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University of Washington’s Foster School of Business centers drive innovative research, stimulate advancements for businesses and non-profits and open doors for students to gain real-world, hands-on experience and business connections that help launch or advance their careers.

Business Development

The Consulting and Business Development Center focuses on economically distressed and emerging communities, and minority businesses.
Small business and community service
Consulting opportunities and scholarships for undergraduates
Non-profit board experience and scholarships for MBAs


The Arthur W. Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship focuses on start-ups and entrepreneurial business.
Graduate certificates
Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge
Dempsey Startup Competition
Jones + Foster Accelerator
Start-up resources
Faculty research

Global Business

The Global Business Center focuses on international business and the global economy.
Undergraduate and MBA certificates
Business connections
Faculty research
International programs and resources for undergraduates and MBAs .

Leadership and Strategic Thinking

The Center for Leadership and Strategic Thinking focuses on integrating rigor and relevance in terms of how leadership and strategic thinking is developed.
Faculty research
Leadership Think Tank
Student Leadership Fellows

Sales and Marketing Strategy

The Center for Sales and Marketing Strategy provides a bridge between business professionals and academic researchers with the goal of improving both the theory and practice of marketing.
Faculty research
Resources for business professionals