FAQs

  1. When can I apply for admission?
  2. How do I apply?
  3. What is the application deadline?
  4. What are the admission requirements?
  5. What factors are considered in evaluating my application for admission?
  6. How can I obtain additional copies of my GMAT scores?
  7. What are the requirements to submit transcripts from degrees granted outside of the U.S.?
  8. Can I submit application materials before I complete the application?
  9. What are the academic and professional experience requirements?
  10. How long after I apply will the Admission Committee make its decision?
  11. Will my course credits from another university or college MBA program be accepted?

1. When can I apply for admission?

You are encouraged to complete the MBA for Professionals application process as soon as possible. Class size is limited and admission decisions are made on a rolling basis. All required application materials must be received by the MBA for Professionals' office prior to the start of class.  We admit students until cohorts are full.  Contact us directly if you have any questions about the application process!

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2. How do I apply?

We encourage you to apply online using our free online application found here.  We can provide a paper application upon request.  There is a $100 fee for applicants who wish to submit a paper application. 

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3. What is the application deadline?

Admission to Willamette University's MBA for Professionals program is selective. Admission evaluation is based upon the application materials submitted. Materials may be submitted all together or piece-by-piece.

To be considered for admission, all required application materials must be received by the MBA for Professionals program prior to the start of class. Class sizes are limited and admission is granted on a rolling basis so it is to your advantage to submit your application as early as possible.  Please don't hesitate to contact us with questions as you are applying.

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4. What are the admission requirements?

To be considered for admission, applicants must have a bachelor's degree from a U.S. college/university accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting agency (or an equivalent degree from another country), and 3 years of post-bachelor's degree professional work experience.  If you are unsure if you meet any of the admission requirements, please contact a staff member of the MBA for Professionals program and we will be happy to discuss your eligibility.  

Application materials include:
Willamette's MBA for Professionals Application
Personal Statement
Professional Resume
Two Letters of Recommendation
Admissions Interview
Official Copy of your GMAT or GRE Scores

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5. What factors are considered in evaluating my application for admission?

Factors considered during the evaluation include, but are not limited to: previous and current professional experience, commitment to attain a graduate management education, professional or personal achievements and goals, academic performance and alumni or current student referrals.

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6. How can I obtain additional copies of my GMAT scores?

If you did not select the Willamette University's MBA for Professionals program on test day you may order additional score reports online, by phone, fax and direct mail. An official score on the Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT®), taken within the last five years is required. The GMAT code for the Willamette University MBA for Professionals is 3MZ-PZ-34.

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7. What are the requirements to submit transcripts from degrees granted outside of the U.S.?

Applicants whose degree(s) were granted outside of the U.S. must provide their official transcript(s) of all undergraduate and graduate course work accompanied by an English translation of the records and transcripts.

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8. Can I submit application materials before I complete the application?

Yes. Materials may be submitted all together or piece-by-piece.  We encourage applicants to submit materials as they progress through the application process.

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9. What are the academic and professional experience requirements?

To be considered for admission, applicants must have a bachelor's degree from a U.S. college/university accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting agency (or an equivalent degree from another country), and 3 years of post-bachelor's degree professional work experience.  If you are unsure if you meet any of the admission requirements, please contact a staff member of the MBA for Professionals program and we will be happy to discuss your eligibility.  

The Willamette MBA for Professionals curriculum is designed to develop the ability of the experienced professional to manage across functions and across sectors.  We review each candidate individually and holistically, knowing that each prospective student has a unique set of skills and background to provide in our classroom environment.  Students come from many backgrounds including the seasoned professional to the up-and-comer on the fast track to leadership.  We strive for a diverse cohort in regards to work experience and educational backgrounds.

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10. How long after I apply will the Admission Committee make its decision?

Admission decisions are made following receipt of your complete application file generally within one to two weeks.

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11. Will my course credits from another university or college MBA program be accepted?

Transfer credits from AACSB accredited MBA programs are considered and evaluated as part of the admission process. Contact us at mba-p@willamette.edu to arrange an MBA transcript review.  If you are a licensed CPA, you will receive a waiver for GSM-623 Accounting for Managers with proof of CPA certification.  Graduates of our Atkinson Executive Development Center credited certificate programs may be eligible for course credit toward the MBA.  

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