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Back to Booth is supported by the Fred G. Steingraber / A.T. Kearney Endowment.  The endowment supports lifelong learning among Chicago Booth alumni.

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Upcoming Courses

Marketing Analytics
Jean-Pierre Dubé, Sigmund E. Edelstone Professor of Marketing
January 20-21, 2016
Cost: $500
Chicago Booth Gleacher Center, Downtown Chicago

The digital era has created access to vast quantities of consumer marketing data for the mainstream business. A marketing organization that dismisses customer data puts itself at a severe disadvantage. The main thrust of the quantitative marketing revolution consists of integrating marketing analytics, the combination of data and quantitative frameworks, into the decision-making process.

Dubé's course will focus on frameworks to design marketing strategies, to set objectives, and to see where data and models can add intelligence into marketing decision making. The applications will include the analysis of value creation, product positioning, customer behavior, communications, and pricing. Empirical examples and case studies will be used throughout to illustrate concepts. The course is geared towards helping the marketing manager formulate a logical marketing strategy, measure and quantify the benefits of marketing spending, and ultimately bring more accountability into marketing practice with demonstrable ROI. Register Today »

Insight and Action Skills: Leadership Agility
Harry L. Davis, Roger L. and Rachel M. Goetz Distinguished Professor of Creative Management
Linda E. Ginzel, Clinical Professor of Managerial Psychology
February 22-23, 2016
Cost: $500
Chicago Booth Gleacher Center, Downtown Chicago

We will create a practical foundation for building leadership skills though reflection, self-understanding, and learning the right lessons from experience.  We will demonstrate that the ability to learn from experience is an active and disciplined task that benefits from practice. This includes the importance of collecting the data of everyday happenings to develop your insight and action skills, with the goal of being wiser, younger. We will explore the various aspects of leadership, diagnose how one is currently playing one’s leadership role, and identify changes one needs to make.  Leaders rise to high levels of effectiveness when they develop strong connections to the performance aspect of their roles.  A distinguishing characteristic of successful leaders is the ability to be agile across different contexts and with diverse audiences. Using a metaphor from theater, we will break down the complex role of a leader into manageable pieces that can be easily understood and practiced. Register Today »

Designing a Good Life
Nicholas Epley, John Templeton Keller Professor of Behavioral Science and Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow
March 24-25, 2016
Cost: $500
Chicago Booth Gleacher Center, Downtown Chicago

This is primarily a course about ethics, but it is far from a typical ethics course. We will not spend time discussing ethical dilemmas, or trying to decide what is right or wrong in ethical settings. Instead, we will adopt a psychological approach to understanding ethical behavior. We will try to provide some answers to the most fundamental problem in all of ethics: why do good people sometimes do bad things? Answering this question requires a fundamental understanding of the psychological processes that govern human thought and behavior in ethical domains. It requires understanding the processes underlying moral psychology. These psychological processes can lure anyone—including you and I—into the ethical lapses that ruin careers, destroy businesses, and bring shame to individuals and organizations. Understanding these processes will give you insights into how you would design your life, your organization, and your team so that you not only do well in life, but also live a good life. Register Today »


Understanding Central Banks
Anil Kashyap, Edward Eagle Brown Professor of Economics and Finance
October 22 - 23, 2015
Chicago Booth Gleacher Center, Downtown Chicago

This two-day course reviewed four new cases from Professor Kashyap's revamped elective course on central banking. Discussion topics included:

  • The mechanics of quantitative easing
  • Interactions between policy normalization and financial stability
  • The Greek economic crisis, mechanics of a Euro breakup, and the monetary implications of the Scottish independence movement

Postgraduate Courses

Did you know that Chicago Booth alumni are eligible to take up to three tuition-free, postgraduate courses after graduation? Learn more »

Executive Education

Chicago Booth offers open enrollment Executive Education programs that capitalize on our unique approach to business education. Business executives gain broadened skill sets in topical areas, enabling them to have lasting impacts at their companies as soon as they leave the classroom. Learn more »

Custom Executive Education Programs

Chicago Booth is at the forefront of designing and delivering highly customized executive education programs that meet the specific leadership development objectives of our clients. Learn more »

Online Courses through Coursera

Are you curious about quantitative academic finance? Have you considered graduate study in finance? Are you working in an investment bank, money-management firm, or hedge fund and you want to understand models better? Check out professor John Cochrane’s popular online course on asset pricing. Learn more »

Global Launchpad: Mexico City
Waverly Deutsch, Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship, Chicago Booth
Robert Gertner, Joel F. Gemunder Professor of Strategy and Finance, Chicago Booth
Ellen Rudnick, Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship, Chicago Booth, and Executive Director, Polsky Center
Craig Wortmann, Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship, Chicago Booth
January 14-16, 2016
EGADE Business School, Mexico City (Santa Fe)

The Global Launchpad is a three-day entrepreneurship "boot-camp" taking place January 14-16, 2016. The program is open to all UChicago alumni who are pursuing or wish to pursue entrepreneurial careers. Its unique curriculum blends classroom instruction that is grounded in theoretical frameworks with hands-on coaching by top Chicago Booth and Tecnológico de Monterrey faculty members, as well as access to a dynamic network of mentors. Register Today »


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