Tech Management MBA Goes Test Optional

The Michael G. Foster School of Business at the University of Washington has announced that standardized tests are now optional for application to the Foster Technology Management MBA.
Any applicant who is able to demonstrate strong quantitative skills through their prior academic work and/or recent professional experiences may apply for admission to the TMMBA Winter 2023 entry without a standardized test score (GMAT, GRE, or EA).

Students walking outside on UW Foster's campus

“The Foster School has a long and successful history of using a holistic admissions process to evaluate the contribution of each applicant to our community, and the test optional process now gives applicants the flexibility to decide what set of information makes their most compelling case for membership in the Foster community,” offered Associate Dean of Master’s Programs Dan Turner. “We continue to seek applicants who share our values around inclusivity, community, and the power of business for good, and we are excited about the opportunity to experiment with a test optional policy to attract a broad range of applicants for whom standardized testing might otherwise present a significant barrier.”

Candidate Selection Criteria Remain Consistent
The Technology Management MBA’s traditionally holistic admissions criteria dimensions remain unchanged. The Foster School seeks prospective TMMBA students who have demonstrated the capacity for high-quality academic work, who possess strong quantitative, analytic, and communications skills, who have a demonstrated history of increasing responsibility and a strong record of accomplishments.

The evidence-based finding that there is strength inherent in our differences is a fundamental value of the Foster community, and the Foster community seeks applications from a diverse set of aspiring leaders desiring to elevate the impact of their ideas on the world.

Two Application Deadlines for Winter 2023 Entry
The TMMBA program will offer two admissions deadlines for applicants: the priority deadline on May 1, 2022 and the final deadline on August 1, 2022. The application for Winter 2023 entry will open on December 13, 2022.

For more information about the TMMBA and the test optional admissions process, please visit our Admissions page.