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University of Chicago, Booth School of Business Part Time MBA

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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Program Type Part Time

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The University of Chicago Booth School of Business Says

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.

Degrees Awarded: MBA, Part-Time, Weekend MBA.

Rankings

Rankings

Program Rankings

Bloomberg

#8 Businessweek Part Time MBA Programs

School Rankings

LinkedIn

#7 Best Graduate Universities for Investment Bankers
#8 Best Graduate Universities for Marketers
#10 Best Graduate Universities for Management Consultants
#11 Best Graduate Universities for Sales Professionals
#17 Best Graduate Universities for Finance Professionals

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (Midwest)
#11 Top Entrepreneurial Programs: Graduate

Admissions

Admissions

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Recommendations, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores

Admission Requirements

Required: Recommendations, Extracurricular Activities, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores

Optional: Work Experience

Admission Information

Admission to the Chicago Booth School of Business is extremely competitive. Admissions Officers scrutinize a wide array of qualifications, including academic record (quality of curriculum, scholarships, special honors, etc.), work experience (quality as well as quantity), and overall "fit"(interpersonal skills, unique experiences, philanthropic act...Admission to the Chicago Booth School of Business is extremely competitive. Admissions Officers scrutinize a wide array of qualifications, including academic record (quality of curriculum, scholarships, special honors, etc.), work experience (quality as well as quantity), and overall "fit"(interpersonal skills, unique experiences, philanthropic activity). Applicants must provide the Admissions Office with transcripts for all postsecondary academic work, an official GMAT score report, letters of recommendation, personal essays, and TOEFL/IELTS scores (for international students only). Interviews are required for all candidates. Applicants to the full-time program interview on a "by invitation only" basis.

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School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Full-Time Faculty 184
Full-Time Faculty 80%

Student Life

“The social aspect of University of Chicago is often overlooked,” students in the full-time program tell us, reporting that “There are all kinds of opportunities to get together with other students in social or more formal settings, including school-sponsored happy hours, etc.” Although “MBAs here work as hard as students at any other b-school, we know how to have fun too.” One student writes, “If anything, there are too many pro­grams and opportunities to be involved. You need to carefully consider them all to prop­erly juggle [your] schedule.” And with “the great city of Chicago is at our doorstep,” stu­dents don’t have to look far to find a wide range of fun diversions. The school is located on Chicago’s South Side in the Hyde Park neighborhood, which “is too often made out to be a scary place when, in fact, it’s not. There is a pretty unique mix­ture of socioeconomic groups here, so you can drive by a building with three poor fam­ilies living in it and four blocks later be at a stop sign next to a million-dollar (or more) home. The fact is that it’s on the South Side of Chicago so people automatically say, ‘bad, scary neighborhood.’” Part-time students attend classes at the Gleacher Center, “a beau­tiful building” in downtown Chicago, just off the Magnificent Mile. For students whose activities keep them in the Hyde Park area, Booth’s Charles M. Harper Center boasts a “winter garden,” a “dramatic foyer in the center of the building” where “People can catch up, do work, or just relax for a moment.”

Career

The Booth Career Services Office doesn’t have to work hard; as one student explains, “The network and doors that open up to a graduate from Chicago Booth are outstand­ing. Gaining an MBA from this school carries a lot of weight and in the job market no one will question your education.” That doesn’t mean that Career Services slacks off, howev­er; on the contrary, it “is an excellent resource and deserves praise,” and does a good job attracting recruiters in consulting, accounting, and finance including McKinsey & Company, Citigroup, The Boston Consulting Group, UBS, A.T. Kearney, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, and Booz and Company.Chicago Booth also excels at “preparing career changers. You learn from the best faculty in the world to attain the skills you need to succeed in your given career. The alumni, and especially second-year students at the school, are available to answer any questions. Career Services does an excellent job of helping you identify your transferable skills to your new targeted career. . . . I would highly recommend the school for people looking to change careers.”

The Princeton Review

Students Say

“The emphasis on [students] learning the basics rather than some predigested goo” along with “an unbeatable faculty” are “what make the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business one of the best, especially in hard-core areas such as finance and accounting,” students tell us. A “rigorous quantitative program that compels students to think critically and analytically” is the hallmark of a Chicago Booth MBA, although stu­dents hasten to add that Booth also “emphasizes persuasion, communication, and nego­tiation skills.”Chicago Booth offers a full-time, part-time evening, part-time weekend, and executive MBA program. All four tracks share “top-notch” faculty, wide-ranging academic options, and an approach that “doesn’t chase new trends in business but instead relies on teach­ing sound fundamentals that can then be applied to any situation.” The programs differ in some details; full-time students, for example, enjoy a student-enacted grade nondis­closure policy that creates a conducive environment for “teamwork and sharing of ideas.” Students must also complete the Leadership Exploration and Development (LEAD) program, which “provides analytic frameworks for leadership that are very helpful in determining the best way to use [one’s] strengths and where to improve.” Part-timers enjoy “great flexibility,” noting that “most classes have several sessions taught by the same professor during the same quarter, enabling students to make up class sessions if for some reason they cannot attend their normal session.” Booth’s weekend MBA and Executive MBAs have “students flying to Chicago from across the U.S. and world to attend classes,” which “connects a much broader and more diverse group of people than other MBA programs can.”Chicago Booth’s faculty includes Nobel laureates and cutting-edge researchers “who also excel in the classroom.” One accounting student reports, “Both my corporate tax strategy professor and my M&A accounting professor consult for corporate and government clients, so they have intimate knowledge of how to apply what they teach in the real world.” Booth is best known for its faculty in finance, economics, and accounting, but students note that the school should work to “increase awareness of its excellence in marketing, entrepreneur­ship, and general management disciplines.” Many students also “do a one-term or full-year exchange program at a foreign business school,” and “These international career develop­ment opportunities are a big part of the experience for many Booth students

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Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    Center for Research in Security Prices, Center for Decision Research, Center for the Study of the Economy and State, Center for Population Economics, Center for Statistics Research, Management Labs, Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship, Kilts Center for Marketing, Initiative on Global Markets

  • International Student Support Groups:

    https://internationalaffairs.uchicago.edu/students/admitted

  • Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Support Groups:

    http://student.chicagobooth.edu/group/glib/GLiB/GLiB.html; http://www.chicagogsb.edu/fulltime/beyondacad/groups/glib.aspx

  • Minority Support Groups:

    http://www.chicagobooth.edu/fulltime/community/diversity/index.aspx; http://student.chicagobooth.edu/group/aambaa; http://www.chicagogsb.edu/fulltime/beyondacad/groups/habsa.aspx

  • Peer Tutoring Programs
  • Research Facilities:

    Center for Research in Security Prices, Center for Decision Research, Center for the Study of the Economy and State, Center for Population Economics, Center for Statistics Research, Management Labs, Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship, Kilts Center for Marketing, Initiative on Global Markets

  • Study Abroad:

    AUSTRALIA: Australian Graduate School of Management, Melbourne Business School; AUSTRIA: Witschaftsuniversitat; BELGIUM: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Universite Catholique de Louvian; BRAZIL: Escola De Administracao De Empresas De Sao Paulo, Fundadcao Getulio Vargas; CHILE: Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile; CHINA: Guanghua School of Management (GSMA) Peking University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; FRANCE: Ecole Superieure des Sciences, Hautes Etude Commerciale; GERMANY: Leipzig Graduate School of Management; INDIA: Indian Institute of Management--Bangalore, Indian Institute of Management--Ahmedabad; ISRAEL: Tel Aviv University; ITALY: Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi; JAPAN: Keio University, Waseda University; MEXICO: Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM); NETHERLANDS: Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University; SINGAPORE: Nanyang Technological University; SOUTH AFRICA: University of Cape Town, University of Witwatersrand; SOUTH KOREA: Yonsei University; SPAIN: Escuela Superior Administraction y Direccion de Empresas (ESADE), IESE Business School University of Navarra; SWEDEN: Handelshogskolan I Stockholm; SWITZERLAND: University of St. Gallen; UNITED KINGDOM: London Business School (LBS), London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), Manchester Business School, Warwick Business School

  • Women Support Groups:

    http://www.chicagobooth.edu/fulltime/beyondacad/groups/cwib.aspx; http://student.chicagobooth.edu/group/cwib

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of The University of Chicago Booth School of Business include:

Brady Dougan - CEO Investment Banking, Credit Suisse

Joe Mansueto - CEO/Founder, Morningstar

Joseph Neubauer - Chairman and CEO, ARAMARK Corp.

Robert W. Lane - Chairman and CEO, Deere & Company

Mary Tolan - CEO, Accretive Health

School Outcomes

Average Debt At Graduation: $79,539

Top Employers Of Graduates From This School Include: McKinsey & Company, Inc., The Boston Consulting Group, Barclays PLC, Bain & Company, Inc., Citigroup Inc.

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Business 52% $108,161
Finance / Accounting 49% $105,939
Financial Services 46% $105,084
Technical 36% $108,676
Consulting 27% $117,363
Consulting 24% $118,208
General Management 14% $102,260
Other 13% $105,925
Marketing / Sales 7% $93,939
Manufacturing 3% $101,101
Other 2% $133,000
Other 2% $121,667

School Employment Information

Graduation Employment 76%
Three Month Employment 13%
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