MBA for Professionals Curriculum

The Willamette MBA for Professionals features a twelve-course curriculum, designed to support working and developing managers. Students can choose three elective courses, a full quarter of their curriculum, allowing them to add depth in selected areas of interest. Students also have the option to select elective coursework from the new Data Science for Professionals program.

The curriculum is delivered through a proven learning model that emphasizes learning by doing and the immediate application of new knowledge. Willamette's respected and recognized faculty understand the unique needs of working professionals and provide a learning experience focused on individual outcomes and success.

MBA candidates progress through the integrated curriculum in small cohorts, offering a unique opportunity to develop relationships, learn from diverse experiences and approaches, and benefit from a built-in support network. The program is designed to be completed as two courses per semester on two weeknights per week. All MBA for Professionals courses are delivered 6:00pm to 10:00pm.

Foundational Knowledge

LEAD: Leadership Effectiveness and Development
Data Analysis, Modeling and Decision Making
Accounting for Managers
Managing Organizations: Individuals, Teams and Human Resources

Functional Knowledge

Creating and Implementing Market-Driven Strategies
Finance and Economics for Managers
Operations and Information Management

Synthesis and Integration

Strategic Management
IMAP (Integrative Management Project) Capstone Course

For students enrolled before Fall 2019:

Foundational Knowledge

LEAD: Leadership Effectiveness and Development
Data Analysis, Modeling and Decision Making
Accounting for Managers
Managing Organizations: Individuals, Teams and Human Resources

Functional Knowledge

Creating and Implementing Market-Driven Strategies
Finance and Economics for Managers
Operations and Information Management
Global Management & Innovation
Politics and Public Policy for Managers
Special Topics in Management

Synthesis and Integration

Strategic Management
IMAP (Integrative Management Project) Capstone Course


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