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MBA Graduation

This page contains information about graduation for the 2023-2024 academic year. We will be updating this page as we approach graduation in 2024.

Please refer to the Student Handbook for your degree requirements and general information on applying for graduation.

Graduation Survey

To be announced.

Graduation Application

The online graduation application is available on the first day of each quarter. Please apply by the deadline posted on the main page of the application portal for the quarter you wish to graduate. Students must apply for graduation in order to graduate.

  • Students must be enrolled in classes during the quarter they plan to graduate.
  • On the graduate application form, specify “non-thesis” in response to the question about a “thesis” or “non-thesis” program.
  • The online graduation application provides an automatic degree audit of your transcript regarding the UW Graduate School requirements for graduation.
  • Once you apply for graduation, the MBA Program Office conducts an MBA degree audit, after which you will receive an email that details specific classes and requirements that you must complete to graduate with an MBA degree.

Questions about degree requirements? Contact [email protected].

Graduation Ceremonies

You have the opportunity to participate in two events:

  1. The Foster School of Business Celebration for Full-Time and Evening MBA students is scheduled for 7:00PM on Saturday, June 8th, 2024 in Meany Hall. The ceremony will be streamed via Foster Live. The live feed will begin 15 minutes prior to the ceremony.

Each graduating student will receive four tickets to the ceremony. Additional tickets can be requested closer to the event date, based upon availability. For updates on ticket distribution and other important information, please continue to check the graduation website regularly.

We will be hosting a reception, prior to the ceremony, for students and their guests to enjoy light refreshments. The reception will be from 4:00 – 6:00 PM in Meany Hall.

  1. The UW Graduation Ceremony will be held on June 8th, 2024. Refer to the UW Commencement website for details on participating in that celebration.

Academic Attire

You will be required to wear academic attire (MBA gown, Master’s hood in UW colors with royal blue for Foster, cap, and a black tassel) during the celebration. You can purchase your attire via the University website.

2024 MBA Graduate Keynote Speaker

To be announced.


Three or four months after you graduate your diploma will be sent to the permanent address on record in MyUW at the time of graduation. The name on the diploma will appear as it does on the MyUW Web site. To change your address or the spelling/appearance of your name on your diploma, refer to the information on the UW Registrar’s website. Should you need proof of graduation before your diploma is ready, a letter confirming your degree can be provided by the MBA Program Office once grades are posted.

Questions about the graduation ceremonies? Contact the MBA Program Office.