At Chicago Booth, students challenge assumptions, ask questions, and dig deeper to solve complex problems and learn the fundamentals of business. Chicago Booth teaches not only essential business practices but also the underlying theory that makes them work.
Curriculum & Community
The curriculum at Chicago is set apart by its broad flexibility. At Chicago, students are given the freedom to choose from a broad spectrum of courses to fulfill the requirements of the flexible core curriculum, as well as eleven elective courses.
Experiential learning is at the core of our curriculum and an integral part of our student development process. Our numerous experiential learning programs empower students to stretch themselves in new directions with an expert coach by their sideguiding and supporting them every step of the way.
A world-class education also extends beyond the classroom. The Chicago Booth community is a dynamic group of diverse students with myriad interests and experiences. Active involvement in social, career-related and cultural groups will lead to new experiences, enhanced perspectives and relationships that will last a lifetime.
Opportunities for involvement and leadership abound. With typical enterprising mindset, our diverse student body has established a wide variety of groups and activities to satisfy every interest, including the more than 80 student-led organizations. These groups host some of the worlds top business and community leaders, who regularly visit our campus to participate in student-organized conferences and presentations.
Chicago Booth faculty, known as the best in business education, are free to develop innovative ways of teaching and presenting material, as well as to introduce new courses based on cutting-edge research or changing demands from the business community. Their achievements include redefining the science of the stock market, originating the study of modern finance, and proposing database marketing. The result of innovation in thought, research and teaching method is a wide and lively mix of teaching styles and philosophies that add to the richness and diversity of the Chicago Booth experience.
Admission & Financial Aid
The Admissions Committee looks for people who have demonstrated the ability to succeed through work experience, academic endeavors and extracurricular or community service involvement. Additionally, the committee seeks applicants with leadership skills and potential, successful work on teams, superior communication skills, an understanding of value of an MBA, and why Booth is a good fit for their goals.
Chicago Booth is committed to identifying financial resources for students who require assistance in meeting the costs of the MBA program. The School provides loan assistance to students who demonstrate financial need. Scholarship awards are based on academic excellence and demonstrated qualities of leadership. Currently, scholarships are awarded only to students entering the full-time MBA program.