Management Class Session

Business

Jobs related to business management and administration were the most abundant of any category in recent years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The university's MBA program has repeatedly been named one of the nation's best business schools by Bloomberg Businessweek and The Princeton Review. Our 3-2 Dual Accreditation Early Career MBA Program allows you to complete an undergraduate degree in any major and an MBA in five years. 

Students who pursue the MBA can move on to careers in business, not-for-profit or public (government) management. 

Academic opportunities 

An education at Willamette prepares you to adapt and be flexible — valuable skills in a world where technology shifts transform industries and alter job responsibilities.

Whatever academic program you pursue, classes and experiences are designed to connect across disciplines. Critical thinking, problem-solving and team-building are essential to successful careers. You’ll find plenty of opportunities to build these skills through on- and off-campus experiences here.

We offer majors, minors and special programs at undergraduate and graduate levels. Students can pursue a major or minor in economics, a minor in business, government and not-for-profit management or the university's unique BA/MBA - 3+2 MBA dual degree program. The MBA caters to students interested in business, government and not-for-profit management, and it's available to students of any major.  

Cocurricular options and resources

Our real-world experiences outside of class help you develop valuable skills for your career — and give you a head start. 

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Common career paths

A background in business opens up several opportunities to you, including: 

  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Accountant
  • Finance Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Account Executive
  • Logistics Manager
  • Fundraiser
  • Management Trainee
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Economist
  • Wealth Manager
  • Insurance/Underwriter
  • Event Planner
  • Project Manager

Alumni careers

Yesenia Gallardo ’10
Startups

Yesenia Gallardo ’10

Gallardo, a history major, knew how to take risks and succeed. After she graduated from Willamette, she co-founded an edible insect company while attending graduate school at Yale University. She's since founded two food startups and helps healthcare institutions source more sustainable and local food. 

Neil Bergquist ’09
Entrepreneurship

Neil Bergquist ’09

Bergquist, a rhetoric and media studies major, champions global financial equity as co-founder and CEO of two cryptocurrency-based companies. He says his education at Willamette helped him later start five companies in 30 months, including SURF Incubator, a community-supported space for digital entrepreneurs that became the largest tech incubator in the Pacific Northwest.