Ask a Boothie: What Does the Flexible Curriculum Mean to You?
In our roles as Admissions Directors, we get asked a lot of questions by prospective students. Some of those questions, however, are best answered by current students.
Our "Ask a Boothie" series features students answering your questions. Some are lighthearted, some are in-depth, and all get to the heart of the Booth experience. Because of the academic freedom to choose your own path, each Booth student has a unique MBA experience. How does that make them feel? We'll let them tell you as they answer the question.
Speaker 1: 00:10
Having the ability to choose not only the classes I want to take, but also when to take them, and in which level to take them, is paramount for my experience.
Speaker 2: 00:19
That was the main reason I came to Booth is because I didn't want to spend time taking classes that I didn't want to take.
Speaker 3: 00:25
I really wanted to be able to take Advanced Negotiations and The Firm and the Non-Market Environment, and classes outside of that core I'd taken at undergrad.
Speaker 4: 00:32
Being able to structure those classes in a way that sort of fits my interest, and then also prepares me for sort of a future role.
Speaker 5: 00:39
I've only ever taken three days of classes or fewer. That's enabled me to take a number of internships during the academic year.
Speaker 6: 00:45
You can also shift around based on what professors you want to take, or if you want to take a certain class before you start your internship.
Speaker 7: 00:52
There are some courses that I want to take before I start recruiting so that I feel more prepared for recruiting like the new products lab for the product management interns.
Speaker 8: 01:00
Choose your own adventure here at Booth. You get to kind of do it your way. It's like the Burger King of MBAs.
Speaker 8: 01:08
You can have it your way.
Speaker 8: 01:09
That's the tagline I was trying to bring to mind.
Speaker 9: 01:12
I get to kind of figure out what's important to me and get out of business school what I want, and make sure that I am getting the most out of this investment that I can.
Speaker 10: 01:21
So for me, flexible curriculum is just, explore whatever makes you think you're going to be best prepared for your job after Booth. And I've absolutely loved it.