Foster MBAs study abroad

MBA International Programs & Resources

From studying abroad to the Global Business Certificate, the Global Business Center (GBC) at the Foster School of Business provides international education opportunities (on campus and abroad) for all MBA students who are interested in building global business expertise.

Study abroad
Foster MBA exchange programsInformation for Foster MBA students interested in studying abroad at a partner university.
Inbound exchange MBA studentsInformation for MBA students located outside of the U.S. who are interested in attending the Foster School as an exchange student.
Short-term MBA programs abroadThe Global Business Center currently offers three short-term study abroad options for MBA students: Global Consulting Projects, Study Tours, and FASTrek. Short-term programs typically range from 6 days to 2 weeks.
Global Business Center scholarships Study Abroad scholarships are available for undergraduate and graduate Foster School of Business students. Awards range from $500 to $5,000 with the average award around $1,600.

Curriculum with an international focus

Global Business CertificateThe Global Business Certificate is an academic MBA certificate option that consists of several international activities and opportunities, serving as evidence of a student’s preparation for and commitment to global business.
Global Business ForumThe Global Business Forum (GBF) is an engaging MBA class and discussion forum where professionals from around the world share their insights into the complexities of doing business globally – differences encountered, obstacles overcome, advantages discovered, and solutions developed.
International courses at UWThe Foster School and UW offer a wide variety of elective courses for MBA students interested in globally-focused coursework.

Seattle’s global community

Global competitions Foster MBAs are eligible to compete in the Global Health Business Case Competition and D-Prize. Visit each competition page to learn more.
Foster Business Research GroupThe Foster Business Research Group (FBRG) is a partnership between the Foster School of Business and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that enables currently enrolled Foster MBA students to gain hands-on experience conducting short-term research and data analysis on current issues.
International organizationsThe Seattle community is rich with global organizations, giving students ample opportunities to engage with a globally-minded community. From the Washington State China Relations Council, to the Young Professional International Network (YPIN), to the Trade Development Alliance, Foster MBA students are well positioned to build their global network outside the classroom.

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