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Centers

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.
Highlights:
Small business and community service
Faculty research
Consulting opportunities and scholarships for undergraduates
Non-profit board experience and scholarships for MBAs

Entrepreneurship

The Arthur W. Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship focuses on start-ups and entrepreneurial business.
Highlights:
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.
Highlights:
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.
Highlights:
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.
Highlights:
Events
Faculty research
Resources for business professionals