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  • AVG. GMAT SCORE
    591
  • Program Cost
    $69,774
    $ $ $ $ $
Contact Information
900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301, United States
Website

Willamette’s MBA programs prepare students for career transitions and advancement in business, government and not-for-profit organizations. Students can choose the full-time Early Career/Career Change MBA (no work experience required) or the evening MBA for Professionals program. Both feature “learning by doing,” an innovative integrated curriculum, excellent teaching, a full program of career services, leadership opportunities and network development. As a leader in experiential education, Willamette helps students build the knowledge and experience employers value. Merit-based scholarships are available.

Quick Stats

  • Yield
    52%
  • Selectivity
    86%
  • Job Offers
    83%
  • Average Salary
    $54,734.00
  • Top Industry
    Consulting

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About Willamette University

Admissions: Can I get in?

3.31 GPA of All Applicants 3.32 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average
  • Median
  • Middle 80%
Admissions Selectivity
86% Atkinson Graduate School of Management 46% Average Across All Schools

591 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
70% 559
74% 591
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 196
86% 86.0
52% 52.0
Female
38% 38
International
61% 61
Re-Applicants
0% 0
0% 0
Wait-listed
100% 3
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Political Science
  • Economics
  • Other Business
  • Accepted
  • Political Science
  • Economics
  • Other Business
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • Willamette University
  • Oregon State University
  • Univeristy of Oregon
  • University of Washington
  • King Saud University
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Very Important
  • Application Essay Very Important
  • Recommendations Very Important
  • Interviews Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Considered
$15,994 Applicant Average Base Salary
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0% 0
0% 0
740 to 769
1% 1
2% 2
710 to 739
4% 4
5% 5
680 to 709
4% 4
8% 8
650 to 679
7% 7
8% 8
620 to 649
16% 16
19% 19
590 to 619
7% 7
8% 8
560 to 589
14% 14
16% 16
530 to 559
19% 19
19% 19
500 to 529
9% 9
10% 10
Under 500
17% 17
6% 6
English Language Requirements
570 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Consulting 32%
Top Industry
  • Technology 19%
  • Consumer Products 15%
  • Financial Services 11%
Avanade 6
Top Employer
  • Intel 5
  • Nike 4
  • Northwestern Mutual 2
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
83% Atkinson Graduate School of Management 85% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
58% 58
64% 63.699022556390986
58% Receive Offers
51% 51
58% 57.85206896551723
51% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
25% 25
21% 21.110859375
25% Receive Offers
30% 30
25% 24.93132867132867
30% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0% 0
5% 5.492558139534883
0% Receive Offers
0% 0
7% 7.091818181818181
0% Accept Offers
77% Graduates seeking full-time employment
19% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • Avanade 6
  • Intel 5
  • Nike 4
  • Northwestern Mutual 2
  • Bonneville Power Administration 2
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
15% 15
$70,873.00
68K 83K
Finance/Accounting
32% 32
$45,750.00
14K 76K
General Management
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Human Resources
8% 8
$42,001.00
35K 51K
Marketing/Sales
25% 25
$57,562.00
35K 76K
Information Technology
6% 6
$47,500.00
46K 50K
Operations/Logistics
13% 13
$56,048.00
35K 65K
Other
2% 2
$105,000.00 Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
32% 32
$61,088.00
35K 105K
Consumer Products
15% 15
$59,350.00
35K 85K
Financial Services
11% 11
$40,900.00
21K 55K
Government
9% 9
$45,424.00
41K 57K
Manufacturing
4% 4
$43,230.00
36K 51K
Media/Entertainment
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Non-profit
2% 2
$58,000.00 Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
2% 2
$20,400.00 Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
4% 4
$61,000.00
57K 65K
Real Estate
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Technology
19% 19
$58,571.00
14K 76K
Other
2% 2
$42,500.00 Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
One Year or Less
60% 60
$52,165.00
31K 105K
More than one year, up to three years
26% 26
$57,636.00
21K 76K
More than five years
8% 8
$69,050.00
44K 85K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Asia
6% 6
$18,467.00
14K 21K
Australia & Oceania
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Central America & the Caribbean
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
European Free Trade Zone
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Non-European Free Trade Zone
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Middle East & North Africa
8% 8
$44,545.00
31K 57K
North America
87% 87
$57,985.00
35K 105K
South America
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
2% 2
$70,775.00 Data not provided
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
U.S. South
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
U.S. Southwest
2% 2
$50,003.00 Data not provided
U.S. Midwest
2% 2
$68,000.00 Data not provided
U.S. West
94% 94
$57,640.00
35K 105K
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Canada
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Other Income for Most Recent Graduates
Top Companies with Interns / Hired
  • State of Oregon 11
  • Northwestern Mutual 6
  • Intel 5
  • Nike 4
  • City of Salem 3
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus 67
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board 113
  • Average intern length in weeks 12
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 81
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School
  • MBA Womein International
  • Net Impact Trek
  • Brazil Trek
  • NSHMBA Conference

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$113,211
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $69,774
  • Budget $48,698
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$113,211
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $69,774
  • Budget $48,698
3 Full Tuition Scholarships
$13,244 Average Scholarship Amount 77% of Students Receive Aid
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
72% 72
77% 77
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
$2,052,854
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • Academic Merit
95%
Of first-year institutional scholarship recipients who received at least the same amount for the second year
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy No
  • Max loan guarantee per year
  • Average post-graduation debt $39,907
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
48 Atkinson Graduate School of Management 44 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Experiential learning
30% 30
Team project
25% 25
Case study
20% 20
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Sustainability Management; Opperations, Analysis and Systems: Not-for-Profit Management
Master Degree Programs
Joint Degree Programs
  • MBA/JD (Law)
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must write a complete business plan
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
  • Students must complete a company-specific project and present results to relevant parties
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 21
  • Distance learning Yes
Technology Improvements
  • Purchased new computers and software and a Dell Power Edge faculty research computer; built and support a student investment finance lab and trading room for student use; upgrade and maintain rapid prototyping lab; purchase of student printers and upgrade of all AV systems in classrooms, built a collaborative class room.

Students: Who are my classmates?

18% Married Students 49% International Students
45% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
76% 76
Asian American
11% 11
African American
7% 7
Student Citizenship
North America
51% 51
Middle East and North Africa
25% 25
Asia
19% 19
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Consulting
  • Corporate Social Responsibility/NetImpact
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Other
Active Networking Clubs
  • International Club
  • Women in MBA

Alumni: How strong is my network?

2,503 Living MBA Alumni 1 Countries where alumni clubs exist
1 Active alumni clubs
12% Participating in gift donations No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.