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Our alumni make us proud

Over 95% of our graduates are placed in careers or graduate schools within 12 months of graduation.

Graduates have been employed in a variety of organizations, such as:

  • Investment Banker, JP Morgan Chase, New York
  • VP of Finance, Starbucks Headquarters, Seattle
  • Finance Director, Walt Disney Company
  • Senior Manager, Corporate Financial Planning, Walmart Headquarters
  • Executive Director, UBS Investment Bank, New York
  • President/CEO, Bank of Idaho
  • CEO, Boeing Company, Parts Division, Seattle
  • Chief Financial Officer, Washington Hospital
  • Director of Online Marketing, One Planet
  • VP of Finance, Walla Walla Community College
  • Staff Editor, Entertainment Weekly, New York
  • Sales Management, Twitter
  • Director of Operations,, Seattle
  • Analyst, Columbia Sportswear Co.
  • Chief Judge, Washington State Court of Appeals, Div. III
  • Vice President of Financial Counseling, Goldman Sachs/Ayco
  • VP of Communications, Seattle Symphony
  • Product Manager, Fitbit
  • Founder/President, Campground Automation Systems
  • CEO/Founder, Pocketinet Communications
  • Director of Business Management, Microsoft
  • Vice President, Watertower Group, Venture Capital
  • President/CEO, Adventist Health System
  • President & CEO, Risk Underwriting, Inc., New York
  • Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Portland OR
  • Assistant Vice President, Baker Boyer Bank
  • General Manager, KEEH/104.9 Spokane
  • Fashion Manager, Forever 21, Los Angeles
  • Financial Analyst,, Portland OR
  • Senior Portfolio Manager, Russell Investments, Seattle
  • Senior Executive, Life Care Centers of America
  • Chief Financial Officer, Ryonet Corp., Vancouver, WA
  • Senior Counsel, Morrison & Foerster Attorneys, Los Angeles
  • Financial Advisor, Cetera Networks
  • President/CEO, Florida Hospital
  • Director of Operations, Providence Alaska Foundation
  • President/CEO, Loma Linda University Medical Center
  • Partner, KPMG, Seattle WA
  • Vice President, Thompson & Associates, Planned Giving Consultants
  • CFO, Aquameta, Software Development, Seattle
  • Honorary Consulate, Republic of Philippines in Palau; Executive VP, Surangel & Sons
  • Founder/Chairman, Generations Senior Housing
  • Attorney, Tamaki Law
  • Chief Financial Officer, Manchester Memorial Hospital
  • Director of Projects, Maranatha Volunteers International
  • Corporate Director of Financial Performance, Adventist Health
  • Business Operations Manager, Boeing, Seattle
  • Attorney, Social Security Administration
  • Chief Financial Officer, Centura Health
  • VP of Marketing, Key Technology
  • Legislative Director, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Manager, Commercial Real Estate, Wilson Group
  • President/CEO, Shady Grove Medical Center



Our alumni have been accepted into many graduate programs, including:

  • UW Foster School of Business
  • MIT Sloan School of Management
  • UCLA Anderson School of Management
  • Harvard Law School
  • Claremont Graduate University, Drucker School of Management
  • Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business
  • University of Virginia, Darden School of Business
  • Dartmouth Tuck School of Business
  • University of Oregon
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • UC Davis Graduate School of Management
  • University of Minnesota Carson School of Management
  • Washington State University
  • Gonzaga University
  • IMD Business School
  • University of Rochester, Simon Business School
  • Oxford University
  • Pepperdine University
  • Northwestern University
  • Loma Linda University

What our alums say about their experience here

Positive experience

"I never knew much about the SDA community but my experience at the university has been overwhelmingly positive and I am happy to have experienced it." 

Inspiring professor really knows his stuff

"The teachers here are amazing, the students are friendly, and there is definitely a positive atmosphere on campus. One of my favorite professors brings his real life experiences into the classroom, and he really knows his stuff. He also consistently has a worship thought at the start of class, and makes sure to encourage students not to lose sight of God. He truly inspires me.  I have never regretted coming here. I am surrounded by hundreds of students with a similar value system to mine, and who are very friendly and easy to get to know. WWU has an atmosphere that other colleges just cannot match." 

Lots of opportunities for involvement

"I considered several colleges and universities before selecting Walla Walla University. I wanted to go to a Christian college and I believe God called me to WWU. My experience here has been fantastic. I really appreciate the many opportunities for us to be involved on campus and to serve our community. I’ve learned a great deal about myself here. I definitely feel I chose the right school and the right major." 

Challenging but enjoyable

"I wanted to write and thank the School of Business as a whole for a challenging but enjoyable experience.  I have learned and changed quite a bit during my time at WWU.  The personal touch that WWU offers was the reason for much of my success.  Thank you for giving me the key to doors that that were otherwise locked to me.  I now have unlimited possibilities open to me."  

Impressed by School of Business efforts—even after graduation

"Teachers really cared about their students.  I never felt they were too busy.  I am just really impressed by the time and effort the School of Business has put into keeping in touch with me after graduating.

I felt appreciated

What I learned has stayed with me and helped tremendously in my career.  I feel like I was appreciated as a student there, not just another face.

Individual attention is valuable

The School of Business is committed to preparing its students with a hands-on approach that sharpens the logical and analytical skills that are so valuable in today's workplace. One of the strongest aspects of the program is the small class size. This allows students to gain individual attention from dedicated professors who have a genuine interest in helping you achieve your goals.

The School of Business made me a better person

I wish more people knew about the School of Business. It is a great program, with great teachers who really care about their students.  They treat us as if we are important, and they try to figure out what learning style each student needs.  I felt that when I graduated, I was a better person because of the School of Business, and that I was well prepared to enter the working world in the business profession.

School of Business set me up for success

Upon graduation from the School of Business, I began a career in public accounting.  After working for two of the largest accounting firms in the world, I can honestly say that my teachers in the School of Business enabled me to develop a solid understanding in my field of study. I continue to advocate the School of Business to others because I know how valuable it has been for me.

Last update on February 23, 2018