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University of Washington Michael G. Foster School of Business

Seattle, WA
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Foster School of Business Says...

Academic Programs
Focus on your goals with international business, elective courses Complete three quarters of academic coursework, including cross-cultural communication, ethics and corporate governance, and U.S. business practices. Elective courses also provide an opportunity to meet and exchange...
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Foster School of Business Students Say...

The Foster School of Business at the University of Washington draws on its Seattle locale to inform the focus of its program. The curriculum emphasizes a global perspective (especially as it pertains to countries in the Pacific Rim), and there is an overall focus on technology reflecting UW’s... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

Dempsey Hall, Room 334

University of Washington

Seattle, WA 98195-3223

United States

Phone: 206-543-4661

Fax: 206-616-7351


Degrees / Programs
Academic Experience Rating: 91
Concentrations: Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Healthcare Administration, Finance, Information Systems/Information Technology, International Business, Investment Banking, JD/MBA - Dual Degree, Leadership/Management, Marketing, MS/MBA -- Dual Degree, Non-Profit Management/Public Administration, Organizational Behavior, Product Management, Real Estate
Centers of Research: Foster Business Library, Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Center for International Business Education and Research, Center for Leadership & Strategic Thinking, Business & Economic Development Center
Part Time Program: Yes
Evening Program: Yes
Executive MBA Program Offered: Yes
Other Advanced Degrees Offered: MBA - full time - 2 years;MBA - evening - 2.5 to 3 years; Technology Management MBA - evening/weekend - 18 months; Executive MBA - day/weekend - 2 years; Masters of Public Accounting - day - 1 year;P h.D - 4 to 5 years;Master of Information Science full time/1 year
Joint / Combined Degrees Offered: JD/MBA - 4 years; MBA/MAIS - 3 years; MBA/MHA Health Administration - 3 years; MBA/MPA - 3 years; Others by arrangement
Study Abroad Options: Chile, China, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, India, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey
Other Programs: Overseas Study, International study tours, Global Business Program, Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Business and Economic Development Program, 2nd Year MBA Management Field Studies Program
Academic Calendar: Quarter
Online Course Catalog: http://www.foster.washington.edu/academic/mba/Pages/mba.aspx
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Student Faculty Ratio: 5:1
Total Faculty: 64%
Full-Time Faculty: 64%
Part-Time Faculty: 36%
Female Faculty: 38%
Minority Faculty: 24%
Accounting: foster.washington.edu/departments/acctg
Finance: foster.washington.edu/departments/finance
Marketing: foster.washington.edu/departments/mib
Management Science: foster.washington.edu/departments/mgtsci
Entrepreneurship: foster.washington.edu/cte/research.shtml
International Business: foster.washington.edu/ciberweb/index.shtml
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Academic Services Offered
Academic Prep Programs for Incoming Students:Yes
Peer Tutoring Programs:Yes
Description:The Student Support Network (SSN) links students with strong backgrounds in various disciplines with those who need support. The SSN sponsors special group study sessions as well as connections to tutors inside and outside the MBA program.
Minority Support Groups:Yes
Description:Diversity Club is an MBA club that provides support and events for students representing diverse backgrounds and interests. Many business and professional groups in the Seattle area focused on minority business people provide personal connections and support for MBA students from underrepresented minority groups and students from various national origins and cultural backgrounds. Help is available on both a personal and professional level.
Women Support Groups:Yes
Description:The Women in Business student club is very active in addressing the needs of women in the MBA program at both the personal and professional level.
Non-US Student Support Groups:Yes
Description:International students have a student organization and an elected advocate on the MBA Student Association board to insure the needs of international students are met. International students elect a student representative focused on enhancing the MBA experience for non-native students inside and outside the classroom.
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Support Groups:Yes
Description:This is a key focus of the MBA Portfolio club. Also, the University of Washington has excellent programs for graduate students, and both our community and major companies in the region have supported MBA students of all sexual orientations.
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