Willamette University's MBA Program Establishes Partnership with MBA Focus

Willamette University’s MBA program, housed at the Atkinson Graduate School of Management in Salem, Oregon, has launched the new GTS career service platform. Powered by MBA Focus, a technology company that connects top MBA programs with employers across the globe, this out-of-the-box software is now fully integrated with Willamette’s MBA career service office. MBA Focus’s established network of employers now have easy access to the School’s candidates, creating more business development opportunities and improving employment outcomes for students and alumni.

“We’re a small, niche program, and MBA Focus has been able to cater to our student’s specific needs,” explains Beth Ursin, Director of Career Management at the Atkinson School. “We’ve made a smooth transition with their easy-to-implement software, increasing the productivity of our office. This enables us to provide even better service to our students and alumni and offer a greater spectrum of services and networking opportunities. It’s added value to our team, offering a vast amount of industry information and best practices to supplement and support our highly personalized recruitment processes.”

Based in Columbus, Ohio, MBA Focus (https://www.mbafocus.com) has created the most comprehensive recruiting network to over 75 of the world’s top business schools. For more than two decades, these school partners–and the companies that employ their students and alumni–look to MBA Focus for best practices, innovation, and advanced recruiting technology. B-school career services use this technology to support their MBA recruitment processes, including job boards, resume books, on-campus recruiting, and office automation needs. Through their partnerships, MBA Focus has created a network of over 75,000 MBA students and alumni for employers to access. This network includes part-time, full-time, and executive MBA students and alumni.

“Our software is designed specifically for the graduate business school recruitment process,” explains Jack Gainer, CEO of MBA Focus. “No matter the size of the program, we can cater to the networking initiatives and career management needs of b-schools around the world. We’re thrilled about our new partnership with Willamette’s Atkinson Graduate School of Business, and we look forward to the continued advancement of their employer network and corporate relations.”

The Willamette University MBA program offers full-time and evening MBA programs in Salem and Portland, Oregon. The school is accredited for business by AACSB International and is one of only two programs in the world to also hold accreditation from NASPAA (the global standard in public service education).

MBA programs using the GTS platform include: Arizona State University, W.P. Carey School of Business; Asian Institute of Management; Boston College, Carroll School of Management; Brandeis University, Brandeis International Business School; California State University, Sacramento, College of Business Administration; Columbia Business School; Cornell University, The Johnson School; Emory University, Goizueta Business School; Georgia State University, Robinson College of Business; Harvard University, Harvard Business School; HEC Paris; Hult International Business School; Indiana University, Kelley School of Business; Management Leadership of Tomorrow; MIT, Sloan School of Management; Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management; Pepperdine University, Graziadio School of Business and Management; Stanford University, Graduate School of Business; Texas Christian University, Neeley School of Business; The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business; The University of Iowa, Tippie College of Business; Tulane University, Freeman School of Business; UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business; UC Irvine, Paul Merage School of Business; UC San Diego, Rady School of Management; UCLA, Anderson School of Management; University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management; University of Oregon, Lundquist College of Business; University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business; University of Utah, Eccles School of Business; Willamette University, Atkinson Graduate School of Management