Most Frequently Asked Evening MBA And Weekend MBA Admissions Questions

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Whether you're considering starting your application, or are prepping for your admissions interview, we know that there are many admissions questions that often come up. Members of the Evening MBA and Weekend MBA admissions team compiled the top 5 most frequently asked questions to help assist during your admissions journey

How will my application be evaluated?

Each applicant is reviewed individually in three parts, all weighed equally: academics (including the undergraduate institution, courses taken, grades earned, post-college work, and the GMAT/GRE test score), work experience (including quality and quantity of the applicant's career path), and life experience (community service, leadership). All applicants to the Evening MBA Program and Weekend MBA Program are required to interview with a member of the Admissions Committee - current students, alumni, or staff.

Will Booth waive my GMAT or GRE requirement? What if I already have an advanced degree?

All applicants for the Evening MBA Program and Weekend MBA Program are required to submit GMAT or GRE test scores - even if you have an advanced degree. Neither test is favored more over the other. If you have previously taken the GMAT or GRE, keep in mind test scores are valid for five years. The LSAT and MCAT are not accepted. 80th% for GMAT scores are 620-730.

When can I expect to hear back on my admissions decision?

On average, the decision timeline is four to six weeks. This timeline starts when you submit all of your materials, not when you come in for your admissions interview.

When and what time would I take classes?

Classes in the Evening MBA Program meet Monday through Friday. Your class will meet one night a week from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for approximately 11 weeks at the Gleacher Center in downtown Chicago. Most students who are enrolled in the Evening MBA Program live and/or work in or around Chicago.

Classes in the Weekend MBA Program meet on Saturdays, with the opportunity to take classes on Friday’ s. Your classes will meet one day each week from either 9 am-12pm or 1:30pm-4:30pm at the Gleacher Center in downtown Chicago. 75% of the students enrolled in the Weekend MBA Program commute from outside of Chicago weekly to attend class.

Depending on your individual schedule, you have the flexibility to choose when and how often you take classes. On average, it takes most students two and a half years to complete the Evening MBA Program or Weekend MBA Program; allowing for a quarter off or a reduction of courses per quarter. Students have up to five years to complete the program.

Have additional questions?

We are always here to help guide you through your admissions journey, and welcome your questions. To get started you can visit our FAQ’s page, or review previous admissions chat transcripts. Please feel free to reach out to the admissions email hotline (eveningweekend-admissions@chicagobooth.edu), or give us a call at 312.464.8660.

As you’re exploring the Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Programs, get to know the stories of a few of our current students and alumni.