Early Career & Career Change MBA

Willamette's Early Career & Career Change MBA is an excellent choice for students seeking their first professional position, career change or advancement.

The program is specifically designed to provide the knowledge, professional experience, network and tools needed for successful career transitions and a lifetime of career satisfaction and opportunities.

The student experience features an excellent faculty, an integrated curriculum that provides the knowledge and perspective required for management decision-making, a full program of career services and student organizations, resume building professional experience through internships and class consulting projects, and the opportunity to pursue individual career goals in one or more areas of interest.


MBA Curricular Path

1st Year - Fall Semester

  • Data Analysis, Modeling & Decision Making
  • Managing Individuals, Teams and Organizations
  • Accounting for Managers
  • Marketing: Creating Satisfied Consumers
  • PACE I: Consulting & Achieving Your Career Goals

1st Year - Spring Semester

  • Economics, Finance and Markets
  • Operations and Systems Management
  • MBA Elective Course
  • MBA Elective Course
  • PACE II: Consulting & Planning an Entrepreneurial Venture

Summer Between First and Second Year

  • Internship

Second Year - Fall Semester

  • Politics and Public Policy for Managers
  • Leading Ethical, Socially Responsible & Sustainable Organizations
  • MBA Elective Course
  • MBA Elective Course
  • MBA Elective Course

Second Year - Spring Semester

  • Strategic Management
  • MBA Elective Course
  • MBA Elective Course
  • MBA Elective Course
  • MBA Elective Course