Quick Stats

  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    678
  • Program Cost
    $57,953
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Yield
    52%
  • Selectivity
    45%
  • Job Offers
    98%
  • Average Salary
    $102,722
  • Top Industry
    Technology
Contact Information
UW Box 353223
334 Dempsey Hall
Seattle, Washington 98195-3223, United States
Website
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Foster School of Business

About Foster School of Business

Consistently ranked among the very best business schools in the world, the University of Washington’s Michael G. Foster School of Business is a collaborative learning environment placing a special emphasis on leadership and strategic thinking. Over 1700 undergraduate and 800 graduate students pursue a broad range of study options tailored to each person’s career goals. Our unpretentious graduates roll up their sleeves to solve complex, unstructured real-world problems in a wide array of business environments.

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Admissions: Can I get in?

3.38 GPA of All Applicants 3.43 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 72
  • Median 68
  • Middle 80% 36 to 116
Admissions Selectivity
45% Foster School of Business 46% Average Across All Schools

678 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
81% 648
85% 678
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 596
45% 45.0
52% 52.0
Female
39% 39
International
49% 49
Re-Applicants
3% 3
40% 40
Wait-listed
100% 28
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Engineering
  • Other Social Science
  • Other Business
  • Accepted
  • Engineering
  • Other Social Science
  • Other Business
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • University of Washington
  • University of Southern California
  • Brigham Young University
  • University of California Los Angeles
  • National Chengchi University
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • Recommendations Very Important
  • Interviews Very Important
  • Application Essay Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Important
$52,424 Applicant Average Base Salary
Top 5 Feeder Companies
  • U.S. Military
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Infosys Limited
  • Target Corporation
  • KPMG
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
1% 1
1% 1
740 to 769
5% 5
8% 8
710 to 739
14% 14
22% 22
680 to 709
23% 23
26% 26
650 to 679
17% 17
18% 18
620 to 649
16% 16
15% 15
590 to 619
8% 8
7% 7
560 to 589
7% 7
3% 3
530 to 559
4% 4
0% 0
500 to 529
1% 1
0% 0
Under 500
4% 4
0% 0
English Language Requirements
600 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test
  • U Michigan Language Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Technology 37%
Top Industry
  • Consulting 19%
  • Consumer Products 15%
  • Other 7%
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
98% Foster School of Business 85% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
86% 85.71
64% 63.699022556390986
86% Receive Offers
83% 83.2
58% 57.85206896551723
83% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
13% 12.6
21% 21.110859375
13% Receive Offers
13% 13.44
25% 24.93132867132867
13% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
2% 1.68
5% 5.492558139534883
2% Receive Offers
2% 1.68
7% 7.091818181818181
2% Accept Offers
89% Graduates seeking full-time employment
11% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
21% 21
$102,018.00
60K 135K
Finance/Accounting
22% 22
$98,130.00
60K 140K
General Management
11% 11
$102,740.00
83K 115K
Human Resources
1% 1
Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
36% 36
$103,055.00
65K 145K
Information Technology
1% 1
Data not provided
Operations/Logistics
4% 4
$116,400.00
112K 125K
Other
4% 4
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
19% 19
$104,970.00
76K 135K
Consumer Products
15% 15
$103,933.00
70K 115K
Financial Services
5% 5
$96,667.00
60K 140K
Government
1% 1
Data not provided
Manufacturing
3% 3
$85,667.00
70K 95K
Media/Entertainment
0% 0
Data not provided
Non-profit
3% 3
Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
2% 2
Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
5% 5
$102,000.00
80K 115K
Real Estate
3% 3
$98,700.00
93K 105K
Technology
37% 37
$103,244.00
60K 145K
Other
7% 7
$120,000.00
80K 160K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
One Year or Less
1% 1
Data not provided
More than one year, up to three years
15% 15
$10,286.00
70K 135K
More than five years
50% 50
$103,040.00
60K 160K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
European Free Trade Zone
1% 1
Data not provided
Middle East & North Africa
1% 1
Data not provided
North America
98% 98
$102,932.00
60K 160K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
1% 1
Data not provided
U.S. Southwest
2% 2
$97,500.00
80K 115K
U.S. Midwest
3% 3
$102,500.00
95K 115K
U.S. West
94% 94
$103,519.00
60K 160K
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
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Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Industry

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Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Job Function

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Top Companies with Interns / Hired
  • Planetary Power
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • Concur
  • EMC
  • Estee Lauder
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 9
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 98
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School
  • San Francisco, CA VC Trek
  • San Francisco, CA Tech Trek
  • National Society of Hispanic MBAs
  • Net Impact Annual Conference

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$183,573
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $57,953
  • Budget $52,475
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$206,593
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $84,258
  • Budget $65,629
1 Full Tuition Scholarships
$12,394 Average Scholarship Amount 59% of Students Receive Aid
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
63% 63
59% 59
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
$5,140,502
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • Financial Need
  • Academic Merit
  • A Combination Of Need And Merit
  • Some Other Criteria
58%
Of first-year institutional scholarship recipients who received at least the same amount for the second year
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy No
  • Max loan guarantee per year
  • Average post-graduation debt $38,394
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
57 Foster School of Business 44 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Case study
35% 35
Team project
25% 25
Lectures
20% 20
Top Areas of Study
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Health Care Administration
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Public Administration
  • Real Estate
  • Strategy
  • Technology
  • Environmental Management
Master Degree Programs
  • Accounting
  • Electronic Commerce/Information Systems
Joint Degree Programs
  • MBA/JD (Law)
  • MBA/MHSA (Health Services Administration)
  • MBA/MIM (International Management)
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students are required to complete international experience
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
  • Students must complete a company-specific project and present results to relevant parties
  • Other
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 21
  • Distance learning Yes
Technology Improvements
  • Eight new classrooms, all with projection, built-in computer and laptop connections, document camera, one with video conferencing capabilities with microphones positioned at student desks. The wireless network has been refreshed to support 801.11 a/b/g/n providing excellent wireless internet to every seat in every classroom. Two of ten dedicated interview rooms also feature video conferencing, allowing recruiters to meet with students even when they can’t come to campus.

Students: Who are my classmates?

32% Married Students 41% International Students
34% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
71% 71
Asian American
22% 22
Hispanic
3% 3
Student Citizenship
North America
59% 59
Asia
37% 37
Europe Free Trade Zone
2% 2
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Biotech/Health care
  • Consulting
  • Corporate Social Responsibility/NetImpact
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • High Tech
  • Information Technology
  • Investment Banking
  • Marketing
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Nonprofit
  • VC/ Private Equity
Active Networking Clubs
  • International Club
  • Partners/Family
  • Volunteer
  • Women in MBA

Alumni: How strong is my network?

13,237 Living MBA Alumni 9 Countries where alumni clubs exist
17 Active alumni clubs
5% Participating in gift donations No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.