.75 CLEs in Washington.

Contact Steven Maser at business-law@willamette.edu with any additional questions or visit the CBL website:  http://www.willamette.edu/mba/cbl