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Power (Young) Professionals »

Each year the Portland Business Journal names its list of the forty most influential leaders under 40 years of age.  Earning the “Forty Under 40” recognition is no easy task – over 300 professionals are nominated from a variety of business, government and not-for-profit organizations.
The qualities of most “Forty Under 40” recipients include a strong [...]

Atkinson Students Provide Top-Notch Case Analysis for Asian MBA Association Event »

A team of MBA students from the Atkinson Graduate School of Management – including Anthony Tham, Jillian Toda and Hussain Al Haddad – prepared an exceptional case analysis for the National Association of Asian MBAs (NAAMBA) conference.  The analysis was submitted as part of the annual conference and is included below:
Using Social Media to Encourage [...]

Oregon Ethics in Business – Learning from the Best »

It’s that exciting time of year when the Oregon Ethics in Business Awards will be announced during a gala event in Portland.  Organizations – for-profit and non-profit – and individuals from around Oregon were nominated for the awards.  Willamette MBA students were then charged with vetting the many nominees and writing detailed reports and summaries [...]

Oregon’s First Lady Talks Sustainability »

Each spring Willamette University’s Executive Development Center offers the Sustainable Enterprise Certificate (SEC) program, a unique look at the social, environmental and economic practices of sustainability.  Participants from large corporations, small not-for-profit organizations, government agencies and students have all benefited from the program’s unique content.
This year Cylvia Hayes, Oregon’s First Lady, stopped by the Willamette [...]

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Visits Willamette, Bearcat Connection »

In early March, Bobbi Brown, CEO and Founder of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, paid a visit to Willamette University’s campus and delivered a rousing presentation on success and entrepreneurship.  A freelance makeup artist, Bobbi aspired to transform the look and feel of makeup for women.  She found most products looked artificial when applied and sought a [...]

Willamette MBA International Student Receives Study Oregon Scholarship »

Hassan Reda, a student in Willamette’s Early Career/Career Change MBA program from Lebanon, was the recipient of a scholarship from Study Oregon.  Along with an application detailing his many accomplishments, Hassan wrote about why he enjoys living and learning in Oregon as an international student.
The Willamette University MBA program is a long-time partner of Study [...]

Hult Global Case Challenge Wrap-Up »

Written by Katie Skaar, Willamette MBA Team Member

The presentation was prepared and practiced, details of the schedule ahead were slowly leeching out, and the team from Willamette University: first-year students, Joe Garrison, Christal Lee, Casey Morgan, and Katie Skaar alongside their alumni teammate, Bradford McKeown, were [...]

Greetings from the Willamette MBA… »

Welcome to blog.willamette.edu. This is the home of the weblog for Willamette University MBA, Atkinson Graduate School of Management.  We’re excited to share insights and ideas from our faculty, staff and students.