The accelerated MBA degree program allows you to complete nearly a third of the MBA curriculum before you graduate from the College by applying six undergraduate courses toward your MBA.

Depending on which program format you choose, you could earn a Booth MBA in just 15 months of matriculation.

  • Current UChicago students may apply to the Chicago Booth Scholars Program during college, then defer admission while you work for one or two years.

  • Current UChicago students with three years of full-time, pre-College work experience may apply to earn an accelerated joint AB/MBA in just five years. 

  • Thanks to generous alumni donor support, current student veterans pursuing this accelerated option are eligible to receive financial assistance to cover program costs.
  • Recent UChicago alumni have two options:

  • Alumni one (1) year out from graduation are eligible to apply to the Evening MBA or Weekend MBA Program using the Autumn Quarter application. Admitted candidates will matriculate in the Autumn Quarter of the year in which they apply.
  • Alumni two (2) years out from graduation are eligible to apply to the Full-Time MBA Program using the Round 1, Round 2, or Round 3 application. Admitted candidates will matriculate in the Autumn Quarter of the year in which they apply.

Either way, you may be eligible for a GMAT/GRE waiver, if you have a 3.5 GPA in at least four (4) 200- to 400-level BUSN classes, and have no BUSN grades lower than a C+.

And you'll enjoy immediate full access to the Chicago Booth Scholars community, networking opportunities, events, and programs that will prepare you to hit the ground running once you start your Booth MBA.

Choose Your MBA Program

The accelerated option gives you the flexibility to enroll in the Full-Time MBA, Evening MBA, or Weekend MBA Program, depending on whether you want to work—or complete an internship—while earning your degree. Whichever program you choose, you’ll enjoy the same powerful curriculum, the same world-class faculty, the same influential network.
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The application process is the same as for the Chicago Booth Scholars Program, and the $250 application fee is waived.

The application deadline is April 11, 2023.
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The Chicago Booth Scholars accelerated option for UChicago undergraduates and recent alumni will put you on the fast track to a Chicago Booth MBA. Here are answers to some of the questions we hear most often.

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