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Live Chat with Admissions directors for the Evening MBA and Weekend MBA programs

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

Monday, September 8, 2014 - Noon CST

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Moderator -> EveryoneHello 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 -> EveryoneTo quote the Pointer Sisters, "I am so excited and I just cant hide it." Looking forward to an amazing chat. Thank you all for joining us!
Kara -> EveryoneGreetings from Chicago Booth! I am Kara Northcutt, director of admissions. We look forward to answering your questions about Booth's Evening MBA and Weekend MBA programs. We offer the most flexible programs on the planet allowing you to work and earn a Booth MBA at the same time.
Nico -> EveryoneThank you for joining us today! I am Nico Ricchiuto, admissions manager. I manage Information Sessions and assist with the Class Visit program. Please feel free to ask me any application related questions!
Krista -> EveryoneHi everyone! Thanks for joining today. I'm Krista McNamara, assistant director, and I look forward to answering your questions regarding all things Booth!
Eldo -> GeorgeI was wondering if there are any programs that specialize in Healthcare Managment for the Weekend MBA. .
George -> EldoWe have a certificate in Health Care management. Here is a link to the program.
http://www.ssa.uchicago.edu/gphap/
harish -> Nicosir i want to addmission on september so what is my all addmission plan and etc..
Nico -> harishHi harish! Thank you for joining us today. Our Autumn 2014 deadlines have past, but you can find our future deadlines and information on our application process here: http://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/evening/admissions/apply
Krista -> EveryoneFor those early career candidates out there with less than three years of work, take a look at our Chicago Business Fellows program. This is a program under the Evening MBA and Weekend MBA umbrella and is specifically designed to give you an extra level of support and professional development! To learn more, click here:
http://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/evening/admissions/early-career-candidates
http://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/weekend/admissions/early-career-candidates
Eric -> NicoHello, I am looking to apply for the evening MBA program to begin in Spring 2015. Will I have to wait until admission decisions are complete for the Winter 2015 quarter admissions process to be complete before hearing back, or will the decision come sooner?
Nico -> EricHi Eric! Thank you for joining us. The Evening MBA and Weekend MBA are both on rolling admissions, so you will receive an admissions decision 4 - 6 weeks after you submit, regardless of when you apply.
Tim -> KristaIf applying to Spring 2015, are applications reviewed on a rolling basis or all at once after the deadline. If the former, how soon are interviews scheduled and notifications sent?
Krista -> TimHi Tim - Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis so apply when it's most convenient for you! We are not trying to fill a certain number of spots, so there is no disadvantage to apply the week of the deadline. In fact, about 80% of our applicants apply the week of the deadline. Once you submit your application, you receive an electronic invitation to schedule your interview at the Gleacher Center.
Mainak -> NicoAre your requirements for weekend MBA different from fulltime?
Nico -> MainakHi Mainak! Yes, Weekend MBA requirements are different than the Full-time MBA. You can find our admission requirements here: http://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/weekend/admissions/application-process
MainakSengupta -> KaraHi there, I am interested in applying to the Booth School of Business for the weekend MBA program. What is the typical work experience that you require from weekend MBA applicants? Are the overall requirements (GMAT, profile etc) any different from full-time? Also, does the final degree differentiate between full-time and part-time or weekend? Thanks.
Kara -> MainakSenguptaWe are thrilled you plan to apply to the Weekend MBA program! We do not have requirements regarding work experience. 80% of our Weekend MBA students have between 3-11 years of work experience. Our program welcomes applicants at all points in their career. If you have fewer than three years of work experience, you should look into Chicago Business Fellows (CBF). CBF is a subset of our Evening and Weekend programs, http://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/weekend/admissions/early-career-candidates. Our GMAT and demographics profile stats do differ from Full Time. See this link for details http://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/weekend#simple2. View the snapshot at the bottom of the page.
Mainak -> KristaDoes Booth differentiate between the final MBA degree that is offered to the fulltime and weekend MBAs?
Krista -> MainakHi Mainak - The degree for the Evening MBA, Weekend MBA and Full-time MBA programs are identical! The faculty, curriculum and classes are exactly the same. In fact, you can take classes across programs if your schedule allows for it. When you graduate, your diploma will say "Booth MBA" regardless of which program you ultimately choose!
Ankit_M -> GeorgeHi! My name is Ankit Makhijani and I have been in Supply Chain consulting for over 2 years. I'm interested in the evening MBA program and I wanted to ask if there is an equal opportunity to network with peers and faculty in the evening program compared to the full time program?
George -> Ankit_MRelative to the full-time program, it might be less for peers. The full-time program spend much of there time together. If you think about it, they don't have jobs to distract them, so that time is spent meeting about school and/or jobs. As far as faculty, I think the exposure is the same. You can meet with faculty either before or after class, as well as making appointments. Evening students also have Faculty Connect, where faculty meet with students in the Midway Club bar to talk about recent events, the faculty research, or numerous other topics:

http://blogs.chicagobooth.edu/blog/EW_Admissions/Students_and_Professors_connect_beyond_the_classroom/ewadmissions/89?nav=entry

One thing we here from all students is how available faculty are.
With all this said, our evening program has so much going on that you can be as involved as you wish. There are classes and events going on every night of the week, including Saturdays.
Tim -> KristaI understand most schools don't publish average GRE scores yet, but do you have any kind of a range (or percentage) on what you've seen admitted into the part-time program?
Krista -> TimHi Tim - Since we do not have a large enough sample size, we do not have an average GRE score to offer. We recommend using this conversion tool to convert your GRE score to the GMAT score. The GMAT mid 80% range of admitted students is 620-750.
http://www.ets.org/gre/institutions/about/mba/comparison_tool
Eduardo -> KaraWhat are the career resources available for Weekend and Evening students? What specific opportunities (other than the internship) are limited to Full Time Students?
Kara -> EduardoEduardo, you have full access to career services as soon as you begin the program. The only program not offered to Evening MBA and Weekend MBA students (EW) is internship recruiting. We have a team of career services professional at Gleacher Center in the evening and on Saturday who specifically work with EW students. Furthermore, it is a life-long service.
Sagar -> NicoHello, I wanted to know how are the student clubs organized and how do the weekend students fit into it as the students are in the city for just a day. Are there specific PT clubs in addition to the regular FT clubs (e.g., Marketing clubs)? and if so are the PT clubs also supported by career services the same way FT clubs are? Thank you.
Nico -> SagarHi Sagar! Great questions. We have 35 student groups specific to the part-time MBA programs. You can find a full list here: http://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/evening/student-experience/beyond-classroom/groups. A large portion of our student events are held on Saturdays, so our weekend students rarely find it hard to involve themselves. Also, our student groups do team up career services frequently for certain events and initiatives.
MMFerguson -> GeorgeDoes Booth offer MOOC courses or an alternative approach to getting the opportunity to experience a course prior to applying?
George -> MMFergusonFor sure, I encourage you to consider taking a Booth class through the Graham School of Continuing Education: https://grahamschool.uchicago.edu/credit/graduate-student-at-large/business
It is a great way to try a Booth class before you join the program. Additionally, if you do well, it sends a strong signal to the admission committee about your readiness for the program. Lastly, up to three of these classes can then be transferred into the program when you matriculate.
WaEl -> KaraHello Everyone, I have completed one year worth of credit toward an MBA, I am checking my options as I am planning to finish my work. how would it work with your MBA programs? I am considering the Weekend in particular.
Kara -> WaElWe are glad you are considering Booth! Booth does not allow transfer credit from other intuitions. You would need to complete 20 courses at Booth. However, our curriculum is extremely flexible. Therefore, you would not need to repeat courses you have already completed. You could take a more advanced course.
Tim -> NicoCan part-time students take classes during the day with full-time students if their schedules permit, if so how are classes allotted between the two groups?
Nico -> TimHi Tim. Yes, part-time students can take classes in the full-time program and vice-versa. However, you do not have initial priority when registering for classes outside of your home program.
Eldo -> GeorgeDoesn Enrolling in a speciality program like Healthcare management mean I am limited to coursework in Healthcare alone, or can I still be flexible in terms of my career options and courseworks..
George -> EldoStill can be flexible, however, there are certain courses you will need to take to attain the certification. If you do not take them, you will not get the certificate. Beyond that, you are free to take whatever classes you like, just like all Booth students.
Chris -> KristaHi all, I am interested to hear more about the career services resources. I have seen in previous chat transcripts that part-time and weekend students have access to them just like full time students. I suppose I am trying to get a better understanding of what these services are especially for someone considering changing career fields and not receiving employer reimbursement.
Krista -> ChrisHi Chris: We have a career services team here at the Gleacher Center that are specifically here to be a resource to Evening and Weekend students! They are open late during the week and also on Saturday when the students are here. There are career coaches you can meet with one-on-one to discuss your career plans. They offer workshops on resume reviews, speaker series, and many networking opportunities! Our career changers definitely take advantage of the job database which posts 5,500 jobs a year. Many students hear about opportunities through the Booth network too though! Basically, the resources are endless!
Abhijeet -> NicoRegarding GMAT score, is there a special focus on Quant or Verbal, or does the college just considers the overall score?
Nico -> AbhijeetHi Abhijeet. We will look at both Quant and Verbal, but the overall score is most important.
Ankit_M -> KristaLet's say I'm admitted in the evening MBA program and a year later I want to switch to weekend MBA or perhaps full time. Is that something that the program is flexible with?
Krista -> Ankit_MHi Ankit, You are able to switch from Evening to Weekend or vice versa once during your time at Booth. You are not able to transfer to the Full-time MBA program. If you're still deciding between Full-time and Part-time, anyone on our admissions team would be happy to meet with you about your goals. Feel free to email eveningweekend-admissions@chicagobooth.edu to arrange this.
Eduardo -> GeorgeWhat percentage of Weekend Students attend classes during the day? What is the application process like for Weekend Students to study abroad for a semester?
George -> EduardoEduardo, the process for study for the study abroad application is the same as all students. There is an on-line application. Almost everyone gets their first choice, and everyone gets placed someplace in their first two choices.
As for the % of weekend students who take a evening class, it is probably close to 20%. 80% of the weekend students fly in from all over the country, so taking an evening class if more difficult. Another thing to consider, Friday night classes are considered weekend and evening. So as a weekend student you get first dibs on those as well.
Abhijeet -> KaraHi Kara, I am Abhijeet and I am a working professional with 10 years of experience. I would like to take my MBA through a weekend program in 2015. I have heard from many people that GMAT score is not the only deciding factor in determining the selection of a candidate. What are your thoughts on the selection process?
Kara -> AbhijeetAbhijeet, we are pleased you are applying to our Weekend MBA program! The GMAT is one of many factors we consider when making admissions decisions. We look at your academic history (school, grades, GMAT, etc.), your professional background, motivation for an MBA at this point in your career and career goals. We also ask about hobbies, interests and community involvement to get to know more about you. All of these factors are important. Regarding GMAT, our mid 80% is 620-750, so this is a good range to aim for.
Mainak -> KristaAre international exposure opportunities available to weekend MBAs?
Krista -> MainakHi Mainak - Yes, the international experiences are open to either Evening, Weekend or Full-time MBA programs. The most popular option for part time students is our short-term study abroad program (or short-term IBEP). You go abroad for 2-3 weeks, during the Spring or Summer quarter, and receive an elective course credit for this experience! We see 30-35 students take advantage of this opportunity each year.
http://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/weekend/academics/international
Ankit_M -> NicoHow is a candidate assessed for an admission at Booth?
Nico -> Ankit_MHi Ankit_M. We take a holistic approach when reviewing applicants, so we look at many factors. We look at academics, professional history and career goals, community involvement, test scores etc.
Temo -> KaraHello. Are there any plans to have a Friday and Saturday format (every other weekend) for the weekend (part-time) MBA program?
Kara -> TemoTemo, no, not for Booth's Weekend MBA program. If you prefer an every other weekend format, you should look into Booth's Executive MBA Program, http://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/exec-mba.
Sagar -> KristaAre the admissions criteria the same for the weekend program as those for the FT program e.g., GMAT score expectations based on an over represented group, etc.?
Krista -> SagarHi Sagar - The admissions criteria are slightly different since the demographic of students is different. For statistics on the average GMAT for either program take a look here:
http://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/weekend#simple2
http://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/full-time#simple2
Eldo -> GeorgeIf in case I cant attend a weekend sesison due to work emergency, Is there an option to participitate online.. ?
George -> EldoSeveral options here. One, because most faculty are teaching multiple sections, and because of the extreme flexible of the program, if you miss a Saturday section, you can always sit in the evening or full-time section of the same class. If, however, this is not a possibility for you, you can always have peers and your group mates provide you with their notes. We do not however, tape classes, unless it is an issue that impacts a large number of students, such as airport shutdowns etc.
Zainab -> NicoHello everyone, is the GMAT mandatory for the application to the weekend MBA program or there are some exceptions that an applicant will not be asked to take the GMAT?
Nico -> ZainabHi Zainab. Good question. A valid GMAT or GRE score is required of all applicants regardless of prior experience.
Abhijeet -> KristaHi Kara, is TOEFL score a 'must have' for international applicants? Or can it be waived under certain circumstances for international students?
Krista -> AbhijeetHi Abhijeet, The TOEFL is required; however, we do waive it in certain circumstances. To see if you fit that criteria, take a look here:
http://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/evening/admissions/international/english-exams
Tim -> GeorgeHow does OCR work for part-time students in conjunction with the full-time program. I understand there is a points system and interviewers are sent your resume for selection but can you elaborate more on this process?
George -> TimTim, we eliminated the points system. Now, you have access to all companies who come to campus. They get your resume, and they select who they would like to see.
Kurt -> KristaHi. Sorry, but I couldn't find the tuition costs of the Weekend MBA program on the FAQ. What should I expect to pay for the Weekend MBA program?
Krista -> KurtHi Kurt - There are 20 courses in the program and each class costs $6,076 as it stands. More information on the exact cost and fees take a look here:
http://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/evening/admissions/tuition-financial-aid
Chris -> KristaJust so I am clear, if one takes GMAT or GRE before the application deadline but the score is published slightly after the deadline, is the application considered incomplete?
Krista -> ChrisHi Chris - That's not a problem. We require unofficial test scores to submit your application. You can fill out the scores yourself and submit your application before or on the deadline. We ask for the official scores from GMAT or GRE upon admittance to the program.
Eduardo -> GeorgeWhat are the experiential learning opportunities for Weekend/Evening students? Do any students do internships for credit?
George -> EduardoInternships are not for credit. However, some students do an independent study with a faculty member for credit instead. As far as experiential learning opportunities, there are so many, but let me just list some here. All of our management labs , marketing labs, venture capital classes, social enterprise labs, new venture capital, and the list goes on. We believe we have more experiential labs than any other part-time program. Here is a link to a few:
http://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/evening/academics/lab-courses
Abhijeet -> KristaHi Krista, Are the tuition fees different for in-state and out-of-state students?
Krista -> AbhijeetHi Abhijeet, The tuition costs are the same for in-state and out-of-state since University of Chicago is a private institution.
Badel -> NicoI want full time MBA, I've a problem which is I don't have GMAT
Nico -> BadelHi Badel. Both the part-time MBA and full-time MBA programs require a valid GMAT or GRE score, so you must take one before applying.
Moderator -> EveryoneWe are half way through the chat and have had great questions so far. Please continue to submit your questions! We will try to answer all of them today.
Abhijeet -> KaraHI Kara, I had another question about career placement opportunities for weekend MBA candidates. Do weekend MBA candidates get exposed to the same placement opportunities as regular program candidates OR is it different?
Kara -> AbhijeetAbhijeet, the programming is the same for Evening MBA and Weekend MBA (EW) students. The only aspect of career services not open to EW students is on-campus-recruiting (OCR) for internships, this is for Full Time students only. Our career service center at Gleacher is open all day Saturday and many of their services can be accessed remotely (blog, get to know an industry calls, etc.). OCR for full time jobs is open to EW students, but I will say if you are truly a Weekend student who is in Chicago only on Saturday, it would take careful planning to be in Chicago for the on-campus interview. Keep in mind OCR is one of many, many ways you an seek a new job at Booth. You would also want to utilize our job posting database, career coaching and connections with alumni to assist your search.
Eldo -> GeorgeAre weekend sessions scheduled on Friday, Saturday and Sunday .. and also do sessios take place on Friday evenings and Sunday evenings.. ?
George -> EldoWeekend classes can be taken on either Friday or Saturdays. There are Friday night classes that you can choose from, or you can take Saturday morning or Saturday afternoon classes, or all the above. The choices are not limitless, but they are varied. There are no Sunday offerings at this time.
Eldo -> NicoDoes Booth have any provisions for housing at Campus for Weekend programs.. ? If so could you provide an estimate of the cost ?
Nico -> EldoHI Eldo. We do not offer any housing provisions for Weekend students, but we do offer a discounted hotel program to part-time students. Many Weekend students share accommodations with their peers to help with cost.
Marjorie_Perry -> KristaHello Admissions Team, thank you for providing this informational chat. I understand that there is a mentorship component to the Chicago Business Fellows program. Ms. McNamara, since you are the point of contact for the CBF, could you elaborate on this? Or, if a Booth student is not in the CBF program, what are the opportunities to be connected with mentors? Thank you in advance!
Krista -> Marjorie_PerryHi Marjorie - Good to hear from you! There is a mentorship component for all students, for both CBF and traditional Evening and Weekend MBA students too. During our orientation, LAUNCH, you are paired with a current student. You have the opportunity to stick with these individuals throughout your time at Booth. Also, a lot of people find mentors organically in their classes as well. You'll definitely have lots of mentorship opportunities throughout Booth!
Ahsan -> NicoHi Krista, when I can schedule a in class visit?
Nico -> AhsanHi Ahsan. Class visits will resume for the Autumn 2014 quarter on Thursday, October 2, and will run through Saturday, December 6. Class visit options for the Autumn 2014 quarter will be posted the week of September 22. If you would like to be notified when this information becomes available, please contact us at eveningweekend-admissions@ChicagoBooth.edu.
Eldo -> KaraCould you provide a link to placement stats for Part-time MBA program students ?
Kara -> EldoEldo, we do not have placement stats online. However, we would be happy to set up a call to talk through the part time employment data. Please email our admissions hotline, EveningWeekend-Admissions@chicagobooth.edu, to request a call.
Eldo -> NicoHi George, What time do the Friday night sessions normally begin .. ?
Nico -> EldoHi Eldo. All Evening MBA classes run from 6 - 9pm.
Mainak -> KaraKara, when you say 80% is between 620 and 750, does it include on weekend applicants or fulltime too?
Kara -> MainakThis is the mid-80% for Booth's Evening MBA and Weekend MBA programs, our average is 680. I do not have the mid 80% range for Full Time, but their average is 723.
Tim -> KristaKrista, at $120,000 for the program (excluding fees) that is one of the highest tuitions for any program, are there scholarships available to part-time students?
Krista -> TimHi Tim - The cost of Booth part-time MBA tuition is the mid-range of all top tier MBA programs. This link gives you a glimpse at where Booth sits within part-time programs.
http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/rankings/part_time_mba_profiles
Our tuition is similar to the Full-Time MBA at Booth and exact tuition amounts are listed on this link as well.
http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/rankings/full_time_mba_profiles
I hope this helps!
Eldo -> GeorgeIs their a possiblity of tution fees being reimbursed by any corporate after securing a job with them ?
George -> EldoEldo, not sure if I totally understand your question, but let me approach it two ways. If you are asking if you can get a job and then have them pay your classes moving forward, then the answer is yes. Some companies have this as a policy, and for the others you can negotiate that in your compensation package. If you are asking if you can negotiate having a company reimburse you for the tuition you have already paid one you secure a job, the answer is sort-of. Many companies pay a signing bonus that you can use towards that end, or, you can make this part of your negotiated compensation, and try and get this done in addition to the signing bonus. But, I can think of few companies who do this out of hand.
Krista -> EveryoneHi Tim - While the Full-Time MBA program does offer scholarships, the Part-Time program does not offer scholarships. Most of our students use a combination of company reimbursement, savings and loans to pay for their education.
Ankit_M -> KaraAre courses available/recorded online for students who travel frequently for work?
Kara -> Ankit_MAnkit, in general, we do not record classes. However, many review sessions before mid terms and finals are recorded.
Marjorie_Perry -> NicoAlso, according to the live chat from July 16, all Booth applicants will conduct their interviews in Chicago at the Gleacher Center. However, when I spoke to a Booth alum this weekend, they said that interviews could be conducted anywhere there are Booth alumni. I am currently living in Atlanta, where I work in the China Program at The Carter Center (a not-for-profit NGO founded by President Jimmy Carter). I am confident there must be Booth alumni here in Georgia--would I be able to interview with them? Thank you very much.
Nico -> Marjorie_PerryHi Marjorie! Great question. The Full-Time MBA program conducts interviews outside of Chicago, but all Evening MBA and Weekend MBA applicants are interviewed in Chicago at Gleacher Center.
mel_hayes -> KristaHello All, I have a question I have just gotten into my second bachelors program at a school in Illinois. But I want to attend Chicago Booth for my M.B.A. What is the process for me to getting into the program.
Krista -> mel_hayesHi Mel - The criteria for the application process can be found here:
http://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/evening/admissions!
We hope to see you at one of our upcoming information sessions!
http://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/evening/admissions/events/information-sessions-chicago
Sagar -> NicoCan the Booth committee help prospective students get in contact with current EW students from their perspective geographical regions?
Nico -> SagarHi Sagar! We most certainly can connect you with a current student or alum of the Evening MBA or Weekend MBA. Please email eveningweekend-admissions@ChicagoBooth.edu with your details.
Eldo -> NicoSince the Weekend MBA program can go anywhere from 2.5 - 5 years, are there provisions of appearing for interviews and securing full time jobs through Career Services midway through the program ?
Nico -> EldoHi Eldo. Career services resources are always available to you throughout your MBA program. In order to participate in our formal On Campus Recruiting program, you must have completed at least 12 courses in your MBA program.
Moderator -> EveryoneOur chat will be ending in approximately 10 minutes. Please submit your final questions so we can answer all of them.
Sagar -> GeorgeI am interested in Marketing and wanted to know if there is a stat available which shows how many EW students were placed in the field?
George -> SagarWe don't really have that data well collected, since most of our students get their jobs through the power of the network. However, we do know that it is one of the top 5 functions that students go into along with: consulting, company finance, investment management, and general management
Marjorie_Perry -> GeorgeAre there any opportunities to do independent studies (like a self-directed course with the guidance of a professor) during the Booth MBA experience?
George -> Marjorie_Perryyes. if you have a faculty with whom you would like to do an independent study, you may approach them and suggest it. Once you have agreed upon the parameters, you will fill in an independent study form and we will set it up.
Karan -> NicoHello there, thanks for hosting a session like this. If you anwered this before, my apologies for repeating the question. I am a healthcare consultant and want to get an MBA focused not only on strategic management but also with a strong relevance to the medical and healthcare sectors. What kind of courses or resources (courses, clubs, workshops) do you offer during the course of the EW MBA program?
Nico -> KaranHi Karan. We have a Healthcare Club (http://groups.chicagobooth.edu/healthcare/home/) specific to the part-time programs as well as a certificate in Health Care management. Here is a link to the program: http://www.ssa.uchicago.edu/gphap/

Also, you can find a full list of our MBA concentrations here: http://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/evening/academics/curriculum
Chris -> KristaConsidering most students take 2 courses a quarter, on average how many hours in the week do most students spend on class related work outside of the classes themselves?
Krista -> ChrisHi Chris - Each class is different in regards to number of hours outside of classes. Anecdotally, we hear that on average students spent 4-7 hours outside a class each week. However, we have data from previous students who have reported how many hours they spent each week on that particular class and all students have access to this data. It's a great tool when planning out your quarter!
George -> EveryoneDID YOU KNOW: We have more part-time student groups than any other school in the country.
Tim -> NicoAre students able to waive courses if they completed an undergraduate business major, and if so what are the requirements for course waivers?
Nico -> TimHi Tim. Students are able to waive prerequisites to advanced courses if they have prior knowledge. You would simply reach out to the faculty member to allow you to register for the more advanced course. That being said, you cannot receive for past courses and will have to complete 20 Booth courses no matter what.
Ankit_M -> KaraWhat percent of Booth graduates end up in the the career they intended to while pursuing their MBA at Booth?
Kara -> Ankit_MAnkit, that is a very difficult question to answer, as the goals of Evening MBA and Weekend MBA students vary so widely. Our recent graduating student survey data showed 62% were promoted by graduation, 54% of students changed employers by graduation, and 8% started their own company. Anecdotally, we speak to alumni and students all the time who ended up with a new job or career they did not set our for at the beginning of their MBA. Throughout the program you will be exposed to many opportunities through your MBA network, and we encourage you to be open to these opportunities. On a related note, in a large survey on Part Time MBA alumni from a variety of schools (21,000 respondents), 83% say they would not have been able to get the job they wanted without the MBA.
Ahsan -> GeorgeDo you have any stats of how many application you received and how many student get admitted for each semester for Weekend and Evening MBA program, is there any seat limit for Weekend and Evening program?
George -> AhsanThere is no cap to how many seats we can fill. With that said, we are pretty constant at around 600 a year. However, depending on the quality of applications we can take more or less.
We get thousands of applications for the program, but again, that changes per quarter and year depending on the job market and economy.
George -> EveryoneThank you all for spending your lunch with us. I hope you got all of your questions answered. If you have others, or just want to talk, please either stop by and see us. We are here Monday-Saturday, or call us at 312-464-8700.
Eldo -> KaraI was wondering what the normal semster durations (start - end months) are for each semester of a Weekend MBA program..
Kara -> EldoAutumn, winter and spring quarters are 11 weeks, and summer is 10 weeks. Autumn is from late September to early Dec. Winter is early Jan. through mid March, spring is late March through early June, and summer is mid-June through late August.
Nico -> EveryoneThank you all for stopping by! If you are interested in visiting a class, we will have our Autumn 2014 call visit availabilty posted the week of September 22 here: http://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/evening/admissions/class-visit
Krista -> EveryoneFor all the women out there, we would love to see you at our upcoming Booth Women Connect Conference on Friday, October 10th in Chicago. To learn more and register, take a look here!
http://www.chicagobooth.edu/bwcc
Kara -> EveryoneThank you for joining today's chat! Our admissions team is out on the road hosting Information Sessions across the country. See here for details, http://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/weekend/admissions/events/receptions. We hope to see you there!
Moderator -> EveryoneOur session has now ended. The chat transcript will be posted on Friday, September 12, on the following links: Evening MBA program http://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/evening/admissions/events/online-chats Weekend MBA program http://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/weekend/admissions/events/online-chats