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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

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Samantha Martinez

We recently connected with Samantha Martinez to talk through what her experience has been like as a Chicago Business Fellow. Read on to gather insights from Samantha about tackling an MBA early on in her career.

Samantha Martinez
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Uma Mahto

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
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Andres Bustos

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

Our History

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.

Candidate Profile

25

Average Age

25
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2

Average Years of Work Experience

2
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650-750

GMAT Range Mid-80%

650-750
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62%

Male

62%
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38%

Female

38%

Upcoming Chicago Business Fellows Admission Events

Event Format

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Event Type

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Course Title City Location Date
Ask a Boothie Anything: Early Career Candidates (Virtual Event) 1v Chicago Booth Admissions Admissions June 25, 2024 Register Now
Early Career Candidates Information Session: Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Programs (Virtual Event) 1v Chicago Booth Admissions Admissions July 16, 2024 Register Now
Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Lunch and Learn (In-Person) 0v Chicago Gleacher Center Admissions June 26, 2024 Register Now
Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Lunch and Learn (In-Person) 0v Chicago Gleacher Center Admissions July 17, 2024 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.
 

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Questions about the Chicago Business Fellows program? Contact our admissions team. We look forward to hearing from you!

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