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.
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.
- Student internships
- Professional Management Association club (visit the Student Organization page)
- General WU internship information
- External fellowships and programs
- Internal fellowships
- Student Academic Grants and Awards
- Community Service Learning
- Practical Application for Careers and Enterprises
- Angel Fund
- Not-for-Profit Grant Management Fund
- O'Neill Student Investment Fund
- Center for Governance and Public Policy Research
Common career paths
A background in business opens up several opportunities to you, including:
- Marketing Coordinator
- Finance Analyst
- Business Analyst
- Customer Service Representative
- Account Executive
- Logistics Manager
- Management Trainee
- Market Research Analyst
- Wealth Manager
- Event Planner
- Project Manager