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The Hybrid MBA Program at the University of Washington Foster School of Business is an elite, primarily online, work-compatible MBA option for business leaders. This two-year, interactive program has a format perfect for working professionals. While this program is taught by Foster’s high-caliber MBA instructors, it offers working professionals a flexibility not found in traditional MBA programs.

The Hybrid MBA fuses the reputation and rigor of a Foster MBA with the blended format of online coursework and quarterly in-class sessions. Created to fit an active lifestyle, the Hybrid MBA features a unique student experience enabling working professionals, busy parents, and frequent business travelers the chance to learn where they are while taking advantage of the region’s innovative, unique, and dynamic business community to advance their career.

Business School

UW Foster is a world-class business school in an innovative city on the Pacific Rim. The nation’s best and brightest leaders are there, applying ingenuity to serve humanity. Business school leaders celebrate the rich and uniquely Foster partnerships with iconic brands – they collaborate, innovate, and call them neighbors. From entrepreneurial ventures to world-class organizations, one will find Foster alums working hard to create the most significant impact.

Community is the heart of who Foster School of Business is – it is why it starts its purpose statement with “together.” It is committed to a welcoming and inclusive environment that inspires students and instructors to be better together. Program leaders encourage all students to bring their entire selves to everything they do.

The approach fosters imagination, innovation, and curiosity to solve unstructured, real-world issues. Business school leaders gather insights by listening and hearing each other. Foster finds strength in diversity and originality.

Online MBA Requirements

Following the highly ranked Foster MBA, the business school’s Hybrid MBA curriculum builds a solid foundation in business essentials. It allows students to enhance their degree with Hybrid MBA elective classes.

The work-compatible MBA emphasizes evidence-based issues, so students can learn a concept on day one and apply it at work throughout the program. Course content is grounded in executive management, theories, strategy and leadership principles, and frameworks delivered by Foster’s world-class MBA professors. Hands-on case studies allow students to examine real-world business issues and learn how to best evaluate problems by applying strategies and concepts acquired throughout the program.

Application Requirements

Admission to Foster’s Hybrid MBA Program is selective. Candidates must show an aptitude for business, demonstrated leadership, and a commitment to managing online coursework and satisfying program requirements. The Hybrid MBA is work-compatible as most classes are in the evenings. Each quarter is a full credit load. New students are selected for their potential to benefit from the program and the experience and knowledge they can contribute to their classes. The program features a three-year minimum of professional full-time work experience.


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