Curriculum and Registration Guide for MBA Students

The information below is a guide to help Willamette Early Career/Career Change MBA students plan their MBA curricular path.  BA/MBA students and JD/MBA students should refer to the BA/MBA and JD/MBA registration guides.

MBA students must satisfactorily complete a minimum of sixty (60) credits of approved MBA course work. The sixty (60) credits for Early Career/Career Change MBA students includes thirty-six (36) credits of required courses (including 3 credits of MBA course work from experiential elective courses) and twenty-four (24) additional credits of elective course work.

Specific information about all graduation requirements (including minimum gpa, IKEWS, Management Writing Program, etc.) is available in the student handbook.  If you have questions about your graduation requirements, curricular path or registration options, contact Betsy Reed or Karen Arthur.

1st Year - Fall Semester - 15 MBA credits

  • GSM 5103: Data Analysis, Modeling & Decision Making
  • GSM 5104: Managing Individuals, Teams and Organizations
  • GSM 5105: Accounting for Managers
  • GSM 5107: Marketing: Creating Satisfied Consumers
  • GSM 5108: PACE I: Consulting & Achieving Career Goals

1st Year - Spring Semester - 15 MBA credits

  • GSM 5109: PACE II: Consulting & Entrepreneurial Venture
  • GSM 5110: Economics, Finance and Markets
  • GSM 5114: Operations and Systems Management
  • GSM 6___: MBA Experiential Elective or MBA Elective
  • GSM 6___: MBA Experiential Elective or MBA Elective

Summer Between 1st and 2nd Year - 3 MBA credits

  • GSM 7251: Internships for Management

2nd Year - Fall Semester - 15 MBA credits

  • GSM 6121: Politics and Public Policy for Managers
  • GSM 6122: Leading Ethical, Socially Responsible and Sustainable Organizations
  • GSM 6___: MBA Experiential Elective or MBA Elective
  • GSM 6___: MBA Experiential Elective or MBA Elective
  • GSM 6___: MBA Experiential Elective or MBA Elective

2nd Year - Spring Semester - 12 to 15 MBA credits

  • GSM 6123: Strategic Management
  • GSM 6___: MBA Experiential Elective or MBA Elective
  • GSM 6___: MBA Experiential Elective or MBA Elective
  • GSM 6___: MBA Experiential Elective or MBA Elective
  • GSM 6___: MBA Experiential Elective or MBA Elective