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At Chicago Booth, you’ll join a collaborative community of people who share your passion for discovery.

They’ll join you in going beyond your comfort zone and emerging stronger, more self-aware, and more self-assured. They’ll push you, support you, stand by you, have your back, and cheer you on—and challenge you to be your best.

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A Diverse and Inclusive Community

At Chicago Booth, we believe that the best ideas emerge from diverse backgrounds and multiple perspectives. We have a deep and longstanding commitment to diversity of background, experience, and thought.

We actively recruit international students and support students from underrepresented groups—including students of color, women, and LGBTQ students—through admissions events, partnerships with national organizations, and campus groups devoted to inclusion. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

“Chicago is an amazing city to pursue an MBA. There’s so much great food (which is also very affordable), the city is super diverse, and there’s an endless amount of fun stuff to do.”
—Julia Chang, ’20, Current Full-Time MBA Student

Get Involved

Choose from 70+ student-led groups, join a national competition, or study abroad. In your student experience as a Full-Time MBA student at Chicago Booth, you’ll find a world of opportunities to expand your horizons.

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Take a Global View

Learn how our international programs and study abroad opportunities will expand your horizons and prepare you to succeed.

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Participate in a Competition

Test your theories and gain valuable experience in some of the world’s most prestigious competitions on campus and around the globe.

The Booth Experience From Students

Get the student experience from the perspective of current Full-Time MBA students. The Booth Experience is a student-run blog, where students share their insights, commentary, and anecdotes about what it means to call Booth home.

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Join a Network of Support

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An Empowering Alumni Network

Our alumni community boasts more than 54,000 Boothies around the globe, working in positions of power and influence in every industry. As a Full-Time MBA student, you’ll have numerous opportunities to connect with these leaders. Our alumni frequently visit campus to speak to classes, help with job-search events, conduct mock interviews with students, and judge student competitions. They also serve as hosts and guides on career treks and share their experience through roundtable forums, the Distinguished Speaker Series, Management Conference, Business Forecast, and other events.

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A Warm Welcome for Your Family

Your MBA journey involves your entire family. That’s why Chicago Booth is committed to welcoming your spouse or partner and other family members to our community and our city. Life in Chicago is rich and vibrant, and our Booth Partners student group offers families a vital support network and an active social calendar.

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Learn to Lead

Prepare to guide people and organizations to better outcomes. Your growth as a leader is central to your Chicago Booth MBA experience.

“Through recruiting, study groups, Random Walks, ski trips, and spring breaks, I spent a lot of quality time with my classmates. The class is full of absolutely brilliant people but they are also truly interesting. I could spend hours preparing for interviews with a group and then go learn dance from a classmate preparing for a performance.”
–Jasmine Richards, ’11, Current Full-Time MBA Student

Stories About the Full-Time MBA Student Experience

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Our Classroom Experience

Because of our flexible curriculum, each class is full of deep thinkers who chose that subject. The result is dynamic discussions and impactful insights.

Begin Your MBA Journey

The first step in joining our transformational Full-Time MBA Program is to apply for admission.


Application Deadlines
Round One Deadline: September 26, 2019
Round Two Deadline: January 7, 2020
Round Three Deadline: April 2, 2020*
Round Three Extended Deadline: May 31, 2020*

*Please note: Due to global GMAT/GRE test center closures, for applications submitted by the deadlines noted above, we will accept test scores through an extended deadline of July 1, 2020.


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