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Registration Guide for Early Career/Career Change MBA Students

The information on this page provides a general guide to help Willamette Early Career/Career Change MBA students plan their MBA experience.

MBA students must satisfactorily complete a minimum of sixty (60) credits of approved MBA course work. The sixty (60) credits for Early Career/Career Change MBA students includes thirty-six (36) credits of required courses (including 3 credits of MBA course work from experiential elective courses) and twenty-four (24) additional credits of elective course work.

Information about graduation requirements is available in the student handbook.  A sample of a typical curricular path and registration guide for MBA students is shown below. BA/MBA students and JD/MBA students should refer to the BA/MBA  and JD/MBA registration guides.

If you have questions about your graduation requirements, curricular path or registration options, contact Judy O'Neill or Karen Arthur

1st Year - Fall Semester - MBA Students  (15 MBA credits)

  • GSM 5101: Managing Organizations: Individuals, Teams and Human Resources (1.5 credits)
  • GSM 5102: Managing Organizations: Design and Change (1.5 credits)
  • GSM 5103: Data Analysis, Modeling & Decision Making (3 credits)
  • GSM 5105: Accounting for Managers (3 credits)
  • GSM 5107: Marketing: Creating Satisfied Consumers (3 credits)
  • GSM 5108: PACE I: Consulting for Not-for-Profit & Government Organizations, & Achieving Your Career Goals (3 credits)

1st Year - Spring Semester - MBA Students   (15 MBA credits)

  • GSM 5109: PACE II: Consulting for Not-for-Profit & Government Organization, & Developing an Entrepreneurial Venture (3 credits)
  • GSM 5110: Economics, Finance and Markets (3 credits)
  • GSM 5114: Operations and Systems Management (3 credits)
  • GSM 6___: MBA Elective or MBA Experiential Elective (3 credits)
  • GSM 6___: MBA Elective (3 credits)

Summer Between First and Second Year - MBA Students  (3 MBA credits)

  • GSM 7251: Internships for Management  (3 credits)
    *Note: The internship is highly recommended for all students and is required for BA/MBA students.

Second Year - Fall Semester - MBA Students (15 MBA credits)

  • GSM 6121: Politics and Public Policy for Managers (3 credits)
  • GSM 6122: Leading Ethical, Socially Responsible & Sustainable Organizations (3 credits)
  • GSM 6___: MBA Elective (3 credits)
  • GSM 6___: MBA Elective (3 credits)
  • GSM 6___: MBA Elective or MBA Experiential Elective (3 credits)
    * Note: all students must successfully complete at least one 3 credit experiential elective course during the program

Second Year - Spring Semester - MBA Students (*12 to 15 MBA credits)
*Students who have successfully completed a total of 48 approved MBA credits by the beginning of spring semester of the second year, may only need to complete an additional 12 MBA credits to meet graduation requirements. Be sure to check your online audit and confirm your audit status with Karen Arthur

  • GSM 6123: Strategic Management (3 credits)
  • GSM 6___: MBA Elective (3 credits)
  • GSM 6___: MBA Elective (3 credits)
  • GSM 6___: MBA Elective (3 credits)
  • GSM 6___: MBA Elective or MBA Experiential Elective (3 credits) 
    * Note: all students must successfully complete at least one 3 credit experiential elective course during the program

 

Choosing Electives for Your Areas of Interest

See the areas of interest web pages to review elective courses recommended for each area of interest.  If you have questions about which courses you should take, you are always welcome to consult with the faculty, career management staff or Judy O'Neill.