The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Inquiry. Insight. Impact Apply

Booth students are expected to lead, and to lead in unexpected ways. Each leadership style is as distinctive as each individual, and our pioneering Leadership Development courses will help you learn what makes you – and only you – a successful leader.

You will leave Booth with an ability to act decisively, backed by fact-based insights and a deep understanding of how business works. Chicago Booth produces business leaders who know how to overcome unexpected obstacles, influence on many levels, and excel in any environment.

Student Profiles

Liz
Indianapolis, Indiana
Liz Kammel
Company: ZipFit
Program: Weekend
Brian
Chicago, Illinois
Brian Payne
Company: Swingbyte, Inc.
Program: Evening
Ryan
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Ryan Rudnitzki
Company: GE Energy
Program: Weekend
Gus
Evanston, Illinois
Gus Granchalek
Company: Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Program: Evening
Sidney
Cincinnati, Ohio
Sidney Ngochi
Company: Procter and Gamble
Program: Weekend
Kandace
Chicago, Illinois
Kandace Barker
Company: Digitas
Program: Evening
Marissa
Chicago, Illinois
Marissa Mann
Company: The Clorox Company
Program: Evening
Jon
Washington, DC
Jon Park
Company: Federal Government
Program: Weekend
Alex
Denver, Colorado
Alex Hodgkin
Company: Intrinsic Valuation
Program: Weekend
Jamie
Chicago, Illinois
Jamie Eckert
Company: Mercer Investment Consulting
Program: Evening
Boris
Chicago, Illinois
Boris Kholyavsky
Company: A Little Spa Institute
Program: Evening
Natasha
Chicago, Illinois
Natasha Ghatak
Company: Promontory Financial Group, LLC
Program: Evening
Alison
Chicago, IL
Alison Alexander
Company: JPMorgan Chase
Program: Evening
Chris
Chicago, IL
Chris Beck
Company: United States Navy
Program: Evening
Jeffrey
Chicago, IL
Jeffrey Davis II
Company: Pfizer, Inc.
Program: Evening
Sally
Chicago, IL
Sally Heim
Company: Thomson Reuters
Program: Weekend
Bob
Chicago, IL
Bob Gillespie
Company: InContext Solutions
Program: Evening
Adrienne
Chicago, IL
Adrienne Kiesling
Company: Microsoft
Program: Evening
Mark
Chicago, IL
Mark Lanctot
Company: E*Trade Capital Markets
Program: Evening
Katherine
Cincinnati, OH
Katherine Storer
Company: Procter and Gamble
Program: Weekend
Mustaqeem
Rochester, MN
Mustaqeem Siddiqui
Company: Mayo Clinic
Program: Evening

Class Profile

Current Students

Average Age
31
Middle 80% GMAT Range
620-750 range
Average Undergraduate GPA
3.39
Average Work Experience
7 years
US Minorities
5%
International Students
26%
Male
76%
Female
24%

Weekend MBA and Evening MBA Commuter Map*

This map represents the distribution of Evening MBA and Weekend MBA students traveling from outside Illinois.

West
20
Midwest
64
South
46
Northeast
29

*Illinois not included

Map

Industry*

Financial Services
11%
Government
3%
Investment Management
11%
Computer-Related Services
3%
Consulting
8%
Transportation/Aerospace
3%
Manufacturing
5%
Telecommunications
3%
Healthcare
5%
Insurance
2%
Consumer Products
4%
Advertising/ Marketing Services
2%
Energy/Petroleum/Utilities
4%
Non-Profit
2%
Investment Banking/Brokerage
4%
Pharmaceutical/ Biotechnology
2%
Software/Printing/Publishing
4%
Venture Capital/Private   Equity
1%
Wholesale/Retail
4%
Real Estate
1%
Education
4%
Other
10%
Commercial Banking
4%
*2013 incoming student data

Hear it from the students

Alex
Denver, Colorado
Alex
The leadership strategies from Chicago Booth play a key role as Alex grows his company
Brian
Chicago, Illinois
Brian
How the classes draw from and reinforce the skillsets taught in the LEAD Program
Gus
Evanston, Illinois
Gus
Chicago Booth’s data-driven approach teaches our students to think and lead with confidence
Jamie
Chicago, Illinois
Jamie
The experiential learning at LAUNCH and the insights it offers into leadership
Jon
Washington, DC
Jon
By understanding the foundations of business, our students have the confidence to lead in any situation
Kandace
Chicago, Illinois
Kandace
Reaching new levels of self-awareness through the LEAD Program
Marissa
Chicago, Illinois
Marissa
Leadership opportunities abound at Chicago Booth, and we aim to take advantage of all of them
Sidney
Cincinnati, Ohio
Sidney
How understanding the underlying principles of business translates to leadership
Jeff
Chicago, IL
Jeff
Jeff explains how he became the president of the African-American MBA Association
Sally
Chicago, IL
Sally
Sally explains how she is growing as a leader by applying the lessons she learned at Booth
Bob
Chicago, IL
Bob
Bob explains how Waverly Deutsch joined his company’s board of directors