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About Willamette’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management

The George H. Atkinson Graduate School of Management is the home of the Willamette MBA programs and part of Willamette University, a nationally-renowned private university with campuses in Salem and Portland, Oregon.

The Atkinson Graduate School of Management building at Willamette University's Salem Campus

Willamette University was founded in 1842 and is the first university established in the Western United States. The University's motto is “Not unto ourselves alone are we born.” The University consists of an undergraduate College of Arts & Sciences and two graduate schools; the Atkinson Graduate School of Management and the College of Law. Willamette has a long history of providing innovative, professional education. It established the first law school in the Northwest and pioneered the development of the integrated, cross-functional, and cross-sector philosophy of management education when it opened the Atkinson Graduate School of Management in 1974.

The Atkinson School is committed to preparing students for leadership and management roles in business, government, and not-for-profit organizations. This commitment is prominently featured in our mission statement and our programming. The school offers two MBA programs as well as continuing education classes.

Willamette's Portland Center is located in Downtown Portland, Oregon


All Willamette MBA programs are accredited for business administration by AACSB International. The Willamette Early Career and Career Change MBA are also accredited by NASPAA — The Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration. As one of only two MBA programs in the world to achieve dual accreditation in both business and public administration, the Willamette MBA provides the rare benefit of professional education and career opportunities in all sectors.

Willamette MBA & Executive Development Programs

Full-time MBA Program

Early Career/Career Change MBA

The full-time Willamette Early Career/Career Change MBA program is located at our Salem, Oregon campus.

Part-time MBA Program

MBA for Professionals

Our evening Willamette MBA for Professionals program holds classes in Salem and Portland, Oregon.

Continuing Education

Executive Development Center

The school also offers continuing education for managers through the Executive Development Center.

Willamette University

Atkinson Graduate School of Management

Salem Campus

900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.

Portland Center

200 SW Market Street, Suite 101
Portland Oregon 97201 U.S.A.