Executive MBA


Change Is in Our DNA

Every Executive MBA Program graduate leaves with one vital skill: the ability to thrive in a business environment of ambiguity, uncertainty, disruption, and change. They develop this crucial skill via The Chicago Approach, the discipline-based curriculum at the heart of a Booth education since the mid-20th century. This approach provides Executive MBA students and alumni with an enduring framework for solving any business problem, in any industry, in any economy, whether today or 30 years from now. Our alumni will continue to innovate, adapt, disrupt, and thrive—no matter what changes tomorrow brings.

Innovation By the Numbers

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$800M

sale price for Braintree, an online payment company founded by Bryan Johnson, ’07, when it sold to PayPal in 2013

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80

Number of coaches, judges, panelists, and guest speakers WHO participate ANNUALLY in the Global New Venture Challenge, across three continents

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$20M

Amount donated IN 2017 by Tandean Rustandy, ’07, to support social innovation and entrepreneurship at Booth

A History of Innovation

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Future Focused

Braintree founder Bryan Johnson, ’07, explains his passion for shaping the future and his commitment to tackling humanity’s biggest challenges.

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Catalyzing Global Innovation

Professor Waverly Deutsch and innovative Executive MBA student teams from around the world describe the transformative experience of the Global New Venture Challenge.

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A New Solution

Regulation compliance is a global issue. TAINA, a thriving startup founded by Maria Scott, ’17, and a group of classmates, aims to improve it.

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Charging Ahead

With the program's expansion to Europe in 1994 and to Asia in 2000, Booth became the first business school to have permanent campuses on three continents.

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Booth Alumni: Who Is Your ONE?

The Executive MBA Program is a close-knit community. Alumni referrals are our number one source of applications each year. When you refer a student, you shape the future of the Executive MBA Program. To celebrate our anniversary, we’re challenging each of our graduates to refer one candidate, and pass along Booth’s cutting-edge education to tomorrow’s leaders.

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Get to Know Our Program

Throughout our 75th anniversary year, we invite you to discover how The Chicago Approach continues to prepare senior leaders for the demands of a rapidly changing world. Attend an event, delve into cutting-edge research from our faculty, or explore stories from our students and alumni. Learn more about Chicago Booth’s Executive MBA Program and the lifelong impact it creates.

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From a Senior Leader’s Perspective

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The First Program of Its Kind

In 1943, during a time of global upheaval, the world’s first Executive MBA program was established at the University of Chicago. As we reflect on our 75th year, we invite you to explore where we’ve been and where we’re going.

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Evolving Human Capital

Today’s breakthrough gadget will be tomorrow’s museum piece. So what endures? The human element. It’s what legendary UChicago economist and Nobel laureate Gary Becker outlined in his classic, Human Capital.

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Forging a Unique Path in Leadership

Decades ago, the prevailing theory held that leaders were born, not made. Booth was among the first business schools to prove that wrong, and accelerated leadership education into the modern era.

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