Chicago Business Fellows Program
As a Chicago Business Fellow, you’ll attend classes in the evenings or on weekends, enjoying the same transformative academic experience and powerhouse faculty as all MBA students at Booth.
Chicago Business Fellows (CBF) is designed specifically for professionals with three years or less of full-time work experience who are interested in earning an MBA while continuing to work full-time. The program is a subset of Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Programs that offers the same academic experience and MBA degree with additional professional development opportunities and social programming.
Meet Some of Our Chicago Business Fellows
Driven by a desire to prepare for a new role, Julie Nadig explains why an early career cohort was important for her MBA experience.Julie Nadig
Additional support, such as leadership programming and professional development opportunities, allowed Jacquelyn Caldwell to jumpstart her early career with an MBA.Jacquelyn Caldwell
With interest in widening her career aspirations and leadership development, Srividhya Ganesh states how working towards her MBA early on has positively impacted her future.Srividhya Ganesh
The flexibility offered early on to continue working and exploring different career options, while getting an MBA ultimately led Uma Mahto to embark on her Chicago Business Fellows journey.Uma Mahto
Weekend MBA student, Andres Bustos, explains why he chose Chicago Booth and how he maximizes the Chicago Business Fellow Program to transition into a new career.Andres Bustos
Kaley Neeson explains how she maximized her MBA to grow as a leader, expand her network, and proved to meet some of her best friends at Chicago Booth.Kaley Neeson
Manjul Bhusal Sharma
Evening MBA student, Manjul Bhusal Sharma, shares how he takes advantage of Booth's flexible curriculum and develop as an effective leader.Manjul Bhusal Sharma
Evening MBA student, Anthony Raimondo, shares how the Chicago Business Fellows Program expanded his network and help create more collaborative experiences.Anthony Raimondo
In 2005, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business launched Chicago Business Fellows, aimed at young working professionals hoping to earn an MBA concurrent with their employment. As a strategic approach to capture the best and brightest recent college graduates, Chicago Booth developed outreach programs for earlier admission of candidates to our MBA programs. The fresh perspective and enthusiasm of early career candidates has enriched the classroom dynamic at Booth and our alumni impact within the community.
A Rich Experience
As an early career Part-Time MBA student at Booth, you’ll have access to a variety of special events and activities geared especially for you. Each quarter, Chicago Business Fellows will be invited to register for two programs - one educational and one social.
Average Years of Work Experience2
GMAT Range Mid-80%650-750
Upcoming Chicago Business Fellows Admission Events
|Ask a Boothie Anything: Early Career Candidates (Virtual Event) 1v||Chicago Booth Admissions Admissions||March 22, 2023||Register Now|
|Early Career Candidates Information Session: Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Programs (Virtual Event) 1v||Chicago Booth Admissions||April 12, 2023||Register Now|
|Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Roundtable with an Admissions Director (Virtual Event) 1v||Chicago Booth Admissions Admissions||March 20, 2023||Register Now|
|Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Lunch and Learn (In-Person) 0v||Chicago||Gleacher Center, Room 408 Admissions||March 22, 2023||Register Now|
|Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Lunch with a Boothie 0v||Chicago||Gleacher Center, Lounge 350 Admissions||April 01, 2023||Register Now|
|Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Lunch and Learn (In-Person) 0v||Chicago||Gleacher Center, Room 422 Admissions||April 12, 2023||Register Now|
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Begin Your MBA Journey
If you’re ready to apply to the Chicago Business Fellows, explore the Evening MBA and Weekend MBA application process or apply for admission.
You’ll note your Chicago Business Fellows candidacy within the Evening MBA or Weekend MBA application.
All applicants with 3 years or less of full-time work experience upon the quarter they’re applying for are eligible to apply for Chicago Business Fellows.
The $175 application fee is waived for all Chicago Business Fellows applicants.
Questions about the Chicago Business Fellows program? Contact our admissions team. We look forward to hearing from you!