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UW Foster School of Business Celebrates Its Centennial Anniversary

This year marks the hundredth anniversary of the University of Washington Foster School of Business. To celebrate the milestone, more than 600 alumni, students, faculty, and friends headed to the Seattle Westin on November 2nd for the Centennial Leadership Celebration—the school’s 26th annual gala. Dean Jim Jiambalvo led the gala, starting... Read more »

How Six Foster MBA Students Helped Amazon with Sustainability

The University of Washington’s Foster School of Business leads all other business schools in terms of the percentage of its class it sends into the technology industry. As highlighted in our recent “Best Business Schools to Jumpstart Your Career in Tech,” it sent an astounding 52 percent of the Class... Read more »

Best Business Schools to Jumpstart Your Career in Tech—or Advance It

We’ve all heard about the time Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg—who holds an MBA from Harvard Business School—went on record in a Quora forum saying that while she got great value from her experience, MBAs aren’t necessary at Facebook she doesn’t think they are important for working in the tech industry.... Read more »

Top 5 Reasons Diversity MBA Conferences Should Be on Your Recruiting Calendar

More than 10,000 MBA students, business school representatives, recruiters, and business executives filled the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia late last month for one of the largest career conferences serving minority professionals. The conference has been around since 1970, but for the first time this year the National Black MBA... Read more »

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Decisions – 10.09.17

Welcome to the series, The Week Ahead. In this weekly series, we provide a brief rundown of what we know is happening in the week ahead, as far as admissions related MBA deadlines and decisions are concerned at the top business schools. This week the season continues with a number of application... Read more »

UW Foster Welcomes Its Inaugural Hybrid MBA Class

Last week the UW Foster School of Business welcomed its inaugural Hybrid MBA class. During the kick-off week, 47 students from all over the United States came to campus for a three- to five-day, in-person immersion experience that included networking opportunities, diving into the first quarter’s curricula, and developing a study team.... Read more »

U. Washington / Foster Recommendation Questions 2017-2018

The University of Washington / Foster School of Business online application is now live for the 2017-2018 admissions season, meaning that the Foster MBA recommendation questions are available for applicants and their recommenders. University of Washington / Foster MBA Recommendation Questions 1. How long have you known this applicant and in what capacity?... Read more »

GMAT Prep Courses Taught by Foster MBAs Raise Money for Kids in Paraguay

Non-traditional MBA candidates at the University of Washington Foster School of Business now have a new way to prep for the GMAT. In collaboration with PrepCorps, a test prep company designed for MBA candidates without a business background, several Foster MBA students are teaching GMAT courses to raise funds for... Read more »

Fridays From the Frontline: A Foster MBA Grad’s Journey from Appalachia to Accenture

This week’s Fridays from the Frontline first appeared on the MBA blog of the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business. Its protagonist, Steve Tomick, is a recent MBA graduate of the program headed off to a management consultant role at Accenture in Seattle in the firm’s communications, media, and... Read more »

Washington / Foster Deadlines & Essay Questions 2017-2018

The University of Washington’s Foster School of Business has released the Foster MBA essay questions and deadlines for those targeting the MBA Class of 2020. 2017-2018 Washington / Foster MBA Deadlines Round 1 Application Deadline: October 10, 2017 Decision Notification: December 22, 2017 Round 2 Application Deadline: January 12, 2018 (Final deadline for... Read more »

Clear Admit 2017-2018 School Snapshots Released!

Clear Admit is excited to announce the release of our 2017-2018 School Snapshots: FREE overviews of 47 of the world’s top MBA programs. These guides are designed to be your first step in learning about the schools and their student bodies as you decide where to apply for your MBA studies.... Read more »

MBA DecisionWire Spotlight: Northwestern / Kellogg, UCLA / Anderson or U. Washington / Foster for Social Impact

In another installment of MBA DecisionWire Spotlight, which highlights MBA candidates’ choices as shared in Clear Admit’s DecisionWire, we take a closer look at a candidate’s choice among Northwestern / Kellogg, UCLA / Anderson or U. Washington / Foster for social impact. The offer from UCLA / Anderson came with... Read more »

Rob Adams Announced as New UW Foster Entrepreneurship Center Director

For years the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship has integrated entrepreneurship into the very fabric of the University of Washington, particularly its Foster School of Business. Now, with Seattle angel investor, startup mentor, and former Cisco acquisitions manager Rob Adams as the next director, there are more great things to come. Adams... Read more »

New Entrepreneurship Opportunities at UW’s Foster School

Entrepreneurship plays a vital role in the U.S. economy. Forbes estimates that approximately 543,000 new businesses are launched each month and, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, three million jobs were created in 2015 by businesses less than a year old. So, it makes sense that entrepreneurship is assuming... Read more »

The Foster School Ranks Highly as Research-Focused Business School

Research universities ask questions, generate knowledge and solve problems. According to the Association of American Universities, research-focused universities perform more than half of the nation’s basic research, the results of which are applied to real-world problems every day. Why does a school’s research agenda matter for MBA candidates? According to... Read more »

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