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How do you define your impact?

The Civic Scholars Program, part of the Weekend MBA Program at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, is a highly selective program offering eight full-tuition scholarships annually for exceptional professionals who work in nonprofit or government organizations.

Learn leadership skills, analytical frameworks, and a broad knowledge of how organizations work—skills that will translate into impact in your own field. No other world-class business school currently offers a program as comprehensive for civic leaders.

Take the next step and maximize your impact, whether it’s the way you think about problems, ask questions, or drive influence as a leader.

  • Program Overview
  • Candidate Profile

Program Overview

In the Weekend MBA Program, classes meet Saturdays at Gleacher Center in downtown Chicago from 9 a.m. to noon or 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., for 11 weeks on average. Classes may be taken on Friday evenings as well.

Campus Location
Length of Program
2.5–3 years
Courses per Quarter
Average of 2 courses
Total Number of Courses
20 courses, plus LEAD
Full tuition covered as a Neubauer Civic Scholar

Candidate Profile

Full-Time Work Experience
> 6 years in a nonprofit or government organization
GMAT score or GRE equivalent
Undergraduate GPA
Extraordinary Potential
to become a recognized leader in their field

*The ranges above are meant to provide you with an idea of who we are seeking for the program; however, all applicants will be given the same level of consideration.