University of Washington: Foster School of Business ×

Accreditation: AACSB

Location: Seattle, United States of America

Campuses: Seattle (United States of America)

Current program rank (FT) 28

Tuition fees $ 107,136 (€ 90,633)

Length (months) 21

Program type Full-time MBA

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Program description:

Strategic thinking, leadership, and global business are fundamental to the Foster MBA core. Relative to other programs, the Foster MBA program spends more time on strategy and global business in the core—both directly, in components on competitive strategy, global strategic management, and macroeconomics; and indirectly, in the choice of cases and projects. The first year of the MBA program offers an integrated core of fundamental business concepts, skills, and tools. A team of top-notch faculty work closely together to develop and deliver modules of varying length for a solid foundation in the individual subjects—accounting, finance, marketing, operations management, and strategy—and an understanding of how they interrelate. During the second year, students can customize the program to focus on their personal career objectives, without being bound to a single career track. Electives allow students to develop greater expertise in the areas directly related to their post-MBA degree career, while increasing their capacity to take on cross-functional assignments. In addition to elective coursework, students complete final core classes in ethics and macroeconomics.

  • Size of the class: 117
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Admission requirements:

  • GMAT
  • Language Test: TOEFL 92 (minimum), IELTS 7 (minimum)
  • GPA: 3.00
  • Age
  • Experience
  • Other: * Bachelors degree; * 2 references; * 2 essays; * Interview; * GMAT or GRE (no minimum);

Cost of study and scholarships:

  • Accomodation costs on campus, per year: $ 20,947
  • Accomodation costs off campus, per year: $ 21,248


  • Current rank: 28 (Financial Times), 8 (The Economist)
  • 3 year average rank: 41 (Financial Times)


  • Male/Female students: 63% / 37%
  • International students: 24%
  • Number of countries represented: 18
  • Female faculty: 34%
  • International faculty: 34%
  • Women on board: 25%
  • International board: 9%
  • Financial Times: International mobility rank: 83
  • Financial Times: International course experience rank: 78

Alumni today:
by Financial Times ©

  • Alumni salary today: $ 146,566
  • Salary increase: 111%
  • Post-MBA salary: $ 122,841
  • Value for money rank: 69
  • Alumni recommend rank: 48
  • Career progress rank: 86
  • Career service rank: 45
  • Alumni aims achieved: 87%
  • Employed at three months: 94%
  • Selected recruiters: Amazon, Google, Dell, Phillips, KPMG Advisory

Career progress:

  • Regional rank: 4
  • Open new career opportunities: 28
  • Diversity of recruiters: 87
  • Faculty quality: 14.00
  • Student quality: 12.00
  • Development experience: 4.00
  • Student rating of faculty: 4.67
  • Student rating of alumni effectiveness: 4.29
  • Student rating of culture and classmates: 4.44
  • Accommodation costs (on campus, per year): $ 20,947
  • Accommodation costs (off campus, per year): $ 21,248
  • Type of aid available: 0
  • Criteria on which aid is granted: 0


  • Student assessment of career service: 4.14
  • Ratio of faculty to students: 0.50
  • Full-time faculty with PhD: 97%
  • Annual intake: 125
  • Number of applicants per full-time place: 7

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