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Earn a world-class weekend MBA degree without putting your career on hold.

With our flexible curriculum and weekend schedule, the Booth Weekend MBA Program is ideal for curious, high-potential professionals from all corners of the United States.

Advance in your career while earning an MBA from the best academic business school in the world. The Booth Weekend MBA Program combines the world’s most flexible MBA curriculum with a class schedule that fits your needs. In our collaborative community, you’ll build the knowledge and skills to rise to any business challenge and propel yourself to the next level.

Forge Your Own Path

The best weekend MBA program in the world attracts working professionals from the Chicago area and around the country. Seventy-seven percent of Weekend MBA students travel to class from beyond Illinois. In evening classes on Fridays and Saturdays in downtown Chicago, you’ll follow the same rigorous curriculum taught in all of Booth’s MBA programs, and you’ll work with the same world-class faculty.

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Part-Time MBA Schedule

The Weekend MBA format provides a concentrated schedule that you can tailor to your lifestyle. It is an excellent choice for those who commute from different regions of the country or for those who live nearby and prefer flexibility of weekend studies.

  • Classes are offered on Saturdays at 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1:30 - 4:30 p.m., as well as Fridays at 6 - 9 p.m. (shared with Evening MBA students)
  • All classes are held at Gleacher Center in downtown Chicago with convenient hotel options within a few blocks
  • Experience a complete day dedicated to studying and engaging with your peers
  • Meet with student groups or partake in events on Saturdays during lunch hour
  • Each class meets once per week and some courses are offered online
  • Take daytime classes as your schedule permits at the Harper Center in Hyde Park

Traveling to Chicago

Seventy-six percent of Booth Weekend MBA students travel to our downtown campus each weekend from California, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Wisconsin, and beyond.

As a commuter, you will have access to:

  • Free shuttle service to and from Midway and O’Hare Airports before and after class on Saturdays
  • Discounted rates at nearby downtown Chicago hotels
  • Saturday access to student events, faculty, the administrative office, academic advisors, and Career Services

Most out-of-town students arrive Saturday morning, attend two classes, and still have time to study, network, and socialize before leaving town. Weekend students can also take a Friday evening course if their schedule allows. Students within driving distance often carpool with classmates from the same area.

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The first step in joining our Part-Time MBA Program is to apply for admission.

Application Deadlines
Autumn Quarter: June 5, 2023 (Evening MBA and Weekend MBA)
Winter Quarter: September 25, 2023 (Evening MBA and Weekend MBA)
Spring Quarter: January 5, 2024 (Evening MBA and Weekend MBA)
Summer Quarter: March 25, 2024 (Evening MBA and Weekend MBA)
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As a Chicago Business Fellow (CBF), Talha Siddiqui will be one of Chicago Booth’s first Gen Z Weekend MBA graduates. CBF is designed specifically for professionals with three years or less of full-time work experience who are interested in earning an MBA. Learn more about his early career MBA experience and why getting an MBA can be beneficial for you.

Early Career MBA: Spotlight on Chicago Business Fellows Talha Siddiqui

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