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Foster School of Business MBA class profile, employment report, notable alumni

Foster School of Business of the University of Washington serves close to 2500 students through its various business and management related courses. Located within the University of Washington, the Foster School of Business operates out of a new, state-of-the-art building which was constructed in the last decade. It’s infrastructure, faculty, and teaching programs have earned its full-time MBA the #21 spot in the country by the U.S. News & World Report, 2020.

If Foster School of Business at the University of Washington is your target business school, this article will help you in researching the class profile, and career prospects its full-time MBA program can offer you.

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General Information on the Foster School of Business Full-time (2-year) MBA Program

Location – Michael G. Foster School of Business, 4273 E Stevens Way NE, Seattle, WA 98195, USA

Dean:  James Jiambalvo

Admissions Office – Dempsey Hall, Michael G. Foster School of Business, 4273 E Stevens Way NE, Seattle, WA 98195, USA

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University of Washington – Foster School of Business MBA Program – Class profile, cost of attendance, median salary

 Below are the details of the Foster School of Business full-time MBA program’s class profile, cost of attendance, median salary. Here is the list of the total cost (tuition fee + living expenses) of top MBA programs across the world.

S. No. Foster School of Business Numbers
1 Average GMAT 696
2 Average GPA 3.31
3 Class Size (enrolled in the class of 2020) 125
4 GMAT Range 650 – 730
5 Tuition & fees  (per academic year) $33,327 (resident)

$48,333     (non-resident)

6 Job Placement rate (class of 2018) 99%
7 Average Salary 118,355
8 Median Salary 119,000

Foster School of Business MBA Incoming class profile 2020

Enrolled 125
GMAT Scores 650 – 730
Average GMAT 696
Undergraduate GPA (Average) 3.31
Average age 29
% of women in the class 42%
% of international citizens 27%
Average years of work experience 6.06
Countries represented 18

Undergraduate Majors of the class of 2020 of Foster School of Business

 The 2020 MBA class of Foster school is quite well balanced – Engineering, Math & Science, and IT accounted for more than a third of the class and majors in Social Sciences and Humanities were also represented by 30% of the students. However, the most number of students (19%) came with previous educational qualification in Business.

Undergraduate Majors – Foster MBA incoming class of 2020
Industry Percentage
Engineering 16%
Business 19%
Humanities 16%
Social Sciences 14%
Economics 14%
Mathematics & Science 13%
IT & Computer Science 8%


Foster MBA Application Deadlines 2018 – 2019

Foster School of Business (University of Washington) is looking for high potential students who are inclined towards the management profession. They prioritize academic excellence and strong communication skills.

The application requires – an online application profile, 2 required essays (1 optional), resume, 2 recommendation letters, GMAT/GRE score, TOEFL/IELTS scores (if applicable), transcripts of all academic work, a video interview submission and the $85 application fee. The shortlisted candidates are invited for the final interview.

As always, the competition is tough, and it is very important that you have your application ready by Round 1 or Round 2. Learn here why applying in Round 1 or Round 2 is important.

Foster School of Business Application Deadline Admissions Decision
Round 1 October 10, 2018 December 21, 2018
Round 2 January 10, 2019

(Final deadline for international applicants)

March 29, 2019
Round 3 March 14, 2019 May 15, 2019

Foster MBA employment report of graduating class of 2018

Breaking all usual MBA employment trends, a whopping 60% of the class were recruited within the technology industry! Consulting accounted for 16% of the offers accepted, and the rest of the class was offered jobs in industries such as Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing and more.

Here’s a detailed look at the employment statistics by industry, job function, and location.

Employment by Industry

Technology related businesses offered the greatest number of jobs to MBA graduates of Foster School. 60% of students entering the technology sector took home an average salary of $119,308. However, as always, consulting offered graduates the most lucrative average salaries – $129,386.

Below is the detailed employment report of Foster School of Business outgoing class of 2018.

foster school of business mba employment by industry

Industry Percent Average Annual Salary
Consulting 16 129,386
Consumer Products 3 103,333
Financial Services 5 112,000
Healthcare 4 108,250
Manufacturing 3 112,600
Real Estate 3 110,666
Retail 5 108,000
Technology 60 119,308

Employment by function

Unlike most B-schools, the 2018 MBA class of Foster School of Business opted overwhelmingly for marketing related roles – 41% of the Foster MBA class took up job profiles related to marketing and sales. Consulting and Finance were the other two big roles that attracted Foster MBA students with 20%, and 22% acceptance rate respectively.

foster school of business mba employment by function

Function Breakdown Percentage Average  Salary
Consulting 20% 125,709
Finance 22% 114,818
General Management 7% 123,857
Marketing/Sales 41% 118,373
Operations/Logistics 9% 105,998

Employment by Location

Most of the Foster school MBA graduates found good job opportunities within the State of Washington– 81% were recruited locally. 19% of the students received a job offer outside the state.

foster school of business mba employment by location

Region Percentage Median Salary Average Salary
Washington state 81 120,000 119,927
Outside Washington state 19 120,000 113,375

Foster MBA – Employers

Foster School does not publish major employers. Instead, it provides a list of all the employers. Here are the companies which hired Foster MBA graduates of 2018.


  • 2A
  • Accenture
  • CBRE
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • ECG Management Consulting
  • Infosys Limited
  • Kosmos Management
  • KPMG Advisory
  • Lenati
  • MC2 Consulting
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Point B
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
  • Strong-Bridge Consulting
  • West Monroe Partners


  • Alaska Airlines
  • Amazon.com
  • Apple Computer
  • Apptio
  • AT&T
  • Autodesk
  • Clusterone, Inc.
  • Dell
  • DocuSign
  • Domicile
  • Dropbox
  • Expedia Group
  • F5 Networks
  • Facebook
  • Fortive Corporation
  • Google
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Icertis
  • Industrial Exchange
  • Intel
  • LinkedIn
  • Microsoft Corp
  • New Alchemy
  • New Engen
  • Salesforce
  • Samsung Electronics
  • Smartsheet
  • Snap, Inc
  • Tableau
  • T-Mobile
  • Varsity Tutors
  • Verizon Wireless

Consumer Products

  • H Wines LLC
  • Hershey
  • Johnson and Johnson
  • Nike
  • Nordstrom
  • Perpetual Motion NW
  • Precept Wine
  • Premier Nutrition
  • Starbucks

Financial Services and Real Estate

  • Columbia Pacific Advisors
  • Dana Investment Advisers
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Katerra
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Madrona Venture Labs
  • MII Properties
  • NatureVest
  • Progressive Leasing
  • Pulse Secure
  • Russell Investments
  • Voyager Capital
  • Vulcan Inc
  • Wells Fargo
  • Zillow Group


  • Bridge Partners
  • Cambia Health Solutions
  • Juno Therapeutics
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Philips
  • Providence
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital


  • Fluke Corporation
  • General Motors
  • Honda R&D Americas


  • Starz
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • United States Secret Service
  • WinWin
  • Alliance of Angels
  • MasTec
  • PacWesty

Foster School of Business – Notable alumni

foster school of business notable alumni

  • Richard Roll, American economist
  • William S. Ayer, president, and CEO of Alaska Airlines
  • David Bonderman, founding partner of TPG
  • Donald Bren, Chairman of the Irvine Company
  • Yoshihiko Miyauchi, chairman, and CEO of Japanese financial services group ORIX Corp
  • Robert Khoo, President of Operations and Business Development, Penny Arcade (2002 – 2016).
  • Charlotte Guyman, Strategic Advisor at CameoWorks, LLC
  • Jeff Roe, Chief Executive Officer and President of Premera Blue Cross

Foster Schools of Business MBA program will be a good fit for you if you want to find employment in the technology industry and in Washington state.

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