Strategic thinking, leadership, and global business are fundamental to the Foster MBA core. Relative to other programs, the Foster MBA Program spends more time on strategy and global business in the core—both directly, in components on competitive strategy, global strategic management, and macroeconomics, and indirectly, in the choice of cases and projects.
The objectives of the core of the MBA Program are to
- Teach what you most need to know about the traditional core disciplines of accounting, finance, management, marketing, and operations to become an effective general manager.
- Instill an appreciation of the multi-dimensional nature of business problems and assure that you feel comfortable managing across functional boundaries.
- Increase your awareness of the ethical aspects of many business decisions, and help you understand the role of business in society and in the increasingly global competitive environment.
The Foster MBA curriculum options are as diverse, complex and exciting as careers in the real business world. Our graduates assume leadership roles across sectors and around the globe. From established international corporations to nimble start-ups, high tech to high touch, Foster MBA graduates develop the tools to be effective leaders through a curriculum rich in business theory, practice and teamwork. Learn more about the experiential learning opportunities available.
UW 2016-2017 Academic Calendar
The Evening MBA Program is designed to be completed part‐time over a 3‐year period, and is comprised of 47 required core credits and 32 elective credits for a total of 79 credits.
Students generally complete core classes over the first six quarters of their study and begin adding electives in spring quarter of their second year. The third year consists of elective courses only.