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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
Team-driven teaching

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: $77,657

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: January 20 and April 20

5 MBA Classes at Foster that Will Change Your Life

Through my first two years in the Foster Evening MBA Program, I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve been asked what I’m actually learning. Friends and colleagues generally ask how I’m able to manage my schedule…

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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: $108,000 (subject to approval)

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 Business Plan Competition.

Application deadline: April 1

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September 13, 2018

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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:  $67,500

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: June 1

Leveraging the online experience in Foster’s Hybrid MBA Program

We sat down with Jessie Salchert, current student and Sr. Product Manager at Amazon, to get an inside look at the Hybrid MBA Program’s online and in-person experiences. From connecting with your cohort during in-person immersions, to bringing Foster’s world-class faculty to life in videos, Jessie says the hybrid…

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May 3, 2018

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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: $83,000

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

TMMBA Alumni Profile: Kathy Alexion (Class of 2011)

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September 6, 2018

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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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