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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.

Foster MBA exchange programs
Information for Foster MBA students interested in studying abroad at a partner university.

Inbound exchange MBA students
Information 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 abroad
The 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.

Global Business Certificate
The 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 Forum
The 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 UW
The Foster School and UW offer a wide variety of elective courses for MBA students interested in globally-focused coursework.

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 Group
The 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 organizations
The 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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