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450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60611, United States
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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, respected business leaders who are well-equipped to face the toughest challenges. We are proud to claim: •an unmatched faculty that excels at teaching and research •degree and open enrollment programs offered on three continents •a global body of nearly 49,000 accomplished alumni •strong and growing corporate relationships that provide a wealth of lifelong career opportunities.

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We are fully integrated with the full-time program from a curriculum perspective. We have the flexibility to take any and all classes that are offered, since all full-time sections have a corresponding evening and weekend section. For example, a professor may teach a class in the Hyde Park campus on Monday morning and Tuesday afternoon, then teach a Tuesday evening section or Saturday morning section. So, curriculum wise, there is no difference.

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Admissions: Can I get in?

Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 66
  • Median 67
  • Middle 80% 28 to 120
Admissions Selectivity
Booth School of Business Average Across All Schools

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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 0
0% 0.0
85% 85.0
Female
25% 25
International
17% 17
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • Application Essay Very Important
  • Interviews Very Important
  • Recommendations Very Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Very Important
Pre-MBA Careers
Other
47% 47
Finance / Accounting
24% 24
Consulting
13% 13
Management
6% 6
Operations
4% 4
General Management
3% 3
Marketing / Sales
3% 3
Human Resources
1% 1
Other
35% 35
Financial Services
31% 31
Consulting
8% 8
Technology
5% 5
Petroleum / Energy
4% 4
Manufacturing
4% 4
Consumer Products
4% 4
Government
3% 3
Pharma / Health Care
2% 2
Real Estate
2% 2
Non-Profit
2% 2
Media / Entertainment
1% 1
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
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0%
740 to 769
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710 to 739
0%
0%
680 to 709
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650 to 679
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620 to 649
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590 to 619
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560 to 589
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0%
530 to 559
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0%
500 to 529
0%
0%
Under 500
0%
0%
English Language Requirements
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: No
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test

Careers: Long Term Pay by PayScale

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Tuition: Can I afford it?

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Academics: What will I learn?

Faculty
  • All Teachers
  • Tenured
Total Number of Teachers
64% 192
23% 70
Students in Core Classes
46 Booth School of Business 33 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Strategy
Top Areas of Study
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Strategy
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
  • Students must complete a leadership course.
Program Logistics
  • Credits required for graduation
  • Average # of months to complete program 36
  • Six-Year completion rate 95%
  • Max time allowed to complete 60
  • Separate Full-Time MBA Yes
  • Distance learning No
Time Classes Offered
  • Days, Evenings, Every weekend
Semester Classes Offered
  • Quarter System
Technology Improvements
  • Technology adoptions enhance teaching through “flippable” classrooms,” telepresence that connects Chicago faculty to remote campuses, and real-time voting. Research environment benefits from private cloud, new storage systems, quadrupling of capacity on computing grid, Hadoop cluster, and data warehouses (Nielsen point of sale). Students gained new tools for course planning, student group management and infrastructure advancements (upgraded Wi-Fi capacity, wired study rooms, transport tracker).

Students: Who are my classmates?

Yes Part-time students have a campus area
Ethnicity of Students
Activities
Professional Clubs
  • Biotech/Health care
  • Consulting
  • Corporate Social Responsibility/NetImpact
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • High Tech
  • Investment Banking
  • Marketing
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Nonprofit
  • VC/ Private Equity
  • Other
Networking Clubs
  • Black MBA Association
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual
  • Hispanic Student Organization
  • International Club
  • Partners/Family
  • Volunteer
  • Wine
  • Women in MBA
  • Other

Alumni: How strong is my network?

48,968 Living MBA Alumni 40 Countries where alumni clubs exist
91 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.