The Willamette MBA program ranks top in the nation when it comes to sending graduates to work in high-paying fields, according to US News & World Report.
US News recently ranked the top 30 business schools whose graduates are working in the most lucrative fields, and Willamette joins companies such as Columbia and Stanford in its list of the schools with the most 2021 graduates now working in lucrative positions in finance and general. management.
“We’ve always known that our MBA program is one of the best in the country,” said Orn Bodvarsson, dean of the Atkinson Graduate School of Management. “The number of our graduates who go on to successful and well-paying careers in this field is a testament to their hard work and the practical training and rigorous experience we provide at Willamette. When they graduate, they are in a good position to continue to the top of their field and that’s what they do.”
The Willamette MBA program provides students with practical training starting in their first year with a real consulting project through the year-long Practical Application to Career and Business (PACE) course. In their second year, students are empowered to make real managerial decisions with real money and real organization through Willamette’s unique experiential program.
MBA students regularly find competitive internships and jobs at the best and biggest companies in the region.
“Our focus on career readiness and experiential learning really sets the Willamette MBA program apart,” said Mandy Devereux, executive director of career initiatives. “Obviously, this pays off for our graduates as they build successful careers after they leave us.”