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Work-Compatible MBA Programs

Come here, get there

You may be equipping yourself for the C-suite. Or working on a start-up. Perhaps you want to change industries or functions and gain ground instead of losing a step. Whatever your business goal: come here. Get there.

The Foster MBA

The Foster School offers four programs for working professionals that lead to an MBA from the University of Washington Foster School of Business. Programs vary in duration, schedule, location and time on campus, but they all share the elements integral to a Foster MBA:

An esteemed network 50,000+ strong
A curriculum informed by our leading scholars
Collaborative team-focused learning

Work-compatible MBA options

Evening MBA

Designed to offer students a wide range of engagement options in academic coursework, experiential learning, networking, career options and personal development experiences as close as possible to a full time MBA program while still being able to work.

Program details

Duration: Variable length of 2.3 to 4 years depending on your pace.

Schedule: Two evenings per week during core courses, flexible during electives

Cost: $91,275

Location: PACCAR Hall, UW Seattle Campus

Curriculum: 13 core courses + 8 elective courses chosen from among 54 electives in the business school with additional elective choices in some other UW graduate schools.

Application deadline: April 15

Q&A with Alyssa Lachner, Class of 2020

Why did you choose the Evening MBA Program at the Foster School of Business? I chose the Evening MBA at Foster because I wanted a work compatible program that was competitively ranked where I could immediately take what I learned…

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September 8, 2020

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Executive MBA

Designed for mid-career professionals seeking to understand the language of business; gaining business insights, skills and strategies in an interactive, dynamic classroom environment with exceptional colleagues.

Program details

Duration: 21 months

Schedule: Full-day classes: weekly or monthly schedule

Cost: $120,000

Location: Executive Education Center, UW Seattle Campus

Curriculum: 23 lockstep courses, spanning accounting, finance, operations, marketing and management. Second year highlights include an International Immersion; CEO and the Board and capstone Entrepreneurship class with Dempsey Startup Competition.

Application deadline: April 1

EMBA admissions changes for autumn 2021

Same Great Business Leadership Program, New Admissions Process For nearly 40 years, the Foster Executive MBA program has advanced organizational leaders’ business knowledge and skills, allowing them to make greater impacts within their companies and accelerate their own careers. This…

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October 13, 2020

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Hybrid MBA

A mostly online MBA program designed for professionals seeking to transform their career and who seek an MBA that offers an engaging campus experience with the majority of learning taking place in an online environment.

Program details

Duration: 2 years

Schedule: 95% online, 5% on-campus

Cost: $78,000

Location: 5% UW Seattle Campus; 95% online from anywhere.

Curriculum: A combination of 16 core courses (52 credits), 6 elective courses (12 credit) and an optional (2-credit) International Study Tour. A general management curriculum that includes engaging faculty sessions each quarter with interactive online components to assess learning and understanding. Personalized leadership roadmaps and career coaching.

Application deadline: March 1, May 1, and July 1 (space permitting)

Flying in [Portland Edition]: Engineer Turned MBA Student Amulya Gullapalli

Name: Amulya Gullapalli Location: Portland, Oregon Current Position: Product Lead, Intel Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics Engineering Graduate Degree: Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering Fun Fact About Yourself: I love to travel and explore nature.…

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August 31, 2020

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Technology Management MBA

An accelerated MBA program designed for early-to-mid career professionals who are passionate about technology and innovation and seek to advance or change their careers or start a company.

Program details

Duration: 18 months

Schedule: Wednesday evenings and every other Saturday in-person; 1 class per quarter online

Cost: $87,400

Location: 80% Kirkland campus, 20% UW Seattle campus

Curriculum: Lockstep curriculum consisting of 24 courses grounded in executive management, strategy and leadership principles, theories, and frameworks. Business is taught through the context of technology companies, products, and innovations with all knowledge and skills gained applicable across industries.

Application deadline: June 1 priority deadline and August 1 final deadline

TMMBA Student Teams Compete in EXPO Business Plan Competition

Recently, Technology Management MBA student teams competed in the TMMBA EXPO Competition, a business plan competition built into the course, Entrepreneurial Influence and the Pitch. This competition occurs in the second year of the TMMBA program to provide students the opportunity…

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June 11, 2020

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Request an overview of Foster’s four work-compatible MBA programs

Our goal is to help you find the best fit. We’ll send you a handful of multi-program emails and periodic notifications about open house events and special areas of interest.

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