Average Years to Complete Program
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.
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.
Average Years to Complete Program
Total Number of Years Allowed to Complete Degree5
Average Number of Courses Per Quarter
Required Number of Courses to Complete Your Degree*20
Courses to Choose From130+
Concentrations to Choose From13
Student-Life Events per Year300+
*Plus Leadership Exploration and Development (LEAD)
||29.5% Female / 70.5% Male|
|Average GRE Verbal||158|
|Average GRE Quant||161|
|Work Experience (Mid-80%)||3–11 Years|
|Students Living outside Illinois||77%|
|Students with an advanced degree||42%|
Based on 2022 incoming student data.
*Percentage of international students represents those attending on a work visa.
|Diversified Financial Services||3%|
|Technology - Software||0.7%
|Widely Diversified Manufacturing||0.7%
|Widely Diversified Services||0.7%
Based on 2022 incoming student data
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.
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:
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.
Find out how our educational approach will prepare you to think for yourself, challenge the status quo, and ground discoveries in data.Discover Academic Life at Booth
In our collaborative community, you’ll expand your network, get involved, learn to lead, and put your best ideas into action.Explore the Part-Time MBA Student Experience
Whether you’re seeking a career change or looking to advance in your current organization, a Chicago Booth Evening or Weekend MBA will empower you to succeed.Elevate Your Career
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Unlock your potential in a community of fellow risk takers. Here’s what you need to know about applying to our Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Programs.Explore Part-Time MBA Admissions
A Chicago Booth MBA is an invaluable investment. Explore details about tuition and fees for our Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Programs.Part-Time MBA Cost
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Autumn Quarter: June 5, 2023 (Evening MBA and Weekend MBA)
Winter Quarter: September 25, 2023 (Evening MBA and Weekend MBA)
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