Student Profile

Energetic, bright, creative, ethical, exceptional, friendly, mature, hard working, insightful, leader, professional, reliable, respected, team player - are words used to describe Willamette MBA students.

Willamette's Early Career and Career Change MBA students come from around the world and throughout the United States to develop the knowledge, professional experience, teamwork, leadership and career management tools needed for a successful careers. 

They represent the diversity of experience, backgrounds, cultures and age common in organizations. They have leadership, work and internship experiences in organizations of all sizes and types including finance, software development, fund raising, health care, social services, engineering, consulting, marketing, public policy, project management, energy, education, international management, human services, IT and entrepreneurial ventures.

They bring their ambition, dreams and motivation to build a successful and satisfying future. And, they enjoy family, friends, sports, cooking, travel, music, dance, theatre, volunteering.

The members of the entering class of 2017 also share a commitment to the Willamette University Motto "Not Unto Ourselves Alone Are We Born." They want to  "make a difference" and contribute to the betterment of the world through their personal lives and professional efforts in business, entrepreneurship, government and not-for-profit organizations.