Executive Development Program

The Executive Development Program at the Michael G. Foster School of Business is a nine-month, part-time certificate program that explores each facet of business enterprise from an executive’s top-level view. The program focuses on practical business applications and provides a progressive, entrepreneurial learning community where you can access advanced business education without a significant burden on your work, travel and family schedules.

STUDY AT A NATIONALLY RANKED BUSINESS SCHOOL
Learn cutting-edge business strategies and processes from the Michael G. Foster School of Business's MBA faculty, recognized for its innovative research and teaching. For 2015, U.S. News & World Report ranked Foster's Full-time MBA Program 1st in the Northwest, 8th among public universities and 25th among all business schools. View the full list of rankings here.

BECOME A MORE EFFECTIVE LEADER
Acquire new tools and techniques that address your company’s current challenges and expand your management abilities, increasing your effectiveness at work while you learn. Examine the relationships between business functions from marketing to finance, information systems to supply chain management. The program curriculum emphasizes strategic planning and the impacts of macroeconomics, globalization and culture on business.

FIT YOUR STUDY INTO THE WORK WEEK
Classes meet weekly on Monday evenings (4:30 – 9 p.m.) for nine months (September – May). Parking, meals, books and materials are provided so you can make the most of your time on campus. Enhance class sessions with online resources – you can download course materials and log onto student discussion groups between Monday classes.

DEVELOP A NETWORK OF EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONALS
Exchange best practices and create solutions drawn from the experience of a diverse group of managers, executives and other professionals from a broad range of industries. Gain confidence in your decision-making abilities by discussing challenges, insights and solutions with knowledgeable peers. Expand your network of business contacts.


Hear from Snoqualmie Ice Cream owner Barry Bettinger, Cupcake Royale founder Jody Hall, Washington Research Foundation CEO Ron Howell and more leaders in health care, retail, tourism and other industries on how UW Executive Education helps sharpen skills and grow businesses.