Willamette MBA offers a complete program of career management, internships, networking and student professional organizations to help students take charge of their future.

From understanding and identifying strengths and goals, to company research and networking, to interviewing and negotiating for salaries, to landing internship and career positions, Willamette MBA students get started with career development right away. In fact, the career management program begins the summer before enrollment, continues throughout the 21-month program, and is available to Willamette MBA alumni throughout their career.

Career management services include a variety of activities.

  • Career Counseling
  • Career Fairs
  • CareerLeader
  • Employment Recruitment & Referral
  • Company Site Visits
  • Company Information Sessions
  • Employer and Industry Research Databases
  • Power Lunches
  • Internship Program (up to 3 semesters of internship opportunities!)
  • Interview Training
  • Job Search Skills
  • Leadership
  • Networking
  • Mentors
  • Job Postings and Resources
  • Pacific Northwest MBA Career Network
  • Student Chapters of National and International Professional Organizations
  • Resume Writing
  • Salary Negotiation
  • Self Assessment
  • Information Interviews

Fast Facts - 2019 Graduating Class

Average Salary:

  • $65,311

Months Pre-MBA Work Experience:

  • Mean: 18 months
  • Median: 1 month

Employed at 3 Months of Graduation:

  • 69%

Employed at Graduation:

  • 42%

Sample of Employers:

  • Intel
  • Nike
  • Morgan Stanley
  • United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley
  • Anheuser Busch
  • Cascade Employers Association
  • Oregon Dept. of Forestry
  • Columbia Bank
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The Willamette MBA is accredited for business by AACSB International, and for public administration by NASPAA.

Businessweek> ranked Willamette MBA one of the "Best Business Schools in the U.S."

Forbes ranked Willamette MBA as one of the "Best Business Schools in the U.S." for return on investment.

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

We're also named by Princeton Review as one of the best business schools in the nation.

Willamette University

MBA Career Management

Salem Campus

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

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