Atkinson Graduate School of Management
Unrestricted support for the Atkinson Graduate School of Management helps provide MBA students with a learning experience that is recognized for the excellence of its programs, the quality of its students, and the dedication of its faculty. Gifts to AGSM are critical in ensuring important scholarship support for the program’s bright and enterprising students, providing continued resources and support for the program’s renowned faculty and supporting the highly collaborative learning environment that has earned the program its international recognition.
Unrestricted support for the Atkinson Graduate School of Management
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Below are highlights and statistics from the 2011-2012 academic year that demonstrate the impact of your investment in the Atkinson Graduate School of Management:
- During the 2011-2012 academic year, 155 MBA students were the recipients of Willamette-funded scholarship support. The average need-based financial aid package for MBA students was $15,751.
- In its second annual ranking of MBA programs, Poets & Quants, an online community for business school prospective students, listed the Willamette MBA as the highest ranked program in Oregon.
- The MBA for professionals program celebrated it’s fifth year in 2011. After the program launched in Portland in January 2006, it was expanded to Willamette University’s Salem campus in September. Now, new cohorts start in Salem annually (in September) and semi-annually in Portland (September and January).
- The Hult Global Case Challenge (GCC) has selected a team of MBA students from Willamette to participate in the regional round of its third annual competition. The Hult GCC is the world’s largest and most internationally acclaimed case competition featuring thousands of students competing from over 100 countries.
- The Aspen Institute's Beyond Grey Pinstripes survey ranked the Willamette MBA program among the top 25 schools in the world for corporate social responsibility, ethics and environmental stewardship.
- Forbes' magazine listed the Willamette MBA program among its list of the "top business schools" in the U.S. based on the return on investment experienced by graduates. This honor was followed by US News and World Report listing the Willamette MBA among the top five lowest priced, accredited, private MBA programs.