School and Ranking Information
The majority of schools that offer programs in business marketing in the Seattle area are private 4-year and public 2-year institutions. Based on programs offered, student services and rankings, the following school is considered the top school in the area for business marketing degrees:
- Winner: The University of Washington at Seattle is the only 4-year public university in the area that offers bachelor's degree programs in business marketing. This school offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in business with a marketing focus.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Washington|
|Rankings||Tied for #48 for National Universities (2015); #21 for Best Undergraduate Business Programs (2014); #25 Best Graduate Business Schools (2014)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$12,397 (in-state), $31,971 (out-of-state)**|
|Business & Marketing Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral|
|Business & Marketing Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||566**|
|Most Popular Business Marketing Degree Level in 2013||Master's (392 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||82%**|
|Noteworthy||The Foster School of Business is accredited by AACSB International; career services are offered to all Foster students|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator
University of Washington - Seattle
- Marketing & International Business Department sponsors a 2-day 'marketing camp' for students to learn from scholars in the field
- The Foster School of Business is one of the most popular schools of the university, with approximately 25% of freshmen pursuing business
- Foster's Center for Sales and Marketing Strategy gives students exposure to research, information on trending developments in the field and faculty expertise
The University of Washington - Seattle was founded in 1861 and today has a student population nearing 44,000. UW - Seattle is one of the largest and oldest educational institutions in the northwestern region of the United States. The university has 16 schools and colleges and awards close to 13,000 degrees at the bachelor's, master's, doctoral and professional levels annually.
The Foster School of Business offers a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, an MBA with marketing core and several marketing electives, and a Ph.D. with a marketing specialization. The bachelor's calls for 180 total credits to satisfy graduation requirements, including 56 core business credits. The business core includes a class in marketing concepts, and the marketing option includes 5 4-credit classes in topics such as buyer behavior.
The full-time MBA program features 1 core marketing class and requires 11 electives. The marketing focus area contains a total of 5 electives, with courses such as data and marketing, research and promotion. The Foster School's Ph.D. program is a full-time, year-round program that can take up to 5 years to complete. The doctoral program provides students with a total of 7 specializations to choose from, including marketing. The marketing specialization requires 6 marketing courses, with modeling and issues in research among them.