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Executive MBA Program Structure
Earn your MBA in 21 months alongside a collaborative community of other aspirational, risk-taking professionals from around the world.
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.
Chicago classes meet every other week on Friday and Saturday. Here’s what a typical weekend looks like:
|7:30-9 a.m.||9 a.m.-Noon||Noon-2 p.m.||2-5 p.m.||5-7 p.m.||7-10 p.m.|
|Friday||Breakfast||Marketing Management||Lunch||Financial Strategy||Individual and Group Study Time or Review Session and Dinner||Monthly Class Event*|
|Saturday||Breakfast||Marketing Management||Lunch Event**||Financial Strategy||Shuttles to Midway and O'Hare Airports|
*Class events are social and networking opportunities planned by the Executive MBA Program team and the Student Advisory and Activities Council.
**Lunch events are enrichment opportunities such as Global Career and Leadership Development sessions, workshops, and talks with faculty, alumni, and business leaders.
London classes are held in weeklong sessions about every 3–6 weeks. Here’s what a typical week looks like:
|8-9 a.m.||9 a.m.-Noon||Noon-2 pm.||2:30-5:30 p.m.||5:30-8 p.m.|
|Monday||Breakfast||Operations Management||Lunch and Review Session*||Macroeconomics||Global Career and Leadership Development Session (Speaker/Workshop)|
|Tuesday||Breakfast||Operations Management||Lunch and Review Session||Macroeconomics||Review Session|
|Wednesday||Breakfast||Operations Management||Lunch and Review Session||Macroeconomics||Review Session|
|Thursday||Breakfast||Operations Management||Lunch and Review Session||Macroeconomics||Review Session|
|Friday||Breakfast||Operations Management||Lunch and Review Session||Macroeconomics||Review Session|
|Saturday||Breakfast||Operations Management||Lunch and Review Session||Macroeconomics||Social Event**|
*Midday sessions sometimes include lunch events such as Global Career and Leadership sessions, workshops, a student lunch and learn series, and talks with faculty, alumni, and business leaders.
**Social events give you the opportunity to socialize and network with your classmates in a relaxed setting. They are planned by the Executive MBA Program and the Student Advisory and Activities Council (SAAC).
Hong Kong classes are held in weeklong sessions about every three to six weeks. Here’s what a typical week looks like:
|8-9 a.m.||9 a.m.-Noon||Noon-2:30 pm.||2:30-5:30 p.m.||5:30-8 p.m.|
|Monday||Breakfast||Operations Management||Lunch||Macroeconomics||Global Career and Leadership Development Session|
|Tuesday||Breakfast||Operations Management||Lunch||Macroeconomics||Snack and Review Session|
|Wednesday||Breakfast||Operations Management||Lunch and Review Session||Macroeconomics||Snack and Review Session|
|Thursday||Breakfast||Operations Management||Lunch Event*||Macroeconomics||Snack and Review Session|
|Friday||Breakfast||Operations Management||Lunch and Review Session||Macroeconomics||Snack and Review Session|
|Saturday||Breakfast||Operations Management||Lunch||Macroeconomics||Social Event**|
*Lunch events include Global Career and Leadership Development sessions, workshops, a student lunch and learn series, and talks with faculty, alumni, and business leaders.
**Social events give you the chance to socialize and network with your classmates in a relaxed setting. They are planned by the Executive MBA Program Office and the Student Advisory and Activities Council.
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.
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.
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