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MBA for Professionals program celebrates commencement

On Saturday, January 19, 61 students in the MBA for Professionals program celebrated their commencement ceremony.  Members of two Portland cohorts and one Salem cohort combined for the largest MBA for Professionals ceremony to-date.

The commencement speaker was Steven Bass, President and CEO of Oregon Public Broadcasting.  Read Mr. Bass’ complete speech online.


Three students earn Six Sigma designation

Three second-year Willamette MBA students - Suroor Al Dhalemi, Anne Fraser and Teruhisa Homma - successfully passed the ASQ Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB) in early December.

All students were enrolled in the Willamette Full-Time MBA's "Lean Six Sigma" elective course, taught by Associate Professor of Information Systems.  Professor Bi noted that the course was a result of a Hewlett Grant awarded by the Willamette University Office of the President after the topic was suggested by a former MBA student.

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Management Consulting program launches Feb. 25

Willamette University’s Executive Development Center will present a special certificate program for internal and external management consultants.  The five day session is based on curriculum established through the Institute for Management Consultants (IMC) International.  Topics presented are also a great way to prepare for the Certification in Management Consulting (CMC©) exam.  The program will be held at the Willamette University Portland Center from February 25-March 1.

Learn more about the program.


Willamette MBA featured in Emerging Local Government Leaders blog

There are many successful Willamette MBA alums who work for local governments and municipalities around the world.  Current MBA students connected with the Emerging Local Government Leaders (ELGL) group in Oregon to explore opportunities for working and serving local public agencies.  The Willamette MBA program was profiled in the December 2012 ELGL blog.


Connect with the Willamette MBA – upcoming events

Spring is a busy time for recruitment and admission activities and alumni play a vital part in the process.  We welcome your referrals of students to the Early Career/Career Change MBA full-time program and MBA for Professionals evening program.  In addition, our career management team is busy helping students secure jobs and internships.

To view a list of upcoming admission events, visit the Willamette MBA events calendar.

To send a job or internship announcement, please e-mail mba-jobs@willamette.edu.