Weekend MBA

Weekend MBA

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Earn a Booth MBA in Chicago no matter where you live.

Join a nationwide community of bold thinkers and inquisitive minds in Chicago Booth’s Weekend MBA Program. Our flexible curriculum and in-person class format on Fridays and Saturdays attracts working professionals from across the country—more than 70 percent of students travel in for class from outside Illinois.

Based in downtown Chicago, the Weekend MBA Program is also ideal for Chicago-area professionals who prefer a flexible format. But no matter where you come from, you’ll find a firm grounding in core business principles, and the same curricular and academic experience as Booth’s full-time students, taught by the same distinguished Chicago Booth faculty.

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Student Experience

Diverse perspectives, individuality, and collaboration define our student experience. Students find life-long camaraderie with classmates from across North America who are also balancing work, life, and school.

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Student Story: Aron Branam

Aron lives in Portland, Oregon, and travels for work and for the Weekend MBA Program. The unmatched support of the Booth community has helped Aron succeed academically, personally, and professionally.

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Our admissions blog offers an inside perspective on the admissions process and Booth’s collaborative community. Read advice, tips, and stories from our admissions directors, current students, and alumni.

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Weekend MBA Overview

Dig into the numbers behind the Booth experience.

Program Flexibility and Facts

Average Completion Time

2.5–3 Years

Time Given to Complete Degree

5 Years

Average Courses Per Quarter†


Courses to Choose From


Courses Required to Complete
Your Degree*


Concentrations to Choose From


student Groups


Student Life Events Per Year

* Plus Leadership Exploration and Development (LEAD)

† Most Weekend MBA students take two courses each Saturday, and students can also take classes on Friday night.

Class Stats*

GPA (Mid-80%)


GMAT (Mid-80%)


AGE (Mid-80%)


Years of Work Experience (Mid-80%)



Students Living outside Illinois


International Students*


*Based on 2016 incoming student data. Percentage of international students represents those attending on work visa.


Consulting 14% Aerospace/Transportation 2%
Manufacturing 8% Diversified and Other Financial Services 3%
Healthcare 7% Education 2%
Investment Management/Research 7% Government 2%
Non-Profit 7% Real Estate 2%
Energy/Oil/Utilities 6% Accounting 1%
Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology 6% Advertising/Marketing/
Investment Banking/Brokerage 5% Construction 1%
Consumer Products 4% Retail 1%
Computer-Related Services 4% Telecommunications 1%
Software/Printing/Publishing 3% Venture Capital/Private Equity 1%
Law 3% Agribusiness 1%
Commercial Banking 2% Entertainment/Leisure 1%
Insurance 2% Miscellaneous Services 1%
Widely Diversified Manufacturing 2%

*Based on 2016 incoming student data


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Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Information Session

May 19, 2017 6:30 PM
Gleacher Center

This information session will provide you with a great opportunity to learn more about Chicago Booth's Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Programs. The presentation will introduce you to Booth's unique approach to education, our flexible curriculum, and supportive student and alumni community.

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Visit a Class

Spring Quarter
Available through June 3

Experience the Weekend MBA Program firsthand by visiting an actual class. This is a great way to get to know our community and also test out a day in the life of a Weekend MBA student. We offer a wide variety of courses, allowing you to visit a course based on your interests.

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Important Deadlines

The Weekend MBA program admits students on a rolling basis. You can apply any time from the date the application is available to the day of the deadline. You’ll receive your admissions decision four to six weeks after the date your application is complete. You can apply to start during the Autumn or Spring Quarters.

Candidates interested in the Civic Scholars Program should visit its homepage for admissions information and deadlines specific to this program.

Autumn Quarter
Civic Scholar Program for Autumn Quarter
April 21, 2017

Traditional Weekend MBA Program
May 12, 2017

Everybody’s Working for the Weekend MBA

Earn a Booth MBA while living and working anywhere in the United States. Each weekend, you’ll expand your network by collaborating with classmates from across the country.

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