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Business Community

Access a thriving economy. The Northwest is known for innovators and big thinkers—Amazon.com, Microsoft, PACCAR, Starbucks, Costco, RealNetworks—and is an incubation site for start-ups bound to be the next big thing. Whether you’re interested in advancing within your current company or looking to change careers, you’ll have access to a variety of large and small companies.

Meet influential leaders. You’ll find activities, speakers, forums, events, and seminars that enrich your connections to businesses and the community. Meet some of the 200 business executives and representatives from MBA employers who provide advice and direction through Foster School’s 10 advisory boards.

Gain a leader’s view on business from CEOs and senior executives who participate in the Foster MBA Mentor Program.

Leverage alumni connections. The Foster Business School has nearly 9,300 MBA alumni around the globe, with nearly 4,700 in the Seattle area alone. Across the entire Foster School of Business, alumni now number nearly 48,000 worldwide!

Many Foster alumni have become the presidents, CEOs, chairpersons, managing partners or directors of leading national and international organizations. Alumni know the way to grow the School’s reputation is to help other graduates succeed:

  • After demonstrating the quality of the program at work, graduates often encourage their companies to hire other Foster MBA interns and graduates
  • Alumni connect with MBA students for mentoring, social networking, and access to career opportunities
  • As alums attain higher levels of success and influence, they raise the status of the Foster MBA degree for more recent graduates