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Executive Education

Executive Education creates and delivers leading edge courses and programs designed to support businesses in achieving their strategic goals in a rapidly changing and knowledge-driven global economy. All programs offer practical ideas and relevant knowledge grounded in cutting-edge research and real-world experience. You will benefit from our extensive experience working with today’s worldwide industry leaders and the growing ventures that will become tomorrow’s leading innovations.

Programs explore each facet of business enterprise from an executive’s perspective and are taught by the University of Washington’s nationally ranked Foster School of Business faculty.

Executive Programs (1-2 Weeks or 9 Months)

Executive Development Program

This program examines fundamental management topics in a nine-month format that focuses on practical business applications. Classes meet one night each week.

Minority Business Executive Program

Learn to operate, sustain and grow your minority or women-owned business during this one-week intensive program.

Pacific Rim Bankers Program

This two-week program will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to make decisions in a volatile business environment and respond to changing markets in the banking industry.

Executive Seminars (2-3 Days)

Strategic Communications and Negotiations

Learn to drive results through effective decision-making.

Leadership that Shapes the Future

Learn to drive change as you inspire, motivate and lead your team during this three day seminar.

Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Executives

Learn to make decisions that positively impact the bottom line during this three day seminar.

Women Board Directors Development Program

Build a personal roadmap and action plan for effective board service.

Custom Programs

We have partnered with leading organizations such as The Boeing Company, Microsoft and The Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs to build custom programs tailored to specific business needs for greater organizational impact.

Degree Options

Executive MBA

A rigorous 21-month program, designed for mid-to-senior managers, with an immediately relevant curriculum to help solve your real-world challenges.

Global Executive MBA

One year MBA program for individuals who have strong international experience and seek the opportunity to study alongside other global leaders.

Recent Executive Education blog posts

Celebrating 40 Years of the Pacific Rim Bankers Program

View and download photos from the 40th Anniversary Banquet. On Thursday, August 17, 2017, the Pacific Rim Bankers Program (PRBP), run by Executive Education at the UW Foster School of Business, celebrated its 40th Anniversary. The event was held at…

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October 4, 2017

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Upcoming events

Why should you attend the Soft Skills Workshop?

Foster’s new one-day workshop was designed to address many companies concern that their employees are lacking soft skills. Watch the video to learn more.