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Willamette University Atkinson Graduate School of Management

Salem, OR
Academics & Programs

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Academic Programs
Early Career MBA and MBA for Career Change

The Early Career MBA and the MBA for Career Change are full-time MBA programs designed for students seeking career entry, change and advancement. In just 21 months, students learn the core principles of management, refine their career...
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Willamette MBA Students Say...

With a unique focus on young professionals, Willamette’s friendly but rigorous MBA is a great way to get your feet wet in the business world. While most MBA programs require work experience before matriculation, this program is “specifically geared toward the early career or career change MBA.” In... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

900 State Street

Salem, OR 97301

United States

Phone: 503-370-6167

Fax: 503-370-3011


Degrees / Programs
Academic Experience Rating: 82
Concentrations: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Human Resources, Finance, International Business, JD/MBA - Dual Degree, Marketing, Non-Profit Management/Public Administration, Organizational Behavior
Centers of Research: Willamette University Center for Governance and Public Policy Willamette University Center for Sustainable Communities Willamette University College of Law and Law Library Willamette University Portland Center - Portland Oregon
Part Time Program: Yes
Evening Program: Yes
Executive MBA Program Offered: Yes
Other Advanced Degrees Offered: Degree = MBA Program options: Early Career and Career Change MBA - 21 Months Accelerated Program - 9 to 15 months MBA for Professionals (evening) - 24 months
Joint / Combined Degrees Offered: MBA/JD - Joint Degree in Management and Law - 4 Years
Study Abroad Options: * Copenhagen Business School, Denmark * KEDGE School of Management, France (formerly Bordeaux School of Management) * EM Strasbourg School of Business, France
Academic Calendar: Semester
Online Course Catalog: http://www.willamette.edu/mba/full-time/curriculum/course_descriptions/index.html
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Student Faculty Ratio: 7:1
Total Faculty: 50%
Full-Time Faculty: 50%
Part-Time Faculty: 50%
Female Faculty: 30%
Minority Faculty: 1%
Finance: www.willamette.edu/mba/full-time/curriculum/index.html
Marketing: www.willamette.edu/mba/full-time/curriculum/index.html
Global Human Resources: www.willamette.edu/mba/full-time/curriculum/index.html
General Management: www.willamette.edu/mba/full-time/curriculum/index.html
Operations, Systems and Analysis: www.willamette.edu/mba/full-time/curriculum/index.html
Public and Not-for-Profit Management: www.willamette.edu/mba/full-time/curriculum/index.html
Organizational Analysis: www.willamette.edu/mba/full-time/curriculum/index.html
Entrepreneurship: www.willamette.edu/mba/full-time/curriculum/index.html
Accounting: www.willamette.edu/mba/full-time/curriculum/index.html
Sustainability Management: www.willamette.edu/mba/full-time/curriculum/index.html
Notable Faculty:
Name:Debra J. Ringold
Title:Dean and Professor of Marketing
Course:Economic Policy
Name:Ilan Vertinsky
Title:Professor of International Management
Course:Economic Policy
Name:Fred Thompson
Title:Professor of Public Management and Policy Analysis
Course:Economic Policy
Name:Lisbeth Claus
Title:Professor of Global HR
Course:Economic Policy
Name:Michael Dothan
Title:Professor of Economics and Finance
Course:Economic Policy
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Academic Services Offered
Academic Prep Programs for Incoming Students:Yes
Peer Tutoring Programs:Yes
Description:Academic tutors are available for all core courses. In addition, 2nd year students serve as peer career advisors for first year students and assist our professional career management staff. Second year students also serve as peer advisors for teams of the first year PACE courses: Consulting for a Not-for-Profit Organization; and Developing an Entrepreneurial Venture.
Minority Support Groups:Yes
Description:Willamette University Office of Multicultural Affairs http://www.willamette.edu/dept/oma/
Women Support Groups:Yes
Description:Chapter of National Association of Women MBAs http://www.willamette.edu/agsm/students/
Non-US Student Support Groups:Yes
Description:1. International Graduate Student Association (student organization) http://www.willamette.edu/agsm/students/ 2. Willamette University Office of International Education 3. New student arrival program; we pick students up at the airport, bring them to Salem, help them find a place to live, etc. http://www.willamette.edu/dept/oie/
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Support Groups:Yes
Description:The university office of multicultural student affairs serves the needs of students http://www.willamette.edu/dept/oma/
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