Foster School of Business
MottoThink differently, make a difference
TypePublic
Established1917
DeanFrank Hodge
Location, ,
U.S.
AffiliationsUniversity of Washington
Websitefoster.uw.edu

The Michael G. Foster School of Business is the business school at the University of Washington in Seattle. It was founded in 1917. The school has more than 50,000 alumni, and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The school offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Enrollment each year is about 2,500 students in its undergraduate and graduate programs and more than 1,000 working professionals in its executive education seminars and lifelong learning programs.

The Foster School of Business MBA program is ranked 15th in the nation by Bloomberg, 23rd by US News and 20th by Businessweek.[1] The Financial Times B-School rankings 2017 ranks the Foster School of Business at #41 in the world.[2] An objective ranking of Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index by Academic Analytics ranks University of Washington #1 in research productivity in Business Administration and #8 in marketing.[3][4] U.S. News & World Report ranked Foster's Evening MBA program 8th among public universities in 2014.[5]

U.S. News ranks Foster's undergraduate program #19 nationwide on their list of Best Undergraduate Business Programs, out of 504 U.S. schools, and #9 among public universities.[6]

History

On September 7, 2007, it was announced that the UW Business School would be named for Michael G. Foster.[7]

Academics

At the undergraduate level, Foster offers a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (BABA) degree, with 7 formal options of study: accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, human resources management, information systems, and operations & supply chain management. Students pursue a common curriculum in the lower division and upper division core courses, then specialize in their area of focus.[8] Foster undergraduates can also earn a Certificate of International Studies in Business (CISB) or participate in the Foster Honors Program. Meanwhile, an entrepreneurship minor is available for non-business UW students.

At the graduate level, the University of Washington Foster School offers a full-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, Global Executive MBA program, Evening MBA, Executive MBA, Hybrid MBA (online program), Technology Management MBA, and a doctoral program. The school also offers one-year master's programs in entrepreneurship, accounting, information systems, and supply chain management. For the 2015-2016 academic year, there are total of 102 full-time faculty with 44 endowed chairs, professorships, and research fellowships. The Financial Times ranked the Foster School 24th in the world for research in 2014 and 2015.[9]

Admissions

Admission into the Foster School of Business is highly competitive. At the undergraduate level, the majority of students are admitted through Standard Admission. Through Standard Admission, students first matriculate to the University of Washington as pre-major students, then apply to Foster after completing certain prerequisite courses, prior to their sophomore or junior year.[10]

A small number of students are admitted through the Freshman Direct program, directly out of high school. These students are selected from the pool of students admitted into the University of Washington, and exhibit "exceptionally competitive academic records". In 2018, admitted Freshman Direct students had an average high school unweighted GPA of 3.91 (on a 4.0 scale).[11]

Campus

Paccar Hall
Paccar Hall

The University of Washington Foster School of Business campus comprises six buildings, five in Seattle, Washington, and one in Kirkland, Washington.

Centers and Programs

The following centers and specialty programs are part of the UW Foster School of Business.

Achievements

Some achievements of the University of Washington Business School:

Publication

Notable alumni

See also

References

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  2. ^ "Global MBA Ranking 2017". Financial Times. The Financial Times Ltd. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  3. ^ Academic Analytics
  4. ^ The Chronicle of Higher Education
  5. ^ "Top MBA Programs - Best Business Schools Resources - US News - US News". US News & World Report. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
  6. ^ https://blog.foster.uw.edu/foster-ranks-19-us-news-best-undergraduate-business-programs/
  7. ^ "Business school at UW renamed for major donor". The Seattle Times. 7 September 2007. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
  8. ^ https://foster.uw.edu/academics/degree-programs/undergraduate-programs/
  9. ^ "Financial Times".
  10. ^ http://www.washington.edu/students/gencat/academic/school_business.html#UNDER
  11. ^ https://foster.uw.edu/academics/degree-programs/undergraduate-programs/admissions/freshman-direct/
  12. ^ "Arthur W. Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship". Foster School of Business. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
  13. ^ "Center for Leadership and Strategic Thinking". University of Washington. Retrieved 8 October 2012.
  14. ^ Elizabeth Padilla. "UW Business School Ties Up With Game Maker | Washington and Puget Sound Business News Source | Seattle Business Magazine". Seattlebusinessmag.com. Retrieved 2012-10-08.
  15. ^ "Gaming Technology: A tool for productivity | Washington and Puget Sound Business News Source | Seattle Business Magazine". Seattlebusinessmag.com. Retrieved 2012-10-08.
  16. ^ "Center for Sales and Marketing Strategy". Foster School of Business. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
  17. ^ "Consulting and Business Development Center". Foster School of Business. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
  18. ^ "Global Business Center". Foster School of Business. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
  19. ^ Certificate of International Studies in Business
  20. ^ "Rankings". tamu.edu. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
  21. ^ "Leeds 2011 Net Impact Case Competition". Archived from the original on 2013-12-02. Retrieved 2013-11-25.
  22. ^ "Tippie College of Business - The University of Iowa". uiowa.edu. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
  23. ^ "Publications". Foster School of Business. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
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