What were some of the influences that helped you choose Booth?
I was very deliberate in choosing which MBA programs I would apply to. It wasn’t just an exercise of looking at the top 10 programs and shot-gunning my applications. I applied to three programs, and from the start Chicago Booth was my number one choice for two reasons. First, Booth takes the discipline of business education seriously. From conversations with alumni, a campus visit, and reviewing its class offerings and approach, it was clear to me that Booth would provide me the technical, intellectual, and personally challenging environment that I was looking for. Second, I had a very clear vision of what I wanted out of an MBA, which was to build my technical finance tool-kit and explore entrepreneurship. There is no other program that marries those two worlds better than Chicago. Long known as a “finance” school, the reputation encompasses everything I could say about that aspect of the program. What is less well known is how successful, empowering, and unique the entrepreneurial aspect is of what Booth offers.