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Executive Development Program

The Executive Development Program at the Michael G. Foster School of Business is a nine-month, part-time certificate program that explores each facet of business enterprise from an executive’s top-level view. The program focuses on practical business applications and provides a progressive, entrepreneurial learning community where you can access advanced business education without a significant burden on your work, travel and personal schedules.

Program highlights

Study at a nationally ranked business school

Learn cutting-edge business strategies and processes from MBA faculty at the Michael G. Foster School of Business, recognized for its innovative research and teaching. For 2018, U.S. News & World Report ranked Foster’s Full-time MBA Program 1st in the Northwest, 9th among public universities and 27th among all business schools. View the full list of rankings here.

Become a more effective leader

Acquire new tools and techniques that address your company’s current challenges and expand your management abilities, increasing your effectiveness at work while you learn. Examine the relationships between business functions from marketing to finance, competitive strategy to change management. The program curriculum emphasizes strategic planning and the impacts of macroeconomics, technology and culture on business.

Fit your study into the work week

Classes meet weekly on Monday evenings (4:30 – 9 p.m.) for nine months (September – May). Parking, meals, books and materials are provided so you can make the most of your time on campus. Course materials are available online. Depending on the topic area, students spend between 4-6 hours per week in preparation for class by reading case studies and articles provided by the professor or working on their capstone project. There are no tests or graded assignments to complete.

Develop a network of experienced professionals

Exchange best practices and create solutions drawn from the experience of a diverse group of managers, executives and other professionals from a broad range of industries. Gain confidence in your decision-making abilities by discussing challenges, insights and solutions with knowledgeable peers. Expand your network of business contacts.

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