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University of Washington: Foster School of Business ×

Accreditation
AACSB
Location
Seattle, United States of America
Format
Full time - 2 years
Accreditation
AACSB
Location
Seattle, United States of America
Format
Full time - 2 years

Current program rank (FT)

30

Tuition fees

$ 107,202

(€ 97,298)

Length (months)

21

Program name

Full-time MBA

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Business school information

The Michael G. Foster School of Business is the business school at the University of Washington in Seattle. It was founded in 1917. The school has more than 50,000 alumni.

Study in United States of America

  • The US is the most popular destination for international students while American universities often dominate the global rankings.
  • As can be expected of a country with a population of 325 million, the US has a diverse range of cities and universities to choose from.
  • The United States is the world’s greatest economic power in terms of gross domestic product and has been among the world’s highest-ranking countries in terms of GDP per capita. The US economy is marked by resilience, flexibility, and innovation.

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:
126
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Admission requirements

GMAT (Average):

704

Language Test:

TOEFL 92

(minimum)

IELTS 7

(minimum)

GPA:

3.00

Age (Avg):

29

Experience (Min/Avg/Max):

2/6/17

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

Ranking

Current rank:

30

(Financial Times)

26

(The Economist)

3 year average rank:

35

(Financial Times)

Diversity

Male/Female students:

60% / 40%

International students:

40%

Number of countries represented:

18

Female faculty:

34%

International faculty:

31%

Women on board:

23%

International board:

8%

Financial Times: International mobility rank:

67

Financial Times: International course experience rank:

84

Alumni today:
by Financial Times ©

Alumni salary today:

$ 156,715

Salary increase:

120%

Value for money rank:

52

Alumni recommend rank:

48

Career progress rank:

91

Career service rank:

22

Alumni aims achieved:

91%

Employed at three months:

97%

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:

Scholarships

Criteria on which
aid is granted:

Merit and financial need.

Faculty:

Student assessment of career service:

4.14

Ratio of faculty to students:

0.50

Full-time faculty with PhD:

92%

Annual intake:

125

Number of applicants per full-time place:

7

Educational background:

Educational background/ Undergraduate majors:

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