Fact: Successful careers require more than knowledge. They require breadth and depth of knowledge, the ability to apply what you know to solve problems and create opportunities, strong communication and interpersonal skills, and a network.
Willamette MBA: The excellent faculty and curricular structure of the Willamette MBA provide breadth and depth of knowledge, and the opportunity to put knowledge to the test through client projects, internships, and hands-on elective courses. The program's emphasis on teams and career services builds strong interpersonal, communication and networking skills, and the tools of professional career management. In addition, our multi-sector mission prepares students for career opportunities in business, consulting, government, public service and not-for-profit organizations. Each of the components of the Willamette MBA learning experience merge to develop the expertise and resume of experience needed for a successful transition to the next step in your career, and a lifetime of career opportunities and satisfaction.
ROI Mindset: Understand that successful career transitions require equal development of new knowledge, new professional experience, a bigger network, new confidence, and new interpersonal and career management tools. Dive deep into classes, consulting projects, internships, professional activities, networking, team projects, and career management. Make presentations, take the lead, contribute to your teams, and manage your time. With an ROI mind-set guiding your choices, you will have more than a degree; you will have tools organizations value and the tools you need to succeed in situations of change, challenge and opportunity.
ROI Mindset: Utilize and apply your ROI mindset and actions from the first day of class. Remember, your new career starts on the first day of class ... not at graduation.