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Willamette BA/MBA students begin their MBA in the senior year of their bachelor's degree. The program emphasizes experiential learning and prepares students for their first professional position, career change, and advancement in entrepreneurial, business, consulting, government, and not-for-profit enterprises. In just 5 years, BA/MBA students develop the portfolio of knowledge, real-world experience, and professional tools employers value.

The BA/MBA program combines the powerful learning experiences of Willamette's College of Arts and Sciences and Atkinson Graduate School of Management. The opportunity to jump-start your MBA and prepare for your career at the Atkinson School - one of the nation’s leaders in early career MBA education - is available only to Willamette University undergraduate students.

Consider these benefits of the BA/MBA:

  • Combine any Willamette BA major with the MBA
  • Start your MBA your senior year
  • Refine your career goals
  • Develop your knowledge and expertise
  • Build real professional work experience
  • Develop your interpersonal and professional skills
  • Develop your team and leadership skills
  • Build your network
  • Position yourself for a satisfying return on investment
    • increase your job opportunities
    • increase your career satisfaction
    • increase your earning potential

Accreditations and Rankings

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

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

Forbes ranks Willamette MBA 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.

Plan Now

Tell your College of Arts and Sciences major advisor you are interested in the BA/MBA and meet with the MBA Admission staff

Willamette University

Early Career and Career Change MBA

Salem Campus

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