UW Foster School of Business is located in Seattle, the third coolest city in the nation (writes Forbes.com
). We're a city rich with natural beauty and a lively arts scene and wired with coffee -- Discover Seattle
. And, according to one prominent study, Seattle has the best economy in the nation – Read the story
The foster difference
Ah, the Northwest. You know the major, game-changing companies: Microsoft, Amazon, Starbucks, Costco, Boeing, Paccar … You know the vibe: Socially conscious, accepting, highly collaborative with a deep regard for talent and hard work above all else. That’s Foster. After all, a great business school like Foster doesn’t just crop up anywhere; it’s built from the local turf outward to the world.
Seattle and Foster are not two stories – they’re one.
We’re more than Old School. We’re New School, too: Foster has deep ties to hundreds of Seattle and Puget Sound startups rivaling in number and success the famed centers of technology and biotechnology innovation: Silicon Valley and Boston; and the more recent flashpoints: Shanghai and San Diego. Here's how your company can get involved.
Entrepreneurship and innovation run through our collective veins: Among the greats listed above, add REI, Nordstrom, Blue Nile, Real Networks, Sharebuilder, Farecast and Redfin. Add also the fact that the Alliance of Angels is the most active angel investment group in the country. Seattle boasts nearly 35 active venture capital firms in all.
Want to live and work in one of the world’s finest cities, consider this: Foster has nearly 8,000 MBA alumni around the globe, with nearly 4,000 in the Seattle area alone. Check out all of our Executive Education opportunities
Join the Foster network: The world-wide Foster School of Business alumni community is nearly 46,000 strong.