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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.

Student Scholarships
Student scholarships are made possible due to generous donations to the Foster School of Business and are awarded based on specific criteria designated by the donor. The predominant scholarship considerations include MBA academic merit, financial need, leadership, and demonstrated participation in the Foster MBA Program, the UW, and/or the community.

Evening MBA Students are currently eligible for three scholarships:

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

The steps to apply for these scholarships are below.

Scholarship Opportunities

Foster Evening MBA students can take advantage of financial support through the following opportunities.

Evening MBA Fellowship Fund – This fund was established by former Evening MBA students and is designed to support a second- or third-year student who is actively involved in the Foster community and is receiving less than 1/3 tuition support from their employer.

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 can become a member of the Consulting and Business Development Center and work to support the growth of African American-owned businesses in Washington. The criteria for selection are academic merit, with a preference for students with financial need.

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 can become members of the Consulting and Business Development Center where they work to support the growth of Latino-owned businesses in Washington. Recipients are selected based on academic merit and financial need (as demonstrated by the FAFSA) and is available to students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

You may apply for these scholarships using the 2022-23 MBA Scholarship Application.

Scholarship Application Instructions

Step 1: If eligible (i.e., U.S. citizens and permanent residents), submit the FAFSA Form (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

Step 2: Complete the General Scholarship application at 2022-23 MBA Scholarship Application. You should select the “I am applying for Evening MBA Scholarships” option.

Step 3: Next complete the Evening MBA Scholarship Application before April 30, 2022.

Step 4: If you wish to apply for the following scholarships, you should also complete the specific application for that opportunity.

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

If you have any questions regarding the scholarship process, please email: [email protected]

Notification of Scholarship Awards

The MBA Scholarship Committee will begin 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 each 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.

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
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 this information on their course Canvas page.

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.
  • All students are required to wear a mask within the rooms at all times and sanitize the room upon completion of your reservation. Sanitation supplies are supplied in each room. If there are not adequate supplies please reach out to the facilities team at [email protected].
  • 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.).
  • 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 and that you are following the UW’s health and safety guidelines. 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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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).

Click here for the MBA Student Directory.