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Executive Development Program

September 8, 2020 – May 3, 2021

The Executive Development Program at UW Foster School of Business is a nine-month work-compatible certificate program designed for busy professionals who want access to advanced business knowledge without the time or financial commitment of a traditional MBA degree program.

Program highlights

COVID-19 Update:

For the safety and well-being of students, faculty, and staff, we have decided to start the program in the fall remotely. In doing so, we will cancel the in-person Fall Residential session and replace that time and content by extending the Spring Residential session. Our in-person orientation will be held online as well. Because networking and classmate interaction are such a vital part of EDP, we will also increase team engagement and virtual networking components during this time. We will continue learning in the online format during the regularly scheduled Monday evenings until it is safe to reconvene on campus for in-person gatherings.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to our office at [email protected].

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.

Watch videos

Hear why past participants chose the Executive Development Program.

Hear how the program has impacted the careers of EDP alumni.

See alumni discuss work-life balance in EDP.

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