Important COVID-19 Update:

• All business operations have moved online in an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19. The admission team continues to provide services to our prospective students remotely.

• The admission team may extend conditional offers to prospective students whose GRE/GMAT test dates have been postponed due to test center closures on a case by case basis. 

• All classes at the Atkinson Graduate School of Management have remote-attendance options. Ask our recruiters about attending one of our classes virtually.

Tony Cassinerio
Assistant Director of Recruitment

Nate Naggi
Assistant Director of Recruitment

It can be tempting to look at MBA applicants as a collection of data points, but that’s not what we do at Atkinson.

Graduate exam scores and undergraduate transcripts are great, but we know they don’t tell your whole story. We review each applicant with a holistic mindset, and we are looking for those prospective candidates that best fit our mission as a management school.

One thing we don’t require is professional experience. As an Early Career MBA, we build experiential learning directly into the curriculum. Here are a few things we do require:

  • A baccalaureate degree from a college/university accredited by the appropriate U.S. regional institutional agency, or an equivalent degree from another country, prior to the first semester of enrollment in the MBA program
  • Free online application
  • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges & universities attended (official transcripts will be requested upon acceptance)
  • Two references
  • Resume
  • One essay
  • Official GMAT or GRE score. The GMAT code for Willamette MBA is 3MZ-PZ-27. The GRE code is 1181.
  • Interview: On campus, or via Skype or telephone.

Application Deadlines for Fall Semester 2022

Round Due Date Decision Released
Early Action 1 Oct. 15, 2021 On or before Dec. 15, 2021
Early Action 2 Dec. 15, 2021 On or before Feb. 15, 2022
Early Action 3 March 15, 2022 On or before April 15, 2022
Standard Deadline May 1, 2021 On or before June 1, 2022
Rolling Deadline Begins May 2, 2022 Space Available Basis

Applicants are encouraged to apply by the Early Action deadlines for maximum consideration for admission and scholarship assistance.

MBA Commencement

Businessweek, Forbes, and Poets & Quants Rank Willamette MBA

The Willamette MBA is ranked one of the "Best Business Schools" in the U.S. by Bloomberg Businessweek.

Forbes magazine ranks the Willamette MBA one of the "Best Business Schools in the U.S." for Return on Investment.

Poets & Quants ranks the Willamette MBA as one of the Top U.S. MBA programs.

Willamette University

Early Career and Career Change MBA

Salem Campus

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

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