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Evening MBA Resources

This page contains links to some important resources you’ll need as an Evening MBA student in the Foster School.

The Evening MBA Current Student website provides a broad picture of degree requirements, policies, and procedures of the Evening MBA Program. More detailed information pertinent to specific MBA programs and class years is available in the MBA Student Handbook and the Elective Registration Handbook.

MBA Student Handbooks
Each incoming class of MBA students receives information about their MBA Student Handbook at orientation. Updated annually, the handbook provides detailed information on:

  • Degree requirements for your MBA class
  • UW and Foster School of Business policies and procedures
  • Support services within the Foster School of Business and the larger UW community

Download the handbook for your class:

Case Competitions are a great way to demonstrate your business knowledge. Click here to find out more about participating in Foster MBA competitions and national competitions.

Consulting and Business Development Center Scholarship Opportunities

Foster MBA students can take advantage of financial support through the following the Business and Economic Development Center to make a difference with multicultural businesses while strengthening business skills and rounding out the Foster academic experience.

African American Heritage Endowed MBA Scholarship – This fund awards an annual scholarship to an African American student at the Foster School of Business. The scholarship recipient becomes a member of the Business and Economic Development Center where she/he works to support the growth of African American-owned businesses in Washington.

Ernest I.J. Aguilar Endowed MBA Scholarship – The first endowed scholarship for Latino MBA students in the nation, this scholarship is named after the founder of the Washington State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. The scholarship recipients become members of the Business and Economic Development Center where they work to support the growth of Latino-owned businesses in Washington.

You may apply for these scholarships using the 2017-2018 MBA Scholarship Application.

Consulting and Business Development Center Scholarship Application Instructions

Step 1: Submit the FAFSA Form (see additional details above) before the UW priority deadline of January 15, 2017.

Step 2: Complete the online Scholarship Applications (links below) between March 1 and April 15, 2017. Applications submitted after this date will be considered for scholarships only if funds are still available.

  • Ernest I.J. Aguilar Endowed Scholarship Application
  • African American Heritage MBA Endowed Scholarship

If you have any questions regarding the scholarship process please email: mbaschol@uw.edu

Notification of Scholarship Awards

The MBA Scholarship Committee begins awarding scholarships as soon as funds are available. Generally, initial awards are made by early June and continue until the start of classes in the fall. You will be notified by email once awards are made.

Scholarship recipients are required to write a thank-you note to the scholarship sponsor before the money is distributed to their student accounts.

Building hours are only applicable during the academic quarters: Autumn-Spring. Closed on Holidays.

PACCAR Hall
While you can use your Husky Card to access PACCAR Hall as well as the MBA Lounge 24/7, the hours below indicate when the building will be open for access without your card:

Monday-Thursday 7:00am – 11:00pm
Friday 7:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm – 10:00pm

Dempsey Hall
Floors 0 and 1 (Classrooms)

Monday-Thursday 7:00am – 11:00pm
Friday 7:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm – 10:00pm

Floors 2 and 3 (MBA Program and Career Management Offices)

Monday-Thursday 8:00am – 6:00pm
Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm

Foster Business Library Hours
Operating Hours on Sept 24 & 25: 9:00am-5:00pm. Normal operating hours below (beginning Sept. 26)
Click here to reserve a Foster Business or UW Library study room.

Monday-Thursday 8:00am – 11:00pm
Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm – 10:00pm

Team Room Information
Rooms are Open 24/7

The Foster School of Business uses the EMS system for Foster facility reservations. MBA students can book team rooms on this system here. Current MBA students can find information on Canvas.

Team Room Scheduling Guidelines:

  • You can reserve team rooms up to 7 days in advance.
  • These rooms are to be reserved only for group study, not for individual use. Groups have priority to use the room over individual students. Individual students should use the Foster Library study carrels.
  • On weekdays, there is a 2-hour time limit per group reservation. Note that teams should NOT book a room for back-to-back time blocks.
  • On weekends, there is no time block restriction. Only book what you honestly think your team needs (1 hour, 3 hours, 6 hours, 10 hours, etc.). If your team is having trouble getting a room, send Kara an email (karafich@uw.edu).
  • 3rd floor PACCAR team rooms are unlocked 24/7: you should still make reservations for these rooms. Note that you may be approached by the building managers to verify you are indeed an MBA student. Please comply by giving your name and showing your Husky card.
  • If you do not arrive at your room by 10 minutes after your scheduled start time, your reservation may be cancelled and the room used by walk-up customers.
  • MBA students have priority access to the 3rd-floor PACCAR team rooms. However, if the rooms are not reserved for MBA student use, other students (e.g., undergraduates) are allowed to use the rooms on a walk-up basis. You are also allowed to use unreserved 2nd-floor PACCAR and 1st-floor Dempsey team rooms on a walk-up basis.
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This guide is a resource for MBA students who are planning program or club-related event. Visit the Student Events page to learn more about catering, payment, equipment rentals and more. Click on the links below to find the answers to your event-planning questions.

Event Planning Resources
To assist you with your event planning and evaluation, here are some tools former students and the Program Office have created for your use.

You can also find resources for club events via the UW’s Student Activities Office and Student Organization Resource Center.

Questions? Contact the MBA Program Office at 206-543-4661 or mbaweb@uw.edu.

The MBA Program reimburses students for two types of travel related to the program: Career Services Sponsored Travel and Case Competition Travel

Career Services Sponsored Travel

Unsponsored MBA students in the Evening, Full-time, and Global MBA programs are eligible to receive up to three reimbursements per year for travel to and from Foster School of Business Road Shows, the NSHMBA/NBMBAA career expos and other approved conferences, or Student-Led treks.

Each reimbursement will not exceed $300, and only qualified expenses will apply. Students must visit companies in geographic regions outside of Washington State, in which they are actively and seriously pursuing relocation post-graduation, in order to be eligible for reimbursement.

Career Management will reimburse students for the following travel expenses up to a total of $300 per trip. We do not reimburse students for hotel expenses, meals, rental cars, or other incidentals.

  • Airfare
  • Rail travel
  • Mileage for trips not involving air or rail travel

Procedures for obtaining approval and reimbursement for Career Management sponsored travel

Case Competition Travel

The MBA Program Office sponsors certain students who have been chosen to participate in select case competitions. We are currently redesigning our sponsorship program; the new policies and procedures will be posted in September. Contact Emily Warren with any questions.

Click here to view the University of Washington’s Student Guide.

Students may access the Foster MBA Program Honor Code as a PDF.
The University of Washington’s Student Conduct Code is also available for online review.

Click here for instructions on how to use the Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS).