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Alumni and Employers

Willamette MBA alumni work in exceptionally diverse settings, including sole proprietorships, mid-market companies, Fortune 500 companies, government entities, not-for-profits and service firms. They manage operations, analyze finances, promote products and act as consultants and advisors. They work hard and contribute to the success of their employers.

Employers praise the maturity, academic and workplace skills, and general values and ethics possessed by Atkinson graduates. They describe our graduates as down-to-earth communicators, approachable leaders, collaborative team players and creative problem-solvers who see the big picture of managerial issues. They know our alumni will have realistic expectations and will hit-the-ground running, ready to immediately assume their job responsibilities.

Whether by design or as a result of exposure, Atkinson graduates traditionally seek and maintain employment in the Pacific Northwest, an area acclaimed for the quality of its environment, livability and life-style. Although 70 percent of Atkinson alumni work in Oregon or Washington, others have followed their careers throughout the United States and around the world.

The list of companies who hire Atkinson alumni is extensive. Here are a few:

  • Accenture
  • Adidas
  • Amazon
  • Anheuser-Busch
  • Apple Computer, Inc.
  • Ashland Partners
  • Avanade
  • Bonneville Power Administration
  • Bonaventure Senior Living
  • Cambia Health Solutions
  • Cascade Employers Association
  • Charles Schwab
  • Columbia Bank
  • Daimler Trucks of North America
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Energy Trust of Oregon, Inc.
  • Family Building Blocks
  • Fisher Investments
  • FORD
  • Hewlett Packard Company
  • Hitachi Consulting
  • Intel Corporation
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • KPMG
  • Mentor Graphics
  • MercyCorps
  • MercyCorps Northwest
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Moss Adams
  • Navex Global
  • NBCUniversal
  • Nike, Inc
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Oregon Health and Science University
  • Oregon State University
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
  • Providence Health Systems
  • Rubicon International
  • Salem Health
  • Salesforce, Inc.
  • Saudi ARAMCO
  • Schilling Cider
  • Starbucks
  • State of California
  • State of Washington
  • State of Oregon
  • State Farm Insurance Companies
  • T-Mobile
  • Tektronix, Inc
  • The Boeing Company
  • The Ford Family Foundation
  • U.S. Bank
  • United States Government
  • University of Oregon
  • Vulcan, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo
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