Guide for MBA Students

This information is a guide to help Willamette Early Career/Career Change MBA students plan their MBA experience.

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.

Information about graduation requirements is available in the student handbook. A sample of a typical curricular path and registration guide for MBA students is shown below. BA/MBA students and JD/MBA students should refer to the BA/MBA and JD/MBA registration guides.

If you have questions about your graduation requirements, curricular path or registration options, contact Judy O'Neill 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