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Saudi Arabia Cultural Mission Sponsored Students

Students in an MBA lecture at Willamette University

Why Willamette's MBA program?

Build the knowledge and experience you need to succeed in your career. Willamette University offers a top-tier MBA program that is a great return on investment.

Our full-time MBA program is a national leader in hands-on learning. Students will apply classroom knowledge through real-world scenarios. All first-year students experience PACE, a program that lets students succeed in multicultural teams while giving back to the community. Students can also take advantage of the Angel Investment Fund, the Philanthropic Investment, or the O'Neil Investment Fund.

Students will build a breadth of knowledge in all aspects of business. However, students have the choice of an MBA concentration, where they can focus on specific topics like marketing, finance, or accounting. Our career development office can also connect students with internships and networking-building opportunities.

Willamette offers a great business program for students from Saudi Arabia. Surround yourself with a diverse group of students eager to learn and build their careers.

Where are Saudi Willamette MBA alums now?

Willamette is the choice of many Saudi Arabian students looking to study in America. Because our MBA program is focused on building a network, our Saudi Arabian students have worked with top companies across the globe. Our graduates have secured desirable jobs and careers at companies like:

  • Toyota
  • Siemens
  • Pepsi Co
  • Boeing
  • Honeywell
  • Saudi Aramco
  • 3m
  • Akzonobel
  • Stc
  • Saudi Airlines
  • Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs
  • Al Rajhi Bank
  • Mobily
  • Riyad Bank
  • Tawuniya
  • The Saudi National Bank
  • National Water Company
  • Public Investment Fund
  • Bupa Arabia
  • Human Resources Development Fund
  • Savola Group
  • Advanced Electronics Company
  • Arabian International Company (AIC)
  • Marafiq
  • Najm Insurance Services

Learn more about the experience of Saudi Arabian students

"Earning my MBA from Willamette helped me advance my career, and it is my pleasure to recommend the program to all Saudi prospective students looking to enhance their skills, knowledge, and professional network." - Abdullah Al-juffali MBA'11, President; Saudi Arabia & Bahrain at Honeywell

"Willamette MBA helped me accelerate my learning with the program's hands-on learning and real-world case studies. During my first year, I worked as a consultant for a real non-profit organization through Practical Applications for Careers and Enterprises, which is only available at Willamette MBA. The school helped me with my CPT visa to be able to do internships while in school and the OPT visa to work in the U.S. after graduation." - Iman Almutairi MBA'14, Executive Director, Destination Branding, Marketing, Communication and Sales at Soudah Development Company

Application Procedures

Interested in studying in the Pacific Northwest? We're excited to welcome you to Willamette's business school. Please finish your application and send the required items to the online portal as soon as possible.

  • Required application items
    • Online Application
      • No application fee
    • Transcripts
      • Unofficial transcripts may be used for an initial admission decision. Official transcripts are required for admitted students.
    • Official GMAT or GRE score
      • Conditional admission may be offered before completion of the GMAT or GRE. Test scores are required for official admission.
    • Two References
    • Personal Statement/Essay
    • Resume (CV)
    • Proof of Language Proficiency
      • We do require a financial guarantee from SACM
    • Admission Interview
      • We will contact you to schedule the interview at a time that’s convenient for you.
  • What happens after I have submitted all the required documents?

    We typically make admission decisions within two weeks of conducting your Admission Interview. If you have any additional questions, contact the Admissions team for help.

  • I received an offer of admission - now what happens?

    The Admissions team will begin work on preparing your I-20, and will need the following items from you:

    • A photocopy of the data page of your passport.
    • Completion of Willamette MBA’s I-20 Information form, located in the application portal.
    • A photocopy of your I-20, if you are currently studying in the United States, or if you are in the US as an F-2 dependent on your spouse’s I-20.

    If you have any additional questions, our Admissions team can help guide you through the process. Reach out to our team if you need help with any of the documentation required for SACM students.

  • How do I obtain an official financial guarantee from SACM?

    SACM will provide you with documents for your sponsor. These documents should include:

    • A Program Overview. It should explain a semester-by-semester summary of the courses you will be taking. It should also include your anticipated date of graduation from the program.
    • A detailed study plan. It will include course delivery method, location, instructor, and credit values.

Apply Today

Ready to join a class of bright students interested in business? Apply for our Early Career and Career Change MBA program and experience all that Willamette MBA has to offer.

Life at Willamette MBA

Willamette is eager to provide a positive experience for all students on campus. We don't just offer an education, we offer a community. Students can chat with industry-leading faculty members or even review ideas through classroom discussions. Because of the small class sizes, students can develop a strong network and ask questions about the curriculum.

  • Student groups

    Students can choose to participate in groups on campus. From an International Graduate Student Association to topic-focused associations, students can join groups that they are interested in. For students from Saudi Arabia, these are a great way to meet other students with similar interests. We offer many MBA student organizations to choose from.

  • Stay involved

    Immerse yourself in the vibrant Willamette community through a variety of events both on and near our campus. Explore our enriching lineup of guest speakers, insightful lecture series, and career-enhancing job fairs.

  • Cultural diversity

    While Willamette might be a small school, it has a big reputation across the globe. Our MBA program represents several countries and US states. View our student profile to better understand what type of students join Willamette!

  • Our location

    We offer a full-time MBA program in Salem, Oregon. Our campus is in the heart of the city. Students can walk to delicious restaurants, fun shops, and cozy coffee shops. Salem is one of the larger cities in Oregon, but it is easy to get around.

    Willamette's Salem campus is just a short drive away from iconic destinations in Oregon. Experience the iconic coastline with a trip out to Haystack Rock. Drive along the Columbia River Gorge for beautiful waterfalls. Plan a getaway to Silver Falls State Park to immerse yourself in nature.

  • Academic reputation

    Willamette is focused on academic excellence. We are uniquely accredited by two international organizations, AACSB International and NASPAA. As a student from Saudi Arabia, this allows your degree to go farther, regardless of the country you're in. We've earned many awards, including:

    • One of the best business schools in the U.S. from Businessweek
    • One of the best business schools for return on investment from Forbes
    • One of the top MBA programs in the U.S from Poets & Quants
    • One of the best business schools from the Princeton Review

    Our MBA program, consistently recognized with numerous awards, offers extensive support for Saudi Arabian students studying in the US. We encourage you to explore the full range of resources we provide to facilitate a seamless and enriching educational experience.

Willamette University

Early Career and Career Change MBA

Salem Campus

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