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International Opportunities for MBAs

From studying abroad to the Global Business Certificate, the Global Business Center at the Foster School of Business provides international education opportunities (on campus and beyond) for any MBA student interested in building and expanding their global business expertise.

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Study Abroad

Short-Term & Faculty-Led MBA Programs Abroad

The Global Business Center offers a variety of short-term & faculty-led study abroad options for MBA students. Short-term programs typically range in length from six days to two weeks. These programs are most often faculty-led, taught by premier Foster faculty members.

Foster MBA Exchange Programs

Information for Foster MBA students interested in studying abroad at one of our thirteen partner universities.

Inbound Exchange MBA Students

Information for MBA or graduate students located outside of the U.S. who are interested in attending the Foster School as an exchange student.

Global Business Center Scholarships

Study Abroad scholarships are available for Foster MBA students.

Take Classes with an International Focus

Global Business Certificate

The Global Business Certificate is an academic MBA certificate option that consists of several international activities and opportunities, serving as evidence of a student’s preparation for and commitment to global business.

Global Business Forum

The Global Business Forum (GBF) is an engaging MBA class and discussion forum where professionals from around the world share their insights into the complexities of doing business globally – differences encountered, obstacles overcome, advantages discovered, and solutions developed.

International courses at UW

The Foster School and UW offer a wide variety of elective courses for MBA students interested in globally-focused coursework.

Engage with Seattle’s Global Community

Global Case Competitions

Foster MBAs are eligible to compete in the Masters Track of the Russell Investment International Case Competition. Visit the competition page to learn more.

Foster Business Research Group

The Foster Business Research Group (FBRG) is a partnership between the Foster School of Business and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that enables currently enrolled Foster MBA students to gain hands-on experience conducting short-term research and data analysis on current issues.

International organizations

The Seattle community is rich with global organizations, giving students ample opportunities to engage with a globally-minded community. From the Washington State China Relations Council, to the Young Professional International Network (YPIN), to the Trade Development Alliance, Foster MBA students are well-positioned to build their global network outside the classroom.

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