Curriculum Changes at Chicago GSB

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on October 7, 2008

By Dan Macsai

Starting next summer, University of Chicago’s top-ranked Graduate School of Business will expand its curriculum.

Per changes just approved by the GSB faculty, all part-time MBAs will now take a leadership development course similar to one that was offered exclusively to full-time students. They’ll also be able to select a new academic concentration, analytic management, which focuses on statistical analysis and analytic modeling.

“We had the most flexible MBA program even before these changes,” dean Edward Snyder said in a press release. “And now we dialed up that flexibility further.”

The addition of the leadership program, in particular, was designed to equalize the full- and part-time MBA programs. Now, all students take 21 courses and graduate with a comprehensive skill set.

“There is no single curricular path to career success,” Snyder said. But research shows that “successful graduates varied their coursework.”

For more information on UChicago’s GSB, check out our recent video view with Dean Snyder.

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