Programs

Civic Scholars Program

The Civic Scholars Program is a highly selective program designed for public and social sector professionals who work in a 501(c) designated nonprofit organization or for the government. This program offers significant awards to qualifying professionals interested in Booth’s Full-Time MBA, Evening MBA, or Weekend MBA Program, and is funded by a gift from the Neubauer Family Foundation.

In addition to taking courses with other MBA students, as a Neubauer Civic Scholar you'll experience specialized programming, dedicated faculty, and networking opportunities designed specifically for government and nonprofit professionals. Civic Scholars across the Full-Time MBA, Evening MBA, and Weekend MBA are taught by the same world-renowned faculty, enjoy the same level of academic rigor, and earn the same MBA degree. No other world-class business school currently offers a program as comprehensive for impact-driven leaders.

Programs Overview

 Program Campus Location Length of Program Classes Courses Per Quarter Total Number of Courses
Full-Time MBA  Harper Center in Hyde Park campus  Average of 2 years  Weekly from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.  Average of 3 - 4 courses  20 courses, plus LEAD
Evening MBA  Gleacher Center in downtown Chicago  Average of 2.5 - 3 years  Evenings from 6 to 9 p.m.  Average of 2 courses  20 courses, plus LEAD
Weekend MBA  Gleacher Center in downtown Chicago  Average of 2.5 - 3 years  Saturdays from 9 a.m. to Noon or 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.  Average of 2 courses  20 courses, plus LEAD

The Civic Scholars Program, part of the Weekend MBA Program, is a highly selective program designed for impact-driven professionals who work in a 501(c) designated nonprofit organization or for the government. This program offers full-tuition scholarships funded by a gift from the Neubauer Family Foundation to qualifying professionals from across the US.

In addition to taking courses with other MBA students, as a Neubauer Civic Scholar you'll experience specialized programming, and networking opportunities designed specifically for government and nonprofit professionals. Taught by the same faculty as the Full-Time and Evening MBA Programs, you’ll earn the same MBA degree. No other world class business school currently offers a program as comprehensive for civic leaders.

  • Candidate Profile
  • Program Overview
Full-Time Work Experience
6 – 13 years of work experience and currently working in a nonprofit or the government
GMAT score or GRE equivalent
700+
Undergraduate GPA
3.5+
Extraordinary Potential
to become a recognized leader in their field

*The ranges above are meant to provide you with an idea of who would most benefit from the program; however, all applicants will be given the same level of consideration

In the Weekend MBA Program, classes meet Saturdays at Gleacher Center in downtown Chicago from 9 a.m. to Noon or 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., for 11 weeks on average. Classes may be taken on Friday evenings as well.

Campus Location
Gleacher
Length of Program
2.5 - 3 years
Courses per Quarter
Average of 2 courses
Total Number of Courses
20 courses, plus LEAD
Tuition
Full-tuition covered as a Neubauer Civic Scholar