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
Business connections
Faculty research
International programs and resources for undergraduates, MBAs, doctoral students and executives.

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

Fashion changes, values do not
Blake Nordstrom visited an undergrad retailing class to answer student questions and discuss the importance of company culture and career growth. Read more.
Business Plan Competition 2014 Winners$70,000 awarded to student-led startups
Projected Talent, winner of the 2014 Business Plan Competition, connects undergrads to paid projects.
Foster School business certificates help undergrad, MBA and executive-level students sharpen leadership skills. Discover the certificate right for you.