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From teamwork and how to use incentives to negotiations and how to build more effective relationships, a behavioral science MBA from Chicago Booth gives you the skills and insights to navigate complex organizational challenges and thrive in important leadership roles.

Choose Your Courses

Customize your MBA education with a concentration in behavioral science by choosing four courses in this discipline. Here are just a few of the options.

To see more behavioral science courses, visit our course catalog and search by concentration area for your program of interest.

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Our Distinguished Faculty in This Area

Chicago Booth has some of the world’s most prominent faculty in behavioral science, including a Nobel laureate. Our professors conduct groundbreaking research, consult with companies, and bring their real-world expertise on navigating complex organizational challenges to the classroom.

Shereen Chaudhry

Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science and Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow

Joshua Dean

Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics

Nicholas Epley

John Templeton Keller Professor of Behavioral Science and Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow

Ayelet Fishbach

Jeffrey Breakenridge Keller Professor of Behavioral Science and Marketing and IBM Corporation Faculty Scholar

Reid Hastie

Ralph and Dorothy Keller Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science

Alex Koch

Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science and Asness Junior Faculty Fellow

Emma Levine

Associate Professor of Behavioral Science and Charles E. Merrill Faculty Scholar

Ann L. McGill

Sears Roebuck Professor of General Management, Marketing and Behavioral Science

Jane L. Risen

Professor of Behavioral Science and John E. Jeuck Faculty Fellow

Richard H. Thaler

Charles R. Walgreen Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics

George Wu

John P. and Lillian A. Gould Professor of Behavioral Science

Spotlight on Research

Chicago Booth Review and other publications regularly feature the research insights of Chicago Booth scholars.

How Poverty Changes Your Mindset

Chicago Booth’s Anuj K. Shah and Sendhil Mullainathan find that while scarcity can help people focus on costs and benefits, it can also cause stress that decreases cognitive bandwidth.

Humanity Is Carried on The Voice

Research by Chicago Booth’s Nicholas Epley and others indicates that the presence of someone’s voice is an important part of conveying their humanity.

Learn from Industry Experts

Faculty members at Booth are connected to some of the most important leaders across industry. Our faculty regularly invite these leading practitioners and influencers to speak to students in the Booth classroom, providing you with greater access to learn, network, and grow.

Explore Our Research Centers

Chicago Booth MBA students have access to several interdisciplinary centers that fund faculty research, host workshops and conferences, and foster a strong research community.

The Center for Decision Research
Positioned at the forefront of behavioral science, Booth’s CDR supports cutting-edge research through on-campus and off-site behavioral laboratories, weekly workshops, and student mentoring.

Beyond the Classroom

Develop your skills and build a dynamic global network. As an MBA student in behavioral science at Booth, you’ll have many opportunities to get involved in research centers, student groups, competitions, and other activities.

Explore Part-Time Groups

Pursue your interests and expand your network by joining a student-led group for Part-Time MBA students.

Participate in a Competition

Test your theories and gain valuable experience in some of the world’s most prestigious competitions on campus and around the globe.