MBA/Masters Program in Computer Science (MPCS)
The Masters Program in Computer Science and MBA joint program offers students the opportunity to combine a business education with technology skills and become leaders within entrepreneurship, fintech, and technology management.
The leadership and management skills acquired through Booth’s MBA program are complemented by rigorous theory, programming, and applications knowledge learned through the University of Chicago’s Department of Computer Science and its Masters Program in Computer Science.
A hybrid of business and technology, the MBA/MPCS joint degree experience has given Yun the tools to analyze any business situation from its technical roots to business strategies.
In order to earn a dual MBA and computer science degree, students complete 14 Booth-only courses (+LEAD) and seven to nine MPCS-only courses. Students with a previous background in programming and/or Discrete Math can take exams to waive prerequisite coursework.
Tuition for Full-Time MBA students pursuing the Joint MBA/MPCS Program will be assessed through Chicago Booth at a flat rate for six quarters of enrollment. Pricing will differ from Booth's standard Full-Time MBA Program and final tuition amounts are made available in the spring. If a student takes more than 2400 units, they will be assessed the per course rate for any additional units.
This course is required of all Full-Time and Part-Time MBA students and is completed during the Autumn Quarter of their first year of residency in the program. The course is designed to enhance students’ self-awareness and interpersonal effectiveness by providing them with an opportunity to benchmark themselves with respect to critical aspects of leadership—working in teams, influencing others, conflict management, interpersonal communication, presentation skills, etc. The course also helps students create a personalized plan to guide their continued development at Booth and beyond.
Basic Courses: Financial Accounting
Advanced Alternatives: Accounting & Financial Analysis 1, Accounting & Financial Analysis II, Financial Statement Analysis
Basic Courses: Microeconomics, Advanced Microeconomic Analysis, Accelerated Microeconomics
Advanced Alternatives: Topics in Microeconomics Theory
Basic Courses: Business Statistics, Applied Regression Analysis
Advanced Alternatives: Analysis of Financial Time Series; Financial Econometrics; Statistical Insight into Marketing, Consulting, and Entrepreneurship; Data Mining; or any PhD-level statistics
700 (of 800) Functions, Leadership & Management, and Business Environment
The MS in computer science degree has two prerequisite (immersion) courses (100 units). A student must fulfill either through course completion or placement exams. Prerequisite courses: MPCS 50101 Concepts of Programming and MPCS 50103 Mathematics for Computer Science (Discrete Math).
200 units of credit in MPCS prerequisite classes (programming and math), if needed
400 units of credit in MPCS core courses (including one programming, one algorithms, and two systems classes)
300 units of credit in MPCS electives
Applicants interested in the Joint MBA/MPCS degree will apply through Booth’s centralized, joint-application process. Applicants should complete the Chicago Booth Full-Time MBA application, and select the MBA/MPCS as their program of interest. A MBA/MPCS program supplement will be available for completion within your Booth application. The supplement contains MPCS specific questions that will be reviewed by the MPCS admissions team along with your full Booth application. For complete consideration, applicants should complete the MBA application and the joint degree program supplement in the same application round prior to submitting the application. Applicants may complete the MPCS supplement in a subsequent round and will be considered as space permits.
Admissions decisions for each program will be made independently. Applicants may receive a decision admitting them to the Booth Full-Time MBA program only or admitting them to the Joint MBA/MPCS program. Additional information can be found on the Joint MBA/MPCS Program page on the MPCS website.
Admission to the MPCS only requires an application directly to the MPCS program adhering to their requirements and deadlines. More information can be found on the MPCS website.
Eligibility Requirements: Admission to the Joint MBA/MPCS program is completed as part of the Chicago Booth Full-time MBA application process. Students who have already started their MBA or MPCS are not eligible for the joint degree.
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