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MSBA On Demand

Get to know the MSBA program from wherever you are! No need to worry about dates or time zones; click one of the videos below to get an overview on topics like curriculum, student experience, and admissions procedures.

You can watch the full information session or watch the topics that most interest you first. We broke down the entire session into shorter sections for easy navigation.

Watch selected clips from past live events that were offered to prospective students. You can hear samples from a marketing class, student ambassador panel, and an alumni panel to gain valuable insights about the UW MSBA program.

Drop in advising is only available during admissions season and will resume in autumn. To connect with a member of the admissions team please schedule a meeting.

Full-length Information Session

Learn how our blend of data analytics and business strategy prepares the quantitatively inclined to tell data-driven stories that propel business growth. We’ll walk you through a full information session, covering topics like the Foster School of Business, our MSBA program, and how and when to apply.

Click on each drop-down below for videos on specific topics:

Our unique curriculum creates data storytellers and business strategists prepared to make data-driven decisions that increase their impact. Targeted towards early career professionals looking to start or grow their careers in business analytics, you’ll walk away with the business knowledge and analytical skills necessary to develop effective strategies and recommendations for business intelligence – data analytics meets business strategy. Leverage Foster’s connections to Seattle’s business community to accelerate your career in this rapidly growing field.

Spend 1-year expanding your technical skill set while learning to think analytically and critically. You’ll gain a strong understanding of business, and what questions to ask while advancing your leadership, teamwork, and communication skills. This versatile combination of skills is put into practice through hands-on projects with iconic Seattle companies. Hyper-relevant, immediately applicable course material means you can apply what you learn in the classroom tonight in your job tomorrow.

Join a community focused on diversity, support, and networking. We have a community that you don’t get at other business schools. Our students bring experiences and insights from across the globe and a variety of industries. In our cohort model and team-based learning, you’ll develop a close network of colleagues while building lifelong friendships.

We cover the required application materials, fees, and program cost, and the process to apply to the MSBA program for the 2023 intake.

Customer Analytics Class

Look into a future that could be yours with these samples from a marketing class that is offered in fall quarter, taught by MSBA Faculty Director, Dr. Oliver J. Rutz. Dr. Rutz talks about company interactions and how data can be used to shape customer relations via content on marketing decisions within organizations, customer behaviors, keyword analytics, and modeling of search and website visit data. Our mission is to prepare future business analysts to make data-driven decisions that advance business growth and propel business impacts.

Student Ambassador Panel

Hear from current MSBA student ambassadors as they share what makes Foster MSBA unique and the opportunities our students are exploring in the program. Student ambassadors help prospective students learn about the UW Foster MSBA student experience. It is clear how in just one year, our students are able to expand their technical toolkit while also building a community that fosters collaboration and networking among peers and colleagues.

Alumni Panel

Hear some Foster MSBA alumni’s candid insights regarding the Practicum component of the curriculum, what resources they utilized during their time here, and the skillsets required for success in the Foster MSBA program. Get to know how these alumni gained the necessary professional abilities and technical tools to excel in their business analytics careers.

Virtual Campus Tour

Get to know our Seattle Campus and the Foster School of Business through these virtual tour opportunities.


Check back in Autumn 2023

Live Events

Our fall event series, The MSBA Experience covers topics like a mock class with our Faculty Director, a Current Student panel, and a conversation with alums. You can view the dates of our programs and register on our upcoming events page.