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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


Curriculum / Academic Overview
Academic Calendar: Semester
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
Concentrations: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Human Resources, Finance, International Business, JD/MBA - Dual Degree, Marketing, Non-Profit Management/Public Administration, Organizational Behavior
Study Abroad Options: * Copenhagen Business School, Denmark * KEDGE School of Management, France (formerly Bordeaux School of Management) * EM Strasbourg School of Business, France
Online Course Catalog: http://www.willamette.edu/mba/full-time/curriculum/course_descriptions/index.html
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Courses in Sustainability: Yes
Sustainability course is: Required
Description: 1) We offer the following courses: * Managing Ethical and Sustainable Organizations (required) * Sustainability Management (elective) and * Scientific Basis of Sustainability (elective) 2) Sustainability is integrated into courses across the curriculum thus all faculty teach sustainability to some extent. 3) Sustainable Enterprise Certificate http://www.willamette.edu/mba/full-time/areas/sustainable_cert/index.html 4)Sustainable area of interest is described at http://www.willamette.edu/agsm/full-time/curriculum/areas_interest/sustainability_management.htm
Research Opportunities in Sustainability: Yes
Description: Willamette University Center for Sustainable Communities http://www.willamette.edu/centers/csc/
School's environmental commitment:  
1: Curriculum: Required and elective courses in sustainability and ethics and integration of these topics in other courses across the curriculum; 2) area of interest in sustainability management with the goal of creating change agents (leaders) who have the knowledge and skills to create processes that maximize the likelihood that both the organization and the wider system on which it depends thrive in the present and the future. http://www.willamette.edu/agsm/sustainability/ 3)Sustainability is good business strategy and is part of all courses
2: Student Organizations: Our professional student organizations include a chapter of Net Impact -- a global network of leaders changing the world through business http://www.netimpact.org/
3: Atkinson Graduate School of Management has been recognized for its Portland facility which is housed in a sustainable building. The Atkinson School has also been named one of the 100 Best Green Companies to Work For in Oregon by Oregon Business magazine. This ranking shows that our workplace has implemented a variety of green policies, and that our employees place a high value on sustainable practices and feel that our commitment to them is exceptional.
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Academic Support Services Offered
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/
Women Support Groups:Yes
Description:Chapter of National Association of Women MBAs http://www.willamette.edu/agsm/students/
Minority Support Groups:Yes
Description:Willamette University Office of Multicultural Affairs http://www.willamette.edu/dept/oma/
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/
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.
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