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Comprehensive Executive Programs

Innovative programs to inspire growth and advance careers

Through Executive Education programs, you will benefit from Foster’s globally-renowned faculty, resources, and evidence-based research. Learn through in-class lectures, interactive classroom experiences, and dynamic teaching styles. Programming focuses on tools and knowledge that you can use to become a more effective manager, analyst, and decision-maker in your business.

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Executive Development Program

Nine months, one evening per week + two off-site retreats
Our flagship program for senior managers, the Executive Development Program (EDP) is a comprehensive work-compatible certificate program designed for busy professionals who want access to advanced business knowledge without the time or funding commitment of a traditional MBA degree program.  Taught by the University of Washington’s nationally ranked Foster School of Business faculty, EDP examines fundamental management topics in a nine-month format that focuses on practical business applications.

September 8, 2022 – May 11, 2023

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Business Management Certificate

Four months, two evenings per week
The Business Management Certificate is a comprehensive part-time program designed for early to mid-career professionals. In the course you will learn key business principles and leadership skills for advancing your career. 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.

February 7 – June 3, 2023

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Stewardship for Family Business Enterprise Program

Three modules, alternating schedule
This program is designed for succession planning, generational transitions, and growth strategy in response to the changing global economy. Prepare your family legacy to continue into future generations in a way that makes a positive impact on the community at large.

New 2023 Program Dates will be Coming Soon!

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Minority Business Executive Program

Two-week online and in-person program
This accelerated program is designed to grow business leaders from companies owned by people of color, women, veterans, disabled, and LGBTQIA+ individuals. Participants will learn to utilize financial tools to make more effective decisions, develop and understand long-term strategic plans for growth and sustainability, manage their processes and projects more efficiently, and develop their leadership skills.

September 12-21, 2022

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Global Bankers Program

Remote academic intensive August 8-12, 2022

In-person class sessions August 15-19, 2022

Additional remote sessions through September 29, 2022
The financial services industry is in constant flux. Bankers must keep up with innovations in technology, regulatory reform, and new business models amidst an increasingly global economy. The Global Bankers Program combines leadership training with strategic thinking and hands-on problem-solving to help equip future leaders to thrive in the global financial industry.

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