Looking for a nationally-recognized Executive MBA program accessible from Spokane? The EMBA at the Michael G. Foster School of Business in Seattle has been serving mid-career business professionals from the Inland Empire for years. Foster EMBA students and alumni represent key companies like Avista Corporation, St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute, DirectBuy of Spokane and Vintage Hill Cellars
David Howell, Gas Engineering Design Manager for Avista Corporation, commutes to Seattle once a month for three to four days of intensive EMBA classes. New tools he acquired in the program have changed his perspective, with very practical consequences:
“I look at challenges with a more creative mindset. I recently saw an opportunity to save money in how we measure gas usage by our customers. We are required to collect metering samples and measure meter accuracy annually. The goal is to determine system meter accuracy with the minimum number of samples, without sacrificing the quality of the data. That will reduce the cost for rate payers, and saves the company money. Using statistical tools I learned in class, I was able to identify a method that maintained the equivalent meter accuracy standard and reduced the sampling program cost by more than $150,000 a year.”
Learn why working professional throughout the Northwest and Alaska – inlcuding Anchorage, Boise, and Portland – travel to Seattle to earn their MBA in the UW Foster Executive MBA Program.