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Online Courses: Career Boosters

Advance your career with interactive online courses on timely business topics

The Career Booster series of online courses offered by Foster School’s Executive Education deliver live, interactive, and immersive instruction on timely and compelling business topics. Leveraging the best teaching practices for virtual learning environments, students will have engaging discussions, hands-on learning via ‘breakout rooms,’ and insightful Q&A with award-winning faculty. These are short-form courses on focused topics designed to help participants assimilate what they learn and apply it immediately in their careers.

Top-ranked online instructors

One of the factors that makes a business school truly excellent is the caliber of its faculty. Online courses offered through Executive Education at Foster are taught by faculty thought leaders who bring their cutting-edge research into the classroom, and master teachers who garner awards for superior instruction. Their insights provide students with knowledge that is as rigorous as it is relevant. At Foster, remote learning environments are designed to provide a high-quality student experience. The school has taken a careful and methodical approach to remote learning, informed by practices from Foster’s Hybrid MBA Program, which catapulted to #2 in online MBA programs in the US in Poets & Quants 2024 rankings.

Skills and knowledge to improve your career outlook

Students at all levels of work experience come to Foster to transform their unique aspirations into action—but they have something in common. They all expect the kind of career advancement for which Foster is known. From our Executive Education offerings to our specialty masters programs and MBAs, Foster optimizes for student outcomes. Lively real-time discussions led by passionate faculty make for a learning environment that builds skills and confidence. What happens in the classroom is designed for immediate application on the job. Foster is educating the business leaders of today and tomorrow.

Online Courses


Workplace bias: how can we identify and mitigate it? Through this course, you will learn how to critically evaluate and lead effectively through DEI.

Wednesday, November 13, 2024, 12:30-3:00pm PT

Learn more about the Achieving Equity Through Corporate DEI Action Online Course

Augment Your Executive Presence
Augment Your Executive Presence

Executive presence helps us to be compelling and engaging in our communications, driving action, and inspiring those around you. In this workshop you will learn ways to control physical delivery for dynamic presenting, and strategies to improve confidence, comfort, and control in any presentation environment.

Thursday, November 14, 2024, 12:30-3:00pm PT

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE Augment Your Executive Presence ONLINE COURSE

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Inclusive Leadership

Employ a research-based approach to learn how organizational leaders and supervisors can systematically utilize decision-making tactics that will help build an inclusive culture that leads to overall success.

Thursday, October 10, 2024, 12:30-3:00pm PT

Learn more about the Inclusive Leadership online course

Managing Diverse Teams
Managing Diverse Teams

From understanding what team diversity is to digging deeper into why we respond differently to those around us, this booster will offer research-backed information to help your team thrive.

Monday, September 23, 2024, 12:30-3:00pm PT

Learn more about the Managing Diverse Teams Workshop

Managing Tough Conversations

Learn and practice reflective listening strategies, as well as how to ask open-ended, high-value questions, to ensure alignment with others, uncover motivation, and create engagement. You will practice how to manage difficult conversations using a template for delivering bad news and consider strategies for maintaining the relationship after the conversation occurs.

Thursday, September 26, 2024, 12:30-3:00pm PT

Learn more about the Managing Tough Conversations Workshop

Soft Skills

Complement your existing technical hard skills with soft skills and learn how to understand and adjust to different communication styles, work effectively in teams, and develop your persuasive capabilities.

Duration: One-day workshop

September 30, 2024 – Live Online
December 10, 2024 – In Person

Learn more about the Soft Skills Workshop

Writing for Executive Engagement
Writing for Executive Engagement

Learn to write to immediately capture attention, drive clarity with your reader, and deliver on any next steps and actions. This workshop touches on common written communications to key stakeholders including program reviews, executive summaries, and emails requesting action.

Wednesday, October 23, 2024, 12:30-3:00pm PT

Learn more about the Writing for Executive Engagement Workshop

Like our in-person courses, online courses from Executive Education are designed and led by Foster School faculty and taught using the same evidence-based research and application. Students will participate in discussions, breakout sessions, and direct interactions with our faculty. Courses are conducted via Zoom, which facilitates real-time interface between students and faculty via webcam and text-based chat.

Two weeks prior to the live class session, you will receive information about any pre-readings, assignments, or case studies that need to be completed before class.

In addition to the faculty, each course has an assigned Program Manager who will provide guidance throughout the course.