MBA and undergraduate entrepreneurship programs at the Foster School of Business rank among the top 25 in the country according to the Princeton Review/Entrepreneurship magazine. The graduate program ranked #16 and the undergraduate program #19 of more than 300 entrepreneurship schools surveyed in the 2016 Best Schools for Entrepreneurship rankings. The Foster undergraduate program was also touted as a top 50 Green College and recognized for return on investment on the Princeton Review’s list of Colleges That Pay You Back.
The top 25 entrepreneurship schools were chosen based on the quality and quantity of student opportunities as well as results for graduates starting new businesses. Foster alumni have started more than 134 companies that are still in business and collectively raised more than $208 million in funding.
The Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship at the Foster School of Business offers an exceptional curriculum, real-world experiences, and connections to the Seattle entrepreneurial community to inspire students from all majors and disciplines across campus to pursue their entrepreneurial passions. The Buerk Center hosts the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge, new UW Health Innovation Challenge and UW Business Plan Competition, undergraduate programs including the Lavin Entrepreneurship Program, graduate programs such as the Technology Entrepreneurship Certificate and the Jones + Foster Accelerator.