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The accelerated MBA degree program allows you to complete nearly a third of the MBA curriculum before you graduate from the College or a Booth Master Program by applying six 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 four years.

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

  • Recent UChicago alumni have two options:

  • Alumni one to three (1-3) years 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 to four (2-4) 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.

Whichever path you take, you may be eligible for a GMAT/GRE waiver if you have a GPA of 3.4 or higher. 

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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How to Apply

Applying as an Undergraduate:

  • Your deadline is April 4, 2024. Your application process is the same as for the Chicago Booth Scholars Program, and the $250 application fee is waived.

Apply as a Graduate: 

  • You will apply in the one of the available application rounds for the Full-Time or Part-Time MBA Programs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The accelerated option for UChicago undergraduates and Booth Master Program 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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Questions about accelerating your MBA? Contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!

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