The employment report provides career data for the graduating class of 2016.
Data used in the employment report was provided to the Willamette MBA career management staff by members of the graduating class. The employment report refers to the graduates' first position after completing the Willamette MBA.
As with most Willamette MBA graduates, the class of 2016 represented a wide range of career interests. Some were seeking their first management position and some were seeking career change or advancement. Some were seeking careers in business, while others were seeking careers related to public service or not-for-profit organizations.
A few examples of salary comparisons for Portland, Oregon and other cities in the U.S. are presented at the bottom of this page.
Conducting a successful job search is a partnership between students and the school. The school helps students develop their knowledge, experience and competitive career skills, facilitates networking and employment opportunities, and connects students to the information and resources they need. MBA students build their tools of management, identify their career goals, develop competitive resume and interview skills, network through student professional organizations, alumni and employer contacts, and actively pursue employment opportunities.
Employment - Graduating Class of 2016
Members of the graduating class of 2016 entered the program seeking their first professional position or career change. Prior to the Willamette MBA program they had a median of 11 months of work experience with a range 0 to 240 months of work experience.
|Received a Job Offer||82%|
|Accepted a Job Offer||78%|
|Government and Not-for-Profit||32%|
|Salary (see salary notes at bottom of page)|
|Range Salary||$13,200 to $82,000|
|Finance and Accounting||23%|
|Sample of Employers Who Hired 2016 Graduates|
|Astra Society International|
|Banfield Pet Hospital|
|Family Building Blocks|
|Cambia Health Solutions|
|Hewlett Packard Company (HP)|
|Johnson & Johnson|
|Liberty Mutual Insurance|
|Providence Health & Services|
|State of Oregon|
|United Way of Mid-Willamette Valley|
|US Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Benefits Administration|
* Salary Notes:
1) Employment and salary data vary from year to year depending on general economic trends, the career goals of the individual members of the graduating class, undergraduate degree, previous related work experience, level of managerial responsibility, and sector of employment. Salaries also vary by geographic location. For the graduating class of 2016, a $56,417 salary in Portland, Oregon is approximately equal to $70,873 in Seattle, Washington; $109,461 in San Francisco, California; $68,222 in Boston, Massachusetts; $63,645 in Washington DC; and $72,278 in New York, New York. (Source: "Sperling's BestPlaces" Cost of Living Calculator; 3/3/2017; http://www.bestplaces.net/cost-of-living/)