A.C.E. Transfer Partner Highlight: Willamette University MBA Program

New for 2015, graduates of A.C.E. Level 6 can apply to Willamette University’s MBA Program in Salem, Oregon with no TOEFL required.  Choose the full-time Early Career and Career Change MBA (Master of Business Administration) program!  A.C.E. is excited to offer this conditional admission pathway as one of the featured graduate transfer options available to A.C.E. alumni. Please visit our website for a complete list of A.C.E. transfer partners.


Willamette is a nationally renowned, highly selective private liberal arts university. As a national leader in experiential education, Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management offers a variety of full time MBA programs that focus on student’s professional career development and advancement in business, government and not-for-profit organizations. In just 21 months, Willamette MBA students will learn the principles of management, develop career interests, and build the portfolio of experience needed to stay competitive in the global economy.

Fields of Study and Full Time Program Formats: 

At Willamette’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management, A.C.E. graduates can receive conditional admission to the full-time MBA program formats that are designed to focus students’ career goals. MBA candidates may pursue career interest in general management, or one or more of the following areas of specialization:  Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Global Management, Human Resources, Marketing, Operations, Analysis and Systems, Organizational Analysis, Public and Not-for-Profit Management, and Sustainability Management. All disciplines in Willamette’s MBA program are accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.


Early Career Students: The Willamette Early Career and Career Change MBA is an excellent choice not only for early career students who are recent college graduates, but also students with limited work experience who are seeking their first professional position or career change. Previous work experience is not required. This program emphasizes “learning by doing” and exposes students to a variety of innovated courses that include management decision-making, resume building professional experience through internships, and class consulting projects with real clients. 21 months of full time study to complete. See the video below to hear a current MBA students speak about their experience with Willamette’s unique approach to hands on education!

Career Change Students: Willamette’s Early Career and Career Change MBA program is an excellent choice for students seeking career change or advancement who have at least two years of post-bachelor degree professional work experience in a management role. Internships, PACE, class consulting projects, innovative experiential courses, career services, networking, and participation in student organizations build the professional resume of knowledge and experience needed for successful transitions in a competitive global economy. 21 months of full time study required to complete.


Apply Now! For Atkinson School of Management program or admission inquiries, please email Aimee Akimoff, Director of Recruitment, Early Career and Career Change MBA, at aakimoff@willamette.edu.

For information on how to apply for conditional admission to the Early Career and Career Change MBA Program, please visit their online application page. For inquiries about how to apply to A.C.E., please email enroll@cultural.org.


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