Employers of Alumni

Willamette MBA alumni work in exceptionally diverse settings, including sole proprietorships, mid-market companies, Fortune 500 companies, government entities, not-for-profits and service firms. They manage operations, analyze finances, promote products and act as consultants and advisors. They work hard and contribute to the success of their employers.

Employers praise the maturity, academic and workplace skills, and general values and ethics possessed by Atkinson graduates. They describe our graduates as down-to-earth communicators, approachable leaders, collaborative team players and creative problem-solvers who see the big picture of managerial issues. They know our alumni will have realistic expectations and will hit-the-ground running --- ready to immediately assume their job responsibilities.

Whether by design or as a result of exposure, Atkinson graduates traditionally seek and maintain employment in the Pacific Northwest --- an area acclaimed for the quality of its environment, livability and life-style. Although 70 percent of Atkinson alumni work in Oregon or Washington, others have followed their careers throughout the United States and around the world.

The list of companies who hire Atkinson alumni is extensive.  A sample of businesses, not-for-profit and government organizations that employ multiple Willamette MBA alumni includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Accenture
  • Adidas
  • AKT, LLP
  • Amazon.com
  • Apple Computer, Inc.
  • Aramco
  • Ashland Partners
  • Avanade, Inc.
  • Bank of America
  • Bonneville Power Administration
  • British Petroleum
  • Cascade Employer Association, Inc.
  • Cisco Systems
  • Columbia Sportswear Company
  • Daimler
  • Deloitte & Touche
  • Ernst & Young
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Energy Trust of Oregon, Inc.
  • Goldman Sachs Bank
  • Hewlett Packard Company
  • Hitachi Consulting
  • IBM Corporation
  • Intel Corporation
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • KPMG
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Mentor Graphics
  • Mercy Corps
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Moss Adams LLP
  • Nautilus
  • Nestle USA
  • Nike, Incorporated
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Oracle
  • Planar Systems, Inc.
  • Portland Energy Conservation Inc.
  • Portland General Electric
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers, LLP
  • Providence Health Systems
  • Russell Investment Group
  • Salem Hospital
  • StanCorp Financial Group
  • State of California
  • State of Nevada
  • State of Oregon
  • State of Washington
  • State Farm Insurance Companies
  • T-Mobile
  • Tektronix, Inc
  • The Boeing Company
  • The Regence Group
  • Universal Studios
  • U.S. Bank
  • United States Government
  • Vestas American Wind Technology
  • Weyerhaeuser Company
  • Xerox Corporation