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Why Chicago Booth Scholars

How It Works

As a Chicago Booth Scholar, you’ll apply for admission during your final year of college. Then you’ll work for two to five years before starting the Full-Time MBA Program or Evening and Weekend MBA Programs at Booth. During the deferment period, you’ll have full access to Booth resources and events, specialized deferred scholar programming, and to our vast network of business professionals.

Student Profile 2019

Booth’s MBA deferred admission program welcomes applicants from all undergraduate institutions, with any undergraduate majors, and with a wide array of backgrounds and interests. Successful applicants demonstrate intellectual curiosity, personal maturity, competitive scores, and leadership. They also have a history of substantive internships or part-time jobs and/or an entrepreneurial spirit.

31
Undergraduate Institutions Represented

2-5
Deferment Period Years

650-780
GMAT Range

3.28-4.00
GPA Range

55%
Female

24%
International

Student Backgrounds

Common Undergraduate Majors 

Biology Computer Science Economics Engineering Science History
Mathematics Political Science Psychology Public Policy Statistics

Common Pre-Booth Industries

Consulting Education Government Health Care
Investment Banking Nonprofits Sports/ Recreation Technology

Meet Some of Our Chicago Booth Scholars

Career Choices

Lucy Liu talks about the benefits of the Chicago Booth Scholars Program, which allows students to apply to Booth as undergraduates.

Broad Perspectives

Chicago Booth Scholar Lucy Lu says her Booth experience built her appreciation for global cultures and different business disciplines.

Strong Connections

For Yelena Shkolnik, the Chicago Booth Scholars Program offered instant access to a robust network of support and experience.

Deferral Connections

Chicago Booth Scholar Jelanie Vasquez shares how she's staying connected to the Booth community during her deferral. 

An Early Start

Nick Xu says the Chicago Booth Scholars Program opened the door to a world-class MBA while he was still navigating career choices.

Taking a Leap

For Micaela White, the Chicago Booth Scholars Program offered the freedom to take risks and focus on her career after college.

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Full-Time MBA Program

The Full-Time MBA Program provides you with freedom: academic freedom, freedom to take risks, and freedom to define your impact in the world.

Discover Academic Life at Booth

Find out how our educational approach will prepare you to think for yourself, challenge the status quo, and ground discoveries in data.

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Explore the Application Process

Learn how to apply for the Booth MBA Chicago Booth Scholars Program and defer your MBA enrollment while you gain work experience.

Attend an Admissions Event

Join us at a reception, an MBA forum or campus fair, or an on-campus visit to learn more about the distinct benefits of the Chicago Booth Scholars Program.

Full-Time MBA Cost 

A Chicago Booth MBA offers an unrivaled return on your investment. Learn more about tuition and fees for our Full-Time MBA Program.

Begin Your MBA Journey

The first step in joining the Chicago Booth Scholars Program is to apply for admission.
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Questions about the MBA with deferred enrollment at Chicago Booth? See our FAQ or contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!

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