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About the Program

The program was cohosted by Chicago Booth and Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management on November 6. Both schools hosted a diverse group of promising undergraduate students and introduced them to research at the doctoral level. The goal of this program was to support and encourage student and faculty diversity in business schools. Thank you to our wonderful scholars for participating!

Participants got the opportunity to:

  • Learn about doctoral-level research in business
  • Get information about graduate school opportunities
  • Receive advice and insights on the application process
  • Meet and interact with current doctoral students and faculty
  • Discuss careers in research and teaching

Ideal candidates for future iterations of the IDDEAS program are current college sophomores, juniors, or seniors with strong quantitative skills and academic records. Because of its strong belief in the value of diversity (broadly defined) in the pursuit of its educational mission, Chicago Booth strongly encourages participation from students who bring to bear on the educational experience a diversity of viewpoints, backgrounds, and experiences, including groups that historically have been underrepresented in business schools.


The application will reopen in Fall 2024.

2023 Schedule for IDDEAS@BOOTH/KELLOGG

Day 1 was hosted on November 6 at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Programming then resumed on November 7 at Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management. Please see below for a general sketch of the event timeline.

Note that program details are expected to shift in the next year.


The IDDEAS program originated at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania to support and encourage student and faculty diversity. It is our shared goal that the IDDEAS program will expose students from diverse backgrounds to the rich possibilities of careers in research and academia. To learn more about what past participants have said about IDDEAS, please visit the Wharton IDDEAS website.