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Hybrid MBA: Foster’s online MBA

The Hybrid MBA Program is a work-compatible, mostly online MBA option from the top-ranked, accredited University of Washington Foster School of Business. Taught by Foster’s high-caliber MBA faculty, this two-year, interactive program is designed for working professionals who need flexibility not offered by traditional MBA programs. The first of its kind offered by Foster, the Hybrid MBA combines the rigor and reputation of a Foster MBA with the convenient schedule of online coursework and quarterly in-person sessions. Created to fit a busy lifestyle, the Hybrid MBA enables working parents, frequent business travelers, and young professionals to learn where they are while also taking advantage of the region’s unique, dynamic, and innovative business community to advance their careers.

Key stats/dates:

    • Start date of program: September 2019
    • Program duration: 2 years with the summer off
    • Credits: 62
    • Program Fee: $75,000
    • Application deadlines:
      • Round 1 – March 1
      • Round 2 – May 1
      • Round 3 – July 1
You will be a competitive candidate and successful student in the Hybrid MBA program if you have the following traits:

  • You are a proven self-directed learner who takes initiative
  • You are self-disciplined with strong time management skills
  • You are not afraid to roll up your sleeves to solve complex, unstructured, real-world problems
  • You are adept at technology
  • You are an active participant in the learning environment
  • You understand the importance of inclusiveness and respect for others

The Foster Hybrid MBA Program – The MBA for a busy lifestyle

Watch the video above to see how Hybrid MBA student Jessie Salchert balances school with work and life. Learn more about Jessie on the Foster blog.


Benefits of the Hybrid MBA Program: Foster’s online MBA

Best of both worlds

A 3-5 day on-campus session each quarter ensures networking opportunities while online classes give you the flexibility you need to earn your MBA on your schedule.


Online and in-person career

Support through workshops, trainings and coaching sessions.

Career Management

Student Experience

From podcasts to virtual team simulations to an optional international study tour, the Hybrid MBA Program will provide you with a myriad of degree-enhancing online and in-person experiences.

Student Experience

Sound like the right fit?

Review the Admissions page for detailed application information.

How to Apply

Class of 2020 profile

64Class Size
Industry mix
8.78average years professional work experience
8%previous Huskies
18%military (active duty or veteran)
18%had an advanced degree prior to Hybrid MBA
32average age
602average GMAT
3.4average GPA
9%Washington (outside of Seattle area)

Hybrid MBA Students also come from Colorado, Ohio, Washington DC, New York City and more.Discover the Hybrid MBA Student Experience.


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