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Application Timeline

If you’re interested in the Evening MBA, you may apply to matriculate in the spring or fall. To join the program as a Weekend MBA student, you will apply to matriculate in the fall.

Early Career MBA Admission Requirements

We take a holistic approach to the admissions process, taking into consideration the entirety of your experience. To apply for the Chicago Business Fellows Program, you should have:

  • An undergraduate degree prior to entering Chicago Booth
  • Excellent scholarship, leadership potential, and maturity
  • Three years or less of full-time work experience in a business career by start of classes (if you have more than three years of experience, you may apply to the Evening MBA or Weekend MBA Program)
  • Employment in a professional business environment by the start of enrollment in Chicago Booth

Application Checklist

To apply, submit the online application for the Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Programs, making sure to indicate you are applying to the Chicago Business Fellows Program within the application. The application fee is waived for Chicago Business Fellows applicants. Here are the components of the application:

Begin Your MBA Journey

The first step in joining the Chicago Business Fellows Program is to apply for admission.
Start Your Application

Admissions Decisions

Admissions decisions are posted in the Application Status section of the online application system, typically four to six weeks after your application is complete. We review applications on a rolling basis.

Decisions fall into three categories:

  • Admitted. Students are admitted to the program pending receipt of official transcripts and test scores. Admitted students will receive additional information about the program via email and within their Admitted Student portal.
  • Denied. All decisions are final. If you were not successful in the admissions process and are interested in reapplying to Chicago Booth, please refer to the information for reapplications on our application process page.
  • Waitlisted. Applicants are waitlisted when a decision cannot be reached at the time of review. Applicants are notified of the final decision after the application deadline.
  • We do not rank the order of our waitlist.
  • Applicants on the waitlist are welcome to send updated materials only if there have been developments since the time of the initial application.
  • If we require additional materials, applicants will be notified.

Contact Us

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

Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Programs
Phone: 312.464.8700
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