Quick Stats

  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    690
  • Program Cost
    $60,678
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Yield
    45%
  • Selectivity
    23%
  • Job Offers
    95%
  • Average Salary
    $102,722
  • Top Industry
    Technology
Contact Information
Dempsey Hall
Room 334
Seattle, Washington 98195-3223, United States
Website
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Foster School of Business

About Foster School of Business

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Admissions: Can I get in?

3.41 GPA of All Applicants 3.48 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 73
  • Median 68
  • Middle 80% 41 to 114
Admissions Selectivity
23% Foster School of Business 46% Average Across All Schools

690 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
83% 662
86% 690
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 1,025
23% 23.0
45% 45.0
Female
34% 34
International
60% 60
Re-Applicants
1% 1
27% 27
Wait-listed
100% 67
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Information Systems/Computer Science
  • Business (General)
  • Engineering
  • Accepted
  • Engineering
  • Economics
  • Business (General)
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • University of Washington
  • U.S. Military Academy
  • Brigham Young University
  • Boston University
  • Whitman College
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
$58,512 Applicant Average Base Salary
Top 5 Feeder Companies
  • U.S. Military
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • Samsung
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers
  • Ernst & Young
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
1% 1
1% 1
740 to 769
5% 5
8% 8
710 to 739
22% 22
35% 35
680 to 709
24% 24
25% 25
650 to 679
15% 15
15% 15
620 to 649
15% 15
15% 15
590 to 619
7% 7
2% 2
560 to 589
5% 5
0% 0
530 to 559
3% 3
0% 0
500 to 529
1% 1
0% 0
Under 500
2% 2
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

Careers: Will I find a job?

Technology 37%
Top Industry
  • Consulting 21%
  • Consumer Products 9%
  • Financial Services 8%
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
95% Foster School of Business 83% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
82% 82.4
61% 60.97325153374234
82% Receive Offers
82% 82.4
56% 55.69710982658959
82% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
13% 12.7
22% 21.9117610062893
13% Receive Offers
13% 12.7
25% 25.424767441860464
13% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
3% 3.0
0%
11% 11.25
119% Graduates seeking full-time employment
15% 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
$104,970.00
60K 135K
Finance/Accounting
20% 20
$98,130.00
60K 140K
General Management
12% 12
$102,740.00
83K 115K
Human Resources
1% 1
Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
32% 32
$102,100.00
60K 135K
Information Technology
1% 1
Data not provided
Operations/Logistics
8% 8
$116,400.00
112K 125K
Other
5% 5
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
21% 21
$104,970.00
60K 135K
Consumer Products
9% 9
$99,400.00
87K 105K
Financial Services
8% 8
$101,428.00 Data not provided
Government
1% 1
Data not provided
Manufacturing
3% 3
$85,667.00
70K 95K
Media/Entertainment
2% 2
Data not provided
Non-profit
5% 5
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
Data not provided
Technology
37% 37
$104,350.00 Data not provided
Other
3% 3
Data not provided
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
$102,860.00
70K 135K
More than five years
50% 50
$103,040.00
60K 160K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Asia
2% 2
Data not provided
European Free Trade Zone
1% 1
Data not provided
Middle East & North Africa
1% 1
Data not provided
North America
96% 96
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
1% 1
Data not provided
U.S. Southwest
2% 2
Data not provided
U.S. Midwest
3% 3
Data not provided
U.S. West
94% 94
Data not provided
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 Consulting
  • 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 100
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Shanghai, China
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Net Impact Conference

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$139,074
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $60,678
  • Budget $20,959
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$139,074
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $88,350
  • Budget $20,959
0 Full Tuition Scholarships
$17,707 Average Scholarship Amount 56% of Students Receive Aid
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
67% 67
56% 56
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
$5,414,518
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • Financial Need
  • Academic Merit
  • A Combination Of Need And Merit
  • Some Other Criteria
61%
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 $29,720
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
52 Foster School of Business 43 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
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Technology
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • International Business
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Portfolio Management
  • Real Estate
  • Strategy
Master Degree Programs
  • Accounting
  • Information Systems
  • Technology Management
Joint Degree Programs
  • MBA/JD (Law)
  • MBA/MHSA (Health Services Administration)
  • MBA/MIM (International Management)
  • Other
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students are required to complete international experience
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students are required to be fluent in more than one language by graduation
  • 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
  • Improvements in the Bank of America Executive Center include technology refresh in two 60-seat caserooms including new integrated control system, dual projectors, lecture capture and video conferencing. Two additional team rooms (318 and 328) were upgraded to include wireless projection to 60-inch wall-mounted monitors for group work. The additional of these two rooms brings our total to 37 team rooms in Seattle, in addition to the dedicated interview rooms in the career center. Similar upgrades were made at the Eastside Executive Center in Kirkland. Full AV refresh in classrooms, digital signage, etc. Dempsey Hall added eight new

Students: Who are my classmates?

32% Married Students 33% International Students
32% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
77% 77
Asian American
10% 10
Multiethnic
9% 9
Student Citizenship
North America
69% 69
Asia
29% 29
Africa
1% 1
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Biotech/Health care
  • Consulting
  • Social Impact
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environment/Sustainability
  • Finance
  • Technology
  • Investment Banking
  • Marketing
  • Nonprofit
  • VC/ Private Equity
Active Networking Clubs
  • International students
  • Partners and families of students
  • Women students
  • Other

Alumni: How strong is my network?

11,797 Living MBA Alumni 8 Countries where alumni clubs exist
18 Active alumni clubs
8% 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.