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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.

You’ll also benefit from professional development, mentoring, and networking opportunities created specifically for students in our Chicago Business Fellows Program.

Meet Some of Our Chicago Business Fellows

Kandace Barker

An Early Start

Kandace Barker thought she’d need more experience before starting her MBA. Then she heard about Booth’s Chicago Business Fellows Program.

David Boddy

Defining Moments

For David Boddy, the Chicago Business Fellows Program opened doors to unexpected career and leadership opportunities.

Rahman Irvin

Lasting Lessons

Nearly five years after graduation, Chicago Business Fellow Rahman Irvin still draws on his MBA experiences almost every day.

Kathryn Spica

Paths to Success

Chicago Booth Fellow Kathryn Spica talks about the value of earning an early career MBA at Booth.

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. These activities vary from year to year; recent examples include elevator pitches, seeking career advocates, allyship, and speed networking, and events with Chicago Business Fellows alumni to help you make the most of your MBA experience.

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Upcoming Chicago Business Fellows Admission Events

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Early Career Candidates Webinar Admissions April 15, 2021 Register Now
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