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450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60611, United States

Best B-School Road Trip: Booth School of Business

Bloomberg Businessweek's Jeniece Pettitt and Rachel Crane head to the University of Chicago for a look at what it takes to succeed at the Booth School of Business.

About Booth School of Business

Since 1898, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business has produced ideas and leaders that shape the world of business. Our rigorous, discipline-based approach to business education transforms our students into confident, effective, respected business leaders prepared to face the toughest challenges. We are proud to claim: •an unmatched faculty •degree and open enrollment programs offered on three continents •a global body of nearly 47,000 accomplished alumni •strong and growing corporate relationships that provide a wealth of lifelong career opportunities.

What Recent Grads Say See All 9 Comments >

Chicago-Booth simultaneously runs three cohorts in every EMBA class (Chicago-, London-, and Singapore-based). Thus, the program sources students from around the globe and educates them exclusively with Chicago Booth faculty. Four to five separate times during the program, all students are reunited (two or three times in Chicago, and once each in London and Singapore) for week-long immersion experiences. Hence, you connect with and learn from executives around the world. Our class sourced students from every inhabited continent except for Australia, which I found to be an exceptional opportunity from a North American-based EMBA program. Further, alumni consistently return to the program to participate in EMBA electives week and alumni are also offered to attend three free MBA courses of their choice in the future. Hence there is a nice continuing education and future network aspect to the program that I find very attractive.


Events Calendar

  • Apr 28
    Financial Analysis for Nonfinancial Managers

    Chicago, IL

    This valuable seminar is designed to assist nonfinancial managers in understanding, interpreting, and using internal and external financial reports to make better business decisions.

  • Apr 28
    Pricing: Strategy and Tactics

    Chicago, IL

    Too often, managers treat pricing as a tactical problem in financial analysis or sales management. In fact, pricing products and services is a strategic problem that requires coordination of many functional areas. The ability to manage effective pricing affects a company's growth and profitability more quickly and directly than any other strategic decision.

  • Apr 28
    Private Wealth Management

    Chicago, IL

    As a wealthy individual, you are working to protect and grow your wealth, enjoy financial security, and build a lasting legacy. Effective investment management is critical, of course, but successful wealth management is an integrated and strategic discipline which also includes tax, estate planning, philanthropy, governance, and family culture. In this program, you will gain frameworks, tools, and skills so that you can clarify your family and financial goals, design a strategy to preserve and manage your wealth, and oversee financial advisors with greater confidence, accountability, and results.

About University of Chicago

Admissions: Can I get in?

Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 168
  • Middle 80% 96 to 252
Admissions Selectivity
Booth School of Business Average Across All Schools

Average GMAT Score
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 0
0% 0.0
0% 0.0
Pre-MBA Careers
44% 44
Finance / Accounting
17% 17
General Management
14% 14
12% 12
7% 7
5% 5
Marketing / Sales
1% 1
Human Resources
0% 0
33% 33
Financial Services
25% 25
10% 10
9% 9
Petroleum / Energy
6% 6
5% 5
Real Estate
3% 3
2% 2
2% 2
Consumer Products
2% 2
Media / Entertainment
2% 2
Pharma / Health Care
1% 1

Tuition: Can I afford it?

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Total Program Cost
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Total Program Cost
Basic scholarships awarded

Academics: What will I learn?

  • Faculty from Full-Time program
  • Faculty with at least 5 years corporate experience
89% 89
Students in Core Classes
84 Booth School of Business 36 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
35% 35
Team project
30% 30
Case study
25% 25
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Joint Degree Programs
Top Areas of Study
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Strategy
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 21
  • Distance learning No
  • Out of country or special trip/project Yes
Technology Improvements
  • New Booth Web site (http://www.chicagobooth.edu) Booth data warehouse for research and analytics Advanced telepresence that allows a professor in Chicago to teach a class at the London campus Upgraded Wi-Fi to support increasing number of student devices; integrated London and Singapore Wi-Fi for a seamless wireless experience across all four Booth campuses New student collaboration system with instant messaging, audio/video conferencing and desktop sharing Booth private cloud to support faculty research and teaching New storage systems to support faculty research

Students: Who are my classmates?

38 Average age of student 8% International Students
12% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
50% 50
Not Reported
21% 21
Asian American
19% 19
Student Citizenship
North America
65% 65
26% 26
Dual Citizen
14% 14
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  • Campus distance from airport 15 miles
  • Pre-program Orientation
  • Types of housing For the 4 weeks of the program which bring together students from North America, Europe & Asia, hotel accommodations are provided. For the rest of the year, an optional discounted hotel package is offered.
  • Temporary housing available

Alumni: How strong is my network?

47,965 Living MBA Alumni 39 Countries where alumni clubs exist
90 Active alumni clubs
19% Participating in gift donations Yes Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.