Developing new skills, advancing one’s career, and gaining access to a powerful network are all reasons why women choose to attend the Executive MBA Program at Chicago Booth. We know that there are still barriers that make it difficult, such as financing an MBA or getting support from your employer for time away from work. As we strive to achieve gender equity, our community—faculty, staff, alumni, and students—works together to create meaningful outcomes for women and provide a culture of support. Read below for stories about women in EMBA and valuable resources.

Gaining Skills in Finance, Marketing, Strategy, and Operations

Chicago Booth’s MBA Program is known to be rigorous, and for good reason. As a student, you will gain a lasting understanding of the functions required to run a business. Our curriculum is grounded in the fundamental tools of business—like finance, marketing, strategy, and operations—that will leave you prepared to explore and dive deep into other areas of interest through a wide selection of electives courses. Read below to learn how one student addressed skill gaps to pivot into a new industry. You can also explore our curriculum offerings in more detail.

Advancing in Your Career

Advancing in your career or making a pivot is a very personal journey. But one of the biggest benefits of going to business school is that you will have an amazing set of career professionals in your corner to help guide and encourage you throughout. In the stories shared below, you will learn how our executive coaches work one-on-one with students to achieve their career goals.

Accessing a Powerful Network

When you join Chicago Booth, you gain access to a powerful, global network of aspirational professionals at the top of their industries. In the EMBA Program, you are uniquely positioned to make lasting and strong connections with your peers through classes with your campus cohort and five international session weeks when the entire global cohort comes together. Below, women in EMBA reflect on how their global network has impacted their lives, professionally and personally.

How to Finance Your MBA 

Planning an investment in yourself and your education is a serious endeavor and may require varied levels of support. You’ll have to gauge your workload to schoolwork ratio, time spent away from home, and, of course, the financial cost. In the articles below, you’ll find information on approaching your employer about sponsorship, scholarship opportunities, and profiles of our recent scholarship winners.

Discover Chicago Booth Resources for Women

Chicago Booth has made strides toward creating a more diverse and inclusive environment, and continuing to attract more women to our MBA Programs is paramount in reaching that goal. Learn more about our Booth Women Connect events and read powerful stories about Chicago Booth women from around the world.

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Booth Women Connect

Booth Women Connect brings together a powerful, collaborative community of women for events that foster meaningful connections and impactful discourse about the issues they care about.

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Booth Women

Explore stories about Chicago Booth women in leadership positions at Booth and around the world. At Booth, we’re deeply committed to supporting women in business through a world-class business education and a strong network.

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Meghan Keedy

Director of Global Marketing and Communications

Meghan highlights the Chicago Booth Executive MBA experience on this blog, interviewing current students and alumni.

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