University of Washington (Foster)

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PO Box 353200
Seattle, WA 98195

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#25 Best Business Schools


#11 in Part-time MBA

Business School Overview

The Michael G. Foster School of Business at University of Washington offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, consulting, e-commerce, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, health care administration, international business, leadership, manufacturing and technology management, marketing, management information systems, not-for-profit management, production/operations management, organizational behavior, portfolio management, public administration, real estate, supply chain management/logistics, quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research, and transportation. Its tuition is full-time: $27,861 per year (in-state); full-time: $41,037 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $21,240 per year (in-state); part-time: $21,240 per year (out-of-state); executive: $45,000 per year (in-state); and executive: $45,000 per year (out-of-state). At graduation, 82.4 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

Situated in the city of Seattle—home to global firms such as, Inc., Starbucks Corp., and Microsoft Corp.—is the University of Washington’s Michael G. Foster School of Business. The graduate program focuses on the dynamics of leadership in business organizations and learning best practices while making business decisions. Students enrolled in the full-time M.B.A. program are introduced to and immersed in the program through LEAD Week. Students meet and work with a core study team, which are groups of four or five students that work together to accomplish projects and initiatives. Collaborative learning is a fixture of the full-time program, where students will learn team dynamics whether it’s through study teams or through a guided climb of Mount Rainier.

Along with a full-time program, the school also offers work-compatible options such as an evening M.B.A., executive M.B.A., and a Technology Management M.B.A. for technology professionals interested in business management careers. A one-year accelerated global executive M.B.A. is available for professionals invested in learning global strategies. A Ph.D. program as well as graduate degrees in Professional Accounting and Information Systems is also available at the business school.

There are more than 45,000 Foster graduates working across the globe, and some of the notable alumni include William S. Ayer, president and CEO of Alaska Airlines; Andrew Brimmer, the first African American to serve as governor of the Federal Reserve System; and Yoshihiko Miyauchi, chairman and CEO of Japanese financial services group ORIX Corp.


Application deadline (U.S. residents) March 15
Application deadline (international students) January 20
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accounting management information systems
consulting not-for-profit management
e-commerce production/operations management
economics organizational behavior
entrepreneurship portfolio management
finance public administration
general management real estate
health care administration supply chain management/logistics
international business quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research
leadership transportation
manufacturing and technology management other

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 236
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)



full-time: $27,861 per year (in-state)
full-time: $41,037 per year (out-of-state)
part-time: $21,240 per year (in-state)
part-time: $21,240 per year (out-of-state)
executive: $45,000 per year (in-state)
executive: $45,000 per year (out-of-state)

Required fees (full-time) $1,092 per year
Required fees (part-time) $1,092 per year
Required fees (executive degree program) $0 per year


Average base salary $102,722
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 82.4%

* Business School Overview details based on 2013 data

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