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Curriculum

The right mix of rigor and relevance

TMMBA classes are cultivated and taught by world-class faculty. The UW Foster School of Business is ranked #4 in world for research and productivity. Our faculty do a remarkable job at bringing their rigorous evidence-based research down from the 40,000-foot level and present it in a relevant and real-world context. Designed so students can learn concepts one day and apply them the next. Lively discussions, stimulating readings and case study analyses focus on real-life business challenges, products, and innovations. The overall course content is grounded in executive management, strategy and leadership principles, theories, and frameworks.

To complement your executive management education, we offer a variety of workshops to complement the academic experience. Topics in public speaking, presentations, teamwork and personal branding position students to take the next step in their careers.

Varied approach to teaching and learning

Recognizing students synthesize concepts and frameworks differently, faculty utilize a variety of methods to energize and deepen student learning, including:

  • Dynamic class discussions
  • Individual and group projects, presentations, and case analyses
  • Real-world case studies connecting theory and application
  • Faculty-endorsed business articles, books, and other reading materials
  • Informative video content as foundational material
Classroom experience
Faculty

World-class instructors develop students with evidence-based research and practical application of business principals.

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Team

Team-driven approach to learning that will reshape your ability to optimize working in teams.

TEAM BASED LEARNING: TMMBA Learning Teams put their MBA into practice at Expo Night

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Opportunity

Beyond the world-class educational environment, students have access to invaluable resources that enrich their program experience and provide incredible connections for their career growth.

Curriculum in action: Beyond the Classroom

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Connections

Establish deep connections with colleagues, faculty, alumni and the area’s unique, dynamic and innovative business community.

TMMBA Mentoring Program

Learning from Each Other

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My study group is made up of six individuals with diverse professional experience. Our range of specialization has been beneficial to the learning experience because each individual has unique strengths to contribute to assignments and group discussions.
Jessica RuppertSoftware Engineering Manager, Scientific Games; Class of 2016

Students often cite their learning teams as a key benefit to supporting the fast-paced nature of the TMMBA. Each learning team consists of 4-6 students and is thoughtfully constructed with a diversity of positions, companies, academic backgrounds, and interests in mind. TMMBA learning teams offer support, expanding perspectives, lasting friendships, a strong professional network, and are critical to successfully completing this accelerated, 18-month, MBA program.

Go global on a study tour

The international study tour prepares you to think globally. TMMBA has traveled around the world from the Great Wall in China to Machu Picchu in Peru. We’ve met companies ranging from General Electric in Singapore and BMW in Munich to an e-home automation startup in Dubai. Participation in a study tour is optional.

Recent study tour stories

Test your knowledge—think like an entrepreneur

Today’s cutting-edge companies of all sizes look beyond the status quo for innovative thinking. The TMMBA program equips you with classes such as:

Beyond the classroom, TMMBA students can take advantage of a variety of entrepreneurial opportunities, speaker events, and business competitions, including the Health Innovation Challenge, Environmental Innovation Challenge, and Dempsey Startup Competition through the Foster School’s Arthur W. Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship. These competitions are platforms for student-led ventures. They provide student teams with mentoring from entrepreneurs and investors, the opportunity to tell their stories to the Seattle startup community, and the visibility they need to get going. In addition, as part of the required TMMBA coursework, students will create a business plan and investor pitch and take part in an annual Investor Expo.

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