The Executive MBA Monthly Cohort works very well for students traveling into Seattle from locations ranging from Spokane or Portland to states like Alaska and Texas. Students living and working in Seattle but who travel frequently for work also benefit from the compressed class day format. An increasing number of students are choosing the Monthly Cohort because it provides more flexibility throughout the month.
Unlike students in the Weekly Cohort, Monthly students do not surrender every weekend during their MBA studies. This format allows students to focus their MBA energies during the four days on campus, allowing “for a better work-school-life balance. If I want to take a weekend off, I can as I don’t have to attend every weekend.” says ScoutCoughlan, class of 2019. “Although I’ll have to catch up later, it is still nice to be able to spend a quality weekend with my wife and son without worrying, too much, about school.”
Hotel accommodations are provided. Students experience a mini academic boot camp each month. Due to the amount and intensity of time spent together, strong interpersonal connections are often the result for Monthly student.
Seattle is a dynamic and growing city and surrounding area. The city is home to global iconic companies like Amazon, Microsoft, REI, and Starbucks to name a few. It is one the competitive advantages over other executive MBA programs in other large cities. Students from outside Seattle and/or Washington state can learn both with and from employees from these renown companies.
If you live in New York, Chicago, Austin, or San Diego, the journey to SeaTac airport can be one direct flight. Seattle’s Link light rail operates to the UW campus with easy access to the host hotel (Silver Cloud Hotel – University District). If you’re a Seattle resident with heavy work travel obligations, Foster EMBA enables you to earn your MBA at your prestigious hometown university and while traveling for work. Or maybe you just want the flexibility afforded in the Monthly Cohort. This option is worth exploring!