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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.

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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

  • Oct 7
    Directors' Consortium

    Chicago, IL

    The Directors' Consortium offers even experienced directors the benefit of a research-based, comprehensive approach to the complex decisions that board members must make. Taught by faculty from accounting, finance, law, public policy, and strategic management, this program will help you build a 'best practices' framework for thinking about and making informed board decisions.

  • Oct 13
    Leading and Implementing Change and Innovation

    Chicago, IL

    Today's business environment requires an unprecedented degree of innovation and agility. Today’s leaders must develop and implement effective business strategies while maintaining drive, morale, motivation, innovation, and vision in their people and in their organizations. Through this program, you will learn strategies for setting and maintaining the direction for renewal, for boosting learning and innovative thinking, for turning resistance into cooperation, and for extracting maximum benefit from new opportunities.

  • Nov 3
    The Advanced Management Program

    Chicago, IL

    The Chicago Booth Advanced Management Program provides executives with a unique combination of benefits that no other senior executive program can offer. Composed of six nonconsecutive one-week courses over a year, the Advanced Management Program format is the result of interviews with more than 300 senior executives, who all cited the critical need for flexibility and an individualized curriculum.

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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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.