As a Willamette MBA graduate, you will join a very accomplished group of alumni, who successfully manage and lead organizations throughout the world.

Our alumni work in exceptionally diverse settings, including entrepreneurial ventures, Fortune 500 Companies, small and mid-market businesses, all levels of government and public service organizations, and not-for-profit enterprises. They work hard and contribute to the success of their companies and communities.

Employers praise the maturity, academic and workplace skills, and general values and ethics possessed by Atkinson graduates. They describe our graduates as down-to-earth communicators, approachable leaders, collaborative team players and creative problem-solvers who see the big picture of managerial issues. They know our alumni will hit-the-ground running, ready to immediately contribute to their organization and community.

Willamette MBA graduates traditionally seek and maintain employment in the Pacific Northwest – an area acclaimed for the quality of its environment, livability, and lifestyle. Although 70% of alumni choose to work in the Pacific Northwest, many choose to live and work throughout the United States and around the world.

The most common functions of Willamette MBA alumni - regardless of the sector of their employment - include (but are not limited to): consulting, finance and accounting, human resources, entrepreneurship, operations, business and data analysis, general management, human resources, marketing and professional legal services.

The most common business industries of Willamette MBA alumni working in business organizations include (but are not limited to): technology, financial services, consulting, manufacturing, human services, healthcare, consumer products and services, and professional services.

To learn more about some of our alumni who work in business, government or not-for-profit organizations click here. To learn more about some of our alumni entrepreneurs, click here.

From a broader perspective, the list of companies who hire Atkinson alumni is extensive. Here are just a few:

  • Accenture
  • Adidas
  • Amazon
  • Anheuser-Busch
  • Apple Computer, Inc.
  • Ashland Partners
  • Avanade
  • Bonneville Power Administration
  • Bonaventure Senior Living
  • Cambia Health Solutions
  • Cascade Employers Association
  • Charles Schwab
  • Columbia Bank
  • Daimler Trucks of North America
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Energy Trust of Oregon, Inc.
  • Family Building Blocks
  • Fisher Investments
  • FORD
  • Hewlett Packard Company
  • Hitachi Consulting
  • Intel Corporation
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • KPMG
  • Mentor Graphics
  • MercyCorps
  • MercyCorps Northwest
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Moss Adams
  • Navex Global
  • NBCUniversal
  • Nike, Inc
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Oregon Health and Science University
  • Oregon State University
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
  • Providence Health Systems
  • Rubicon International
  • Salem Health
  • Salesforce, Inc.
  • Saudi ARAMCO
  • Schilling Cider
  • Starbucks
  • State of California
  • State of Washington
  • State of Oregon
  • State Farm Insurance Companies
  • T-Mobile
  • Tektronix, Inc
  • The Boeing Company
  • The Ford Family Foundation
  • U.S. Bank
  • United States Government
  • University of Oregon
  • Vulcan, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo
Willamette University

Early Career and Career Change MBA

Salem Campus

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

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