Foster's MBA program is run in both full and part-time schedules to accommodate different students' schedules. The curriculum is based around an integrated core of required classes, which is split into modules of carrying lengths, occupying the first three quarters. Students design their own specialties rather than following a formal concentration track, choosing from electives in subject areas like business communications and real estate. Students can also participate in the school's strong entrepreneurship and accounting programs. Foster also has six dual degrees, such as an MBA/MA in international studies, and allows students to combine their MBA with programs from other University of Washington graduate schools.
Students mainly commute to campus through Seattle's transit system, since parking near campus can be treacherous. But even though students live off campus, they still enjoy a close student environment. Foster students get together on Thursday nights at local bars, and the school hosts a number of formal and networking events.