RISE to the occasion. Join us on an intellectual and social journey that will transform your life. Watch the B² video created by B² Alumni.
Summer 2017: August 21 – September 15
2017 program dates and online application will be posted on May 5
The next four years will lay the foundation for your future career. Here’s your chance to get a head start, expand your network, and raise your stock with your business savvy. Consider Business Bridge!
B² gives students first-hand experience with both the UW and Foster School of Business, thereby fostering a greater understanding of college life and academic expectations. B² will take place four weeks before Fall quarter. Students will enroll for a 5-credit college level writing course (BA490) offered by the Foster School. Offering a broad overview of core business topics, the B² program integrates leadership and strategy skills throughout the curriculum. Professional development, career exploration and leadership activities focus on tools and resources that students can use to become more effective students. A diverse group of facilitators present information in their areas of expertise and then engage the class in thought-provoking discussions where participants are encouraged to share their experiences and learn from one another. In the summer of 2016, approximately twenty-five students will participate.
B² Program Overview
- B² is a four-week, total-immersion program for pre-business students.
- B² sessions take place at the Foster School of Business on the University of Washington Seattle campus.
- 2016 B² Program sessions take place August 22-September 16.
- Application priority deadline is May 30, 2016.
B² Day in the Life
Standard program days and times are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
- 9-12 p.m. BA490 Writing Course
- 12-1 p.m. Lunch
- 1-2 p.m. Accounting 101
- 2-3 p.m. Guest Speaker Series
- 4-5 p.m. Interviewing Skills 101
Program also includes team building socials and site visits to Seattle area companies..
What are the benefits?
- Get ahead of the game.
B² allows you to take a lighter load during autumn quarter. The 5 credits you earn duringB² (BA490) count toward autumn quarter, which means you only have to enroll in 10 credits to be considered a full-time student.
- Connections are key.
B² students will have direct connections with faculty and staff within the Foster School of Business before the academic year begins.
- Explore your options.
B² is a perfect opportunity for you to learn about business as a major as well as network with professionals from Fortune 500 companies.
- Develop your network.
Through the course of the program, B² provides opportunities for you to work with other B² students and make valuable connections that will benefit you over the next four years.
The Foster School of Business sponsors tuition for the 5 credit writing course (BA490) valued at approximately $1, 882.64 per student.
B² Contact Information
Pamela B. Lacson
Diversity & Recruitment
UW Foster School of Business
202 Dempsey Hall, Box 353223
Seattle, WA 98195-3223