About Chicago Booth

Chicago Booth Firsts

For more than a century, Chicago Booth has been known as an innovator in business education and a creator of ideas.

  • First business school to have a Nobel laureate on its faculty (George Stigler, 1982)

  • First business school to have six Nobel Prize winners: Stigler; Merton Miller, 1990; Ronald Coase, 1991; Gary Becker, 1992; Robert Fogel, 1993; and Myron Scholes, 1997

  • First to initiate a PhD program in business (1920)

  • First to offer an executive MBA degree program (1943)

  • First to establish a minority relations program (1964)

  • First and only US. business school with permanent campuses on three continents: Asia, Europe, and North America

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