Weekend MBA

Civic Scholars Program

The Civic Scholars Program, part of the Weekend MBA Program, is a highly selective program designed for impact-driven professionals who work in a 501(c) designated nonprofit organization or for the government. This program offers full-tuition scholarships funded by a gift from the Neubauer Family Foundation to qualifying professionals from across the US.

In addition to taking courses with other MBA students, as a Neubauer Civic Scholar you'll experience specialized programming, and networking opportunities designed specifically for government and nonprofit professionals. Taught by the same faculty as the Full-Time and Evening MBA Programs, you’ll earn the same MBA degree. No other world class business school currently offers a program as comprehensive for civic leaders.


Meet the director of the Civic Scholars Program to learn more about the program, application process, and Chicago Booth's Weekend MBA Program.

Molly O'Donnell will be in the following cities and is available for individual or group meetings. You can email her directly to request a time.

March 9-13, 2019 - Washington, DC

April 9, 2019 - Madison, WI

April 15-19, 2019 - Phoenix, AR

  • Candidate Profile
  • Program Overview
Full-Time Work Experience
6 – 13 years of work experience and currently working in a nonprofit or the government
GMAT score or GRE equivalent
Undergraduate GPA
Extraordinary Potential
to become a recognized leader in their field

*The ranges above are meant to provide you with an idea of who would most benefit from the program; however, all applicants will be given the same level of consideration

In the Weekend MBA Program, classes meet Saturdays at Gleacher Center in downtown Chicago from 9 a.m. to Noon or 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., for 11 weeks on average. Classes may be taken on Friday evenings as well.

Campus Location
Length of Program
2.5 - 3 years
Courses per Quarter
Average of 2 courses
Total Number of Courses
20 courses, plus LEAD
Full-tuition covered as a Neubauer Civic Scholar