Executive MBA

For Employers: Sponsoring Your Employee

When you support your employee in his or her journey to earn an MBA degree, you’re not just investing in one person. You’re investing in the future of your company.

Chicago Booth's multidisciplinary approach is unrivaled in the world of business education. As a Booth student, your employee will learn how to challenge the status quo at your company. How to become a better innovator. How to turn ideas into enduring impact.

Most of all, your employee will learn how to guide your organization, and others, to better outcomes.

What Employers Gain

  • Training for Future Leaders
    Your employee will learn and practice skills critical to success in leadership positions, giving that person the confidence to rise to any challenge and create future value for your company.

  • Solutions to Current Issues at Your Organization
    Your employee can bring your organization’s challenges to the classroom for input from our world-class faculty and the business leaders enrolled in our Executive MBA Program.

  • Access to a Global Network
    With campuses in Chicago, London, and Hong Kong, and alumni in more than 115 countries, our program provides access to a global network that serves as an invaluable business resource for your employee and, by extension, your organization.

  • Improved Decision-Making
    Your employee will develop a deep understanding of the fundamentals that drive business—financial accounting, statistics, and microeconomics—to make better-informed, strategic decisions backed by data.

  • Loyal Employees
    When you invest in talent, you’re more likely to retain talent. Supporting your employee's desire to pursue an MBA communicates that you value him or her and support continued growth, making your employee more likely to stay with the company long-term.

What Sets Booth Apart

  • A Rigorous CurriculumExecutive MBA Program
    Our program is rigorous and challenging, pushing students to delve deeper into the foundational disciplines of business. Our curriculum is grounded in theoretical frameworks, evidence-based thinking, and deeply analytical, multidisciplinary inquiry. Our culture will give your employee the confidence to rise to any business challenge.

  • Depth of Elective Courses, Lifelong Learning
    To enhance our time-honored general management program, we offer elective courses in a wide range of subjects, including negotiations, data mining, new venture strategy, new product development, portfolio management, and more. This empowers students to tackle their unique professional needs and bring maximum value to your organization. During annual Electives Weeks, alumni can return to join students in the classroom, fostering continuous professional growth throughout their career.

  • Access to World-Renowned Faculty
    We have the best business school faculty in the world. Expert practitioners and leading innovators, they bring their real-world experience to the classroom, traveling from Chicago to London and Hong Kong to teach. This ensures that all students, regardless of the campus at which they study, receive the same world-class education and classroom experience.

  • Opportunities to Connect with Experienced Professionals from Diverse Backgrounds
    Our program structure allows ample opportunity to study and network with aspirational executives from around the globe. Your employee will meet colleagues from more than 50 countries, numerous industries, and many job functions who offer a broader perspective and enhanced learning experience.

Program Timeline

Our 21-month program is designed to ensure students can study and work at the same time.

In Chicago, classes are held on Friday and Saturday every other week. In London and Hong Kong, classes are held for one week approximately every month. Students are also able to take classes at other campuses when it suits their business needs.

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How to Support Your Employee

There are two types of support you can provide an employee interested in Booth’s Executive MBA Program: time (required) and financial (optional).

Time (required)

Employers are required to provide the school with a letter of support acknowledging your employee’s enrollment in the program. 

Financial (optional)

It is not required that you contribute financially to your employee’s enrollment in the program, but many companies consider it an invaluable investment in their employee’s growth. To ensure your company is getting the best return on investment, you may consider outlining terms for financial support. Employers often establish a contractual lock-in period for employees, or arrange for the employee to take on enhanced responsibilities upon graduation.

Past Company Sponsors

Over the years, companies of all shapes and sizes have supported their employees’ enrollment in Chicago Booth’s Executive MBA Program. Some of the more well-known companies include:

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  • Ayalaland
  • Accenture
  • AECOM
  • Aetna Inc.
  • Aizen Global
  • Anthem, Inc
  • Barclays
  • BP
  • BPI Capital Corporation
  • CIB Egypt
  • Central Pattana Group
  • Citibank
  • Citic PE
  • Coca Cola (Far East)
  • DDB China Group
  • DTE Energy
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  • Edward D. Jones & Co., L.P.
  • Gartner Inc.
  • General Electric
  • General Mills
  • Google
  • Hakuhodo Inc
  • Hang Seng Qianhai Fund Management
  • HSBC
  • Hyatt Hotel Corporation
  • Intel Corporation
  • James Hardie
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Keppel Corporation
  • LIXIL Corporation
  • Microsoft
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  • Northern Trust
  • Parkway Pantai
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
  • Pt Arwana Citramulia
  • SC Johnson
  • Shanghai Jahwa United Co., Ltd
  • Singapore Power
  • Statoil
  • Televia Technology Co.,Ltd
  • Temasek International
  • Twitter
  • Tyson Foods
  • Usaha Tegas
  • VISA Inc.
  • Whirlpool Corporation

Learn More

To learn more about our Executive MBA Program and how it can best serve your company, please contact our admissions office.

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