Kurt Ahlm, '09

Associate Dean, Full-Time MBA Admissions, Chicago Booth

Kurt Ahlm joined Chicago Booth in 2002 and currently leads the Full-Time MBA admissions team as the associate dean of Student Recruitment and Admissions. He has played a significant role in helping Booth to develop its global brand and connect its core values and culture to the candidate evaluation process. Ahlm is a big believer in the entrepreneurial spirit at Booth and actively incorporates that into his team’s constantly evolving and innovative recruiting and selection strategies. Prior to Booth, Ahlm wore different recruiting hats in higher education, first as an admissions director for Northwestern University’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions and then as the Midwest campus recruiting manager for PriceWaterhouse Coopers.

Ahlm earned his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University with a double major in psychology and communication studies, a master’s degree in higher education administration from Northwestern University, and his MBA from Chicago Booth with concentrations in marketing management, strategic management, and managerial and organizational behavior.