Willamette University - Atkinson Graduate School of Management

Introduction
AACSB Accredited

The Atkinson Graduate School of Management is a place where students, faculty and executives come together to share experiences, examine current business issues and develop innovative and creative thinking.

The Atkinson School is one of two graduate programs located at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. Established in 1974, our distinguished faculty teach timeless management skills with an emphasis on business, government and not-for-profit sectors. With campuses in Salem and Portland, we offer distinct MBA programs for both full-time and evening formats. Willamette University MBA graduates enter the workforce exceptionally prepared for real-world challenges and sustainable management careers.

Our Mission

The Atkinson Graduate School of Management is committed to providing world class management education to U.S. and international students in all stages of their careers.
We help our graduates acquire life-long learning skills and become outstanding leaders and managers in business, government, and nonprofit organizations worldwide by offering an intimate learning and practice environment, an integrated, cross-sectoral approach to management education, and dedication to quality teaching, instructional development, basic and applied research, and exceptional, customized career services.

Our Values

The Atkinson Graduate School of Management maintains that the purpose of all managerial activity is to create value. "Value" is worth as judged by someone other than the manager. It necessarily entails respecting human dignity, improving the welfare of the community through integration, and acting with integrity and competence. We expect our curriculum, pedagogy, internal governance, service, teaching, research and modeling will lead our graduates to pursue these values.

  • Human Dignity: Treat people as ends and not means. Respect individuals, encourage participation, explore and resolve differences collaboratively.
  • Integration: Seek and synthesize diverse interests, backgrounds, and knowledge. Act in accord with the common good. Foster trust. Pursue social responsibility and sustainability on the part of the enterprise.
  • Integrity: Accept responsibility for our actions. Be transparent and act in accord with principles of substantive and procedural justice.
  • Excellence: Promote excellence, competence, and continuous improvement.

ACCREDITATION

Business Administration Accreditation - AACSB International

The Willamette MBA is accredited for business administration by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB International accreditation assures program quality and promotes excellence and continuous improvement in undergraduate and graduate education for business administration world wide. The Willamette MBA is one of 448 accredited graduate programs throughout the world and one of only 43 accredited programs that focus solely on the master's level of study.

Public Administration Accreditation - The Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (also known as NASPAA: The Global Standard in Public Service Education)

Willamette University's Full-Time MBA programs are accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (also known as NASPAA).

The mission of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration is to ensure excellence in education and training for public service and to promote the ideal of public service. Dean Debra Ringold serves on the Executive Committee of NASPAA and is also a member of the organization's specialized accreditor, the Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation (or COPRA).

International and National Honor Societies

Beta Gamma Sigma (Business Administration) - Beta Gamma Sigma is the international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International. Learn more about Beta Gamma Sigma.
Pi Alpha Alpha (Public Administration) - Membership in PAA is limited to persons who demonstrate academic achievement in public affairs and administration program in NASPAA member schools and/or outstanding public service. Learn more about Pi Alpha Alpha.

Willamette University and College of Law Accreditation

Willamette University is fully accredited by NWCCU - the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The Willamette University College of Law, which participates with the Atkinson School in offering the joint degree in management and law (MBA/JD), is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA).

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MBA

Early Career & Career Change MBA

Campus Full time 21 months September 2017 USA Salem

In just 21 months, students learn the principles of management, refine their career interests, develop one or more career areas of interest, and build the network and portfolio of experience employers value. [+]

As a national leader in experiential education, the Willamette MBA prepares students for their first professional position, career change and advancement in business, government and not-for-profit organizations. Willamette's full-time MBA features: excellent teaching "hands-on" experiential learning consulting projects with real clients an integrated perspective of decision-making in-depth courses in ten career areas of interest a full program of career services up to three semesters of internships communication, leadership, networking and team skills MBA, MBA/JD, BA/MBA and Accelerated formats merit-based scholarships The specific design of the Willamette MBA helps early career and career change students jump start their future. In just 21 months, students learn the principles of management, refine their career interests, develop one or more career areas of interest, and build the network and portfolio of experience employers value. MBA Curricular Path 1st Year - Fall Semester Data Analysis, Modeling & Decision Making Managing Individuals, Teams and Organizations Accounting for Managers Marketing: Creating Satisfied Consumers PACE I: Consulting & Achieving Your Career Goals 1st Year - Spring Semester Economics, Finance and Markets Operations and Systems Management MBA Elective Course MBA Elective Course PACE II: Consulting & Planning an Entrepreneurial Venture Summer Between First and Second Year Internship Second Year - Fall Semester Politics and Public Policy for Managers Leading Ethical, Socially Responsible & Sustainable Organizations MBA Elective Course MBA Elective Course MBA Elective Course Second Year - Spring Semester Strategic Management MBA Elective Course MBA Elective Course MBA Elective Course MBA Elective Course [-]

MBA For Professionals

Campus Full time 24 months September 2017 USA Portland

Willamette’s MBA for Professionals program offers a supportive in-class experience delivered in a convenient evening format for busy working professionals. [+]

Willamette’s MBA for Professionals program offers a supportive in-class experience delivered in a convenient evening format for busy working professionals. Classes are held twice a week in Portland or Salem. Our all-inclusive format offers transparent tuition, unparalleled career management support, catered dinner on class nights and classes for life. The MBA for Professionals is the right choice for professionals seeking a transformational education experience while balancing a career and busy life. MBA candidates learn from exceptional faculty, engage in rigorous academics, receive a high level of personal service and specialized programming to meet career management goals. Program Design You will attend class two weeknights per week, from 6:00-10:00pm, in a cohort of working professionals from the business, government and not-for-profit sectors. Classes are held at Willamette University's Portland Center in the Pearl District and at the Atkinson Graduate School of Management in Salem. The MBA for Professionals is designed to allow completion in just 24 months, which includes three semesters per year (September, January, May). Tuition includes all books and materials and a complimentary dinner is served each evening. Staff members care for registration details and logistics so you can focus your efforts on studying, individual and group projects and success in your courses. MBA Curricular Path Foundational Knowledge LEAD: Leadership Effectiveness and Development Data Analysis, Modeling and Decision Making Accounting for Managers Managing Organizations: Individuals, Teams and Human Resources Functional Knowledge Creating and Implementing Market-Driven Strategies Finance and Economics for Managers Operations and Information Management Synthesis and Integration Global Management & Innovation Politics and Public Policy for Managers (previously titled "Creating Value through Governance") Special Topics in Management Strategic Management IMAP (Integrative Management Project) Capstone Course Faculty Expertise Willamette's remarkable faculty are leaders in their fields and successful consultants and researchers. Moreover, they are all dedicated to helping you build your knowledge of innovative business practices, develop a portfolio of proven management principles and manage the challenges of a dynamic global marketplace. You progress through the program in a small cohort, giving you an opportunity to develop relationships, learn from diverse experiences and approaches, and benefit from a built-in support network. Each course is designed to include core management principles coupled with special supporting topics that explore deeper issues facing managers in all functions and sectors. Career Advancement Along with a full sequence of management fundamental courses, students also have the option to enroll in the Career Management and Coaching Certificate (tuition for the certificate is waived) Career Management resources - including job postings, coaching sessions, peer-to-peer and professional one-to-one support - are available to you as needed. A Smart Investment in Yourself that Pays off for Years to Come Willamette University's MBA for Professionals goes beyond a degree - it's a cross-functional, highly interactive educational experience that From the relationships formed in the classroom to the partnerships formed beyond it, the Willamette MBA for Professionals is a life changing experience. Students report increased responsibilities at work, job promotions or other career advancement opportunities as a direct result of their Willamette MBA experience. As a graduate of the MBA for Professionals program, you are part of a 160+ year tradition of academic excellence at Willamette. The Willamette alumni network is a supportive and cooperative community eager to share expertise and talent. Graduates from the MBA for Professionals program have the opportunity to come back and take classes for free for life through the Willamette MBA for Life program. International Accreditation through AACSB International Not all MBA programs are created equal. The Willamette MBA for Professionals program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, the gold standard in accreditation for management education. Less than 5% of business schools worldwide hold AACSB International accreditation and are able to achieve the standards of excellence set forth to maintain accreditation and pass the rigorous peer review process. [-]

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Portland Oregon 97209

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Portland Oregon 97209

Portland, Oregon, 97209 US
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