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Frequently Asked Questions

EDP and EMBA appeal to a similar audience, but the primary drivers for these individuals differ. For EDP, an MBA degree is not as important as many of them already have advanced degrees, although an undergraduate degree is not a requirement to apply for the program.

EDP EMBA
Nine months, one evening per week 21 months, full-day classes
(weekly or monthly)
Reading homework and one paper Assignments and tests
$25,500 $108,000
Certificate MBA Degree

Many of the same professors that teach in the EMBA program teach in the Executive Development Program. The material covers similar core topics, but is not as in depth as the EMBA program. The faculty in EDP are asked to focus on the most relevant applications during EDP class sessions.

Participants with focused professions often benefit the most from the program. They “live” in one field of expertise and through EDP can learn about finance, marketing, negotiations, leadership, and strategy – business acumen they can use but may not have any formal training in.

One of the greatest benefits of the Executive Development Program (EDP) is the opportunity to learn from your peers–bright, talented professionals on the fast track to success, seeking to deepen their business knowledge and sharpen their managerial skills. A typical class includes professionals from engineering, marketing, finance, and human resources fields, with an average of over a decade of work experience.

EDP participants represent a cross-section of industry today from traditional business to high-tech, large corporations to small family businesses, and/or private industry to government.

Class of 2018
Total number of participants 29
Organizations represented 23
Male 15
Female 14
Median age 46

It varies by each student’s individual study habits and faculty requirements per session. We tell students to expect to study an average of four to six hours per week.

The tuition for the nine-month program is $25,500 and includes instruction, materials, parking on campus, meals at evening class sessions, and meals and lodging at the two off-site sessions.

  • Online application checklist:
    • Contact information (name, address, e-mail, etc.)
    • Resume
    • Organizational Chart
    • Personal statement addressing your interest in applying
    • Description of current position
Q: Are there any flexible payment schedules available or do I have to pay the tuition up front?
A: We have payment plan options available on a case-by-case basis.

Q: Is there a price reduction for people who are self-sponsored instead of sponsored by their company?
A: Not at this time.

Q: Is Financial Aid available?
A: Because this is not a credit course, traditional financial aid is not available.

Q: Is there a discount for non-profit organizations?
A: We reserve a limited number of seats at a reduced tuition for non-profit organizations. Contact our office for more information.

Q: Is the program covered by the GI Bill?
A: Yes, please contact Executive Education for more information if you plan to use your GI Bill to cover the tuition.

Please contact us at 206-543-8560 or execed@uw.edu with additional questions.

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