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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 5, 2024 – May 15, 2025

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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 1 – June 1, 2024

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Minority Business Executive Program

One day online, four days in-person
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.

November 13 and 18-21, 2024

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Global Bankers Program

In-person class sessions July 29 – August 8, 2024

Additional remote sessions August 11 – September 19, 2024

The financial services industry remains in constant flux. Bankers and financial advisors 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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Product Management Leadership Accelerator

3-6 sessions per month, 1-1.5 hours per session

Taught by industry experts, this program covers best practices in product management and how to position yourself for that next big promotion or career jump.

May 13 – December 10, 2024

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