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Minors and More Opportunities

The Foster School offers a range of academic opportunities for prospective Foster students and non-business majors to begin their business education. Follow the links below to learn more about our programs and opportunities open to all UW students.

Business Minors


Build a diverse set of career and life skills in courses related to financial literacy, accounting, management, entrepreneurship, marketing, sales, and information systems. 

Open to all non-business majors.

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Leverage your unique talents and gain new business knowledge to achieve your start-up goals. 

Open to all non-business majors.

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Certification Programs


Obtain the knowledge and real-world experience necessary to be successful in sales. This nationally ranked program teaches students how to sell, manage and lead.

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Earn a digital badge for LinkedIn while trying out business coursework before committing to the Business Minor (also open to students who do not have space to complete the full minor).

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More Opportunities

Lavin Entrepreneurship Program combines hands-on learning and coursework to give students the experience, skills, and know-how to succeed in their future business ventures. Students apply to the program as freshmen. The Lavin Program is offered by the Arthur W. Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship at the Foster School.

Foster Leadership Academy is a non-academic certification program partnering with UW Athletics that is focused on Authentic Leadership. Upon completion, each student will receive a certificate, a professional Foster branded gift, and a valuable experience for your resume.

Visit the Foster opportunities for all students website for more experiential opportunities, events, and ways to get involved in the Foster community.