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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.

Foster Hybrid MBA – The MBA program 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.

Hybrid MBA Program Highlights

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

Best of both worlds
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.

Curriculum

Online and in-person
Online and in-person

A career management team offers support through workshops, speaker series, trainings coaching sessions, and an on-demand course.

Career Management

Student Experience
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?
Sound like the right fit?

Review the Admissions page for selection criteria and detailed application information.

How to Apply

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Hybrid MBA Program?

The Hybrid MBA Program is a work-compatible, mostly online MBA option from the top-ranked, accredited University of Washington Foster School of Business. The Hybrid MBA Program combines three learning modalities: online on-demand learning, online synchronous learning, and in-person learning. Read “What is the Hybrid MBA” article here.

What is the Hybrid MBA Program format?
The Hybrid MBA Program is a lock step format. Classes are sequenced and follow the University’s quarter system schedule. Students in the program will experience live synchronous classes each week accompanied by live review sessions and a wealth of online learning resources (videos, case studies, and online discussions).

Is an Online MBA the Same as a Regular MBA?

Graduates of the Hybrid MBA Program at the Foster School of Business earn the same degree as those who complete the Full-Time program. However, the student experience is different when pursuing a full-time MBA versus an MBA for working professionals.

Is the Hybrid MBA Program Part-Time or Full-Time?

This two-year, interactive program is designed for working professionals who need flexibility not offered by traditional MBA programs. While the schedule is part-time (mostly in the evenings), students are taking a full credit load each quarter. This credit load allows students to complete the program in the two-year time frame. Students report making between a 20-30 hour commitment per week. Review the quarter by quarter curriculum here.

How Much Does an Online Hybrid MBA Cost?

The Hybrid MBA is a program fee structure because it is inclusive of more than tuition. The program fee includes textbooks, access to case studies, video lectures, catering when on campus, etc. The program fee is divided among 6 quarters and 3 calendar years. Students would pay 1 quarter of the program fee the first year, 3 quarters during the second year, and 2 quarters the third year. More information on the program fee and financing information can be found here.

How Long Is an Online Hybrid MBA Program?

The Hybrid MBA Program is two years in length with the summer off. It is a cohort-based program so those you enter the classroom with are who you walk across the graduation stage with.

Are Online MBA Programs Credible?

The Hybrid MBA Program is highly credible. It is taught by professors who teach across the MBA portfolio. The curriculum is a general business administration with a hand full of elective offerings. See the Foster School rankings by program here.

Can an Online MBA Program Help My Career?

The Online MBA Program at the Foster School can help your career through robust career management offerings. Not only will you graduate with a deep business administration knowledge base, but you will have the support during the program to pivot or advance in your career.

Application Deadlines

  • Round 1 – February 5
  • Round 2 – April 23
  • Round 3 – July 1 (space available)

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