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The $130k to $150k range mean total salary makes the program favorable in the tier-2 category and therefore earning the candidates the best increase in salary. Largely, the cost of the program offsets the increase in salary. For the latest class, students entering consulting (by industry and job function) received the best return on their investment. Marketing/Sales, the favorite among the MBA class was not far behind ($110,186 mean base salary).

Foster MBA Salary by Job Function
 
Since the individual bonus is not published, we used the average signing bonus for the entire class in place of salary data for each job function and industry. In general, Finance as an industry and function receives a much higher bonus payment than we have estimated above.

Foster MBA Salary by Industry
 
As an industry, Technology attracted more than half of the class. The demand is in correlation with the 140,000 ICT companies in the state. Consulting was a distant second (23%) while Financial Services only registered a 6% representation for the latest Foster MBA Class.

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F1GMAT: Foster Full-time MBA focuses on building a strong business fundamental before allowing students to pick their elective courses. How is the curriculum structured to help MBA students?

Erin Ernst Foster MBAErin Ernst (Foster MBA Admissions Director): The first-year integrated core curriculum provides students with a strong foundation in business fundamentals and, most importantly, shows students how these fundamental business concepts interrelate.  The core is designed to give students the tools they need to solve complex problems by drawing upon multiple areas of expertise. The second year of the program is primarily comprised of elective coursework, and is highly customizable. By choosing their electives, students are able to develop greater expertise in the areas directly related to their post-MBA career while continuing to increase their ability to take on cross-functional assignments. In addition to the core and elective curriculum, students are required to complete three practical experience activities (such as a project for a company, an internship, participating in the business plan competition, etc.)...


Foster MBA program focuses on strategic thinking, leadership, and global business. The Year one of the Foster Full-time MBA curriculum starts with the development of Business fundamentals covering topics like accounting, finance, marketing, operations management, and strategy and an understanding on how each topic are interrelated. Some of the courses covered in the first year of the program include Financial Reporting and Analysis, Corporate Finance, Leadership Development & Building Effective Teams, Marketing Strategy, Business Consulting Project, Leading Teams and Organizations and Competitive Strategy.

The Second year focuses on the MBA students goals. Students are given the flexibility to choose from 12 electives that include subjects like Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing and International Business to name a few. Courses in ethics and macroeconomics are mandatory for the Second Year student.

A unique feature of the Foster Full-time MBA program is the mentorship program offered under the guidance of top executives. The MBA Mentor program is in partnership with Seattle's leading Businesses. First year students typically attend two on-site sessions (ranging 2-3 hours) while second year students attend up to 4 sessions...


Key Features

1) Program highlights
2) Admissions information and a question and answer session
3) Opportunity to hear from a current TMMBA student or alum.

Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Time: 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Contact:
TMMBA Program
(206)221-6914
tmmba@uw.edu




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