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.

  • 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