Evening MBA

Chicago Business Fellows

Chicago Business Fellows (CBF) is designed specifically for young professionals with three years or less of full-time work experience who are interested in earning an MBA while continuing to work. Chicago Business Fellows program offers the same academic experience and MBA degree as our Evening MBA Program, with additional professional development cohort programming.

Meet Our Chicago Business Fellows

  • Kandace » Chicago  Digitas
    Media Planner
  • Rock » Memphis, TN  Cars.com
    Senior Manager, Data Products Team
  • Kathryn » Canton, MI    Morningstar
    Senior Mutual Fund Analyst
  • David » Chicago  Leidos
    Group Manager

Profile of Candidate

Candidates for the Chicago Business Fellows (CBF) should have:

  • An undergraduate degree prior to entering Chicago Booth
  • Excellent scholarship, leadership potential, and maturity
  • Three years or less of full-time work experience in a business career by September 2015. Those with more than three years of experience by September 2015 are welcome to apply to any of the four Evening MBA Program application deadlines.
  • Employment in a professional business environment by the start of enrollment in Chicago Booth

Application Requirements

Applicants should fill out the online application for the Evening MBA Program for the fall of the desired year of matriculation. Please indicate you are a CBF applicant.

Note: The application fee is waived for CBF applicants.

  • Interview - all CBF interviews take place during one of the scheduled CBF Days. The CBF Days for the Final Decision deadline are:
    • Saturday, June 27, 2015 CBF Day- Email Jay Jacobs to set up your interview.

  • Nomination - completed by your current supervisor. Due one week before the CBF Interview Day you choose to attend.
  • Two letters of recommendation - the nominator can also be one of the recommenders
  • Transcripts - from all post-secondary educational institutions from which you have earned a degree (Note: Unofficial documents are acceptable for the application, but official documents must be submitted if you are admitted.)
  • GMAT or GRE scores
  • Resume
  • Essays 

Application Deadlines

The deadlines to submit your application for the Chicago Business Fellows are listed below. Those admitted to Chicago Business Fellows 2015 will attend LAUNCH (orientation) August 21-23, 2015.

Quarter   Application Deadline  LAUNCH*  Classes Start
Autumn 2015 Wednesday, July 1, 2015 August 21, 22, 23 September 24
Spring 2016  Friday, January 8, 2016  March 17, 18, 19 March 28

* LAUNCH is a three-day program that kicks off your Booth MBA experience.

Contact Information

Jay Jacobs
Assistant Director - Admissions