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Professors Claus and Maltz represent AGSM internationally

Professor of Marketing, Elliot Maltz, has returned from a 3 week visit to the Philippines where he was the 2012-2013 Fubright-SyCip Distinguished Lecturer. Professor Maltz lectured at 9 universities. Topics included: The Strategic Use of Market Information; Corporate Social Responsibility; and Entrepreneurship in Subsistence Markets. While there he also discussed his ideas on corporate social responsibility with the U.S. State Department and the Philippine Stock Exchange. He also met with the visit sponsor Washington SyCip, founder of the largest accounting firm in the Philippines.

Lisbeth Claus, Professor of Global Human Resources and author of the “8-Step Duty of Care Models” is participating as Visiting Professor at the Ecole de Management Strasbourg in Strasbourg, France during her spring semester sabbatical. Professor Claus will also be part of an expert panel on managing global mobility for International SOS, the world's leading medical and security services company.


Willamette MBA sponsors annual Portland Business Journal event

For the sixth year in a row, the Willamette University MBA program sponsored the Portland Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” awards.  Earning the “Forty Under 40” recognition is no easy task – over 300 professionals are nominated from a variety of business, government and not-for-profit organizations.

Given this “do well and do good” mentality, it is no surprise that many Willamette University and Willamette MBA graduates have made the “Forty Under 40” list each year.   In 2013, three Willamette University alums stood out from the crowd and made the list:

  • Ryan Flynn, Pacific Power
  • Laila Umpleby, Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Shobi Dahl, Dave’s Killer Bread

At the February 14 event, the Willamette MBA program hosted a table full of alumni (who also happened to be past “Forty Under 40” recipients).


Executive program for attorneys in business

This May the Willamette University Executive Development Center will present a unique program targeted to attorneys who work in business or make business decisions for their organizations.

The Leadership and Management for Attorneys in Business program offers a structured approach to business that provides the tools, resources and concepts to increase the value and productivity of any attorney working within a company. Participants will learn strategies to become better lawyers and leaders in their organizations by understanding and thinking about business issues the way business decision-makers think about them.

The program is delivered in an interactive learning format, May 5-9, 2013, at Willamette University's Portland, Oregon Center (opening dinner and panel of general counsels on May 5; 9:00am-5:00pm each day, except Thursday departure at 4:00pm).

Read more information.


Competitive Intelligence webinars – March 12 and 18; one-day seminar April 24

The Executive Development Center, in association with contributing professor Sean Campbell, is pleased to present three upcoming sessions on competitive intelligence.  Two free 15-minute webinars are available on March 12 and March 16 (each at 10:00am PDT).  A one-day seminar on competitive intelligence will be held at the Willamette University Portland Center on April 24.

Learn more about the programs.


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.