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Willamette University - Atkinson Graduate School of Management (MBA)

About this program

The Willamette Early Career & Career Change MBA prepares students for their first professional position, career change or advancement in business, government and not-for-profit organizations. Our program is the top-ranked MBA in Oregon and one of a handful of top-tier schools on the West Coast. Our faculty has constructed a curriculum that features experiential programs and consequential learning. What does that mean? You will get hands-on experience managing real clients and real capital with real consequences. Perhaps most importantly, our mission as an institution is to help launch leaders into their career built on a foundation of service to others.

  • Year partnership began: 2010
  • Fellowships awarded per year (average): 3

Application requirements

Online application, two recommendations, GMAT or GRE score, official transcripts, two essays, Peace Corps Description of Service and an interview.

Admissions process

Indicate you are a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer to be considered for the Coverdell Fellowship and associated benefits.

Degrees awarded

Master of Business Administration for Business, Government and Not-for-Profit Management

Benefits and opportunities

In-state Out-of-state
Tuition and fees $81,300 $81,300
Value of fellowship $20,235 $20,235
Net cost $61,065 $61,065

Net cost is equal to tuition/fees minus fellowship value. For some universities, the fellowship value includes non-tuition/fee benefits such as health insurance or housing. See cost savings details for more.

Estimated annual cost of living: $10,000

Cost savings details

Minimum 25% per year tuition scholarship.


All Willamette MBA students participate in the PACE (Practical Applications for Careers and Enterprises) program where they serve as consultants and support the activities of selected not-for-profit and government enterprises. This service/consulting project provides a valuable opportunity to build real-world experience and contribute to the community through enhancing the operations of a client service organization. In addition, Willamette MBA students have the rare opportunity to participate in up to three semesters of supervised internship experiences in business, government or not-for-profit organizations.

Other opportunities

All Fellows are considered for additional merit-based scholarships up to full tuition.

Jobs for alumni

  • Senior Pricing Analyst at Intel Corporation
  • Communications Manager at Nike Process 
  • Improvement Intern at Oregon Department of Transportation 
  • Capacity and Development Manager at St. Francis Shelter
  • Project Manager at Lightspeed GMI 
  • MBA Graduate Intern at Kaiser Permanente 
  • Performance Management Director at Nike Marketing Operations Manager at Nike

Nontraditional options

To qualify for the Coverdell Fellowship, students must be enrolled full-time in the Early Career and Career Change MBA program.

Contact information

Tony Cassinerio
Director of Recruitment




[email protected]


900 State St.
Salem, OR 97301