Businessweek ranks Willamette MBA Oregon's 'Best Business School'

by Adam Torgerson,

  • President Thorsett awards a diploma

For the second consecutive year, Bloomberg Businessweek named Willamette MBA a "Best Business School." The only program listed in Oregon and one of only two in the Northwest, Willamette MBA moved up 11 spots, from 81 in 2014 to 70 in 2015. Other schools include the University of Washington, Stanford, Harvard, UCLA and UC Berkeley.

The Businessweek rankings are based on a number of elements, including student satisfaction, alumni success, employer feedback and faculty expertise. Over 13,000 current students, 18,000 alumni and 1,460 recruiters completed the survey nationwide.

“We’re delighted to be listed among an impressive group of peer institutions,” said Debra Ringold, dean and JELD-WEN Professor of Free Enterprise. “It’s validation for the great work of our faculty and staff in preparing our students and alumni for satisfying careers and successful futures.”

The Willamette MBA program is one of only two MBA programs in the world to hold dual accreditation for business and public administration. This year, the program was also ranked for the third time among Forbes' “The Best Business Schools.”