The Michael G. Foster School of Business is the business school at the University of Washington, Seattle (USA), offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs. It is the second oldest institution of management education on the West Coast.

The School is accredited by AACSB International and one of only a few business schools in the US accredited by European-based EQUIS.


- 26th in the 2010 US News Graduate Business School Rankings. It is also ranked 15th for Graduate Accounting programs.

- The undergraduate program is ranked 25th overall and 9th among public institutions in the BusinessWeek’s fourth annual “The Best Undergraduate Business Schools” (2009).

- 67th in the FT Global MBA Rankings 2009.

- The Full-Time MBA Program is placed 11th among public schools and 29th overall. The Evening MBA Program is ranked 26th overall. Other Graduate business specialty rankings include: Entrepreneurship (20th), Information Systems (20th), International (20th), Accounting (22nd)  (U.S.News & World Report, 2008).

- The Undergraduate Program is placed 11th among public schools, 33rd among all business schools, and 5th for student return on investment (Business Week, 2008).

- The Full-Time MBA is rated 44th among the top 100 business schools in the world and 21st among US schools (Financial Times 2008).

- The full-time MBA is placed in the top 10 among national business schools in "Innovative Curriculum" and "Most Improved" specialty areas (BusinessWeek's 2008 biennial ranking of "The Best B-Schools").

- The Evening MBA Program is placed 2nd among public schools and 16th among national business school part-time programs in a 2007 student survey (Business Week).

- The Undergraduate Program is placed 7th among public schools and 23rd overall (USNWR 2007).

- The Full-Time MBA is placed 26th globally and 15th among US schools (Economist Intelligence Unit 2007).

- Foster School is ranked 6th for Best Campus Environment in The Princeton Review's 2007 student assessment of business school safety, attractiveness and location.

- The Executive Education program is recognized worldwide in 2006 by the Economist Intelligence Unit for excellence in custom programs.

- The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship graduate program is rated the 5th best in the nation by Entrepreneur magazine and the Princeton Review in 2006.

- The Full-Time MBA Program is placed 22nd among 51 regional business schools in 2006 (The Wall Street Journal).

- 21st for research contributions made between 2002 and 2006, according to the Top 100 Business School Research Rankings, published by the School of Management at the University of Texas in Dallas.

- The EMBA is rated 5th in the subject area of strategy in 2005 (Business Week).

- The Full-Time MBA is placed among the top 50 national business schools in 2004 (Business Week).
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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek