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 start of classes. Those with more than three years of experience 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 or spring of the desired year of matriculation. Please indicate you are a Chicago Business Fellows applicant.

Note: The application fee is waived for Chicago Business Fellows applicants.

  • Interview - all Chicago Business Fellows interviews take place during one of the scheduled Chicago Business Fellows Days. 
  • Early resume review to be uploaded once registered for interview day
  • Two letters of recommendation - One recommendation is required from current supervisor
  • 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
  • Essays 

Application Deadlines

Quarter   Application Deadline  LAUNCH*  Classes Start  Interview Days*
Spring 2016  Friday, January 8, 2016  March 17–19 March 28 October 10, 2015
December 5, 2015 
Autumn 2016  Friday, July 1, 2016  August 26–28  September 22  June18, 2016 

*LAUNCH is a three-day program that kicks off your Booth MBA experience.
*Must attend interview day prior to application deadline

Contact Information

Jay Jacobs
Assistant Director - Admissions