Kurt Ahlm

Kurt Ahlm
Kurt has been with Chicago Booth since 2002 and is currently the Associate Dean of Full-Time MBA Admissions. Within his role, Kurt manages all aspects of evaluation, marketing, and operations in the Full-Time MBA Admissions office. In addition, Kurt is the Executive Director of Chicago Booth Marketing, responsible for the promotion of Booth programs and bringing the Booth brand to life. 

Kurt earned his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University with a double major in psychology and communication studies. He later received his master’s degree in higher education administration from Northwestern University's School of Education and Social Policy. And most recently Kurt completed his MBA from Chicago Booth with concentrations in marketing management, strategic management, and managerial and organizational behavior.

He is a sports enthusiast, lifelong Chicagoan, and proud Cubs fan.

Blog postings by Kurt Ahlm

The Real Impact of Booth’s Flexible Curriculum

Our next application deadline is around the corner and I know a lot of applicants are critically considering their MBA options at this time. Read More »

How Round 1 Applicants Approached the New Essay

While interviews are a great way to put a name to a face, the admissions committee has been impressed by responses to the new essay and how applicants have been able to position their fit with Booth. For those still finalizing their applications, we wanted to provide some helpful insights. Read More »

Booth Coming To a City Near You

his year students, alumni, and admissions directors will host events in 50+ cities around the globe from July through the end of September. If you’re considering applying this year, we invite you attend one of three different types of informational events to experience Booth firsthand. Read More »

2015-16 Essay and Application

Creating an MBA application that allows applicants to be authentic and honest is something we strive for at Booth. The essay is where we really get a feel for who someone is, how they think, their distinct viewpoint, and how they can contribute to the community. Read More »

Meet Our Students

“I was ready for a new challenge.”

“I knew I wanted to do something more.”

“I fell in love with this city.”
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What Drives Innovation?

“Artists evolve culture, scholars evolve knowledge, and entrepreneurs evolve the marketplace through their idea.” - Matt Maloney ’10, Founder of Grub Hub
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Now that you've applied...

Now that you have finally applied to all of your target schools, what should you be doing now? Since it can take several weeks before you hear from schools, use this time wisely by continuing to explore MBA programs in an effort to find your best fit. Below, we offer some practical ideas to continue gathering information that will be valuable on the road to choosing your MBA program. Read More »
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