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Dear RPCVs,

We’re sorry to learn that you had to cut short your post. We are here for you as you explore your options for graduate school. Helping you transition to graduate school and jumpstart your career in business, government and not-for-profit organizations will be our goal this summer. Willamette MBA is the only business program in the world accredited by NASPAA for public administration and boasts of a robust public and not-for-profit concentration.

Due to your interrupted status, you qualify for our Peace Corps Coverdell Fellowship, which ranges from 25% - 100% of tuition. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the program or the application process. We’d also love to put you in contact with our second-year MBA student, Jackson Boyd, who was a PCV and will be joining Intel as a Financial Analyst this fall.

David and Tony
Assistant Directors of Admission


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"The Willamette MBA was a great transition back from Peace Corps service. I was able to study with high-quality professors in small class settings and start a new career as a financial analyst at Intel. I also loved the opportunity to explore a variety of subject areas before jumping into my concentration during the second year. Plus, Oregon is a great place to live!”

-Jackson Boyd, MBA ’20

The Willamette MBA is specifically designed to provide the skills and professional experience you need to jumpstart or change your career in business, government, and not-for-profit organizations. As a Willamette MBA student you will:

  • Gain real consulting work experience with real non-profit clients in your first year through our unique Practical Application for Careers and Enterprises (PACE) core course. PACE is a unique combination of career development, learning business practices, and a six-month project for a real, not-for-profit client. Only available at Willamette MBA.

  • Manage and distribute Willamette MBA’s social impact investment portfolio for non-profit organizations in Philanthropic Investment for Community Impact. You will solicit proposals from organizations, evaluate impact, and award funding.

  • Learn strategies and cutting-edge research related to investing in entrepreneurial ventures to invest real money in Angel Investing

  • Manage a real investment portfolio of stocks and apply what you’ve learned about economic outlooks, company analysis and valuation, risk analysis, and performance benchmarks in O’Neill Investment Fund.


  • Be considered for generous scholarships -- 100% of Willamette MBA students receive financial aid and scholarships. Many second-year students also receive an additional graduate assistantship.

  • Do up to 3 semesters of internship for credit -- available to both domestic and international students. 100% of Willamette MBA students landed a summer internship.

  • Experience the benefits of an accredited (AACSB and NASPAA) and nationally and internationally ranked MBA program (Businessweek, Forbes, Poets & Quants, and QS). Willamette MBA is #1 in Oregon and #2 in the Pacific Northwest.

  • Be employed -- 82% of international students and 84% of U.S. students receive a job offer within 3 months of graduation. Willamette MBA is ranked by Forbes as one of the top U.S. MBA programs for return on investment.

  • Gain expertise in data science. Data Science for Professionals is now available to complement your MBA. Students may apply 6 credits of the data science certifcate to their MBA elective credits.

  • Choose one or more of 10 MBA concentrations:
    • Accounting
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Finance
    • Global Management
    • Human Resources
    • Management Science and Quantitative Methods
    • Marketing
    • Operations, Analysis and Systems
    • Organizational Analysis
    • Public and Not-for-Profit Management