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GEMBA Student Experience

Watch three GEMBA alumni explain what drew them to Seattle, the University of Washington, and this particular MBA program.

One of the key differentiating factors of the Foster GEMBA program is that each cohort is comprised of a diverse group of individuals with significant global management experience. On average, a cohort is comprised of 80-90% experienced international participants, whereas most other MBA programs have about 30-40% international students. The program tends to attract managers seeking the opportunity to study alongside other global leaders, individuals planning on returning to careers overseas, and those wishing to embark on a career abroad. During the GEMBA program, students not only share their knowledge with one another, but also learn from some of the most successful global business leaders.

Nationally ranked. Globally recognized.
Since its establishment in 1917, the UW Foster School of Business has continued to rank high in the public, national, and international academic space. According to the 2015 US News & World Report, our MBA program ranked #25 of more than 400 schools in the U.S. Our evening MBA program ranked #11 in the nation, #7 among public universities. This ranking is relevant as it also targets the experienced working professionals.

Location and Lifestyle
Seattle has always ranked among the best cities in many areas. To name a few, Fast Company (2013) named Seattle #1 Smartest City in North America; Seattle Times (2014) named Seattle as the Fastest-Growing Big City in the US; and Geekwire (2013) named the Washington State the Most Innovative State in the U.S. In addition, with a culture of friendly and safe environment, infused by appreciation of diversity, Seattle is an ideal city to live and study with your entire family.

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