Programs

Early Career Candidate Programs

Early career candidates are identified as those with three or fewer years of full-time, post-undergraduate work experience, including college students. If you are eager to enroll in an MBA program at an early stage of your career, Chicago Booth welcomes your application for admission.

Booth Scholars Program »

Overview

Fourth-year students at the University of Chicago have a special opportunity to apply to Booth’s Full-Time MBA Program prior to graduation and defer enrollment for three years. During the deferment period, Booth Scholars are expected to seek substantive work experience that will position them to succeed at Chicago Booth and beyond.

Criteria

Open to fourth-year students at the University of Chicago. This program is currently not available to students at other institutions.

Timing

Granted a provisional three-year deferment to the Full-Time MBA Program.

Dougan Scholars Certificate Program »

Overview

Highly motivated undergraduate students at the University of Chicago get greater access to Chicago Booth coursework, mentoring, and professional development resources. Students gain a deeper understanding of the discipline of business management through a rigorous six-course curriculum, selective cohorted programming, and advising by a dedicated undergraduate advisor at Chicago Booth.

Criteria

Open to first- and second-year undergraduates at the University of Chicago. This program is currently not available to students at other institutions.

Timing

Dougan Scholars complement their undergraduate studies with a rigorous six-course curriculum.

Summer Business scholars »

Overview

Broaden your skillset, develop a global network of peers, and start your career with confidence. Through courses in finance, accounting, and marketing, liberal arts majors learn the language of business and open their possibilities to a whole new range of career options. Students who are already studying business gain a competitive advantage over their peers by exploring the Chicago Approach to management education

Criteria

Open to all current/recent undergraduates interested in pursuing an MBA degree in the future. 

Timing

Three-week summer program in July.

Chicago Business Fellows Program »

Overview

Exemplary young professionals with three years or fewer of full-time work experience who are interested in earning an MBA while continuing to work can take advantage of the Chicago Business Fellows program, part of the Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Programs. Chicago Business Fellows program offers the same academic experience and MBA degree as our Evening MBA or Weekend MBA Programs, with additional professional development programming.

Criteria

Open to young professionals with three years or fewer of full-time work experience who have demonstrated strong leadership potential and excellent scholarship.

Timing

Applications for Chicago Business Fellows in the Evening MBA Program is in spring or autumn.  For the Chicago Business Fellows in the Weekend MBA Program, applications are once a year in autumn.