Foster School of Business entrepreneurship programs rank among the top in the country according to the Princeton Review/Entrepreneur magazine. Of more than 300 entrepreneurship schools surveyed, Foster’s graduate program ranked #14 and the undergraduate program #11 in the 2017 Best Schools for Entrepreneurship rankings. 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.
Entrepreneurs from the Foster School have generated impressive results. A 2016 alumni survey showed one in five recent Foster graduates starts a business within seven years of graduating. 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.
The Foster School’s Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship provides students across campus with the resources to innovate and connect with Seattle entrepreneurs. The Buerk Center hosts the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge, Health Innovation Challenge, UW Business Plan Competition and the Jones + Foster Accelerator. Each year, 600+ students compete for more than $300,000 in prize money awarded by the center.
The Buerk Center also provides the gateway into the competitive Lavin Entrepreneurship Program, the Entrepreneurship Minor for non-business students, and the Technology Entrepreneurship Certificate.
With its successful track record preparing business students to start new companies, the Foster School recently launched a new one-year master of science in entrepreneurship degree.
The Princeton Review also ranked the Foster MBA as one of the top 10 programs with the greatest opportunities for women.
The undergraduate program was touted as a top 10 Green College and recognized for return on investment on the Princeton Review’s list of Colleges That Pay You Back.