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Alumni Referral Program targets MBA for Professionals candidates

We are pleased to announce a new Alumni Referral Program for candidates applying to the Willamette University evening MBA for Professionals program in Salem and Portland.

When a Willamette MBA alumnus make a referral to the MBA for Professionals program and the referred candidate is admitted and enrolls, we’ll credit $1000 to his or her tuition balance during the candidate’s first semester in the alumnus’ name.  It’s a great opportunity to empower someone to make a solid investment in his or her future and allows our alumni to extend their legacy as successful Willamette MBA graduates.

You can review the details of the referral program online.

Please contact the MBA for Professionals program for more information.

Prof. Rob Wiltbank’s angel investing research referenced

Professor Rob Wiltbank’s research into angel investing has been referenced by a number of articles in recent months.  Wiltbank and his colleagues demonstrate the returns experienced by angel investors and due diligence completed in evaluating investment opportunities.

Read the latest article on Tech Crunch.

October 2012 article quoting Wiltbank’s research.

Executive program for attorneys in business

This May the Willamette University Executive Development Center will present a unique program targeted to attorneys who work in business or make business decisions for their organizations.

The Leadership and Management for Attorneys in Business program offers a structured approach to business that provides the tools, resources and concepts to increase the value and productivity of any attorney working within a company.

The program is delivered in an interactive learning format, May 5-9, 2013, at Willamette University's Portland, Oregon Center (opening dinner and panel of general counsels on May 5; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day, except Thursday departure at 4 p.m.).

For more information visit http://willamette.edu/mba/executive/corporate_counsel/index.html.

Competitive intelligence one-day seminar April 24

The Executive Development Center, in association with contributing professor Sean Campbell, is pleased to present a one day seminar on competitive intelligence in Portland on April 24 titled “Building Competitive Strategies with Greater Insight.” 

Learn more about the program and register online for the one-day session or webinar: http://willamette.edu/mba/executive/competitive_intelligence/index.html.

Join us for the Willamette MBA entrepreneurship/angel fund speaker series

Several times per semester, the Willamette MBA Angel Fund hosts a special guest speaker at either the Portland Center or on the Salem campus. This may be a once in a life time opportunity to meet some of the most respected entrepreneurs in our community, and ask them the burning questions about starting a firm or working inside a fast growing startup.

Upcoming speakers include:

April 24, 9-10:30 a.m.
Chris Ulum, founder of Agilyx, turning plastic into sweet crude oil.
Salem, KLH

For more information, contact Wade Brooks (wbrooks@willamette.edu).

Connect with the Willamette MBA – upcoming events

Spring is a busy time for recruitment and admission activities and alumni play a vital part in the process.  We welcome your referrals of students to the Early Career/Career Change MBA full-time program and MBA for Professionals evening program.  In addition, our career management team is busy helping students secure jobs and internships.

To view a list of upcoming admission events, visit the Willamette MBA events calendar:


To send a job or internship announcement, please e-mail mba-jobs@willamette.edu.