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Dual-degree BA/MBA program

Interested in an accelerated MBA program that helps you secure two different degrees in 5 years? Willamette University offers a combined BA/MBA program that emphasizes experiential learning. Students will take three years of undergraduate coursework, and integrate MBA classes during their senior year of their bachelor's degree. Our 3+2 MBA program combines education with real-life experience to prepare students for their future career paths.

Our BA/MBA program prepares students for their first professional position, a career change, and advancement in different industries. In just 5 years, BA/MBA students develop a portfolio of knowledge, real-world experience, and professional tools employers value.

Consider a 5 Year MBA Program

Our BA/MBA degree program allows students to achieve more in 5 years. It combines the powerful learning experiences of Willamette's College of Arts and Sciences and Atkinson Graduate School of Management. Students will earn bachelor's and MBA degrees through this program. Our business school is one of the nation's leading MBA programs, helping you achieve your career goals.

Pursuing an MBA can be a game-changer, whether you're drawn to human resources, general management, accounting and finance, supply chain management, or other specialties. It not only equips you with valuable skills but can also bridge the gap of years of work experience, setting you on a promising career trajectory. With Willamette University's 5-year MBA program, the first three years focus on your bachelor's degree. Afterward, you'll finish both your BA and MBA within the next two years.

What are the benefits of combined BA/MBA programs?

  • Combine any BA major with an MBA
  • Start your MBA during 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 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.

How to Utilize Your MBA Degree

While you can choose a general MBA path, you can also focus on an MBA concentration to become even more specialized. You can dive into finance, marketing, accounting, or even operations by choosing a concentration that aligns with your career goals. While the MBA program requires some core classes, you can forge a path that is more aligned with a specific specialty area. You can also review sample career paths to see just how easy it is to utilize your BA and MBA.

You can pursue your MBA without having to major in business. Willamette University offers an undergraduate business degree, but you have the flexibility to study any subject for the BA/MBA program. Our BA/MBA program allows you to connect with other business professionals, meet other MBA graduates, and network with others. Our accelerated MBA program offers an easier path toward your future career, saving you time and money.

When you're searching for colleges with 5 year MBA programs, Willamette University stands out. Utilize Willamette MBA's career management services to build networking skills, prepare for interviews, and practice negotiating for salaries. Even after you graduate, you can take advantage of this service.

Why Choose Willamette's Accelerated MBA Program?

Our MBA program will prepare you for your future career. We'll help you find internships with top-tier companies and even provide real-life learning through the PACE course. Our professors have pioneered industries and can help you connect to various companies around the world.

Are you looking for a return on investment? Our students secure jobs at top companies like Intel, Moss Adams, Boeing, Fisher Investments, and Honda. Read about our graduating classes to learn about their success rate. Many of our graduates typically have jobs lined up before they graduate.

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

What Other MBA Programs Are Available?

Willamette University offers a full-time MBA program, a part-time MBA program, and even a one-year MBA program. We also offer other joint degree programs, including an MBA/MSDS and a JD/MBA option. Review all MBA programs at Willamette University to find the right fit.

Join Our 3+2 MBA Program

Are you prepared to invest in your future? Take advantage of our combined BA/MBA program to take the first step into your professional career. Save time and money by completing both degrees in only 5 years.

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Willamette University

Early Career and Career Change MBA

Salem Campus

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