Executive MBA

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Program Description

Aim higher. Achieve more.

Immerse yourself in a stimulating, interactive learning experience where you exchange ideas with 40-50 experienced colleagues in the Michael G. Foster School of Business at the University of Washington Executive MBA Program.

Program Overview

A nationally ranked program at a research university with an international reputation, the University of Washington Executive MBA Program (EMBA) provides a rigorous business education for mid- and senior managers and executives. Experienced professionals from across North America choose the UW Executive MBA Program because it allows them to work full time and earn an MBA in just 21 months.

A top-tier business school
The Michael G. Foster School of Business at the University of Washington features expert faculty members and is one of four U.S. business schools to hold international EQUIS certification from the European Foundation for Management Development. The Foster School of Business is accredited by AACSB International-the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Experienced and innovative
Benefit from 20 years of knowledge preparing capable managers and executives for outstanding leadership. The UW EMBA provides cutting-edge business tools and research and connects students with an extensive network of influential business leaders and alumni. Participate in an integrated, comprehensive general management education that stresses leadership and strategic thinking. Take away knowledge, tools and teamwork skills to apply immediately in your workplace.

A CEO's view
Learn to think like top executives with a focus on the forces that shape organizations, marketplaces, and global economies. Learn to plan ahead, assess situations, lead teams, make informed decisions and evaluate results.

Formatted to fit your life
Continue your career while you earn an MBA in 21 months (September - June with summer off). Choose a weekly Regional schedule or monthly North America schedule to balance your studies with work and family commitments.

Outstanding facilities and support
Focus on learning with help from the EMBA staff. Books, materials, course registration and lodging accommodations (for monthly students) are provided, along with free parking and many meals.

Curriculum

The 21-month curriculum builds a solid foundation of business fundamentals. Case studies and group projects link theory with current business practice. Themes based on current trends in business, including the impact of technology and globalization, are threaded through the entire curriculum.

Students frequently use their own organizations as laboratories, applying lessons learned in the classroom and then bringing the results back to the class for further discussion.

International Study Seminar

In a global marketplace, executives need firsthand knowledge about operational innovations, new business practices, and critical economic issues affecting businesses in other countries. To emphasize this global outlook the Executive MBA Program offers a culminating international study seminar. The valuable connections, insights and inside information students bring back from the study tour makes this feature a high-return investment for them and their sponsoring organizations.

The international seminar is optional. It generally takes place between Winter and Spring Quarters of the second year. Student cost approximates $3,000 plus airfare.

Target audience


Designed for mid- to senior-level managers and executives with ten or more years of work experience, the Executive MBA Program focuses on business fundamentals from a leader's perspective.

Last updated December 2017

About the School

The Michael G. Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, located in Seattle, ranks among the top business schools in the United States. Founded in 1917, the School has more than 46,00 ... Read More

The Michael G. Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, located in Seattle, ranks among the top business schools in the United States. Founded in 1917, the School has more than 46,000 alumni. Each year about 2,500 students enroll in our undergraduate and graduate programs, and over 1,000 participate in Executive Education. Mission Statement We are an entrepreneurial learning community dedicated to the creation, application, and sharing of knowledge that places special emphasis on dynamic and global business environments. Read less
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