About Global Business Center, Foster School of Business, University of Washington
In a world where the forces of globalization increasingly reach into every corner of our lives, we need business leaders with a global perspective to solve today’s problems and discover tomorrow’s opportunities. Since 1990, the Global Business Center, housed at the Michael G. Foster School of Business, has been developing future business leaders with the knowledge, skill and vision needed to collaborate and compete across the globe. This mission drives us, and it’s one we share with students, educators, supporters, and partners in the private, public and non-profit sectors.
The Global Business Center is a federally-designated Center for International Business Education & Research (CIBER). These centers were created by Congress in 1988 to increase and promote the nation's capacity for international understanding and competitiveness. For the Global Business Center, transforming students into global business leaders starts in the classroom, but that is only the beginning. Direct experience is the ultimate catalyst for learning. That’s why the Global Business Center offers a wide range of programs and services that send Foster students to countries around the world, and bring the world to the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business in Seattle.