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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: $88,130

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: February 5 and April 30

Announcing 2020 MBA Study Abroad Programs!

The Global Business Center will offer several short-term study abroad options for MBA students in March and June of 2020. 2020 STUDY TOUR DESTINATIONS:   Estonia and Finland Faculty Leader: Masha Shunko Price: $3100 plus airfare Dates: March 15 –…

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September 20, 2019

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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: $114,000

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

BLC 2019: A Charles Hill leadership lesson embedded in a story of grit

Sandpaper. It’s not a topic you might expect to light up an audience of several hundred movers and shakers in attendance at the UW Foster School’s 28th annual Business Leadership Celebration. Yet it was humble sandpaper that made for an…

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November 21, 2019

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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: $75,000

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)

An MBA Working in the Public Sector

Dever Haffner-Ratliffe, Hybrid MBA Class of 2020, has always been interested in the economics flow, even at a young age. When she was in high school, during the recession, her Dad started a construction company focused on solar and renewable…

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November 14, 2019

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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: One evening per week and Saturdays

Cost: $85,000

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: May 1 and August 31

What is an MBA Trek?

A critical complement to MBA curriculum is a deep understanding of their practical application in the business world. To facilitate such learning outcomes, Foster’s Career Management team offers regular MBA Trek opportunities to students across Foster programs.  An MBA Trek…

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November 1, 2019

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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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