Quick Stats

  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    573
  • Program Cost
    $73,690
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Yield
    60%
  • Selectivity
    73%
  • Job Offers
    81%
  • Average Salary
    $51,466
  • Top Industry
    Financial Services
Contact Information
Willamette University
900 Sate Street
Salem, Oregon 97301, United States
Website
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Atkinson Graduate School of Management

About Atkinson Graduate School of Management

Willamette MBA programs build the knowledge, experience and professional career management skills needed for success in business, government and nonprofit enterprises. Programs include the Early Career/Career Change MBA designed for students seeking their first professional position or career transition; and the MBA for Professionals designed for experienced practicing managers seeking an evening MBA program. Both programs emphasize excellent teaching and the hands-on learning experiences that have made Willamette a recognized leader in experiential learning. Both programs are accredited by AACSB International.

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The staff and professors are always willing to talk and are very approachable and will give you valuable feedback on projects, papers and tests.

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Admissions: Can I get in?

3.2 GPA of All Applicants 3.2 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 21
  • Median 11
  • Middle 80% 0 to 56
Admissions Selectivity
73% Atkinson Graduate School of Management 46% Average Across All Schools

573 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
68% 543
72% 573
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 242
73% 73.0
60% 60.0
Female
41% 41
International
60% 60
Re-Applicants
0% 0
0% 0
Wait-listed
100% 0
Top Undergrad Majors
  • Accepted
  • Psychology
  • Business (General)
  • Economics
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • Willamette University
  • University of Oregon
  • Portland State University
  • Oregon State University
  • Western Oregon University
Importance of Application Elements
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Very Important
  • Application Essay Very Important
  • Interviews Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Moderately Important
  • Recommendations Important
  • GMAT Scores Important
$16,244 Applicant Average Base Salary
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0% 0
0% 0
740 to 769
0% 0
0% 0
710 to 739
8% 8
10% 10
680 to 709
5% 5
6% 6
650 to 679
8% 8
10% 10
620 to 649
7% 7
8% 8
590 to 619
8% 8
10% 10
560 to 589
5% 5
6% 6
530 to 559
15% 15
16% 16
500 to 529
12% 12
14% 14
Under 500
31% 31
22% 22
English Language Requirements
580 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?

Financial Services 25%
Top Industry
  • Manufacturing 19%
  • Consulting 17%
  • Technology 8%
Avanade 4
Top Employer
  • Nike 4
  • Intel 3
  • Hitachi Consulting 1
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
81% Atkinson Graduate School of Management 83% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
45% 45
61% 60.97325153374234
45% Receive Offers
37% 37
56% 55.69710982658959
37% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
36% 36
22% 21.9117610062893
36% Receive Offers
39% 39
25% 25.424767441860464
39% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
3% 3.0
0%
11% 11.25
76% Graduates seeking full-time employment
23% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • Avanade 4
  • Nike 4
  • Intel 3
  • Hitachi Consulting 1
  • NAVEX Global 1
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
27% 27
$55,208.00
18K 71K
Finance/Accounting
33% 33
$43,350.00
9K 74K
General Management
4% 4
Data not provided
Human Resources
2% 2
Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
15% 15
$58,714.00
38K 75K
Information Technology
0% 0
Data not provided
Operations/Logistics
8% 8
$54,350.00
42K 63K
Other
4% 4
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
17% 17
$62,338.00
42K 72K
Consumer Products
6% 6
$51,667.00
38K 75K
Financial Services
25% 25
$42,597.00
9K 60K
Government
2% 2
Data not provided
Manufacturing
19% 19
$50,971.00
15K 70K
Media/Entertainment
2% 2
Data not provided
Non-profit
6% 6
$35,667.00
16K 55K
Petroleum/Energy
2% 2
Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
2% 2
Data not provided
Real Estate
4% 4
Data not provided
Technology
8% 8
$61,694.00
48K 74K
Other
6% 6
$59,333.00 Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
One Year or Less
69% 69
$52,913.00
9K 100K
More than one year, up to three years
21% 21
$50,848.00
18K 71K
More than five years
2% 2
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Asia
10% 10
$28,940.00
9K 55K
Australia & Oceania
0% 0
Data not provided
Central America & the Caribbean
0% 0
Data not provided
European Free Trade Zone
0% 0
Data not provided
Non-European Free Trade Zone
0% 0
Data not provided
Middle East & North Africa
4% 4
Data not provided
North America
83% 83
$55,741.00
27K 100K
South America
0% 0
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
6% 6
$67,067.00
61K 71K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
0% 0
Data not provided
U.S. South
0% 0
Data not provided
U.S. Southwest
6% 6
$46,229.00
40K 55K
U.S. Midwest
2% 2
Data not provided
U.S. West
69% 69
$56,536.00
27K 100K
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
Data not provided
Canada
0% 0
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus 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
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 12
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 81
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School
  • NAWMBA
  • NET IMPACT
  • NORTHWEST CONSORTIUM CAREER FAIR
  • SEATTLE TREK

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$56,427
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $73,690
  • Budget $16,000
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$56,427
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $73,690
  • Budget $16,000
2 Full Tuition Scholarships
$15,021 Average Scholarship Amount 74% of Students Receive Aid
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
51% 51
74% 74
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
$2,201,625
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • Academic Merit
  • Some Other Criteria
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 $37,799
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
45 Atkinson Graduate School of Management 43 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Experiential learning
80% 80
Team project
50% 50
Case study
35% 35
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
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Sustainability Management. Not-For-Profit Management. Operations, Analysis and Systems
Master Degree Programs
Joint Degree Programs
  • MBA/JD (Law)
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must write a complete business plan
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • 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
  • class room technology upgrades and high tech teaching stations, a super research computer, computer upgrades for faculty and staff

Students: Who are my classmates?

19% Married Students 39% International Students
41% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
80% 80
Asian American
6% 6
Hispanic
6% 6
Student Citizenship
North America
61% 61
Middle East and North Africa
23% 23
Asia
12% 12
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Social Impact
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
Active Networking Clubs
  • International students
  • Women students

Alumni: How strong is my network?

2,624 Living MBA Alumni 1 Countries where alumni clubs exist
1 Active alumni clubs
6% 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.