Quick Stats

  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    635
  • Program Enrollment
    299
  • Yield
    83%
  • Selectivity
    67%
Contact Information
334 Dempsey Hall
University of Washington
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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There is tremendous effort to give the part-time students the full experience of an MBA that full-time students receive. We receive invites and access to all MBA events, clubs, trips, and services. The only thing that holds many part-time students back from taking full advantage of these perks is their work commitments. That being said, there is usually a decent amount of part-time student representation in any of these opportunities.

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Admissions: Can I get in?

Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 81
  • Median 71
  • Middle 80% 38 to 131
Admissions Selectivity
67% Foster School of Business 72% Average Across All Schools

635 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
75% 603
79% 635
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 188
67% 67.0
83% 83.0
Female
31% 31
International
16% 16
Wait-listed
100% 1
Importance of Application Elements
  • Interviews Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • Recommendations Very Important
  • GMAT Scores Important
  • Application Essay Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Important
Pre-MBA Careers
Operations
37% 37
Marketing / Sales
21% 21
Finance / Accounting
16% 16
General Management
11% 11
Management
7% 7
Consulting
3% 3
Other
3% 3
Human Resources
2% 2
Technology
28% 28
Manufacturing
22% 22
Consumer Products
12% 12
Financial Services
11% 11
Other
6% 6
Government
6% 6
Pharma / Health Care
4% 4
Consulting
4% 4
Non-Profit
3% 3
Media / Entertainment
2% 2
Real Estate
2% 2
Petroleum / Energy
2% 2
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
1% 1
1% 1
740 to 769
3% 3
3% 3
710 to 739
5% 5
6% 6
680 to 709
16% 16
21% 21
650 to 679
13% 13
16% 16
620 to 649
14% 14
16% 16
590 to 619
14% 14
14% 14
560 to 589
9% 9
9% 9
530 to 559
9% 9
9% 9
500 to 529
4% 4
4% 4
Under 500
13% 13
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: Long Term Pay by PayScale

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Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Annual Program Cost
  • Price/Credit $885
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Annual Program Cost
  • Price/Credit $885
0 Full Tuition Scholarships
38% of Students Receive Aid
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Academics: What will I learn?

Faculty
  • All Teachers
  • Tenured
Total Number of Teachers
18% 53
10% 29
Students in Core Classes
48 Foster School of Business 33 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Case study
40% 40
Team project
25% 25
Lectures
20% 20
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
Top Areas of Study
  • Entrepreneurship
  • General Management
  • Finance
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
Requirements for Graduation
  • Completion of the LEAD leadership development program and the 2nd Year Evening MBA Case Competition.
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
Program Logistics
  • Credits required for graduation 79
  • Average # of months to complete program 30
  • Six-Year completion rate 94%
  • Max time allowed to complete 72
  • Separate Full-Time MBA Yes
  • Distance learning No
Time Classes Offered
  • Evenings
Semester Classes Offered
  • Quarter System
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?

Yes Part-time students have a campus area
Ethnicity of Students
White
70% 70
Asian American
16% 16
Hispanic
8% 8
Activities
Professional Clubs
  • Biotech/Health care
  • Consulting
  • Corporate Social Responsibility/NetImpact
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • High Tech
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Nonprofit
  • VC/ Private Equity
Networking Clubs
  • International Club
  • Volunteer
  • Partners/Family
  • Women in MBA
  • Other

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.