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University of Washington Michael G. Foster School of Business

Seattle, WA
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Academics & Programs

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...

MBA students at the University of Washington happily assert that the Foster School of Business has “the best reputation in the Pacific Northwest.” Students here are privy to a relatively “small” program, which affords them the opportunity “to [get to] know [everyone] on a personal level, down to... 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

Website

Curriculum / Academic Overview
Academic Calendar: Quarter
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
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
Study Abroad Options: Chile, China, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, India, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey
Online Course Catalog: http://www.foster.washington.edu/academic/mba/Pages/mba.aspx
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Faculty

Student Faculty Ratio
5:1
Total Faculty
156
Academic specialties of facultyURL
Accountingfoster.washington.edu/departments/acctg
Financefoster.washington.edu/departments/finance
Marketingfoster.washington.edu/departments/mib
Management Sciencefoster.washington.edu/departments/mgtsci
Entrepreneurshipfoster.washington.edu/cte/research.shtml
International Businessfoster.washington.edu/ciberweb/index.shtml
Sustainability
Courses in Sustainability: Yes
Sustainability course is: Optional
Description: Cases in Sustainability, MBAs have access to a very broad range of courses in the UW College on the Environment, the Environmental Mgmt Program, CSR topics in the School of Social Work, and Sustainable Real Estate Developmt in the School of Built Environments
Research Opportunities in Sustainability: Yes
School's environmental commitment:  
1: Environmental Innovation Challenge - a major national business plan competition based on actual prototypes or business models developed by UW students
2: Joint MBA/Masters of Science in Real Estate focused on sustainable development.
3: Certificate in the Program on the Environment (POE) - MBAs can earn a specialized certificate focused on various management issues related to the environment
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Academic Support Services Offered
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Degrees / Programs

  • Academic Experience Rating:
    94
  • Part Time Program:
    Yes
  • Evening Program:
    Yes
  • Executive MBA:
    Yes
  • Online MBA:
    No

Faculty

  • Student Faculty Ratio:
    5:1
  • Total Faculty:
    156
  • Full-Time Faculty:
    64%
  • Part-Time Faculty:
    36%
  • Female Faculty:
    38%
  • Minority Faculty:
    24%

Academic Services Offered

  • Academic Prep Programs:
    Yes
  • Peer Tutoring:
    Yes
  • Minority Support Groups:
    Yes
  • Women Support Groups:
    Yes

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