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Take your career to the next level with a Foster Full-time MBA degree. The two-year Foster Full-time MBA Program experience in Seattle gives you the curriculum, faculty, career support, and network to shape your future. The ROI of a Foster MBA goes beyond career and financial outcomes, shaping your long-term outlook on how to have your biggest impact.

Transform your career in a vibrant city

MBA students working for Microsoft

The Foster School of Business is located in Seattle, which is home to a thriving business community, from Amazon, Microsoft, T-Mobile, and Starbucks, to start-ups. The strong connection between city and school results in a wide range of hands-on learning opportunities like internships and consulting projects. With its dedicated Career Management office, and close ties to iconic companies, the Foster Full-time MBA Program has one of the highest job placement rates in the country.

Highly customizable curriculum and student experience

MBA students in Seattle

Build a Foster Full-time MBA curriculum distinctly suited to your career goals. Develop your professional experience with the right blend of courses, internship and project experience, international activities, research projects, and independent study. With a small class size, access to world-class faculty is unparalleled, letting you explore your interests in greater detail, and providing insight from the latest business research.

United student community and tight-knit alumni network

MBA students making connections

As part of the Foster community, you will learn alongside a talented cohort, meet with business leaders, and become part of a supportive alumni community that benefits from ongoing learning and connectedness. Teamwork and peer support is the foundation for every aspect of the Foster MBA program experience. Students build teams that find superior business solutions through an open exchange of ideas and diverse perspectives.

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When is the right time for an MBA?

People often ask when is “the right time” to get an MBA. The answer is as varied as the students who have already made the journey. The Foster MBA program prepares students for a wide range of career trajectories—where will it lead you?

The Next Step: How to Know When You’re Ready for an MBA

There’s no crystal ball…but you’ll know when you’re ready. Sometimes at the last moment. A high-caliber MBA program attracts an excellent mix of talented students with diverse backgrounds. Take Helen Roll, a second-year student in Foster’s Full-time MBA Program. She…

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April 30, 2020

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Meet Full-time MBA students

Afa Malu
ProfileAfa Malu

“Our smaller student body size ensures you do not disappear into the crowd. You can be as engaged as you want, but the only constant is that classmates and the professor always present thought-provoking points that you will benefit from.”

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Barbara Lee
ProfileBarbara Lee

“Foster has great ties with the Seattle business community, and I was surprised to encounter so many alumni either from the MBA program, or even undergraduate program, wanting to give back to the school and students.”

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Why Choose Foster

Hear from Wendy Guild, Assistant Dean of MBA Programs, on why you should choose the UW Foster School of Business for your MBA.

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