| Full-Time Formats: International
We welcome and encourage qualified applicants from around the world
and are proud of the international spirit of our MBA program. With
35% of students coming from outside of the U.S., the Willamette MBA is truly
Admission is based on academic ability, managerial potential
and commitment to participating in an intensive and experiential MBA learning
Applicants must have a bachelor degree from a U.S. college/university
accredited by the appropriate U.S. regional
institutional accrediting agency, or an equivalent degree from another country.
Three and four year bachelor degrees from international colleges/universities
are considered equivalent if the degree is Bologna Accord compliant or if the
degree granting institution is recognized by the country's national or regional
accreditation/quality assurance organization.
All applicants should have
a record of strong and consistent academic performance, an understanding of mathematical
principles and well developed writing skills.
The Early Career MBA and the BA/MBA programs are designed for recent college
graduates and students with limited work experience. These programs do
previous work experience.
The MBA for Career Change and the Accelerated MBA programs are desinged for
students with a minimum of two years of post bachelor degree professional work
experience in a management or functional role.
A complete application file
and an interview (telephone or in person) are required to be considered for admission
by the admission committee. Applications are evaluated for interviews and admission
on a rolling basis. You are strongly encouraged to apply early.
Applications for Fall Semester 2012
We are currently reviewing applications for admission and merit-based scholarship assistance for fall semester 2012.
Applicants for fall semester 2012 are encouraged to apply early. Early
Action applicants receive full consideration for admission and merit-based
scholarships awards. An early application also
ensures early notification of our admission decision and promotes a smooth
transition to your MBA experience. Application deadlines for
Fall Semester 2012 are:
| Deadlines for Fall 2012
|Early Action 1
||December 12, 2011
||January 10, 2012
||March 1, 2012
||May 1, 2012
Online for Fall Semester 2012
Applicants who meet the Early
Action 1, 2 or 3 deadlines receive full consideration for admission, merit-based scholarships
and graduate assistantship awards. An early application also ensures early
of our admission decision and promotes a smooth transition to your MBA experience.
A special opportunity is available to applicants who complete their application by the Early Action 1 deadline. Early Action 1 applicants who are admitted to the Willamette MBA program will be invited to a special invitation-only "Dinner with the Dean" scheduled for our Winter Preview Day.
Applicants who complete their application between March 2nd and May 1st
will receive full consideration for admission. However, merit-based scholarship
and graduate assistantship awards will be awarded on a funds available basis
Applications received after the May 1st deadline
may be considered for admission on a space available basis and should contact
the MBA admission office for information.
International applicants to the MBA degree program must
submit the following application documents:
transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work accompanied by
an English translation of all academic records and transcripts. Applicants
who completed their bachelor degree at a Bologna Accord compliant school should
also submit a Diploma Supplement. Click here for information about official transcripts.
GMAT or General GRE score report. GMAT and GRE scores are valid for five
Information about the GMAT is available at mba.com.
The GMAT code for the Willamette Full-Time MBA is 3MZ-PZ-27.
about the General GRE is available at gre.org.
The GRE code for Willamette University is 4954.
TOEFL, IELTS Academic or PTE Academic score report.The requirement to submit a TOEFL, IELTS Academic or PTE Academic score may be waived for international students for whom English
is the native language and for international students who completed their undergraduate
education in the United States at an accredited U.S. college or university.
TOEFL: The TOEFL code for Willamette University is 4954. TOEFL scores are valid for two years. Minimum TOEFL score requirements
are listed below. More information about the TOEFL is
available at ets.org
Applicants who submit a TOEFL IBT score must have a total
score of 88 or higher. Subscores will also be reviewed. The recommended minimum
for each subsection is Reading = 21; Listening = 21; Writing = 21, Speaking =
Applicants who submit a TOEFL CBT score must have a total score of 230 or
higher. Applicants who submit a PBT score must have a total score of 570 or higher.
IELTS Academic: Applicants who submit an IELTS Academic score
must have a total score of 6.5 or higher. Skill subscores in reading, listening,
writing and speaking will also be reviewed. IELTS Academic scores are
valid for two years. More information about the IELTS Academic is available at http://www.ielts.org/default.aspx
PTE Academic: Applicants who submit an PTE Academic score
must have a total score of 60 or higher. PTE Academic scores are
valid for two years. More information about the PTE Academic is available at http://pearsonpte.com/PTEACADEMIC/Pages/home.aspx
- Essays as listed
on the application.
- Two candidate
evaluation forms or letters of reference. Evaluators must be people who are
directly familiar with your academic, professional or leadership experience.
nonrefundable application fee (waived for applications submitted online )
- I-20 and financial documentation.
Applicants must show the ability to fund educational and living expenses for the
two year MBA program. The following documents must be received and approved by
the school before an admitted student can receive an I-20.
MBA I-20 & Financial Documentation Form
- Official bank
verification of funds (written in English), showing that you and/or your sponsor
have sufficient resources to cover your educational and living expenses for the
two year MBA program.
Applicants who submit bank documents showing only
one year of funding must attest that adequate funding is available from the same
or equally dependable sources for the second year of the MBA program.
- A photocopy of the name/photo page of your passport showing your name
as presented and spelled on your passport.
An interview is part of the selection process. Applicants eligible to complete
the interview process will be invited to interview by the admission office
after all the applicant's documents have been received. Applicants invited
to interview will be given instructions for arranging a telephone or on-campus
Admission Decision Notification
Applicants who complete the application process and the interview will be notified
of the admission decision within three weeks
of completion of the interview.
Applicants who submit an application form, essays or credentials that do not
indicate potential for a positive admission decision may be denied admission
at any time after submission of the application form. Applicants in this situation
will be notified by email from the admission office.
Application Documents Cannot Be Returned
All materials and documents submitted as part of the application process become the property of the Willamette University MBA program and cannot be returned.
Contact Us With Your Questions
Applicants are always welcome to communicate with our admission staff.
We are here to help you explore Willamette University's MBA programs and answer
your questions. Email email@example.com ,
call 503-370-6167 (toll free in the U.S. 866-MBA-AGSM), participate in our
online chats, visit us on campus or meet our representatives at MBA events
around the world.
addition, general information for international students preparing for graduate
study in the U.S. , information about advising services in your country
and a list of overseas educational
advising centers is available at Education
USA (sponsored by the U.S. Department of State).
If you are interested in an evening MBA program for working
professionals, explore the Willamette University MBA