The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Representative name: Kim Epps
Position: Senior Assistant Director of Enrollment Strategy
Email: [email protected]
Open chat hours: 19:00-20:00
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The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is a graduate business school located in Chicago, Illinois, at the University of Chicago. It is the second-oldest business school in the U.S., the first such school to offer an Executive MBA program, and the first to initiate a Ph.D. program in business. Booth is the only U.S. business school with permanent campuses on three continents: Asia, Europe and North America. Booth offers Full-time, Part-time (Evening and Weekend) and Executive MBA programs.

Own your experience.

Define your impact.

Chicago Booth offers the world’s most flexible full-time MBA program. Every moment you spend as a Booth student is spent building upon your existing academic and professional backgrounds, bringing you closer to your goals. We are dedicated to ensuring that the return on your time and investment is unrivalled.

The Booth experience provides you with freedom: academic freedom, freedom to take risks, and freedom to define your impact in the world. Our multidisciplinary approach to problem solving empowers you with frameworks for freethinking and sound decision making. You are also welcomed into a community of faculty, alumni, and peers who will open doors for you and proudly support your success—as if it were their own.

21 months

Tuition is approximately $77,841 per academic year.

Estimated cost breakdown can be found here

Dennis W. and Jane B. Carlton Fellowship – This annual full tuition fellowship was established for students from Israel, particularly those who have served in the Israeli military. It includes a stipend, mentoring, and professional development from business leaders in the Chicago area, facilitated by the Jewish United Federation. Recipients of this fellowship are expected to return to reside in Israel within five years of graduation.

More information about scholarship & fellowships can be found here.

Four major components make up the flexible curriculum. You choose what you take and when – based on your experience, education, and goals.

Foundation courses focus on developing analytical tools and knowledge that supports the rest of the curriculum.

Functions, Leadership & Management, and Business Environment courses cover basic business functions (finance, marketing, and operations); leadership & management (decisions, people, and strategy); as well as the business environment in which firms operate.

Electives cover 13 concentrations, offering students the chance to explore a topic more deeply.

Leadership training is so critical, it is the only required class. All students must take Leadership Effectiveness and Development (LEAD), where they will work on key management skills such as negotiation, team-building, and giving feedback.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Booth School Of Business The University Of Chicago Chat
Kim Epps
6/09 09:35PM
Hello and Welcome! I am happy to chat with you this evening. My name is Kim Epps and I am an Admissions Director with the Full-Time MBA. I am able to answer any questions that you have regarding Chicago Booth!
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Guest- Dana
6/09 09:37PM
Hi! I'm planning on applying for 2023, and I have a 2-year-old son. Is it common for students at your school to have kids?
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Guest- Alon P
6/09 09:38PM
Hi Kim, thanks for having this session. Is there a fair planned for the innovation labs that I can attend?
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Guest- Dana
6/09 09:40PM
and another question - is the school helping with finding a kindergarten ?
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Guest- Lia
6/09 09:41PM
hello, Can I apply in round 1 and take the GMAT later?
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Guest- Noam
6/09 09:41PM
Kim can you say something about scholarships? anything for Israeli candidates? and how can I maximise my scholarship chances?
Kim Epps
6/09 09:44PM
Hi Dana, thanks for joining. There are students with children that have attended Booth. There is a student group (MOMS of Little Ones) is dedicated to students and their partners with children. Booth does not have a formal process of helping to with school care; however, I'm sure information can be gathered from the student group.
Hi Alon, Thanks for joining. As of right now, Booth does not have a fair planned for the innovation labs.
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Guest- Guest - Rica
6/09 09:46PM
Hi Kim, I had a meeting with Becca and she was extremely helpful and gave us the email address of the admission office - but I forgot to ask her for her last name. Could you tell me what it is?
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Guest- Ido
6/09 09:48PM
Hi! I wanted to ask how do you treat people with ~10 years of experience? Do you recommend such people (if they are good enough) to come to your school?
Kim Epps
6/09 09:49PM
Hi Lia, thanks for joining! No, you have to submit test scores along with your application.
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Guest- Itamar
6/09 09:53PM
Hello kim, thank you so much for this chat. Can you share some stats about round 1 admissions vs. round 2 ?
Kim Epps
6/09 09:54PM
Hi Noam! Welcome! There is no formal application process for these awards—all applicants are considered, and decisions are based solely upon the information provided in the application. Awards are communicated at the time of admission and recipients are chosen based on academic merit, prospective concentration, the quality of the interview, competitiveness, career goals, and life experiences.
Noam- Dennis W. and Jane B. Carlton Fellowship is an annual full-tuition fellowship was established for students from Israel, particularly those who have served in the Israeli military. It includes a stipend, mentoring, and professional development from business leaders in the Chicago area, facilitated by the Jewish United Federation. Recipients of this fellowship are expected to return to reside in Israel within five years of graduation.
Rica - Yes! Her name is Rebecca Kahn-Witman. However, unfortunately, today is her last day with Booth.
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Guest- June
6/09 09:56PM
Hi! Any GMAT test waiver this year?
Kim Epps
6/09 09:59PM
Hi June! Thanks for joining! You must submit your scores on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE). Chicago Booth does not participate in test waivers of any kind.
Hi Itamar! Thanks for joining. We do not discuss actual numbers, but I will say that R2 is our biggest round. However, all rounds are evaluated the same.
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Guest- Moti
6/09 10:05PM
Hi Kim! What can I do if I don’t have LOR from direct supervisor? If I work for family business?
Kim Epps
6/09 10:05PM
Hi Ido! Thanks for your question. We don't treat any of the applications differently; however, the average work experience for those applying to our Full-Time MBA program is 5 years. Usually those with more seniority tend to look at the Executive MBA Program.
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Guest- Alon P
6/09 10:09PM
Hi Kim, would you recommend not working at all during the first year?
Kim Epps
6/09 10:11PM
Hi Moti! Welcome! We prefer to hear from a current supervisor, although we understand that this may not be possible. If you are unable to ask your current supervisor, please explain the circumstances in the optional essay. If you work for a family business or own your own company, please submit a letter from a client or outside party who does business with you and can provide an objective assessment.The other letter can come from another professional contact or from someone who has worked with you in an organization or club, or on a volunteer project. This letter can offer a different perspective on your skill sets outside of your professional environment.
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Guest- yulie
6/09 10:14PM
Kim are most jobs post MBA in the Chicago area? or do student spread post MBA? (sorry, I come from a warm country and can't face the thought of minus 30 degrees
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Guest- Moti
6/09 10:16PM
Thanks Kim! one more question - I do not have any substantial extracurriculars. Can this be compensated in any manner?
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Guest- Sinai
6/09 10:18PM
Hi, can yo u explain the visa process for Israelis ? and partners? thanks!
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Guest- Shir
6/09 10:18PM
hi, If I have a GMAT score. Do I still need to take the TOEFL
Kim Epps
6/09 10:18PM
Hi Yulie! Thanks for joining! Chicago will definitely have days minus 30 degrees, but its not that bad! Get you a nice warm coat and good snow boots and you will be fine.
In response to your question - post MBA jobs are located in a variety of locations. Please take a look at the Chicago Booth Employment Report here: https://www.chicagobooth.edu/employmentreport
Hi Moti - You can use the optional essay section to explain why or if there were circumstances that prevented you from participating in extracurricular activities. Chicago Booth is very much a team focused program so extracurricular activities helps to show that you are able to function in a collaborative environment.
Hi Shir! All international students whose native language is not English must take either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the academic version of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the Pearson Test of English (PTE).
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Guest- Alon P
6/09 10:25PM
Hi Kim, would you recommend not working at all during the first year?
Kim Epps
6/09 10:26PM
Hi Sinai! The process for International Applications can be found here: https://www.chicagobooth.edu/mba/full-time/admissions/international-students
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Guest- Shir
6/09 10:27PM
great, thanks
MBAFair Admin
6/09 10:28PM
Hi everyone - Chat will close in a few minutes - Kim, any last words of wisdom?
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Guest- Aman
6/09 10:29PM
Hi Kim, is there a way to schedule a 1 on 1 chat with an admissions officer to get more information/feedback?
Kim Epps
6/09 10:29PM
Thanks everyone for joining! Please feel free to reach out to our Admissions office if you have additional questions or want to speak to an Admissions Officer [email protected]
Best of luck on your MBA journey!!