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Registration and Fees

Is the Business Management Certificate right for you? The program is ideal for:

  • Professionals who want to broaden and deepen their knowledge of business essentials.
  • Early to mid-career professionals who have or are moving into management or leadership role.
  • Professionals/specialists – e.g. engineers or developers – who have business operations role.
  • Graduate students in non-business field who want to expand their business academic foundation.

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Applicants must have at least three years of full-time professional work experience. If you have more than 10 years of professional experience, you may want to consider attending the Executive Development Program instead.

  Early admissions Regular admissions
Application deadline December 1, 2023 January 15, 2024
Notification of admissions status Within 7 days of applying Within 7 days of applying
Full tuition (including deposit) $6000 $6795
Non-refundable deposit due date $1,500 due December 15, 2023 $1,500 due January 22, 2024
First tuition installment amount $2,250 $2,647.50
Final tuition installment amount $2,250 $2,647.50
  • The program fee includes instruction, learning materials, parking on campus during in-person class days, and a Certificate of Completion from the University of Washington’s Michael G. Foster School of Business. 6.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) also available. See more information about CEUs. Please indicate your interest in receiving CEUs on your application.
  • Early admission is the only discount applicable to this program.
  • Additional applications may be considered after the January 15, 2024 deadline, as space allows.
  • Payment must be made by check, credit card, or submit a purchase order for later invoice.

Tuition Waiver Award

In our ongoing effort to support DEI initiatives, we are offering 2 partial tuition waivers of 50% of the program fees, for qualified applicants accepted into the Business Management Certificate Program to help offset the associated costs. Tuition Waivers Awards are intended to support early to mid-career professionals accepted to the program for whom financial barriers may preclude attendance and who have:

  • Overcome significant obstacles to obtain an advanced education;
  • Have a demonstrated interest and/or active role in advancing access to business resources that benefit under-served populations; or
  • Have demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as evidenced through participation in local or national organizations that are committed to equal opportunity.

Eligibility Requirements

  • You must first apply for admission and be accepted into the Business Management Certificate (BMC) Program.
  • Submit the BMC Tuition Waiver Application by the deadline stated in your acceptance letter.

Cancellation policy

All requests for cancellation, refund or substitution must be received in writing (e-mail is acceptable). To ensure enough time for pre-mailed materials to be received, our cancellation policy is as follows:

  • 30 days before program start date:
    • 100% refund (less non-refundable deposit) for withdrawal
    • Participant substitutes are allowed with no administrative fee
  • 15 to 29 days before program start date
    • 50% (less non-refundable deposit) refund for withdrawal
    • Participant substitutes may be allowed on a case by case basis
  • 2 to 14 days before program start date
    • No refund for withdrawal
    • Participant substitutes may be allowed on a case by case basis
  • Less than 48 hours before the program start date
    • No refunds or substitutions will be permitted

We are currently accepting applications and will be reviewing them in the order they are received. We will accept applications through January 15, 2024, or until the program fills, whichever comes first. Please have the following documents ready to upload with your application:

  • A brief letter (250-word maximum) that describes your relevant experience, transferable skills, knowledge of the field and commitment to professional growth
  • A resume that highlights how your education and any applicable experience fulfill the program’s admission requirements

There is no application fee for this program, but a non-refundable deposit is required to secure your admission once you receive acceptance. The deposit will go towards the tuition.

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