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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 [...]

Off to San Francisco to Compete in the Hult Global Case Challenge »

Two teams of Willamette MBA candidates entered the 2012 challenge. This year’s challenge focuses on three distinct areas including education, energy, and housing. One of Willamette’s teams was selected from about 4,000 applications to compete in the energy trek as a regional finalist later this month. 50 teams will present solutions to fight global poverty in San Francisco February 24-25.

Seattle Trek »

I joined 30 other students on a trek around Seattle to meet with some of the areas top employers and learn about opportunities available to MBA students. We spent two days visiting Alaska Airlines, Amazon, Theo Chocolate and Microsoft.

Fall Semester 2011 Highlights »

Students wrapped up the fall 2011 semester at the Atkinson Graduate School of Management in mid December. Many of us are using our time away from classes to enjoy the holidays, looks for jobs or internships and re-energize for spring 2012.
Considering my first semester as an MBA student, the highlight was PACE which stands for [...]

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.