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You’ll start by developing expertise in the core responsibilities of general managers—finance, human resource management, managerial accounting, operations management, and macroeconomics.

Next, you’ll add new dimensions to your leadership toolkit with courses in strategic management or managerial and organizational behavior.

In our flexible curriculum, you can tailor your path to your ultimate goal by targeting specific business areas or functions. You won’t just see the big picture—you’ll shape it yourself.

Choose Your Courses

Customize your MBA education with a concentration in general management by choosing at least three courses that count toward a concentration in either strategic management or behavioral science, in addition to all seven of the functions, management, and business environment requirements. Here are just a few of the options.

To see more general management 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

At Booth, you’ll study with management faculty who conduct groundbreaking research, consult with companies, and bring their real-world experience into the classroom.

Dan Adelman

Charles I. Clough, Jr. Professor of Operations Management

Eric Budish

Steven G. Rothmeier Professor of Economics and Centel Foundation/Robert P. Reuss Faculty Scholar

Ronald S. Burt

Charles M. Harper Leadership Professor of Sociology and Strategy

Harry L. Davis

Roger L. and Rachel M. Goetz Distinguished Service Professor of Creative Management

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

Robert H. Gertner

Joel F. Gemunder Professor of Strategy and Finance; John Edwardson Faculty Director Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation

Reid Hastie

Ralph and Dorothy Keller Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science

Emir Kamenica

Richard O. Ryan Professor of Economics and Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow

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

Abigail Sussman

Associate Professor of Marketing and True North Communications, Inc. Faculty Scholar

Chad Syverson

George C. Tiao Distinguished Service Professor of Economics

Richard H. Thaler

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

Spotlight on Research

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

David Rabie, the co-founder and CEO of Tovala, addresses the audience during a Back to the Classroom session as part of the Booth Reconnect weekend at the Harper Center

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.

Beyond the Classroom

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

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.

Explore Part-Time Groups

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