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Foster School of Business – University of Washington

University of Washington Evening MBA Program Structure

The University of Washington Evening MBA at Foster School of Business takes three years to complete. Students take courses on a part-time basis in the evenings. Core courses take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Electives are offered once a week from Mondays through Thursdays from 6 to 9:30 p.m. as well. The majority of students complete core courses within the first six quarters of the course of the program, with electives coming in during the spring of the second year.


University of Washington Evening MBA students take 13 core courses and choose from over 75 offerings of electives, ranging from studies in Information Systems to Marketing. In the first half of the program, students take the same core courses in order, and then break into their preferred areas of study with the electives. Overall, Evening MBA students take 47 required core credits, in addition to 32 elective credits, for a program total of 79 credits.

Students may also take part in specialty programs offered by the Consulting & Business Development Center, the Global Business Center, the Arthur W. Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, and the Center for Leadership and Strategic Thinking.

Class Profile

The University of Washington Evening MBA Class of 2019 has a class size of 131. Students are, on average, 30-years old on average and typically have 6.6 years of work experience. About 38 percent of the Evening MBA class identify as female, with 62 percent identifying as male. International students make up only 3 percent of the class, with 97 percent coming from the U.S. The average GMAT score among the class is 623, while the average undergraduate GPA was 3.34.


The Foster School of Business Career Services has a 98 percent success rate at placing its graduates in jobs within three months of graduation. Furthermore, the school offers a mentor program to help students learn about real-world business practices, and the school’s connections from its 9,300 MBA alumni may also help with job placement.

Evening MBA students have the same access to all of the career services offered to full-time MBA students. The MBA Career Management offers students career coaching, online resources, advisory boards, networking events, a mentor program, and peer advisors for students in their second year. In addition, students can participate in mock interviews, resume reviews, and career advising.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Total tuition and fees for Evening MBA students starting in fall 2017 costs $79,790, coming to an average of $1,009 per course credit.

Evening MBA students may receive financial aid from Federal loans (up to $20,500) based on FAFSA. In addition, private loans may also help students, and interested applicants may review the private lender comparison resource to find a source. Lastly, former or current members of the military may apply for the Tillman Military Scholars Program, as well as Military MBA Scholarships and a GMAT fee reimbursement.

Admissions Procedures

Applicants are required to hold a U.S. bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent). GMAT or GRE scores are required for all applicants. In addition, students must prove quantitative analysis proficiency via college transcripts in quantitative courses, GMAT score, or current employment responsibilities. If necessary, students should submit evidence of English language proficiency via TOEFL, IELTS, or Pearson Test of English (Academic) scores.

The completed application includes an online application, two required essays, a résumé, two letters of recommendation, all prior transcripts, an official GMAT score report, and an $85 application fee.

Once a student’s application is received, the candidate may be invited to participate in Evaluation Day, which is designed to evaluate a potential student’s communication, decision-making, team, and leadership skills.

Application Deadlines

Deadlines are as follows:

Round One – January 19
Round Two – April 20

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