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Executive Education

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UW Executive Education supports individuals and organizations through relevant training, real-world experience, and fresh ideas. We offer programs varying in length from one day to nine months. We also develop custom learning experiences for organizations on a wide variety of topics, all drawing from UW Foster’s globally-renowned faculty, resources, and evidence-based research.

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Executive Development Program

EDP is an accelerated alternative to an MBA degree. This work-compatible certificate program is designed for busy professionals who want to access advanced business knowledge without the time or financial commitment of a traditional MBA degree program.

Duration: Nine months, one evening per week + two off-site retreats

Dates: September 8, 2020 – May 3, 2021

Learn more about the Executive Development Program

Leadership that Shapes the Future

Develop the essential leading, planning, and decision-making skills necessary to create and sustain long-term organizational success.

Duration: Three-day seminar


May 19-21, 2020 – Postponed

October 27-29, 2020

Learn more about the Leadership Seminar

Finance and Accounting for Non-financial Executives

Designed for non-financial managers and executives, in this course you will learn to interpret and analyze financial data, communicate financial information, and evaluate corporate performance.

Duration: Three-day seminar


March 25-27, 2020 – Postponed

September 28 – 30, 2020

Learn more about the Finance and Accounting Seminar

Go-To-Market Strategy

Learn and apply practical principles for designing, implementing, and managing an effective Go-To-Market Strategy.

Duration: Two-day seminar


May 8 – 9, 2020

– Postponed until September 11-12, 2020

Learn more about the Go-To-Market Strategy Seminar

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Negotiating for Success

Learn proven techniques and approaches to successful negotiations. Participants will engage in negotiation simulations to practice the concepts taught in the program.

Duration: Two-day seminar


March 11-12, 2020 – Postponed

October 5-6, 2020

Learn more about the Negotiation Skills Seminar

Soft Skills

Complement your existing technical hard skills with soft skills and learn how to understand and adjust to different communication styles, work effectively in teams, and develop your persuasive capabilities.

Duration: One-day workshop

February 26, 2020
June 18, 2020
November 3, 2020 – New Date

Learn more about the Soft Skills Workshop

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Women Board Directors Development

Boards are actively seeking qualified women to diversify their decision-making and improve their business results. Learn how to become a more influential board member, move from non-profit to for-profit board, or serve on the board of larger organizations.

Duration: Two-day seminar

June 16-17, 2020
November 9-10, 2020

Learn more about the Women on Boards program

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Minority Business Executive Program

This one-week intensive curriculum grows business leaders and helps them position their companies for today’s global economy. Participants gain knowledge, tools, and a valuable network.

Duration: One-week residential program

Dates: September 20-25, 2020

Learn more about the Minority Business Executive Program

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Global Bankers Program

Alongside a network of global banking leaders, build a better understanding of international financial markets, gain a multicultural perspective on global banking issues, and study risk management in the ever-changing banking industry.

Duration: Two-week program in Seattle and San Francisco

Dates: August 9-21, 2020

Learn more about the Global Bankers Program

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Custom and Group Programs

Many of the Northwest’s most recognizable brands have worked with UW Executive Education to create custom programs tailored to their organization’s strategic goals and objectives. Learn how our team collaborates with you to design and implement learning solutions to match the needs of your business. Our seminars can also be offered as a class exclusively for your employees. Programs can be hosted at UW or at your company’s facility.

Learn more about Custom and Group Programs

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Other executive programs

Executive MBA

A rigorous 21-month program, designed for mid-to-senior managers, with an immediately relevant curriculum to help solve your real-world challenges.

Global Executive MBA

One year MBA program for individuals who have strong international experience and seek the opportunity to study alongside other global leaders.