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All Executive MBA students follow the same rigorous, time-tested curriculum.

Explore this page to learn more about the timing and structure of the program, or see the full schedules* for our campuses in Chicago, London, and Hong Kong.



*The in-person dynamic and international session elements are lasting and important pieces of the Chicago Booth experience. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the following adjustments to the 2021 program: The 2021 program will start with a virtual Launch Weekend on September 11-12 and the international sessions will be shifted to later in the program. 

Quarter One: Autumn

Your program begins with a Kick-Off Week in Chicago, with your classmates from all three cohorts, from all over the world. This is followed by an international session week in London and a session week in Hong Kong.

Quarters Two through Four: Winter–Summer

Home Campus Course
Following the international Autumn Quarter, you return to your home campus with your local cohort. Although you take classes at your home campus, all Executive MBA students follow the same rigorous curriculum. Each campus sets its own course schedule.

A Typical Week at Your Home Campus

Global Cohort: Electives Weeks in Chicago

During your second August in the program, you'll join global classmates and alumni for two consecutive weeks of electives courses in Chicago. You'll have the opportunity to choose from over 30 different courses in many different disciplines.

Quarter Five through Seven: Autumn–Spring

Home Campus Courses
In the final three quarters of the program, you return to your home campus, complete core classes, and bring together key concepts you've learned in a team-based, capstone experience.

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Spring: Graduation in Chicago

Spring: Graduation in Chicago

Your global class gathers in Chicago for an Executive MBA celebration and University-wide graduation activities. Although it's the end of the Executive MBA Program, it's just the beginning of your lifelong connection with the worldwide Chicago Booth network.

One Degree. Three Locations.

Whether you study in Chicago, London, or Hong Kong, you’ll collaborate with prize-winning faculty, join a global community, and prepare to lead with confidence.

Chicago Campus

Conveniently located in downtown Chicago, our Gleacher Center campus is a hub for business leaders and ideas.

London Campus

Earn your MBA in London’s financial district, home to some of the world’s most powerful brokerages, law firms, and banks.

Hong Kong Campus

As an EMBA Hong Kong student, you’ll join a dynamic community of highly successful executives in Asia’s financial hub.

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