Foster Matching Days: Shaping the Next Decade of MSIS

This month you can double your impact on the MSIS program with the Foster School of Business matching 50% of all donations made on November 18 and November 19. From $5 to $5,000, you can shape the next decade of MSIS.

The Master of Science in Information Systems Program at University of Washington Foster School of Business was founded in 2011 to bridge the gap between business problems and technology solutions. Over the past decade, the program has continued to adapt to industry needs, offer exciting opportunities to students and graduates, and impact the future of technology leadership.

In 10 years, the MSIS Program has grown in many ways, including:






MSIS has doubled in size, welcoming over 500 passionate students who go on to become successful technologists. Seattle has a growing need for technology leadership, and top companies want innovative thought leaders. We want to deliver on our mission to change the way Seattle and the world leads business and technology in the future by preparing our students to rise to the forefront of technological innovation.
Read some of our student experiences here!

MSIS has increased access to the program for underrepresented populations through high touch community engagement, connection to diverse industry partners, relationships with local DEI groups, and scholarship opportunities. We foster a community of leaders that share their diverse backgrounds and experiences to shape the future of technology leadership.

Know someone who would be a great fit? Let us know!

MSIS has increased representation from students who identify as female to more than 60% through our Women in Tech Leadership Series. This series cultivates a network of women leaders, empowers and supports women in the tech community, offers resources, and redefines the future of upward mobility for women in tech.
Read more about our Women in Tech initiatives!

MSIS has provided students and alumni the opportunity to expand their global mindset through our annual MSIS International Study Tour. In our recent tour to Australia, students and alumni covered 10 days, 7 flights, 3 cities, and 8 company visits.
Read more here!

MSIS has expanded our influence in Seattle through increased experiential learning opportunities, company visits, industry mentorship, and more. Opportunities that connect students to the Seattle-tech industry are among the most memorable experiences in the program. Exclusive events like the MSIS Professional Mock Interviews, Alexa Skills Challenge, and annual Dawg Dash help students prepare for leadership and stay connected to the community. We look forward to offering more opportunities like these!

But there is still room for growth.

As we look forward to the next 10 years, we strive to continue to make the program more accessible, offer targeted experiential learning, expand diversity in our student, faculty, and industry partner community, and more.

As an engaged member of our community, you have the ability to directly propel this growth. On November 18 and November 19, increase your impact through:

  • Funding the program’s major initiatives to provide unique experiential learning and professional development
  • Providing financial assistance for student scholarships

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