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MBA Business Administration - Foster School of Business - Executive MBA

 Course Level
MBA
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
1.75 Years
 Start month
July

 Tuition fee

International
46155 USD
National
31335 USD

Application fee

International 85 USD
National 85 USD
Department
School of Business
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)92
TOEFL-PBT (min)580
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World B-School Ranking

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About this course

The EMBA classroom experience is designed by our world class faculty to combine thought-provoking lectures with lively discussions. Watch Strategy faculty (and EMBA Faculty Director) Professor Charles Hill lead a discussion on the boom and bust of the early video game industry while synthesizing student insights and perspectives to improve understanding.

The Executive MBA Program is designed for mid-to-senior level managers, executives, and entrepreneurs. Enrolled students typically have more than 10 years of work experience including prior management/leadership responsibility. The class schedule is formatted to allow students to continue working while they pursue their studies–in fact, the expectation is that they will remain employed in a position that allows them to apply what they are learning while they complete the program. Students also bring their current and prior experience into the classroom to enrich the learning experience of their fellow students.

The 21-month Executive MBA Program is a demanding integrated general-management curriculum which emphasizes leadership development and strategic thinking as well as the application of decision-making tools. Based on UW Graduate School enrollment policy, the EMBA Program is considered a full-time enrollment program (at least 10 credits per term). A total of 70 credits is required. The degree earned is the Master of Business Administration (the same degree awarded in the Full-time MBA program).

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Eligibility Criteria

  • Minimum 7 years work experience
  • Current resume
  • 3 Recommendations
  • Personal Statement
  • Foster School Statement of Integrity
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Full-time professional work experience – minimum of 7 years.
    Undergraduate degree – from regionally accredited U.S. universities or equivalent.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

Proficiency in English is required for graduate study at the University of Washington. Therefore, every applicant whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency.i Proficiency can be demonstrated in one of the following four ways:

Official documentation from the applicant’s undergraduate degree-granting institution (if the institution is in a country other than those listed in #1 above) verifying that all instruction is in English. A minimum of three years of enrollment at the undergraduate institution is required. Documentation must be presented to the Graduate School; credential service reports are not acceptable.Acceptable documentation must be one of the following:

  • Official or attested letter from the undergraduate college, university Registrar, or Controller of Examinations office.
  • Official transcripts, attested mark sheets or degree statements, are also accepted if English is stated as the medium of instruction.
  • An official English language test score as follows:7.0 on the IELTS
  • 92 on the TOEFL iBT
  • 580 on the TOEFL pBT (paper-based)

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Course Modules

Year 1
Autumn

  • Teamwork & Managerial Effectiveness (2)
  • Financial Reporting & Analysis (4)
  • Legal Environment of Business (2)
  • Strategic Competitive Analysis (4)
  • General Management & Strategy I (2)

Winter

  • Organizational Leadership (4)
  • Managerial Accounting (4)
  • Dynamics of Negotiation (2)

Spring

  • Statistics for Management (4)
  • Marketing Management (4)
  • International Management (2)

Year 2
Autumn

  • International Immersion (2)
  • Corporate Finance (4)
  • Enhancing Leadership Effectiveness (2)
  • Global Economic Environment of the Firm (4)

Winter

  • Operations Management (4)
  • Marketing Strategy (4)
  • Decision Models for Management (2)

Spring

  • International Finance (2)
  • Ethical Leadership (2)
  • Entrepreneurship (4)
  • General Management & Strategy II (2)
  • CEO and the Board (2)

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How to Apply

Online Application Profile
Create your online application profile via the UW Graduate Admissions website. Select “Graduate” as your application type, and “Business Administration – Foster School of Business – Executive MBA” as your graduate program. Indicate the quarter and year you wish to enter (e.g. Fall 2014). Select your area(s) of interest – i.e. “North America,” “Regional,” or “Either North America or Regional” (NOTE: By selecting “Either North America or Regional,” applicants permit the EMBA Program to assign class designation based on program needs). Select “Master’s” as your ultimate degree for this program.

Unofficial Transcripts
You will need to provide an unofficial copy of your earned degree transcripts as part of the online application. If you earned degrees outside the U.S., ensure you provide the degree certification and mark sheets when available. Official transcripts are NOT needed until later in the enrollment process if admitted.

Personal Statement
This item is very important in the review process. It is your opportunity to explain why an MBA is good for you and your career and how you will add value in the Executive MBA learning environment. The personal statement should minimally address the following five topics:

  • Why are you applying to the EMBA Program and what do you expect to gain from it?
  • Describe major accomplishments in your current job (especially related to management and leadership).
  • Describe five characteristics that most appropriately describe you.
  • Describe five characteristics that you would most likely like to change/improve.
  • Describe the type and level of work you expect to be doing in 5-10 years.
  • There is no minimum length. Most statements are two to four pages. The document is uploaded as part of your online application submission.

Résumé or Vita
Word, RTF or PDF files only.

Recommendations
Three recommendations are required (four if self-employed). Applicants provide the recommenders’ names and e-mail addresses in the UW Graduate School’s online application system. Recommenders receive an e-mail message with a link to access the recommendation form. We strongly encourage recommenders to use the online forms. View recommenders’ overview.

Letter of Endorsement
Candidates must obtain endorsement from their employing organizations. The endorsement acknowledges that the employing organization agrees to support an EMBA applicant’s attendance at all required class days and activities. Individuals who are self-employed or not currently employed submit an additional letter of recommendation in place of the Letter of Endorsement. Download the Letter of Endorsement form.

Application Workshop
Designed for potential applicants who have attended an information session or met with an EMBA admission representative. You are invited to attend an informative session to learn how to prepare the best application possible. In-person workshops begin at 6:00 p.m. (PDT) in the Bank of America Executive Education Center. Online sessions begin at 5:00 pm (PDT).

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