The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Representative name: Alex DeCamp
Position: Associate Director, MBA Program
Email: [email protected]
Open chat hours: 18:00-19:00
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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

Approximately $103,759 per academic year.

Estimated cost breakdown can be found here: https://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/full-time/admissions/tuition-financial-aid

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.

All scholarship & fellowships can be found here: https://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/full-time/admissions/scholarships

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

Electives cover 14 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.

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Guest- Jonah
6/10 06:00PM
Hi! I wanted to know if I could visit the campus or take a tour in late August and if so who should I contact?
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Guest- Rajiv Shukla
6/10 06:02PM
Hi Booth team, this is Rajiv Shukla from India. Thanks for having this session
What should an ideal resume look like for full time MBA applicants? Any advice
Chicago Booth
6/10 06:05PM
Hi there! Campus visits are not yet available, but once they do become available, we will contact all prospective students. Are you currently signed up with our mailing list?
Additionally, I recommend attending Zoom in On Booth events and MBA Masterclass to get a glimpse of life as a Booth student
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Guest- Jonah
6/10 06:07PM
Yes I am and I have attended several online events including Zoom on Booth, thank you!
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Guest- Rajiv Shukla
6/10 06:07PM
In the application form it asks "if there's any additional info sessions an applicant has attended?", can we mention all the MBA masterclass sessions I have attended?
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Guest- Saar
6/10 06:08PM
Hi, A question about military experience effect while applying for an MBA degree. As for myself, an officer serving in the army for the past six years (Captain rank). Through my time in the army, I have both been in operational zones and staff roles, specializing in military intelligence. How is your university admission policy for veterans, having less experience in the labor market?
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Guest- Itay Varkovitzky
6/10 06:11PM
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 Booth?
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Guest- Alon
6/10 06:17PM
How would you advise candidates to get to know your MBA program and student community if they aren’t able to visit your campus?
Chicago Booth
6/10 06:19PM
Rajiv - I would definitely mention that! All Booth events or events Booth participates in would suffice here
Hi Saar - we've experienced numerous applicants every year with strong military backgrounds, and have a strong community of veterans at Chicago Booth! We will evaluate all applicants holistically and recognize many of our incoming students are making a career switch
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Guest- SD
6/10 06:21PM
Hi, apart from my recommendation letters, will it help my candidacy if a Booth alumn, who is a career mentor, sends a note to admissions supporting my candidacy?
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Guest- Saar
6/10 06:21PM
Thank you!
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Guest- Rajiv Shukla
6/10 06:22PM
Thanks
Chicago Booth
6/10 06:22PM
Hi Itay - With Chicago Booth's Full-Time MBA program, we publish on the website the average years of work experience, but again this is just an average. Students have a wide range of experience and range anywhere from 2 years to 14 years in the current class
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Guest- Rajiv Shukla
6/10 06:25PM
How does Booth view someone who has taken the GMAT & GRE 7 times,?
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Guest- Skye
6/10 06:26PM
I am 33. Am I too old for an MBA. I am really interested in your program Also, I don’t have any managerial experience in my background (no one at my level at work manages) does this matter?
Chicago Booth
6/10 06:28PM
Hi Alon - we currently have a number of virtual events that are student facing. Zoom in On Booth is one example. Current students host breakout rooms and you have the ability to talk to them for 45-minutes during the session. In addition to virtual events, I recommend reaching out to current students here: https://apply.chicagobooth.edu/portal/studentvolunteer
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Guest- Itay Varkovitzky
6/10 06:28PM
Thank you for your answer. Are there any specific advantages that your program can offer for the more work-experienced audience?
Chicago Booth
6/10 06:29PM
Hi SD - if you work with a Booth alum, they can send in a shape the class form on your behalf!
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Guest- SD
6/10 06:29PM
Thank you so much!
I have worked with and reported to a lot of Booth alumni, will multiple shape the class forms carry additional weightage ?
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Guest- Rajiv Shukla
6/10 06:31PM
What kind of additional course work would you recommend for people wanting to better their application?
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Guest- Mor
6/10 06:31PM
What is the application fee?
Chicago Booth
6/10 06:31PM
Skye - we do not have a maximum age requirement and have folks in the class that are in their 30's!
Skye - It is not a requirement, but it might be a good idea to showcase your leaderships skills/experience elsewhere on your application such as the essays or your video
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Guest- Noy
6/10 06:36PM
Hi, I have two questions: 1. Can you share about the school’s culture and how it comes to reality in the school’s programs and curriculum? 2. Given that about 30% are international students, how effective do you find the career counseling the school offers them?
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Guest- Avi
6/10 06:38PM
Hi, wanted to know if you consider military service as work experience?
Chicago Booth
6/10 06:39PM
Avi - yes, we do!
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Guest- SD
6/10 06:40PM
Additionally, should shape the class forms be submitted in the year I am about to apply? What if the forms are submitted and I apply the following year, will they still be reflected in my file ?
Chicago Booth
6/10 06:40PM
Noy - Chicago Booth has an extremely collaborative and supportive community. The diverse culture at Booth celebrates curiosity and encourages you to ask questions and challenge ideas. It is an environment that fosters critical thinking in a positive and constructive way
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Guest- MBA here I come
6/10 06:41PM
Hi, we really love the fact you are taking the time to chat with us today. I am planning to apply for my MBA this year. May I aask for a “golden tip” one or two great things I should put on my application?
Chicago Booth
6/10 06:42PM
Noy - The career services team at Chicago Booth is extensive and highly experience and are extremely effective in assisting international students in their career searches. I recommend reaching out to current students to hear first hand about their experience through our Connect with a Student Tool
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Guest- Noy
6/10 06:46PM
Thanks so much! it is very helpful. one more question: If I'm not able to provide recommendation letter from my current employer (in the last 3 years), how would that affect my application?
Chicago Booth
6/10 06:46PM
SD - Hi there! Shape the Class is not something specific for applications. Shape the Class is a resource for alumni to share more about potential Booth students
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Guest- Rajiv Shukla
6/10 06:47PM
How does Booth view someone who has taken the GMAT & GRE 7 times,?
Please take my question
Chicago Booth
6/10 06:48PM
Hi Rajiv - the number of times you take the GMAT does not have an effect your application
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Guest- MBA or LLM
6/10 06:48PM
Hi cCan I combine my MBA degree with another degree (law) I am debating between MBA and LLM. Any words of wisdom how to choose What are the EMBA requierments
Chicago Booth
6/10 06:48PM
Yes - we have a joint degree program with UChicago Law. Our JD/MBA program can be completed in either 3 years or 4 years
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Guest- Sharon
6/10 06:50PM
Do you have any process for application fee waiver?
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Guest- Rajiv Shukla
6/10 06:50PM
This session was really insightful. Thanks for having this session
Chicago Booth
6/10 06:51PM
Hi Sharon, yes please reach out to [email protected]. We will sned over the requirements to see if you qualify
it is also listed on our FAQ page
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Guest- Itay Varkovitzky
6/10 06:57PM
I'm not sure yet if it will be right for me to apply to the MBA or to the EMBA since I feel I'm borderline for both. How do you consult me to move forward?