Choose the MBA Format that Meets Your Goals

The Willamette full-time MBA program comes in different formats. Each format is designed to meet the goals of specific groups of students. All formats include the distinctive Willamette MBA curriculum and hands-on learning experience. All formats are also dually accredited for business (AACSB International) and public administration (NASPAA). The Willamette MBA is a great choice for early career, career change, accelerated, MBA/JD and BA/MBA students.

Early Career

Early career students are recent college graduates or experienced students who are seeking their first professional position.

Career Change

Career change students have at least two years of post bachelor degree professional work experience with management or functional responsibilities, and are seeking career change or advancement.


Accelerated students are seeking career change or career advancement, and have: 1)  at least two years of post bachelor degree professional work experience with management or functional responsibilities, and 2) a bachelor degree in business from an AACSB accredited business school.

MBA/JD Joint Degree

MBA/JD students are early career or career change students who are seeking both the MBA and Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Willamette University.

BA/MBA Combined Degree

BA/MBA students are fast-track Willamette University early career students who are seeking a Bachelor of Arts and MBA through the BA/MBA combined degree program.

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Areas of Interest

Elective courses provide in-depth knowledge, hands-on experience and the opportunity to pursue career interests in general management or one or more of the following areas of interest:

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