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GEMBA Curriculum and Faculty

GEMBA is a cohort-based program that features curriculum optimized for global participants. One of the primary objectives of this program is to equip the students with relevant tools to make more effective decisions in their organizations. The curriculum is designed to not only provide the frameworks necessary to compete in a complex global environment, but also to explore the critical issues that leaders face on a regular basis.

Compared to other global MBA programs, UW Foster GEMBA has a higher international mix; learning and networking with my global classmates is invaluable in my line of work.
Zhi Juan Wang (Jasmine)Founder, Managing Director, Mentor Management Consultants Co., Ltd (China)

MBA faculty: partners in your success

The Foster School of Business faculty are recognized nationally and internationally for their teaching experience and scholarship. Faculty members have extensive consulting and real-world experience. Balancing relevance and rigor, they continually refine class content to address the ever-changing marketplace and focus on the information that is relevant for you as a working professional.

Commitment to teaching

As scholars and practitioners, Global Executive MBA faculty members are renowned for their ability to make course content relevant to today’s global business professionals. Many faculty members consult with organizations around the world, allowing them to bring current business issues and engaging guest speakers to the classroom. The use of case studies as teaching tools provides students with real-world examples and helps them apply academic knowledge to their daily business settings.

A focus on student success

Smaller classes give students the opportunity to interact with faculty and ask questions to ensure they understand the course materials. Faculty members are personally invested in making courses a successful learning experience. They are available for meetings during their office hours and teaching assistants are also available to provide support.

Engaging Ways to Learn

  • In-Class Lectures: Benefit from the knowledge and current research of the University’s talented faculty as they present essential topics for global leaders.
  • Case Studies: Understand how to analyze strategic business issues by examining real-world problems and developing strategies and solutions.
  • Simulations: Apply your learning through simulated exercises that transfer real-world situations and processes.
  • Executive guest speakers: Hear from business leaders and guest speakers
  • Visits to area companies: Seattle is a thriving global business community with iconic companies such as Amazon, Microsoft, Starbucks, Costco, and Boeing.

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