Willamette's MBA for Professionals breaks records

by Rob Vaughn,

  • portlandcenter

Willamette University’s evening MBA program has announced a record entering class for the fall '15 semester The MBA for Professionals welcomed 46 new students as classes begin this week. In total, 27 students joined the Portland program and 19 in Salem, marking the largest combined class admitted in the ten-year history of the program. The entering class in Portland is the largest single cohort ever enrolled in the MBA for Professionals program.

The entering class also sets a new academic bar for the program. The combined GMAT test score of 545 is an 8% increase over the previous year.

Willamette University MBA was recently ranked by Forbes as a “Best Business School.” The ranking is based on return on investment. Willamette MBA’s accreditation with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools in Business (AACSB) was recently reaffirmed.

Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management began offering an evening MBA format for working professionals in 2006. Classes are offered twice a week in both Portland and Salem. The evening MBA program takes 24 months to complete. Atkinson was founded in 1974 and continues to offer a full-time MBA program in Salem, Oregon.

82 full-time MBA students also recently began classes in Salem with Willamette’s Early Career and Career Change MBA program, bringing the total number of students in both programs served by Willamette University MBA to 304.

The MBA for Professionals is currently accepting applications for January and September 2016.