Foster #1 of top 20 U.S. schools for job placement in Financial Times MBA Rankings

Foster Full-time MBA students in professional attire

The Financial Times 2017 Global MBA Rankings emphasize schools’ success in job placement, earnings, and faculty research—all measures where the UW Foster School performs among the world’s best business schools.

Foster MBA recognized for career results

The Foster Full-time MBA program moved up two spots into the elite top 20 U.S. schools, ranking #19 in the U.S. and #41 worldwide. With an outstanding 98% job placement rate, the Foster School was #1 of the top 20 schools, and MBA alumni rated Foster as effective as Harvard, Stanford, and Wharton for achieving their MBA career aims. After graduation, Foster MBA alumni saw an average salary increase of 97% within three years.

Foster faculty ranked #7 in the world for research

Faculty research generated the most dramatic leap in the ranking, moving to #16 last year to #7 worldwide, tied with Columbia and MIT, and #1 among public universities. For articles published in 45 top academic journals, Foster faculty were more productive per capita than their counterparts at UC Berkeley, Michigan, Chicago, Northwestern, Duke, and Yale.

Known for its low debt loads for graduates, Foster’s two-year MBA program was the highest-ranked in “Value for Money” of the top 25 U.S. schools.

Since 2005, the Foster School has dramatically increased its standing in The Financial Times Global MBA Rankings, moving from #93 to #41 internationally and from #56 to #19 in the United States. According to Poets & Quants, the Foster School has experienced the second highest five-year increase in the U.S. after Arizona State. The Foster Executive MBA has also moved up from #32 in 2012 to #16 in the U.S. in 2016.

Learn more about Foster School Rankings.

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