Evening MBA

Live Chat with Evening MBA Program Admissions

Curious about applying to Chicago Booth's Evening MBA or Weekend MBA programs? Join us for a live chat with George Andrews, associate dean of the Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Programs at Chicago Booth and other Admissions directors. We will answer questions about the admissions process, tips for application, and other admissions-related questions.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - Noon CST

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George -> Everyone We are looking forward to a great chat with you all! Some of us are on the road in LA recruiting and others are sitting in Chicago, but we are all committed to trying to answer all of your questions on the MBA process in general, and more specifically at Booth.
Moderator -> Everyone Hello everyone! Thank you for joining us today. Our chat will begin promptly at 12:00 p.m. CDT. Feel free to begin submitting your questions now so we can start providing answers at noon.
George -> Everyone Well, we are not as prompt as we thought. We are in the process of trying to fix a computer glitch that is not allowing us to allocate the questions you are posting. Stay with us!
Krista -> Everyone Thank you for joining today's chat! I look forward to answering your questions regarding the application process.
Beth -> Everyone Thank you for joining us today! I'm Beth Daily, Associate Director and I'm available to answer all of your application related questions.
Humberto -> Everyone Hello prospective Boothies! My name is Humberto Freda and I'm the Associate Director of Admissions here at Booth. I'm excited to answer all of your questions about the Evening MBA and Weekend MBA programs, so fire away!
Hiren -> George What kind of courses Booth has to offer for someone who has been working in IT industry for over 10 years now?
George -> Hiren Hiren, Since you are the CEO of your education here at Booth--you pick any of our 350 classes that you want-- you get to decide that. You can take marketing, finance, entrepreneurship, investements, negotiations, and the list goes on. I think the best thing about the Booth MBA is the ability to take the class that you want when you want.
Anup -> Krista Hello Everyone from Admissions Office. Thanks a lot for organizing this session. My first questions is about IR section of GMAT. Has the admissions committee started using IR section scores while evaluating applications?
Krista -> Anup Hi Anup, thank you for your question. While emphasis is given on your entire GMAT score, we do look at each component of the score.
Hiren -> Humberto Is it possible to obtain information about placements at Booth? I would like to know how students with IT background usually do after the course.
Humberto -> Hiren That's a great question, Hiren. I could certainly dig into this question in more detail for you, but unfortunately, I don't have the exact numbers you are looking for with me at this time. Please send me an email directly at humberto.freda@ChicagoBooth.edu and we can connect about this question in more detail. Anecdotally, our Career Services group is second-to-none, and will do all they can to provide the resources and opportunities that our students and alumni are looking for, in order to further develop their careers and professional skills.
Moderator -> Everyone Great questions so far. Keep them coming! We hope to be able to answer all of them today.
nickagrawal -> George I'm currently in venture capital and would like to keep working in this field while also preparing for a career change to an NGO or other similar nonprofit work. How would a Booth MBA help me with this goal?
George -> nickagrawal By allowing you to choose the classes that you feel will round out your knowledge, both filling in the gaps, and further developing your strengths. You are going to get access to any of our entrepreneurship classes as well as our numerous investments and VC classes, taught by some of the leading practitioners and researches in the country. We also have numerous student groups that focus on the NGO space, as well as an amazing class and competition called the Social New Venture Challenge.
nickagrawal -> Krista How do students choose between a full-time and part-time program? It seems like every MBA program says the quality of the education is consistent across all programs, so what are pros/cons for each program?
Krista -> nickagrawal Hi Nick, the choice between the two programs is a big one. Those that choose the part-time program wish to stay employed while those in the full-time program wish to leave their jobs, obtain an internship between their first and second year, and then find a new career post-graduation. You are correct, the degree is exactly the same, the difference is how you go about obtaining the degree.
SkylarJones -> Humberto How long does it take to complete the program?
Humberto -> SkylarJones Thanks for the question, Skylar! On average, Evening MBA and Weekend MBA students complete their degree within 2.5 to 3 years, by taking two classes per quarter - which is the standard amount for part-time students. You have the flexibility to speed-up or slow-down the program to fit your personal and professional needs, and can take a few as 0 and as many as 5 classes in any given quarter. The length of time is completely up to you!
Anup -> Krista In case I change my job during the application process, getting recommendation from new employer during the short duration is difficult. What would you recommend in such a situation?
Krista -> Anup Hi Anup, that's a great question! In that situation, we encourage applicants to ask their previous supervisor to write a letter for them. In the application, we ask you to explain why you chose the individual and this is a great opportunity to describe why you chose that person over your current supervisor.
George -> Everyone Sorry all, it may be obvious, but we are having problems with distributing questions again. Please stay with us and we will get this corrected.
Dr._Sherlock -> Beth When is your next information session?
Beth -> Dr._Sherlock Our next information session is this Friday, October 11 from 6:30-8:30pm. You can register now at https://apply.chicagobooth.edu/register/?id=ab01d758-ab95-48da-b1c4-4c820d8039f0. If you can't make the one this Friday, our next one is on November 1. For more information, please visit http://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/evening/admissions/events/information-sessions-chicago.
yash -> George Hello All! I am a medical device professional with a 3 years experience. I did my MS from Purdue before starting work. I am interested in the weekend MBA program. I understand the need for GMAT. Is TOEFL still needed? Also, is it unusual for people with my experience to apply for this program?
George -> yash Yash, the TOFEL would not be required for you, since you have a MS degree from a domestic institution. You would feel right at home at Booth. We have many Boilermakers in the program, also, we have numerous MD’s, pharmaceutical reps and marketers, both in small and large molecules, and, specific to your question, individuals with medical device experience. I can think of no reason you would not feel challenged, supported and right at home here.
SkylarJones -> Krista how many times can I travel abroad during the program?
Krista -> SkylarJones Hi Skylar, you can travel abroad one time during the program through either our full-term or short-term study abroad programs. Please visit this website for more information: http://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/evening/academics/international
Hiren -> Humberto Can you share some details about courses offered related to Analytics?
Humberto -> Hiren Thanks for the question, Hiren. We have two concentrations that focus on analytics - specifically Analytic Finance and Analytic Management. Essentially, all courses at Booth involve analysis of some kind, both quantitative and non-quantitative in nature. I would encourage you to take a look at the course search website, where you can find information about all of the specific courses offered at Booth, as well as the faculty teaching those courses: http://boothportal.chicagobooth.edu/portal/server.pt/community/course_search/205. If you have any questions about specific classes or faculty, please feel free to reach out and let me know.
yash -> George Does Booth offer any financial assistance to international students for a weekend MBA program?
George -> yash Yash, while I just wrote that you would feel right at home, it does not mean that it is not an expensive home :) I wish I had better news, but we do not offer any scholarships at this time. We do have loans available for students at good rates, and many of our students take advantage of these to pay for some, or all, of their education. It is an investment in your future, and you are doing the right thing thinking about how the investment will pay off for you.
yash -> George Thanks for the information George! I meant more from a standpoint of having a 3-year experience. I wonder if that is enough.
George -> yash Yash, me again! The average years are 6, but we have many students with less. In fact, we have an entire group of students; we call them the Chicago Business Fellows, who have between 0-3 years. I do not feel that you would feel uncomfortable with your knowledge or experience. Your MS will serve you well in the program. I hope I am better answering your question?
Dr._Sherlock -> Krista I am really interested in the Weekend MBA program but don't want to wait until next autumn to start my MBA. What are my options?
Krista -> Dr._Sherlock Dr. Sherlock, thanks for your question! The Weekend MBA now has two application deadlines, one in the spring and autumn. The spring deadline is January 10, 2014. For more information please visit: http://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/weekend/admissions
Anup -> Humberto Is it allowed to transfer credits from previous relevant course work from other University in the US and thereby finish part time MBA in less than 2.5 years? If so, where can I get more information about the process?
Humberto -> Anup Good question, Anup. Unfortunately, Booth does not accept transfer credit into the program. This means that you will need to take all 20 courses required for graduation at Booth or within the University of Chicago in other departments or programs. However, since you can take more advanced classes in each of the required academic areas, you will never need to repeat coursework that you've taken elsewhere. You can finish the program in less than 2.5 years by taking more than 2 classes in a quarter, which is possible. On average, students find that 2 courses per quarter provides the right balance of classwork, but you can explore combinations of classes that would allow you to take on the workload of a third. If you would like to speak more specifically about your unique situation, please feel free to contact me directly via email at humberto.freda@ChicagoBooth.edu.
Moderator -> Everyone We are just about half way through today's chat and have had great questions so far. Please continue to submit your questions; we're here to answer!
Hiren -> Beth What are the different kind of in campus training programs available for Part time MBA students other than MBA course??
Beth -> Hiren Hiren, with 34 student groups along with our office and Career Services putting on programs, you'll find some student group event/training/professional development opportunities while here at Chicago Booth. In addition to resources at Chicago Booth, you are connected to the larger University of Chicago.
Alex -> Krista I have a demanding job and a family. I'm concerned about how I'll be able to fit the MBA program into my busy life. How feasible is it and what kind of support do you provide?
Krista -> Alex Hi Alex, the part-time MBA is a great option for you since it caters to your work and personal life. You have up to five years to complete the program, which gives you the option to take one class per quarter, if you wish. You also have the ability to take quarters off during times that are busy for you. Students often say that Booth has the most flexible MBA out there, and we do all that we can to make sure you feel supported during your time here.
yash -> George Yes, thanks for the information again George! Do you have any information available that you can share on the class profile of current or past weekend MBA students with information about the average GMAT, their work experience and background. That will help me understand where I stand.
George -> yash Yash, I am one of the people I mentioned who is in LA recruiting. I can provide all of the data you desire, but don’t have it on hand. Please send me an email at George.andrews@chicagobooth.edu and remind me of the request. When I return next week I will send you the data. In general, the average GMAT is 720, the average age is 30, and the backgrounds are so varied that it will do you little good (no one industry or job function accounts for any more than 10% of the class). But, I will get you some quartiles and sigma’s so you can see how far from the mean you fall.
SkylarJones -> Humberto If I took the GRE, do I still need to take the GMAT?
Humberto -> SkylarJones Thanks for the question, Skylar. We accept both the GMAT and the GRE for applications to the Evening MBA and Weekend MBA programs. So, you only need to take one of the two exams. If you're happy with your scores, then you are all set. If not, you're welcome to retake the exam to improve you scores. Since we only evaluate the highest scores, you can only improve by taking it a second time - we don't take averages of scores.
Anup -> Humberto Thanks for sharing your contact Humberto. I will contact you shortly.
Humberto -> Anup Thanks, Anup, I'll look forward to your email!
SkylarJones -> Krista Are there any student organizations to get involved with even as an evening or weekend student?
Krista -> SkylarJones Hi Skylar, we have 34 student groups that were created by part-time students. They vary in type and each offer a variety of events throughout the year. For more information please visit: http://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/weekend/student-experience/beyond-classroom/groups
Hiren -> Humberto I am currently on employment visa. Say I I now enroll in part-time MBA and after a year I have to leave US due any change in my employment visa. What would my options be in that case?
Humberto -> Hiren Good question, Hiren. You are able to take a leave of absence from the program, in order to resolve your US Visa issues. You have a maximum of 5 years to complete the degree, so even if you needed to leave the US for an entire year to resolve the issue, you could still come back with plenty of time to complete the degree within that 5 year window. For students with extenuating circumstances, we are able to work with them on a case-by-case basis and will do all that we can within our policies and procedures to make sure that they are able to complete their degree requirements.
yash -> George Great! Thank you George! I am planning for autumn of 2014/ spring of 2015 since I still have to take the GMAT. What is the tuition fees for the course? I read it to be around $5,xxx per course.
George -> yash Yash, I have posted the tuition slider for you. You can see the number $5,798
Alex -> Beth I've heard that Booth has a flexible curriculum. Can you explain a little bit about what that means?
Beth -> Alex Alex, that’s a great question! Here at Chicago Booth, you are the architect of your experience. You can choose which classes to take (there are 150 to choose from), when to take them (Evening classes meet on weeknights from 6-9pm and Weekend classes from 9am-noon and/or 1:30-4:30pm, if you have the flexibility you can even take classes at Harper during the day), and the speed of your program (you can speed up or slow down). All of our students are taught from the same great faculty and all students earn the same degree.
Hiren -> Krista What is average GMAT score for weekend-MBA program? What other factors that play important role in selection process other than GMAT score, educational qualification and work experience?
Krista -> Hiren Hi Hiren, the mid-80% range of incoming students score between 650-720 on the GMAT. We look at the entire application so each component is important. Overall, your motivation and support for obtaining a MBA from Booth should be clear in your essays, letters of rec and interview.
Kurt -> Beth Do you take professional credentials into consideration, such as CPA?
Beth -> Kurt Kurt, please include them with your application (there is a section which asks about them in our online application) as it helps us understand your candidacy.
Anup -> Beth Are the students from Weekend Program allowed to participate in ALL the recruiting events? Are some of the companies/opportunities specific for full time students only?
Beth -> Anup Anup, the part-time students have the same access as the full-time students in terms of career services with one exception - part-time students cannot bid for internships. However, since the majority of our students are full-time working professionals, this is not a service they typically need. Access to Career Services begins at LAUNCH. For more about our career services offerings, please visit http://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/evening/career/job-tools-resources
SkylarJones -> Humberto Im kind of all over the place with my interests- how many concentrations do most students have? I'm interested in marketing, finance, entrepreneurship...
Humberto -> SkylarJones Great question, Skylar! Most students graduate with at least two concentrations, but I have seen as many as six in a student's file! Many classes can be counted toward the requirements for multiple concentrations, so you're able to "kill two birds with one stone" in many instances, thus making the completion of multiple concentrations a legitimate option. Also, most concentrations are completed with 3 or 4 classes, which is a smaller percentage of the 20 total courses you will take than, say, your undergraduate major, which probably required 40-60% of your overall courses to apply toward your major.
kh -> George Hi, i would like to learn lil bit more abt the difference btw evening vs weekend mba, what i saw on your website shows that both have classes once a week on weekend?
George -> kh KH, all of our programs allow you to take classes whenever you want, and that includes day classes on campus, if it fits your schedule. However, we ask you to join a program so we know how many classes we need to allocate for the evening and weekend to satisfy the demand. So, the evening program has fist selection on classes that are offered Mon-Fri. The weekend program has first selection on classes offered Friday and Saturday (you will notice that Friday is shared by both). However, after that, both groups are able to sign up for classes on any day. This is one of the reasons that we say you get the same education no matter what program you are in. The same faculty are teaching the same material, just on different days. No matter what day you take class, you will have weekend, evening and full-time students sitting in class, it is great experience!
Hiren -> Beth Say if enroll in weekend MBA - can I then switch between evening-MBA and weekend-MBA as my schedule permits? or there is not flexibility on that?
Beth -> Hiren Hiren, you do have the option of a one-time switch between Evening and Weekend MBA. That being said, you can take Evening classes as a Weekend student (and vice versa and even Full-Time classes).
Alex -> Krista What does Booth offer in the way of leadership training?
Krista -> Alex Hi Alex, all students are required to attend a 3-day orientation we call LAUNCH. During that time, you obtain your leadership requirement through a a program called LEAD. Please visit this website for more information about leadership training at Booth: http://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/weekend/academics/effective-leadership
Moderator -> Everyone Our chat will be ending in approximately 10 minutes. Please submit your final questions so we can be sure to get to all of them.
AgneeshB -> Humberto As far as recruiting goes, how much more exposure/preference do full-time students receive over part-time?
Humberto -> AgneeshB Thanks for the question, Agneesh. Full-Time and Evening MBA/Weekend MBA students are able to participate in the same On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) process for full-time professional positions. For internships, only Full-Time MBA students may participate in the formal OCR process for those opportunities. A few part-time students are able to source their own internships each year, but they are doing all of the work on their own for those opportunities. Outside of OCR, all other Career Services opportunities and resources are open to both Full-Time and Evening/Weekend Booth students. If you'd like to discuss your career interests and what opportunities might be best for you, please feel free to reach out to me directly via email at humberto.freda@ChicagoBooth.edu.
AJ -> George What distinguishes Chicago Booth? For an engineer in the tech area, how can a Booth MBA help? what are the clubs or concentrations that are useful?
George -> AJ AJ, it depends on the outcome you desire. I read your question as a decision on classes based on your current skills, what I think is more important for you to consider is what skills do you lack that you feel you need to be successful getting to the next level of your career, and beyond! And how Booth excels in this area is that we allow you to be the CEO of your own education. You get to pick the class that you take, when you want to take it. WE have over 350 classes available and you can take any one of them. Most programs make you go through a set of core classes before they open up classes that you can choose. We think this is incredibly inefficient and often ineffective. Why should someone like yourself (I am assuming here as an engineer that you have a strong grasp of statistics) need to take an introductory stats class? Some programs would make you take it, wasting your time and money. At Booth, you can take skip that class and take something else, all the way up to a PhD level class. Of course, we realize with great choice comes great responsibility, so we have 13 people staffed in my office who are available to help you think about what classes will best help you achieve your career or concentration goals, and this is in addition to the 8 people in career services who are here just to support you, our evening and weekend students.
yash -> Beth You mentioned about couple of time sessions on Saturdays - morning and afternoon. If I register for 2 classes per quarter, do my classes usually get covered in one session? Or is it one class per session?
Beth -> yash yash, if you register for two classes on Saturday, you will have one at 9am and one at 1:30.
RisHalakhandi -> Beth Can I know the last date to inform candidates about Winter 2014 admission decision?
Beth -> RisHalakhandi All final decisions for the Winter 2014 quarter will be made by the first week in November. If you need a decision sooner, please let our office know and we will do our best to accommodate your timeline
Anurag -> Krista Do you have any statistics on what percentage of part time students change jobs during or after completion using the OCR?
Krista -> Anurag Hi Anurag, from recent survey data, we know that 54% of graduates change employers, 62% received a promotion, and 8% start a company or become self employed. That being said, these statistics are not solely from OCR.
kh -> Beth why the applications for dual mba/IR program is accepted in round two only? do you still get equal opportunities for financing? or most of good scholarships are distributed for round 1 applicants?
Beth -> kh If you're applying to the Full-Time program, you'll need to contact their office at admissions@chicagobooth.edu. They would be able to explain why they encourage you to apply to R2 over R1.
kh -> George thanks George. what about switching to other programms, say evening to full time?
George -> kh KH. Like my previous answer about allocating classes to meet demand, we do the same between programs. What that means is we bring in a full class in each program, full-time, weekend, and evening. There are no seats available to transfer between evening/weekend to full-time. We do allow transferring between weekend and evening because I can control the flow, and we have demand to go both ways. Since we do not have anyone who wants to transfer from full-time to part, there are no seats available.
Edward -> Humberto Hi. I joined the live chat session before and it was really helpful! Thanks to you guys :) I'm interested in Chicago Business Fellows program. I'd like to know when you will release the admission essay information for Autumn 2014 admission. Thanks!
Humberto -> Edward Thanks, Edward, I'm glad to hear that you are finding the chat helpful. Regarding Chicago Business Fellows (CBF), the application for the Autumn 2014 quarter, including the required essays, will be posted online this coming Friday, 10/11.
Alex -> Humberto Are there opportunities to sit in on a class?
Humberto -> Alex Absolutely, Alex! You can see a list of all available classes to visit this quarter posted online here: http://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/evening/admissions/class-visit.
Sri -> George To get into a weekend program January or March, by when you expect application completed
George -> Sri I put out the application slider to help with the answer. you can see the deadline for application is January 10. The GMATwould be due when you submit, or if you tell us when it will be submitted, we would be able to wait awhile.
bk -> Krista Do you expect one to have management experience for the course? I do have a number of technical experience as an IT Consultant but zero formal management experience.
Krista -> bk Hi BK, having management experience is not a requirement to enter the program. Most of our students come to Booth to gain leadership experience that they can then use throughout their careers. For more information on leadership development please visit: http://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/weekend/academics/effective-leadership
Anup -> Humberto Is there a limit on number of short term study programs allowed? How many credits does each short term study program counts for?
Humberto -> Anup Good question, Anup. Booth students are permitted to participate in only one study abroad program during their tenure at Booth. The Short-Term programs count as one elective course credit and the Full-Term programs count as three elective course credits toward the 20 total courses required for graduation. You can find more information about our study abroad programs here on our website: http://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/evening/academics/international.
AgneeshB -> Humberto Thank you Humberto. I would appreciate that conversation and will reach out to you.
Humberto -> AgneeshB Thanks, Agneesh, I'll look forward to hearing from you!
Hiren -> Moderator Thanks for patiently answering all my questions.
yash -> Krista Is Chicago Business Fellows (CBF) program completely different from the Weekend MBA program. If so, in what way? George mentioned about it.
Krista -> yash Hi Yash, the CBF program is not completely different, you obtain the same MBA through this program. The only difference is a required seminar you complete during your first quarter at Booth which focuses on professional development. If you're interested in learning more about this program please feel free to email our hotline and we would be happy to answer your questions: eveningweekend-admissions@chicagobooth.edu.
kh -> Beth oh, i see. do the evening and weekend mba classes start in winter as well or all programs start only in autumn?
Beth -> kh The Evening MBA program admits each quarter and the Weekend MBA admits twice a year (in Spring and Autumn).
Hiren -> Humberto What is the duration of one course? Does it depend on me? or it scheduled for completion say in 3 months?
Humberto -> Hiren Good question, Hiren. The Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters are 10 weeks of instruction and 1 week of finals. The Summer quarter is 9 weeks of instruction and 1 week of finals. Each class meets once per week for 3 hours. So, if you're taking 2 classes each quarter, you will be in class a total of 6 hours per week, on 2 evenings (or Saturday), for 3 hours each day (or 6 on Saturday).
AgneeshB -> George Does it make more sense to apply for the full-time program and take evening classes if needed? In order to get the full benefit recruiting from the full-time program without compromising the flexibility of the part-time?
George -> AgneeshB Sure, that is definitely an option. The decision between full and evening should be less about class selection, since you have so much flexibility, and more about whether you can afford to and want to walk away from your current job. The full-time program will certainly allow you to take advantage of internships recruiting and the full emersion in the program. If you can afford to do so, I encourage you to think about going that route. Our part time program was set up to provide the best MBA experience for those who want to remain working while getting the MBA. It is as good, or better, than many other full-time programs in the country, but our full-time program is tops in the country.
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Moderator -> Everyone Our chat has now ended. Thanks again everyone for joining us today. We had a great time chatting with you and hope we answered all of your questions. If you joined late or have additional questions, please feel free to contact our office or join us for our next chat on Nov. 5 at 12:00 pm CT.
Krista -> Everyone Thanks for joining today's chat, our next information session is this Friday, October 11. Hope to see you there! http://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/evening/admissions/events/information-sessions-chicago
Anurag -> Humberto What is your average GMAT score and is IR score being used for admissions?
Humberto -> Anurag The average GMAT score for the Evening MBA program is 680; for the Weekend MBA program, it is 690. Our mid-80% of admitted scores fall between 620-750. Yes, we are evaluating GMATs with the IR score included.
bk -> George Do you have any plans to run evening MBA out of your London campus?
George -> bk Not at this time. We are working on offering some classes for Chicago part-time out of London, but it would not be a full MBA. However, there is a big push to try and think about how we can continue to better integrate all of our campuses.
George -> Everyone Wow, time flew. Thank you all for the great questions. I hope we were able to get to them all. If not, please contact us directly and we will answer your questions 1-1!! Have a great day, and I look forward to futhur interactions with you all.
Beth -> Everyone Thanks for joining us today. If you haven't already, come experience a class. You can see the options online at http://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/evening/admissions/class-visit?source=modules_engage_eve. Choose your top three and email us at eveningweekend-classvisit@chicagobooth.edu.
Humberto -> Everyone Thanks for asking those great questions! For any of our prospective students not based in Chicago, come see us in a city near you! You can find our travel schedule on our website, including LA tonight and San Fran tomorrow! Here's the list, and we hope to see you out there: http://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/weekend/admissions/events/receptions.
AgneeshB -> George Thanks for your thorough response George.
George -> AgneeshB we love doing it!
Edward -> George George, your crew/colleague have been doing a great job for this online chat session. Please keep this going on and I'd like to express my appreciation to all efforts you guys make!
George -> Edward You are welcome!
Anup -> Moderator Thank you all!
Moderator -> Everyone The full transcript for this chat will be posted by Thurs. Oct. 10 at http://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/evening/admissions/events/online-chats and http://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/weekend/admissions/events/online-chats
bk -> Moderator thanks