Executive MBA

Executive MBA

in Chicago, London, and Hong Kong

Invest in yourself. Go further and shape the future of global business.

In 1943, Chicago Booth created the world’s first Executive MBA Program. Today, we remain leaders in the field. With permanent campuses on three continents—all offering access to the same courses, the same distinguished Chicago Booth faculty, and the same prestigious MBA degree—our global Executive MBA Program can truly be called “pure Chicago.”

As a student in our Executive MBA Program, you’ll experience what makes Chicago Booth unique: our long-standing commitment to empowering bold thinkers and inquisitive minds to challenge, innovate, and create lasting impact in the world.

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Important Deadlines

The Executive MBA Program admits a global class of approximately 240 experienced professionals each June. Learn more about applying.

Early Admission
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

First Deadline
Monday, December 2, 2019

Second Deadline
Monday, February 3, 2020

Final Deadline
Wednesday, April 1, 2020



Prepare for the Executive Assessment

The Booth Executive MBA is known as one of the most challenging and academically rigorous programs of its kind. To help us assess suitability, we require all applicants to take the Executive Assessment (EA) or equivalent exam. We’ve developed a one-of-a-kind, exclusive webinar series that can help you prepare. Taught in the Chicago Booth classroom style, the two webinars feature deep dives into the Quantitative and Integrated Reasoning sections of the test and will equip you with the tools you’ll need for the EA and in business school.

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Executive MBA Program Overview

Although you apply to a primary campus (Chicago, London, or Hong Kong), you take classes at each of our global campuses during international session weeks. See how the program takes shape.

21 Months

21 Months

Length of Program
3-4 Courses

2–3 Courses

Per Quarter
Graduate

June

Program Starts
Courses

Core Curriculum

18 Courses
1 Required Course

Electives

4 Courses
Global Cohort

Time Spent with Global Cohort

5 Weeks

Classes Meet

Chicago:

Every other Friday and Saturday over 21 months

London and Hong Kong:

16 weeks over 21 months, Monday morning to Saturday afternoon

International Session Weeks:

3 in Chicago, 1 in London, 1 in Hong Kong

Class Profile

Total Number of Students

238

Students with Advanced Degrees

99

Nationalities Represented

46

Average Age

37

Average Years of Work Experience

13

Gender

71% male, 29% female

Average GMAT

672

Average Executive Assessment

151

*Updated in August 2018

Industries

Technology 11% Real Estate
3%
Consulting 10% Private Equity/Venture Capital
3%
Energy/Oil/Utilities
9% Commercial Banking
3%
Manufacturing
9%
Aerospace/Transportation 2%
Investment Management/Research
8%
Telecommunications 2%
Healthcare
7%
Food Service/Lodging/Leisure
2%
Investment Banking/Brokerage
5%
Advertising/Marketing/
Communications
1%
Financial Services
4%
Construction
1%
Insurance
4% Retail
1%
Government/Non-Profit/Education
4%
Agribusiness
1%
Consumer Products
3%
Other
7%
Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology
3%








*Based on June 2018 incoming student data

Functions

General Management
13% Human Resources
2%
Consulting
10% Law
2%
Business Management
7% Venture Capital/Private Equity
2%
Company Finance
7% Risk Management
1%
Information Systems/Technology
6% Research
1%
Strategic Planning
5% Healthcare
1%
Sales and Trading
5% Accounting
1%
Engineering
5% Advertising/Communications
1%
Operations/Production
5% Insurance
1%
Entrepreneurial/Self-employed
4% Commercial Banking/Lending
1%
Investment Management/Research
4% Investment Banking
1%
Marketing/Brand/Product Management
3% Other
10%
Project Management
3%    

*Based on June 2018 incoming student data

Events

Chicago Booth hosts information sessions around the world. It’s the best way to learn about our program, as well as talk with our staff, current students, and alumni. Click below to find a session near you.

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