Early Career Candidate? Consider Chicago Business Fellows!


Are you interested in getting your MBA but fear you don't have enough experience to do so? Consider Chicago Business Fellows (CBF). A subset of Chicago Booth Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Programs, CBF is designed for young professionals with three years or less of full-time work experience interested in earning an MBA while continuing to work.


As a Chicago Business Fellow, your MBA experience will be enhanced through several support methods. Your first quarter will consist of one or two academic courses and one required noncredit professional skills development seminar. You will receive peer coaching, and take part in unique cohort programming.


In 2005, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business launched Chicago Business Fellows, aimed at young working professionals hoping to earn an MBA concurrent with their employment. The fresh perspective and enthusiasm of early career candidates has not only enriched the classroom dynamic at Booth, but also our alumni impact within the community.


It's easy! Here's a list of items we'll need:

  • Evening MBA or Weekend MBA Program application - please indicate you are a CBF applicant

  • Two letters of recommendation - we strongly prefer one to come from a 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

  • GMAT or GRE scores

  • Resume

  • Essays


For Evening MBA Program application deadlines click here.

For Weekend MBA Program application deadlines click here.


Candidates for the Chicago Business Fellows Program should have:

  • Demonstrated excellent scholarship, leadership potential & maturity

  • An undergraduate degree completed before matriculation into Chicago Booth

  • Three years or less of full-time work experience (give or take a few months)

  • Full-time employment or have a contract for employment in a corporate environment by the start of enrollment at Chicago Booth and remain employed throughout the duration of the MBA program

Become a part of this growing, dynamic community at Chicago Booth by submitting your application today! Have questions and want to learn more? We're always here to assist. Just email us at eveningweekend-admissions@chicagobooth.edu.