Making a difference in leadership:
The Foster School and Bruce Avolio, professor of management and executive director of the new Center for Leadership and Strategic Thinking
, are intensifying Foster's efforts to lead the nation in leadership education.
The Foster Difference
Simply put, graduates of the University of Washington Michael G. Foster School of Business are leaders who think differently and make a difference in the face of complex, unstructured, real-world problems. It is a leadership empowered by strategic thinking and steeped in the geographic beauty and culture of Seattle and the Northwest, where highly competitive and collaborative entrepreneurs shape the future alongside historic powerhouses Amazon.com, Boeing, Microsoft, Paccar, Starbucks, and many more.
That’s the promise, now for the details:
- Our $95 million Paccar Hall, which opened in 2010, encompasses more than 135,000 square feet of state-of-the-art classrooms, breakout rooms, offices, computer labs, community areas, a 250-seat auditorium, a café, and atrium. Our newest building, Business Hall, opens this summer offering 65,000 square feet to house
the dean’s office, MBA and undergraduate offices, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, MBA and undergrad career centers as well as classrooms and an executive forum.
- Foster consistently ranks in the top 10% by U.S. News & World Report at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, with student job placement rates among the very best in the nation. A recent BusinessWeek survey ranked Foster in the top 10 for most innovative curriculum. We were also ranked in the top 10 for most improved business school. See all the Rankings.
- Confidence in the Foster Difference has inspired more than 13,000 alumni and friends to invest $100 million into Foster faculty and programs and another $80 million for our paradigm-shifting facilities. Read about the Campaign. Connect with Foster Alumni.
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