Your MBA is an Investment

Investment Benefits

The distinct experiential design and opportunity to complete your MBA early in your career make the full-time formats of the Willamette MBA an exceptional financial investment.

  • The return on investment of a graduate degree is highest early in your career.
  • Provides more years of increased earnings potential and enhanced career opportunities than an MBA pursued later in life.
  • The opportunity cost of your MBA investment is less early in your career.
  • Willamette MBA students finance their educational and living expenses through scholarships, loans, income from work, family resources and payment programs. In the long-term, real earnings are increased and dollars borrowed to pay for your MBA are repaid.
  • Merit-based scholarship program

Career Benefits

The learning experience builds the knowledge and experience employers value.

  • Prepare for career entry, change or advancement in business, government and not-for-profit organizations
  • Build a resume of real world experience
  • Develop in-depth knowledge in one or more career areas of interest
  • Understand the principles of management from an enterprise wide perspective
  • Develop strategic career management skills, job search tools and a professional network
  • Increase career opportunities, earnings potential and job satisfaction

Personal Benefits

Students emerge with confidence in their knowledge, an impressive skill set and an effective collegial network.

  • Enhance communication, leadership, team, technology and people skills
  • Develop lifelong friendships and connections with fellow students and faculty
  • Provide important consulting and volunteer services to your community
  • Enjoy the lifestyle and professional benefits of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest
  • Earn a respected MBA credential - accredited by AACSB International, and profiled by Business Week , U.S. News & World Reports , Princeton Review, Vault and Beyond Grey Pinstripes
  • Completing an "early" MBA can be helpful to people seeking to establish a career before starting a family.

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