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Rankings

The premier public business school in the Northwest, the Foster School is ranked by U.S. News & World Report, Businessweek, Financial Times, Economist, Forbes, Princeton Review, and Poets & Quants. As a public business school, we are committed to access and community engagement as well as providing students with a transformational learning experience.

Each ranking organization uses a different methodology that prioritizes different metrics and outcomes. To help applicants find the U.S. schools that best match their priorities, Foster created the MBA Rankings Calculator with data from major news organizations. Try the Rankings Calculator—a free tool to help find your top 30 best-fit schools—and build your own business school rankings.

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MBA Programs Rankings

Source Northwest Nationwide/ Worldwide (w) Public Universities

Full-Time MBA Program

U.S. News & World Report, 2021 1 20 6
Financial Times, 2020 1 26/47 (w) 9
Forbes, 2019 1 23 8
Financial Times,  2018 “Top MBAs for Women” 1 8/13 (w) 2
Bloomberg Businessweek, 2019 1 16 4
Poets & Quants, 2019 1 21 7
Economist, 2019 1 17/20 (w) 5

Evening MBA Program

U.S. News & World Report, 2021 1 10 6

Executive MBA Program

U.S. News & World Report, 2021 2 18 7

Hybrid MBA Program

U.S. News & World Report, 2021 1 10 7

MBA Specialty Rankings

Source & Program Northwest Nationwide Public Universities
U.S. News & World Report, 2021
Entrepreneurship 1 16 7
Information Systems 1 17 12
Accounting 1 25 11
MBA Job Placement 1 1 of top 90 schools 1
Financial Times, 2020 (Research only) 1 6/6 (w) 1

Master’s Programs Rankings

Source & Program Northwest Nationwide/ Worldwide (w) Public Universities
QS World Master’s Ranking, 2021
Business Analytics 1 5/11 (w) 3
Supply Chain Management 1 5/9 (w) 3

Undergraduate Program Rankings

Source Northwest Nationwide Public Universities
U.S. News & World Report, 2021 1 19 9
Poets & Quants, 2020 1 24 11

Undergraduate Specialty Rankings

Source & Program Northwest Nationwide Public Universities
U.S. News & World Report, 2021
Accounting 1 16 10
Entrepreneurship 1 30 12
Management 1 29 17
Management Information Systems 1 16 12
Marketing 1 27 16
Finance 1 25 10
International Business 2 19 10

While business school rankings are a valuable tool, we hope they’re just the starting point in your search. We urge MBA candidates to always consider the culture, community, location, student services, program performance, and other areas that matter to them when choosing an MBA program.

To help you determine if Foster is the right ‘fit’ for you, hear what some of our students have to say: learn more about the Foster Fit.

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