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Early Career & Career Change MBA

Willamette MBA students in a classroom.

Applying for Willamette's Early Career & Career Change MBA Program

Choosing the right MBA program is the first step in launching your professional career and making dramatic career transitions. Willamette’s full-time Early Career and Career Change MBA prepares students for careers in business, government and nonprofit enterprises. The program emphasizes experiential learning and is an excellent choice for students seeking career entry, change or advancement.

We welcome qualified applicants from the U.S. and around the world. Each applicant is reviewed on a holistic basis that includes academic ability, managerial potential, personal strengths, experiences and the ability to contribute to the learning of others in an intensive experiential MBA program.

Previous work experience is not required. Willamette MBA students build the portfolio of experience needed for success through client projects, internships, an innovative curriculum, excellent teaching, and a complete program of career services.

Willamette MBA does not charge an application fee, so there is no cost for the opportunity to see if the Willamette MBA is the right program for you. Learn more about our application requirements.

Admission Team

Your admission team looks forward to working with you. Let us know if you have questions.

Tony Cassinerio
Assistant Director of Recruitment

Nate Naggi
Assistant Director of Recruitment

Application Dates

We are currently reviewing applications for Fall Semester 2024. Applicants are encouraged to apply Early Action for maximum consideration for admission and scholarship assistance. Fall semester 2024 begins on August 26th.

Round Due Date Decision Released
Early Action Dec. 15, 2023 On or before Jan. 15, 2024
Priority 1 Deadline Feb. 15, 2024 On or before Mar. 15, 2024
Priority 2 Deadline Apr. 15, 2024 On or before May 15, 2024
Final Deadline May 15, 2024 On or before Jun. 15, 2024
Rolling Deadline after May 15, 2024 Space Available Basis

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Willamette University

Early Career and Career Change MBA

Salem Campus

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