Economist ranks Foster #21 in the U.S. and #32 among world’s top 100 business schools

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The Foster School at the University of Washington moved up from #24 to #21 in the U.S. and ranked #32 globally according to The Economist’s 2016 Which MBA ranking. The high ranking was influenced by the Foster School’s outstanding job placement and alumni advancement results. Among 100 business schools worldwide, Foster scored #7 in the world for diversity of recruiters, #12 for job placement at three months and #15 for opening new alumni career opportunities.

The Foster School’s MBA talent and its location in Seattle are major advantage for Foster MBA grads, especially those seeking desirable jobs in technology, consulting and consumer products.

“Foster has great relationships with companies in the region, including Amazon, Microsoft and Starbucks as well as fast-growing technology companies and mid-size firms,” describes Naomi Sanchez, assistant dean, MBA Career Services. “We’re able to connect Foster MBAs with career opportunities through internships, networking and recruiter interviews, resulting in strong employment rates and high average salaries.”

In addition to placement at graduation, Foster was recognized for its competitive results in opening new alumni career opportunities. Sanchez says the reputation of the school gains momentum as alumni move up in their careers. “We see the value of a Foster MBA continue to grow as alumni advance in their careers and long-term earnings.”

The Foster School has ranked in the top 40 MBA programs worldwide since 2006, the first year it was ranked by The Economist. Dan Poston, assistant dean, masters programs, explains that schools located in other parts of the world often outperform many of the top 50 U.S. schools due to the significant weighting of international components in The Economist Which MBA? ranking. “Foster is one of the exceptions, consistently performing well on The Economist’s international metrics, including steadily increasing international faculty, student and alumni diversity, a wide range of global study and exchange opportunities, and support for international career opportunities,” he affirms.

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