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Chicago Booth's culture of academic rigor and thoughtful questioning will prepare you to approach business and leadership at a new level in the public and social sectors. You'll learn valuable skills needed to run an organization, create impactful new business and market strategies, plan for long-term financial growth, and operate at maximum efficiency—all to ensure the short- and long-term success of your organization. At Booth, you'll experience an academic program that features:

  • Exploration of Leadership Development – In addition to the required LEAD course, students can participate in ongoing leadership development experiences and coaching that increase self-awareness, generate new insights, and allow students to create a personalized plan for their continued growth.

  • Flexible and Interdisciplinary Curriculum – With over 130 courses available yearly, you can design a program to precisely meet your unique goals. This flexibility means you can target the depth of knowledge and skills you need to enhance your career, as well as ensure you are getting the most from your entire time at Booth. Additionally, if your schedule permits, you are able to take up to six electives outside of the business school in other University of Chicago programs.

  • Practical Application to Business Challenges – In addition to the flexible curriculum, Neubauer Civic Scholars will have the option to take experience-based social enterprise courses that focus on the public and social sectors. Such courses will create opportunities to develop and refine leadership skills, as well as apply newly-mastered knowledge, management skills, and frameworks to practical and interdisciplinary problems. Civic Scholars will dive deeply into critical policy, organizational and strategic challenges, and other relative issues, supported throughout by dedicated faculty members, subject-matter experts, and leadership coaches. 

  • The Classroom Experience – The Chicago Booth classroom experience is unlike any other. As a student, you will be in the midst of colleagues from all walks of life, engaged in open debate, called on to voice your opinion, and invited to collaborate with classmates in order to determine which ideas stand up to the rigor of intellectual inquiry.

  • An academic Connection with the University - Chicago Booth is rooted within one of the greatest research institutions in the world. As a result, the Civic Scholars Program partners with many of Booth’s leading research centers, such as the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation, the Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State, the Harry Davis Leadership Center, as well as faculty from the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy.