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Foster in the Media

The faculty, students, alumni and staff of the University of Washington Michael G. Foster School of Business are in the news on a regular basis. From feature stories to faculty quotes, find a taste of recent media coverage below.

June 19, 2014

U.S. News & World Report

Leverage Job Prospects With a Master’s in Accounting

More employers are planning to hire graduates with this background, one survey says. Andy Rabitoy, director of undergraduate career services in the Foster School, comments.

June 5, 2014

The Wall Street Journal

How Elite B-Schools Pump Up Applicant Pools

Applications are rising at many elite U.S. business schools, but the increase may be more of a triumph of marketing than a growing appetite for business degrees. Dan Poston, assistant dean of masters programs, is interviewed.

June 5, 2014

The Seattle Times

In courting China’s employees, Starbucks leans on the family

Starbucks’ is adapting to customs in what will soon be its second-largest market after the U.S. Xiao-Ping Chen, professor of management, is quoted.

June 5, 2014

USA Today

Shum guides Microsoft’s design renaissance

Albert Shum, the new head of Microsoft’s design team, is working to unite the tech giant’s 43,000 employees to create more customer-centric products. Suresh Kotha, professor of management, is quoted.

May 27, 2014

At work, early bird does get the worm, according to UW study

In three separate studies, Foster School researchers found a “morning bias” at work. Supervisors and managers unknowingly rated higher the workers who come in earlier.

May 16, 2014

U.S. News & World Report

The changing role at the top

Suresh Kotha, professor of management, comments on CEO changes at Microsoft.

May 8, 2014

Washington Post

Jack Ma’s U.S. Inspiration Set Path to $20 Billion Alibaba IPO

Alibaba, China’s largest online retailer, is readying for an initial public offering in New York that could raise as much as $20 billion, potentially making it the largest IPO ever. Xiao-Ping Chen, professor of management, is quoted.

April 30, 2014

Christian Science Monitor

Amazon is losing business in states where it collects online sales tax

Amazon and other online retailers have argued for years that they’ll lose business if they have to collect sales taxes on their online transactions. According to a new study of Amazon sales, they’re right. Research by Jacob Thornock, assistant professor of accounting, is cited

April 30, 2014

Here are the 16 student-led teams that advanced in the University of Washingtons business plan competition

Wireless routers. Influenza diagnostic tools. And even a new recipe for healthy sauerkraut. Those are among the 16 finalists who advanced Tuesday in Foster’s annual business plan competition.

April 21, 2014

KPLU Radio

Seattle Business Owners Turn To An Unlikely Source Of Consultants: UW Undergrads

Business owners in Seattle and around the state are lining up to tap the expertise of undergraduate students from Foster’s Consulting and Business Development Center.

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