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Take a big step in your career and Join us at Willamette University in our combined MBA and Master's in Data Science program. In just five semesters, you can earn two top-notch degrees that will give you an edge in the competitive job market.

Why choose the dual degree? Simply put, having an MBA and a Master's in Data Science makes you stand out. It means you're well-rounded, equipped with the leadership skills of an MBA and the analytical skills of a data scientist. This combination opens doors for you across sectors and industries, making you a top choice for employers.

Program design

What's the program like? It's designed for people from all walks of life who want to get better at business and data analysis. MBA/MSDS students will join MBA classes during the day and join Data Science classes from 6–10 p.m. in the evenings. The MBA/MSDS is a full time program which meets during the day on our Salem campus. MSDS classes are offered in Portland or Salem from 6–10 p.m. in the evening.

What's unique about our program? Our program gives you the opportunity to earn two in-demand degrees.

This program is for students with little to no work experience or professionals seeking to change careers. This is a full-time two year + one semester program.

The Perfect Blend: Where Data Meets Strategy

In today's interconnected world, the ability to harness the power of data and make sound strategic decisions can set you apart in any industry. Our Dual MBA and Master's in Data Science program will empower you with the analytical expertise needed to transform complex datasets into actionable insights, while also providing you with a solid foundation in business strategy. This unique combination will make you a sought-after asset with the ability to lead teams and organizations toward a successful future.

A Network of Excellence

Imagine being surrounded by like-minded individuals who share your passion for innovative thinking and driving real-world change. At Willamette University, you'll become part of a supportive and diverse community that encourages collaboration and fosters lifelong connections. Our esteemed faculty, comprised of industry leaders and renowned academics, will guide you through your journey, sharing their expertise and providing mentorship along the way. Together, we will empower you to maximize your potential and thrive in a rapidly evolving business landscape.

Turn Passion into Opportunities

Finances should never be a barrier to pursuing your dreams. That's why we offer a range of scholarships to support exceptional candidates like you. With our commitment to making education accessible, you can explore and unleash your passion without worrying about the burden of student loans. Take advantage of this chance to join our Dual MBA and Master's in Data Science program and turn your aspirations into tangible opportunities.

Career advancement

What about job opportunities? Graduating from our program means more than just getting a degree. You're gaining skills and experiences that employers are looking for. Our graduates have gone on to work at top companies like KPMG, Nordstrom, and The San Diego Padres. Plus, as a graduate, you'll be part of Willamette's amazing alumni network, full of people ready to support you and share their expertise.

Faculty expertise

Who will teach me? Our faculty are not just academics; they are industry experts who've used data science to tackle real business challenges. They're also great teachers who know how to help you learn and apply data science tools. Above all, they're mentors who are invested in your success.

Join us at Willamette University and unlock your full potential. It's time to level up your skills and advance your career. Let's do this together!

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Willamette University

MBA/MSDS Program

Salem Campus

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

Portland Center

200 SW Market Street, Suite 101
Portland Oregon 97201 U.S.A.