Corporate Finance and Investment
Essentials of Effective Leadership
Organizations and Incentives
Global Strategy & Economics
*Students choose from a list
of courses that can vary
year to year.
Global New Venture Challenge
Integrated Strategic Management
As a student in the Executive MBA Program, you will also have the ability to participate in a variety of
leadership development programs to enhance your leadership skills by identifying development areas,
building self-awareness, creating effective teams, and enhancing leadership presence and impact.
This will begin with a required course (LEAD) in your first quarter and continue with additional optional
leadership offerings throughout the program.
the Global New
Executive MBA students have a unique, hands-on
opportunity to explore and launch entrepreneurial
ventures through the Global New Venture Challenge
(GNVC). The GNVC has been designed to expand
Chicago Booth’s Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture
Challenge to the global Executive MBA Program.
Recognized as one of the top accelerator programs
in the United States, the New Venture Challenge
has graduated more than 160 startup companies
still in operation today, which have gone on to raise
more than $575 million in venture funding and
achieve $4 billion in exit value. The NVC boasts an
impressive portfolio of alumni companies, including
Braintree and GrubHub.
In the GNVC, you are coached through the process of
building a company from start to finish, and benefit
from access to alumni and members of the business
community. Students are given a set of deliberate
steps to take and pushed to hone in on their stories
before pitching to a room full of potential investors.
More than 80 coaches, judges, panelists, and guest
speakers participate in the GNVC at our Chicago,
London, and Hong Kong campuses.