Overview

Applicants
1,032
Acceptance Rate
25%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.38
Years Work Experience
6
Average Age
29

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
640 - 710
GPA
3.2 - 3.67

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
October 10

Regular Application Deadline
March 15

Round 1
October 10

Round 2
January 15

Round 3
March 15

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
5:1
Total Faculty
163

68
Full-time
32
Part-time
31
Female


Students Say

Located in Seattle, the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington allows its MBA students to tailor their education through a wide variety of courses, internship and project experiences, international opportunities, research, and independent study. Anything to do with tech "is a large tidal force affecting all MBAs," and the Foster takes not by weaving the latest developments through every aspect of the curriculum. "I feel like I am at the cutting edge of the tech MBA revolution, and experience it in every facet of the school... in the classroom, meeting with career management, at social networking events," says one student. The "very accessible" administration "responds rapidly to students' comments and suggestions to improve the program" and is "very intent on growing the standing and reputation of Foster," and have done an "outstanding job creating a school that maximizes value to students in the form of future career opportunities and a great network."

The academic content of the MBA program is "very rigorous and prepares students to tackle real world challenges"; fortunately, students have access to "friendly and approachable" professors of all backgrounds. The required classes for "are appropriate and taught by strong professors," and "some of the elective professors are legendary." The administration "works seamlessly with professors to provide a well-rounded program," and the academics are "challenging, but relevant and useful." Faculty are "very involved in students' activities and willing to help in terms of job searching."



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

Description

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

School's environmental commitment 2:
Joint MBA/Masters of Science in Real Estate focused on sustainable development.

School's environmental commitment 3:
Certificate in the Program on the Environment (POE) - MBAs can earn a specialized certificate focused on various management issues related to the environment

Career overview

Average Starting Salary
$111,847
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
98%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
76%
School Facilitiated
13%
Unknown
11%
Graduate Facilitated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

35%
Marketing
21%
Finance/Accounting
20%
Consulting
13%
Operations/Logistics
10%
General Management
1%
Information Technology
1%
Other

Graduates Employed by Region

94%
West
2%
Midwest
1%
International
1%
Northeast
1%
South
1%
Southwest

Students Say

Foster School of Business tends to attract people who want to work in tech and predominantly on the West coast, and as a result, there is "great enthusiasm for activities, speakers, panels, and company visits that relate to tech, entrepreneurship, and venture capital." Foster has ties with "numerous" companies of all sizes (including local Starbucks, Amazon, and Microsoft), and the small class sizes "allow students to have frequent (and repeated) exposure to the top tech companies" that recruit on campus. "Recruiting and job placement [are] amazing," says a student. Foster is such a collaborative environment that the student body often ends up being as much help as the school; these are "truly nice people who will tell you that there's a job opening that fits your interests, even if they're going for the job as well." Students here also have "strong ties to alumni, as a large proportion stay in the area."

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Marketing / Sales 35% $115,000 $110,186 $62,400 $135,000
Finance / Accounting 21% $107,500 $106,409 $80,000 $125,000
Consulting 20% $140,000 $125,805 $72,800 $145,000
Operations / Logistics 13% $116,000 $106,483 $72,800 $120,000
General Management 10% $105,000 $106,889 $45,000 $150,000
Information Technology 1%
Other 1%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Technology 50% $117,000 $113,241 $62,400 $150,000
Consulting 22% $140,000 $124,325 $80,000 $145,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 10% $102,500 $100,889 $83,200 $120,000
Consumer Products 5% $85,000 $92,333 $80,000 $112,000
Financial Services 5% $100,000 $102,560 $72,800 $135,000
Other 3% $85,280 $75,093 $45,000 $95,000

Prominent Alumni

William Ayer
Former CEO, Alaska Airlines

Dan Nordstrom
Former CEO, Nordstrom.com

Charles Lillis
Former CEO, Media One Group

Gary Neale
Chairman, Nisource

Yoshihiko Miyauchi
CEO, Orix

Overview

From The School

Projected tuition is $37,000 for four quarters. Room and board — $15,656 Books, computers and supplies — $3,176 Local transportation — $1,924 Personal expenses — $3,020 Health insurance — $1,600

Dates

Application Deadlines
Apr 15

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$34,148

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$19,634

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
70%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
62%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
68%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
64%

New Students Receiving Loans
42%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$32,394
Tuition (Out-State)
$47,214
Fees (In-State)
$1,059
Fees (Out-State)
$1,059

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$18,764
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$18,764
Academic Expenses
$1,708

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
935
Part Time
73%


Demographics

4.00%
Minorities
34.00%
International

38% female
62% male

Campus Life

Students Say

The MBA program at the Foster School of Business is small and students joke that it's a "fishbowl": "Partly because we live in an all-glass building which is often surrounded by rain, and partly because everyone always knows what everyone else is doing." There is a student lounge where there is "ongoing camaraderie," and many events include partners, spouses, and kids. Seattle is a great place to live and "has so much to offer for whatever a person is looking for," and the school is situated on Lake Washington, not far from the Puget Sound and "loads of outdoor activities." Many students "enjoy being outdoors and have chosen Foster because they can still make time" for it while they're in school—combined with Seattle's general business culture, Foster is "casual by comparison" to many other business schools. Students have "a key role in running most of the clubs and programs," which "are very active in the community… and the school culture feels very integrated." Classmates "go above and beyond to make sure school is not only fun but that we're all learning from each other."

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Erin Town
Director of Admissions

Address
Dempsey Hall, Room 334
University of Washington
Seattle, Un 98195-3223
United States

Phone
2066858395

Fax

Email
98105


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