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Early Career & Career Change MBA

Choosing the right MBA program is the first step in launching your professional career and making dramatic career transitions. Willamette’s full-time Early Career and Career Change MBA prepares students for careers in business, government and nonprofit enterprises. The program emphasizes experiential learning and is an excellent choice for students seeking career entry, change or advancement.

We welcome qualified applicants from the U.S. and around the world. The application process requires a bachelor degree and:

For all applicants

  • Online application
  • College transcripts
  • Two references
  • Two essays
  • Resume
  • GMAT or GRE score
  • Interview

Additionally, for our international applicants

Each applicant is reviewed on a holistic basis that includes academic ability, managerial potential, personal strengths, experiences and the ability to contribute to the learning of others in an intensive experiential MBA program. Previous work experience is not required. Willamette MBA students build the portfolio of experience needed for success through client projects, internships, an innovative curriculum, excellent teaching, and a complete program of career services.