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Program Description

Consider customized executive education tailored to key strategic business needs. Your employees will remain focused on your mission and goals as they acquire new knowledge and skills under the guidance of the University of Washington's outstanding faculty. They will gain the tools to realize the company's vision, gain competitive advantage, and achieve better bottom-line results.

Our custom programs are designed for domestic and international companies seeking top quality education from the premier business school in the region. Custom Programs can be hosted at the University of Washington Seattle campus, at your company's facility, or at another off-campus location. Visiting executives from around the world enjoy the advantage of the University of Washington's location in Seattle, known as an international center for entrepreneurship, trade and culture.

Why University of Washington

With over 50 years of experience in providing customized executive education, we have established a worldwide reputation for developing top-quality programs for repeat customers. Our experience is something you can count on. We don't try to sell you the smoke and mirrors; we just focus on creating a quality educational experience, from the content and the faculty to the service and the classroom.

Seattle, home to the University of Washington, is a center for trade, high-tech manufacturing, and entrepreneurship. The UW Business School partners with many global organizations for education and research.

Seattle's business community offers a unique opportunity for companies to experience the local economy firsthand by participating in local company visits, speaker events, networking opportunities and more.

Our faculty is world-renowned for their consulting and research work, earning top honors across the U.S. and around the world. As experienced executive educators, our faculty inspire and motivate adults to continue applying learned techniques long after class is over.

You may see some familiar names as you review our faculty biographies. Some of our faculty has experience, teaching executives at other top executive education universities, while others have backgrounds in research and consulting in areas all over the country.

History and Reputation
Executive Education has been offering educational services to businesses for over 50 years. As part of the prestigious University of Washington Business School, Executive Education has developed a worldwide reputation for excellence by providing continued support to customers like Boeing, Microsoft, Nordstrom, Adobe and many others.

As the only Northwest representative of UNICON (The international membership organization for university executive education) we share ideas and techniques with other top quality business schools like Darden, Harvard, Stanford, Columbia and Michigan.

Sample Programs

Custom Programs are just that - custom. They all tackle a specific need or challenge faced by a company. Custom Programs can vary widely in timing and content.

  • A two-day seminar on negotiating skills
  • A one-week program on finance and accounting fundamentals
  • A three-week management development program where participants live on campus
  • A six-month program meeting once each week to solve a specific business problem
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About the School

The Michael G. Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, located in Seattle, ranks among the top business schools in the United States. Founded in 1917, the School has more than 46,00 ... Read More

The Michael G. Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, located in Seattle, ranks among the top business schools in the United States. Founded in 1917, the School has more than 46,000 alumni. Each year about 2,500 students enroll in our undergraduate and graduate programs, and over 1,000 participate in Executive Education. Mission Statement We are an entrepreneurial learning community dedicated to the creation, application, and sharing of knowledge that places special emphasis on dynamic and global business environments. Read less
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