Willamette's Early Career & Career Change MBA is an excellent choice for students seeking their first professional position, career change or advancement.

The program is specifically designed to provide the knowledge, professional experience, network and tools needed for successful career transitions and a lifetime of career satisfaction and opportunities.

The student experience features an excellent faculty, an integrated curriculum that provides the knowledge and perspective required for management decision-making, a full program of career services and student organizations, resume building professional experience through internships and class consulting projects, and the opportunity to pursue individual career goals in one or more areas of interest.

MBA Curricular Path

1st Year - Fall Semester - 15 MBA Credits

  • Data Analysis, Modeling & Decision Making
  • Managing Individuals, Teams and Organizations
  • Accounting for Managers
  • PACE I: Practical Application for Careers and Enterprises
  • Finance and Economics I

1st Year - Spring Semester - 16 MBA Credits

  • Marketing: Creating Satisfied Consumers
  • PACE II: Practical Application for Careers and Enterprises
  • Finance and Economics II
  • Operations and Systems Management
  • MBA Elective Course

Summer Between First and Second Year Recommended - 3 MBA Credits

  • Internship

Second Year - Fall Semester - 15 MBA Credits

  • Politics and Public Policy for Managers
  • MBA Elective
  • MBA Elective
  • MBA Elective

Second Year - Spring Semester - 11 to 15 MBA Credits

  • Strategic Management
  • MBA Elective
  • MBA Elective
  • MBA Elective

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.

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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