University of Washington's Foster School of Business centers drive innovative research, stimulate advancements for businesses and non-profits and open doors for students to gain real-world, hands-on experience and business connections that help launch or advance their careers.

The Arthur W. Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship focuses on start-ups and entrepreneurial business. Highlights:
Graduate certificates
UW Environmental Innovation Challenge
Business Plan Competition
Start-up resources
Faculty research 

Global Business
The Global Business Center focuses on international business and the global economy. Highlights:
Undergraduate and MBA certificates
Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition
Business connections
Faculty research
International programs and resources

Business Development
The Consulting and Business Development Center focuses on economically distressed and emerging communities, and minority businesses. Highlights:
Small business and community service
Faculty research
Consulting opportunities and scholarships for undergraduates
Non-profit board experience and scholarships for MBAs

$40,000 awarded to top social businesses
The winning team, Fargreen, converts rice straw waste into a product used for mushroom farming.
The art of failing
Business leaders and students discuss the importance of failure and how to recover from it at a Foster panel. See the discussion.
Foster School business certificates help undergrad, MBA and executive-level students sharpen leadership skills. Discover the certificate right for you.