Early Career & Career Change MBA

As a national leader in experiential education, the Willamette MBA prepares students for their first professional position, career change and advancement in business, government and not-for-profit organizations.

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At Willamette MBA, you will:

• Gain a wealth of new knowledge, and the opportunity to apply what you learn to real not-for-profit clients in your first year through our signature PACE core course.

• Build your professional experience through class consulting projects, internships, and innovative experiential courses (Angel FundPhilanthropic Investment for Community Impact, and O'Neill Investment Fund). Both U.S. and international students have the option to do up to 3 semesters of internship for credit. Nearly 100% of Willamette MBA students land a summer internship.

• Be employed in two years — 82% of international students and 84% of U.S. students receive a job offer within 3 months of graduation. Willamette MBA is ranked by Forbes as one of the top U.S. MBA programs for return of investment.

• Choose one or more of 10 MBA concentrations.

In just 21 months, students learn the principles of management, refine their career interests, develop one or more career areas of interest, and build the network and portfolio of experience employers value.

Accreditations and Rankings

The Willamette MBA is accredited for business by AACSB International, and for public administration by NASPAA.

Businessweek ranks Willamette MBA as one of the "Best Business Schools" in the U.S."

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

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

Willamette MBA is also recognized by Princeton Review as one of the best business schools in the nation.

Willamette University

Early Career and Career Change MBA

Salem Campus

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

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