The UW Foster TMMBA Program is the Foster MBA for professionals in technology and start-up organizations. It is designed to mirror these fast-paced environments with classes held one evening per week and eight Saturdays per quarter. Students are immersed in a full-time business management curriculum rich with lively discussions that are relevant and applicable to their organizations and future career goals. The network of over 800 accomplished and high-caliber professionals come from around the world and represent over 80+ organizations.
Each January, the Michael G. Foster School of Business enrolls up to 90 Technology Management MBA students. Our objective is to select students who demonstrate a strong aptitude for business and leadership, and who have a strong commitment to completing program requirements. Applicants are selected not only for their potential to benefit from the program, but also for the experience and knowledge they can contribute to the class. An invitation for an interview is extended to all qualified applicants. All applicants are evaluated using the following criteria:Professional Experience: Applicants are required to have post-baccalaureate professional work experience (minimum is 3 years and average is 12 years) with a history of increasing responsibility and a strong record of accomplishments.Demonstrated Leadership Potential: Applicants must demonstrate leadership experience and senior management potential. We assess this by looking at his or her work experience, accomplishments in community and extracurricular activities, and evaluating the applicant's recommendations.Education: Applicants to the Technology Management MBA Program typically hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. A few non-degreed applicants with outstanding work experience may be considered for admission each year. We evaluate candidates on a case-by-case basis.Communication and Interpersonal Skills: Due to the cohort, team-oriented nature of the program, it is imperative that an applicant demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate clearly and effectively. These skills are evaluated in the required essays, recommendation letters and applicant interview.General Intellectual Ability: We evaluate each applicant's performance on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), which provides a reasonably valid and reliable measure of their verbal and quantitative abilities. These attributes are related to success in graduate management curricula. We also review undergraduate history, taking note of the difficulty of the curriculum and scholastic quality of the school. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 7 TOEFL paper-based test score : 600 TOEFL iBT® test: 65
Financing Your MBATMMBA students finance their education through personal funds, federal and private loans, employer assistance, and private outside scholarships. In many cases, combinations of financial resources are used to pay the TMMBA program fee. Please note that Federal Financial Aid is not available for Autumn 2014 Immersion courses.
The University of Washington is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) and is a member of the Association of American Universities. Individual schools and colleges are members of the various accrediting association in their respective fields. Currently enrolled or prospective students should contact the Office of the Registrar to review accreditation documents for the University and the respective departments to review programmatic accreditation documents.