Why Willamette?

1. A Supportive Structure that Fits Your Life

The Willamette MBA is designed to help professionals balance work, family and earning a quality MBA. Caring staff members take care of program logistics – including textbooks, dinners on class nights and course materials – so you can focus on learning. Evening classes in Portland or Salem help you integrate program demands with your work schedule. Specially designed courses pair core management knowledge with cutting-edge content in each functional area of management.

2. Professional Networking and Career-Focused Tools

The MBA for Professionals’ cohort model is praised by graduates for the opportunity to interact with others who work in different sectors, industries and functional areas.  The greater Willamette MBA network offers access to thousands of alumni around the world and here at home.  Special programs, including the Career Management and Coaching Program (offered free of charge to MBA for Professionals students), help you focus your career objectives and understand your unique strengths as a manager and team member.

3. Financial Return on Investment

The Willamette MBA is priced competitively in the local MBA market and offers added value through career programs and personalized services.  Financial aid programs and merit-based scholarship opportunities are available for MBA for Professionals students to make earning a Willamette MBA accessible and affordable. 

4. 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, and career support services help you expand your leadership, team, communication, networking and career management tools.  Your colleagues in your cohort will challenge, motivate and support you through the program and beyond.

5. Quality and Value

Willamette’s MBA for Professionals graduates benefit from a degree accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, a distinction held by only 10% of business schools worldwide.  This standard of quality ensures your degree is worth the time and effort you put into it, highly marketable in business, government and not-for-profit organizations large and small.