Businessweek ranks Willamette MBA Oregon’s ‘Best Business School’

by Russell Yost MBA ’05,

  • President Thorsett awards a diploma

For the third consecutive year, Bloomberg Businessweek named Willamette MBA a “Best Business School.” Willamette’s is the top-listed program in Oregon, one of only three in the Northwest and ranked 76 overall. 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. More than 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. The program was also ranked as a top tier MBA program by Forbes, Poets & Quants and CEO magazine.

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