Evening MBA

Curriculum and Concentrations

There are four major components that make up the flexible curriculum with only one required course, LEAD. You choose what you take and when based on your experience, education, and goals. Search the Chicago Booth portal for course descriptions and course schedules by course number, quarter, program, and other course criteria via the course search feature.

  • Foundation courses focus on developing analytical tools and knowledge that support the rest of the curriculum.

  • Functions, Management, and Business Environment cover basic business functions (finance, marketing, and operations); management (decisions, people, and strategy); as well as the business environment in which firms operate.

  • Electives cover 13 concentrations, offering students the chance to explore a topic more deeply. Concentrations will help you develop additional frameworks that enhance or complement your experience.

  • Leadership training is seen as so critical that it is the only required component. All students must participate in LEAD, where they will work on key management skills such as interpersonal communication, relationship building, and conflict resolution.

Overview of Program

The Evening MBA Program consists of 2000-2200 units plus LEAD. Courses are distributed as follows.

Foundations (3 Courses/300 Units)

Choose one course from each category.

Basic Courses Advanced Alternatives
Financial Accounting Financial Accounting Accounting & Financial Analysis I; Accounting & Financial Analysis II; Financial Statement Analysis
Microeconomics Microeconomics; Accelerated Microeconomics; Advanced Microeconomic Analysis Advanced Microeconomics Theory; Price Theory I; Price Theory II
Statistics Business Statistics; Applied Regression Analysis Analysis Analysis of Financial Time Series; Financial Econometrics; Statistical Insight into Marketing, Consulting & Entrepreneurship; Data Mining; Probability and Statistics; Statistical Inference; Applied Econometrics; Time-series Analysis for Forecasting and Model Building; Bayesian Econometrics; Multivariate Time Series Analysis; any PhD-level course

Functions, Management, and Business Environment (6 Courses/600 Units)

Choose 6 courses from six of the seven categories
  Basic Courses Approved Substitutes
Finance Introductory Finance; Investments; Corporation Finance Portfolio Management; Advanced Investments; Theory of Financial Decisions I; Theory of Financial Decisions II; Asset Pricing; Financial Instruments; Fixed Income Asset Pricing; Cases in Financial Management: Entrepreneurial Finance and Private Equity
Marketing Marketing Strategy Consumer Behavior; Quantitative Marketing Research Methods; Data-Driven Marketing; Data Science for Marketing Decision Making; Marketing Research; Developing New Products and Services; Pricing Strategies
Operations Operations Management Supply Chain Strategy & Practice; Revenue Management; Managing Service Operations
Decisions Managerial Decision Making; Managerial Accounting; Managerial Decision Modeling None
People Managing in Organizations; Strategic Leadership; Power and Influence in Organizations; Managing the Workplace None
Strategy Competitive Strategy; Strategy and Structure; Business Policy None
Business Environment Macroeconomics; The Firm and the Non-Market Environment; Business, Politics, and Ethics The Legal Infrastructure of Business; Law, Economics & Business; Money and Banking; Understanding Central Banks; International Commercial Policy; International Financial Policy; the Wealth of Nations; Chinese Economy

Electives (1100-1300 Units)

Define what areas of study you would like to pursue, and build toward completing your concentrations. You are also able to take courses from other university departments including the University of Chicago Law School and Harris School of Public Policy.

LEAD (required Curriculum Component)

Incoming Evening MBA students complete the LEAD requirement by completing a number of assessments and by attending a three-day program (LAUNCH). LAUNCH is held before the academic quarter begins and includes a dynamic line-up of activities and workshops with a team to create strong bonds and build relationships with classmates from the start of your program.

Option To Take Course Across Booth Programs

If your schedule permits, students have the option to take classes in the Weekend MBA or Full-Time MBA program, since the faculty, courses, and degree requirements are the same.

Free Course Offerings

Chicago Booth believes learning is a lifelong endeavor. Under the new tuition structure for the Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Programs, students may enroll in up to 2200 units of course credit without having to pay tuition for units 2050-2200. Additionally, the Alumni Post-Graduate Course Offerings allows Alumni to take up to 300 units for free. As alumni are promoted or change careers, these courses provide an opportunity to brush up on a relevant topic.

Concentrations and Areas of Study

Our 13 concentrations build off these fundamentals and allow you to develop frameworks that enhance or complement your experience and fit your career goals. While concentrations are not required, students typically fulfill one to three from the list below to signal deeper knowledge and assemble the tools and analytic skills relevant to areas of particular interest. At the same time, because they build on the fundamentals, the concentrations are valuable well beyond specific career paths.