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Certificates & Concurrent Degrees

The Foster MBA Program offers several certificates, programs and concurrent degrees you can pursue as electives. Explore interests within the Michael G. Foster School of Business or forge unique career paths at other schools in the University of Washington. Whether this means pursuing a concurrent degree in law and business, collaborating with researchers on a new technology, or taking your career to an international level, you can customize your MBA in many ways. Click on the headlines below to learn more.

Develop your own course

Working with a faculty member or a company, you can develop an independent study course to explore a specific area and earn credit toward your degree. Many students complete finance, strategy or marketing projects for local and international firms. Learn more about developing your own non-MBA course.

Focus your degree with courses outside the School of Business

Pursue an individual career path by taking up to four 4-credit courses (16 credits) relevant to your MBA goals at other schools and colleges within the University of Washington. For example, students have augmented their MBA studies with courses in international studies, public affairs, real estate and public health to name a few.

Enhance your MBA studies with a specialized certificate. Certificate programs provide an opportunity to focus your learning goals beyond the classroom. Contact the respective certificate program office for more information on the application process and certificate requirements.

Michael G. Foster School of Business Certificates

Integrated into the Foster School curriculum, these certificates allow students to deepen their knowledge in specific areas:

University of Washington Certificates

The following programs are not part of the Foster School curriculum. Contact the respective certificate program office for more information on the application process and certificate requirements.

If your long-term interests span several academic disciplines, a multiple degree or concurrent degree program may be the right choice for you. To be eligible, students must apply to and be accepted by both programs. Although estimated time frames for degree completion are provided below, the UW MBA Program Office suggests that students will have a more enjoyable experience if they extend their studies beyond these minimums.

MBA/JD Program Four-year program
MBA/MHA Program Three-year program
MBA/MPAcc Program – Auditing and Assurance Three-year program
MBA/MPAcc Program- Taxation Three-year program
MBA/MAIS (International Studies) Three-year program
MBA/MAIS (Japan Studies) Three-year program
MBA/MAIS (Korean Studies) Three-year program

Specialize your degree with UW courses You can pursue an individual career path by taking courses at other schools and colleges at the University of Washington or by arranging a custom concurrent degree. To be eligible, students must apply to and be accepted by both degree programs.

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