Accreditation & Rankings

Willamette's Early Career & Career Change MBA program is accredited for business by AACSB International, and for public administration by NASPAA - the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration. As one of only two MBA programs in the world to achieve dual accreditation in both Business and Public Administration, Willamette provides the rare benefit of professional education, recognition and respect in all sectors.

Willamette's MBA for Professionals program is accredited for business by AACSB International.

Business Administration Accreditation

All Willamette MBA degree programs are accredited for business administration by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.   AACSB International accreditation assures program quality and promotes excellence and continuous improvement in undergraduate and graduate education for business administration worldwide. AACSB International accreditation is the most recognized form of professional accreditation an institution and its business programs can earn.  Willamette's MBA is one of only 43 AACSB accredited schools that focus solely on the master's level of study.

Willamette MBA students who meet certain academic requirements at graduation may be eligible for induction into Beta Gamma Sigma, the business administration honor society for schools accredited by AACSB International.

Public Administration Accreditation

Willamette's Early Career and Career Change MBA program is accredited for public administration by NASPAA - the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration. The mission of NASPAA is to ensure excellence in education and training for public service and promote the ideal of public service. NASPAA Standards are the global quality benchmark used by graduate public service programs around the world.  The Willamette MBA is one of only two MBA programs in the world dually accredited by NASPAA and AACSB.

Willamette Early Career and Career Change MBA students who meet certain academic requirements at graduation may be eligible for induction into Pi Alpha Alpha, the public administration honor society for schools accredited by NASPAA.

Willamette University and College of Law Accreditations

Willamette University is fully accredited by NWCCU - the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The Willamette University College of Law, which participates with the Atkinson School in offering the joint degree in management and law (MBA/JD), is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA).