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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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Comprehensive programs

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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, 2021 – May 9, 2022

Learn more about the Executive Development Program

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Business Management Certificate

The Business Management Certificate is a four-month program that curates key business principles and leadership skills for advancing your career. It is ideal for early and mid-career professionals who want to lead projects and teams more effectively. This accelerated program will help you gain new skills and expand your professional network, adding to your competitive edge and adaptivity to today’s economy.

Duration: Four months, Tuesday and Thursday evenings

Dates: February 2– June 5, 2021

Learn more about the Business Management Certificate

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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: Two-week online program

Dates: September 19-30, 2021

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.

Dates: Remote academic intensive August 8-20, 2021 with additional sessions through October 7, 2021

Learn more about the Global Bankers Program

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Topic-focused seminars

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

October 26-28, 2021 – In Person

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

September 27-29, 2021 – In Person

Learn more about the Finance and Accounting 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

October 4-5, 2021 – In Person

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

November 3, 2021 – In Person

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

November 4-5, 2021 – In Person

Learn more about the Women on Boards program

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Online courses

Financial Wellness
Financial Wellness

Create a clearer picture of your current financial health and design both short-term and long-term action plans.

Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2021 from 12:30-3:00pm


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Growth vs. Fixed Mindset

Examine fixed mindsets versus growth mindsets and learn techniques for reframing your thinking to boost personal or organizational performance.

Date: Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 3:30-6pm

Learn more about the Growth vs. Fixed Mindset online course

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Inclusive Leadership

Employ a research-based approach to learn how organizational leaders and supervisors can systematically utilize decision-making tactics that will help build an inclusive culture that leads to overall success.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 3:30-6:00pm

Learn more about the Inclusive Leadership online course

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Making Critical Decisions

Learn tools to avoid common decision-making pitfalls and develop a blueprint for making good business decisions.

Date: Friday, October 22, 2021 from 12:30-3:00pm

Learn more about the Making Critical Decisions online course

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Custom and group programs

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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 are offered in a live interactive online format.

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.

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