Full-time MBA


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Program Description

At Chicago, it's all about the idea. You'll focus on generating, analyzing, comparing and refining ideas. Making them better. And better yet. Why? Because there are no pat answers or simple rules to draw on in business.

You'll thrive in any career path you choose because you'll have learned how to:

Examine every idea.Whether presented by a classmate or a professor. You'll voice your support, your dissent, your suggestions. Here, there are no wrong questions except the ones that go unasked.

Evaluate problems and opportunities. Through the lenses of accounting, economics, psychology, sociology, and statistics. With a diversity of analytical tools and methods, you'll think in new ways.

Develop the confidence to lead. Learn to build relationships. Motivate people. Influence outcomes. By testing yourself in classroom discussions, in student groups and in competitions. Plus 125 hours of programming dedicated to leadership. You'll develop the skills to successfully take on any business challenge.

The Chicago experience will take you deeper into an issue, broaden your perspective and force you to question assumptions - including your own. You’ll learn to feel comfortable when there is no formula to guide you. No path to follow. Because it is ideas not trends that shape the world of business.

The Chicago experience will prepare you for business at a new level. At the GSB, you'll find an academic program that features:

an emphasis on analyzing problems, generating key insights and implementing creative solutions - We stress the importance of asking questions and examining ideas. You'll gain a superior ability and confidence to handle situations where there are no pre-determined answers.

flexible curriculum - With only one required course, you can design a program to meet your career goals. This flexibility means you can target the depth of knowledge and skills a potential employer will value.

experiential learning - You have the chance to strengthen the connection between theory and practice. Testing the skills and knowledge you gained in a practical setting will stretch and prepare you for business leadership.

the dialogue in the classroom -Don't expect to be fed information or be given rules to follow. Debate and discussion are the principal modes of learning at the GSB.You'll be asked by your professors and your peers to take an active role in uncovering the ideas and facts that will lead you to new solutions.

an academic connection with the University- The GSB is part of one of the greatest research institutions in the world -the University of Chicago.Through our joint degree programs, you can increase the value of your MBA by combining it with a degree from one of the University's other world-renowned programs.

international programs - In a global marketplace, the chance to study in another country and learn about how business is conducted across borders broadens the perspective you bring to a position. We have opportunities to fit your needs -from options that range from a few weeks to one term.

Last updated Dec 2017

About the School

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 ... Read More

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 42,000 accomplished alumni, strong and growing corporate relationships that provide a wealth of lifelong career opportunities. As part of the world-renowned University of Chicago, we share the university's core values that shape our distinctive intellectual culture. At Chicago Booth, we constantly question test ideas and seek proof. This extraordinarily effective approach to business leads to new ideas and innovative solutions. Six of our faculty members have won Nobel Prizes for these ideas - a record no other business school has matched. This same culture transforms our graduates into business thinkers superbly equipped to analyze and solve the greatest business challenges. Read less
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