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Foster and the Military

Planning to Earn an MBA or want to expand your business knowledge? Consider the Foster School of Business.

Are you on active duty, a reservist or a military veteran? Consider earning an MBA, specialized masters, or Executive Certificate at Foster. Members of the military come to Foster with the maturity, leadership experience, work ethic, and skill base employers are seeking. That’s why we love receiving applications from individuals with military experience and we hope you’ll apply!

An advanced business education from Foster can help you build on your military background. Foster’s national ranking, extensive alumni network, and deep connections with the business community make Foster a great launch pad for your future career.


Admissions representatives in each program office will be happy to answer your questions. They can refer you to resources at the University of Washington, and may be able to connect you with veterans who have successfully pursued MBAs, specialized master’s degrees and Executive Certificates at Foster. Follow these links to learn more about the programs and find contact information.

Financing Your Program

Foster MBA specialized master’s and Executive Education Certificate programs participate in the Post-9/11 GI Bill Program, and some MBA students with a military background may qualify for tuition assistance through the Washington State tuition waiver programs. UW students can also apply for the Tillman Military Scholars Program. For more information about how to most effectively use your military benefits, please contact the University of Washington’s Veterans Center.

Use this GI Bill Comparison tool to estimate your benefit.

Career Services

All Foster MBA programs provide personalized career services for MBA students and alumni. Foster MBA Career Management serves students in the Full-time MBA (with one of the highest job placement rates in the nation) and Evening MBA programs, and the Executive MBA, Hybrid MBA and Technology Management MBA programs each offer a dedicated career coach. Specialized master’s programs offer workshops, networking events and personalized career development. Whether it’s attendance at the MBA Veterans Conference or preparing for case interviews, we provide personalized support for your career goals.

Additional Resources

Foster Veterans Association: A student organization dedicated to the support and advocacy of Foster MBA students who have served, or are currently serving in, the armed forces of their respective countries. You can connect with current veteran MBAs by contacting the Veteran Outreach Coordinator at [email protected].

Military MBA: A good source for information on advantages of studying an MBA, Military MBA employment data, how to prepare your application, and MBA Program information.