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Global Executive MBA

Accelerate your development as a global leader in 12 months

As a global leader or manager, you have been identified as a high potential individual in your organization, expected to contribute towards increasing the company’s value. The one year MBA program at Foster is for individuals who have strong international experience and a drive to make a difference in their organizations. Through the program, you will expand your breadth of knowledge to more effectively solve complex, unstructured business problems, and accelerate your leadership development.

In GEMBA, you will study full-time at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. The program prepares middle and senior managers to become future executives with advanced courses in global strategy, finance, business leadership, and management. Each year the program starts in mid-June and leads to a fully accredited Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Washington Foster School of Business.

Top Reasons to Earn an MBA at the University of Washington

Reputation – Study at a school with a nationally ranked MBA program within an internationally renowned research university, ranked #15 by the academic ranking of world universities.

Culture – Participate in an intimate MBA program that fosters individual attention, encourages teamwork, and empowers students to actively participate in their MBA experience.

Business Connections –
Enhance your international contacts by joining the Foster School alumni network of more than 50,000 graduates.

Individuals and sponsoring organizations realize a strong return on investment. The Global Executive MBA program continuously improves to respond to the needs of global business.

Location –
Seattle’s strategic Pacific Rim location and strong connections to Asia, the Americas, and beyond create a dynamic and vibrant environment.

Lifestyle –
Enjoy Seattle’s cultural diversity, safe environment and natural beauty. This cosmopolitan city welcomes new ideas and people from all over the world.

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Find out if GEMBA is right for you. Download the brochure.

Alumni testimonials

Hear what GEMBA alums feel were the highlights and benefits of the UW Foster School of Business and why they chose to participate in the GEMBA program. Watch the video.

Recent GEMBA blog posts

GEMBA 8 begins!

The Global Executive MBA program welcomed its latest group of new students in June, and the 8th GEMBA cohort is already feeling very much a part of the University of Washington campus. Orientation started Monday, June 18th with a welcome…

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July 19, 2018

Why choose the Global Executive MBA?

When Global Executive MBA students come to the Foster School, they are already highly accomplished global professionals. They have the choice of a number of excellent universities to attend for their degrees. We recently sat down with a few GEMBA…

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June 27, 2018

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