Admission Process

We welcome and encourage qualified applicants from the U.S. and around the world. The global spirit and distinct experiential component of Willamette's Early Career and Career Change MBA make Willamette an excellent choice for applicants preparing for career entry, change or advancement in business, government and not-for-profit organizations.

Admission is based on academic ability, managerial potential, commitment to participating in an intensive and experiential MBA learning environment, ability to contribute to the learning of others, and the initiative and professionalism shown by the applicant in managing their application process. Previous professional work experience is not required.

U.S. Applicants

International Applicants


Deadlines for Fall Semester 2018

Round Due Date Decision Released
Early Action 1 Nov. 15, 2017 On or before Dec. 15, 2017
Early Action 2 March 15, 2018 On or before April 16, 2018
Standard Deadline May 1, 2018 On or before June 15, 2018
Rolling Deadline Begins May 2, 2018 Space Available Basis

Applicants are encouraged to apply by the Early Action deadlines for maximum consideration for admission and scholarship assistance.