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1. We are the only American business school with a campus in the City

United States and United Kingdom flags wave in front of Big Ben

We’re American at heart but global in our approach. Our London-based Executive MBA cohort reflects the international nature of the city, with 41 different countries represented in our class.

2. We're a newcomer in an old part of town

ancient illustration of inside of St. Bartholomew's in London, England

Our new campus is a modern, one-year-old building in the 2000-year-old heart of the City of London. We're on the doorstep of the famous 12th century Smithfield market – where Oliver Twist stole a handkerchief – now home to world-class restaurants and bars. Our address in Barts Square relates to the neighbouring St. Bartholomew's church and hospital, founded in 1123 as a 'house of the poore'.

3. Our faculty fly 3945 miles from Chicago to London

Professor Haresh Sapra lectures Booth London Executive MBA Program class

….and then onwards to teach in Hong Kong. Our ‘Pure Chicago’ approach means that our Executive MBA students are taught by the same world class faculty, whichever campus they choose.

4. Booth research shows that talking to strangers on the tube makes you happier

Booth Professor Nick Epley

Surprise, Londoners—it turns out that talking with a stranger on your commute can make you both happier. In partnership with the BBC, Professor Nick Epley ran an experiment with nearly 700 rail commuters on Greater Anglia's lines into London and replicated his previous findings that people consistently underestimate—for both themselves and others—the positive impacts of conversing with strangers.

5. The UK government’s “Nudge Unit” was created based on research by Nobel Prize winning Booth faculty

Booth Professor and Nobel Laureate Richard Thaler

The UK’s Behavioural Insights Unit was a government department focused on using behavioural economic insights to inform UK government policy. Coined the ‘Nudge Unit’ after Nobel laureate and Booth professor Richard Thaler’s award-winning book, "Nudge", the unit has grown to a global social purpose company with offices around the world.

6. Our faculty serve in high places – including the Bank of England

Duke of Wellington statue and Bank of England

In addition to teaching macroeconomics at Chicago Booth, Anil Kashyap regularly travels to London where he is an external member of the Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee, helping manage financial stability risk and ensuring the resilience of the UK financial system.

7. Many London-based companies have been built with the help of Booth's entrepreneurship resourcesBooth EMBA Graduate and TAINA Founder, Maria Scott, sits with her start-up team

Booth London graduate and TAINA Founder, Maria Scott, '17, was able to take her tax compliance software company from idea to impact with resources from Booth's Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

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