Princeton Review ranks Foster #1 Resources for Women, #8 Marketing, #9 Operations, #13 Entrepreneurship

PACCAR Hall at nightThe Foster School of Business Full-time MBA Program ranks among the top in the country according to the Princeton Review’s Best Business Schools 2019. Foster ranked #1 in Greatest Resources for Women, #8 in Marketing, #9 in Operations, and #13 in Entrepreneurship. Princeton Review selected from a cohort of 251 business schools and surveyed more than 18,400 students.

#1 in Resources for Women MBAs

Opportunities for women MBA students include leadership roles in Foster Women in Business as well as a partnership with the Forté Foundation and connections to the National Association of Women MBAs. The Foster School is one of 19 Forté Foundation member schools that enrolls more than 40% women in its Full-time MBA Program. Foster’s Class of 2020 includes 42% women MBAs, a noteworthy accomplishment considering that Foster joined the foundation in 2016.

Top 10 programs in marketing, operations, and entrepreneurship

Ranked #8 in Best MBA for Marketing, more than 41% of Foster graduates work in the discipline and earn a median salary of $118,000 three months after graduation. Ranking #9 in Best MBA for Operations is not surprising considering the class of 2018 graduates who went to work for Alaska Airlines, Amazon, Nike, Philips, and Starbucks.

Foster’s MBA Program and opportunities through the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship rated #13 in the Best Schools for Entrepreneurship rankings. Overall, Foster’s 50,000 alumni accounted for 17,000 companies that created more than 900,000 new jobs and $100 billion in annual revenue according to an alumni survey.

High marks for professors and learning experience

Faculty at Foster are known for their research productivity—of the 83 faculty members at Foster, 37 (45%) are involved in the review process at a leading academic journal, providing strong evidence of research impact. Ranked #10 for Best Professors, and #10 for Best Classroom Experience, students selected their Foster professors for their teaching abilities and their skills integrating business trends into the curricula.

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A tight-knit community in a world-class city

According to students who completed the Princeton Review survey, the MBA cohorts “stay well-connected,” and “celebrate each other’s wins.” Participants also touted the school’s “beautiful facilities,” and the quality of life in the region. One student wrote: “Seattle is a world-class city that offers access to every type of activity, ranging from symphony and opera to hikes in Mount Rainier National Park.”

The Princeton Review Best Business School Rankings include detailed profiles for 251 business schools, including the Foster School of Business, with career outcomes and student support resources as well as tuition, financial aid, and student debt information.


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