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University of Washington

Foster School of Business

World Rankings

  • Financial Times Global MBA Ranking (2019) 31
  • The Economist Which MBA? Ranking (2018) 24

Full-Time MBA

Accreditations: AACSB

Programme features

  • The full-time MBA programme focuses on strategy and global business. 
  • The aim of the MBA is to take individual students to the next level in their career. It does this by tailoring the course structure to suit personal business aspirations.
  • The programme structure combines courses, internship and project experience, international activities, research projects, and independent study. 
  • In the first year, students study fundamental business concepts, skills and tools. This forms a foundation for the second year, during which students focus on their own personal career objectives.  

Duration

  • Two years.

Number of places

  • c. 130.

Fees and funding 2014

  • Residents - $30,339 (£20,318)
  • Non residents - $44,175 (£29,588)
  • Merit-based scholarships are available. 

Evening MBA

Accreditations: AACSB

Programme features

  • The Evening MBA programme gives students the opportunity to study an MBA whilst remaining in full-time employment.
  • The curriculum includes hands-on learning to enhance team-building and leadership skills.
  • Students will learn the core disciplines of accounting, finance, management, marketing, and general management.
  • Evening MBA students study a curriculum that is rich in business theory, practice and teamwork.
  • One of the main aims of the programme is to give students an understanding of the role of business in society.  

Duration

  • 24–33 months. 

Number of places

  • c. 100.

Fees and funding 2014

  • $73,190 (£49,024)

Technology Management MBA

Accreditations: AACSB

Programme features

  • The Technology Management MBA (TMMBA) is a work-compatible programme aimed at professionals in the technology field.
  • The TMMBA enhances an interest in technology and develops entrepreneurial spirit. 
  • The curriculum focuses on business management and is relevant to the student’s individual organisations and career goals.
  • The teaching is built around group discussions and case studies. These focus on technology companies, products and innovations. Students are taught executive management principles, theories and frameworks.
  • Teaching takes place on one evening per week and on Saturdays. 

Duration

  • 18 months.

Number of places

  • c. 71.

Fees and funding 2014

  • $75,000 (£50,233).

Executive MBA

Accreditations: AACSB

Programme features

  • The Executive MBA programme (EMBA) has been designed for mid to senior managers, executives and entrepreneurs in full-time employment.
  • The curriculum focuses on leadership development and strategic thinking. It also teaches students on the application of decision-making tools. The programme covers current business trends, including technology and globalisation.
  • Dynamic teaching methods include lectures and group discussions, case studies and individual sessions with Foster’s world class faculty.

Duration

  • 21 months. 

Number of places

  • c. 30–45.

Fees and funding 2014

  • $94,500 (£63,294)

Global Executive MBA

Accreditations: AACSB

Programme features

  • The Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) is for individuals with strong international experience who want to make a difference within their organisation and increase the value of the company.
  • The programme sets students up with the tools required to successfully solve complex, unstructured business problems and develop leadership skills.
  • The GEMBA curriculum has been designed to prepare students to compete in a complex global environment and explore the critical issues that global leaders regularly deal with. 

Duration

  • 12 months.

Number of places

  • ––

Fees and funding 2015-16

  • $76,200 (£51,048).

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