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Schedule

The Technology Management MBA Program offers a schedule designed for working professionals with classes one-to-two nights per week and every other Saturday. Students begin their journey in January and graduate 18 months later.

To provide a solid foundation for this journey, students attend a Welcome Reception, Orientation Day, and a one-week Program Immersion in the preceding fall.

Blended format: in-person + hybrid = better balance

Our unique, blended format combines 80% traditional in-person courses with 20% hybrid courses to support better school-life-work balance while students pursue their Foster MBA.

The traditional in-person courses take place primarily in Kirkland with occasional class sessions on the Seattle campus. The hybrid courses consist of one-to-two in-person classroom sessions, followed by asynchronous activities and live interactive remote “Foster Live” sessions.

Class times that work for working professionals

Each quarter kicks off with a “Welcome Week.” Welcome Week includes a three-hour, in-person class session on Wednesday evening and Thursday evening, followed by a full day Saturday. The week concludes with a student networking social.

The rest of the quarter follows this pattern:
Wednesday evenings, in-person, 6 – 9:15 p.m. in Kirkland
Every other Saturday, in-person, 8 – 4 p.m. in Kirkland or Seattle
Only 2-3 Thursdays a quarter, online, 6 – 8 p.m. via Zoom aka “Foster Live”

Optional Review Sessions for added support

To support learning, optional review sessions are offered for primarily quantitative courses. These TA-led review sessions take place on Thursday evenings and students may attend in-person or remotely via Zoom. All sessions are recorded and made available for review.

Bringing it all together

The following schedules illustrate a typical two-week period and full quarter.

Sample two-weeks

Sample two-week schedule with three in-person sessions and one online session every two weeks

Sample Quarter

Sample quarter with evening classes every Wednesday, full-day classes every other Saturday, and online classes 2-3 Thursdays per quarter

Program Immersions

In addition to the standard quarterly course schedule, the TMMBA Program includes three immersive academic events.

  • Immersion Week takes place in the Fall prior to the first quarter and includes 7-8 credits of coursework condensed into a seven-day, full-time schedule. Classes take place at the Eastside Executive Center and Seattle Campus.
  • A 3-day Leadership Immersion takes place midway through the program. This event accelerates students’ leadership with thought-provoking and interactive simulations, and lively discussions on issues such as team-building and motivating employees.
  • For a global business perspective, students have the opportunity to participate in our optional one-week International Study Tour in the spring of the second year. The destination is jointly decided between the program administration and students.

Class attendance and work-related travel

It is important to consider your work travel schedule when considering your choice of program. TMMBA is primarily a traditional program, and thus in-person attendance is a key element. Students are expected to attend a minimum of 80% of each class. If business travel is necessary, students must communicate this in advance of travel to instructors, study group members, and program staff.