Why the Willamette MBA?
Willamette’s Early Career and Career Change MBA program develops the resume building experience, knowledge, and personal and professional tools needed for a future of career satisfaction and advancement in the global environment.
The Willamette MBA provides:
Resume Building Professional Experience
Willamette emphasizes experiential learning. This means you don’t have to wait until you have years of professional work experience to get the MBA you need to jump-start your career. At Willamette, you will build the resume of experience employers value through internships, consulting projects with clients, PACE, and innovative experiential elective courses (such as the student investment fund, new ventures to launch, design thinking, and more).
Integrated Decision-Making Tools, Focused Career Expertise
Willamette’s MBA students experience the best of both worlds. You will understand how the functions of an organization strategically combine to meet the organization’s mission, and you will understand the important concepts of social responsibility, ethics and environmental stewardship. You also have the opportunity to build expertise in one or more career areas of interest. This combination of breadth and depth of knowledge is a major benefit that separates the MBA degree from other master’s degree programs.
Financial Return on Investment
Financially, ROI for a graduate degree is higher when you complete your degree early in your career because you will earn higher salaries for more years of your working life. Willamette’s Early Career and Career Change MBA program has been ranked by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 75 U.S. MBA programs for ROI. U.S. News and World Report lists the Willamette MBA as on of the "10 Least Expensive Private Business Schools." Bloomberg Businessweek listed the Willamette MBA as a 2014 Top Business School. In addition, all admitted applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships.
Personal Growth and Satisfaction
Your success depends not on the degree itself, but on the new skills you develop while you earn the degree. Willamette’s excellent faculty, staff, alumni, career services and student organizations help you develop leadership, team, communication, networking and career management tools. Client-focused projects help you make an immediate impact by giving back to the community while you grow as a professional.
Future of Opportunities
Willamette is one of only two MBA programs in the world accredited for both business (AACSB International) and public management (NASPAA). As such, your Willamette MBA is respected in business, government and not-for-profit organizations and provides a versatile foundation on which to achieve career success across sectors.
If you are early in your career, you don’t have to wait to get your MBA. But get the MBA that is specifically designed to develop the experience and tools you need to jump-start your career, now, and provide for a life time of career satisfaction.