Weekend MBA

Chicago Business Fellows

Chicago Business Fellows (CBF) is designed specifically for young professionals with three years or less of full-time work experience who are interested in earning an MBA while continuing to work. As a subset of the Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Programs, the Chicago Business Fellows program offers the same academic experience and MBA degree as the Weekend MBA Program with additional professional development cohort programming.

Meet Our Chicago Business Fellows

  • Kandace » Chicago  Digitas
    Media Planner
  • Rock » Memphis, TN  Cars.com
    Senior Manager, Data Products Team
  • Kathryn » Canton, MI      Morningstar
    Senior Mutual Fund Analyst
  • David » Chicago  Leidos
    Group Manager

Profile of Candidate

Candidates for the Chicago Business Fellows (CBF) should have:

  • An undergraduate degree prior to entering Chicago Booth
  • Excellent scholarship, leadership potential, and maturity
  • Three years or less of full-time work experience in a business career by September 2015. Those with more than three years of experience by September 2015 are welcome to apply to any of the two Weekend MBA Program application deadlines
  • Employment in a professional business environment by the start of enrollment in Chicago Booth

Application Requirements

Applicants should fill out the online application for the Weekend MBA Program for the fall of the desired year of matriculation. Please indicate that you are a CBF applicant.

Note: The application fee is waived for CBF applicants.

  • Interview - all CBF interviews take place during one of the scheduled CBF Days. 
  • Nomination - completed by your current supervisor. Due one week before the CBF Interview Day you choose to attend
  • Two letters of recommendation - the nominator can also be one of the recommenders
  • Transcripts - from all post-secondary educational institutions from which you have earned a degree (Note: Unofficial documents are acceptable for the application, but official documents must be submitted if you are admitted.)
  • GMAT or GRE scores
  • Resume
  • Essays 

Upcoming Events

Chicago Business Fellows Information Session
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - Register here »

Application Deadlines

The deadlines to submit your application for the Chicago Business Fellows are listed below. Those admitted to Chicago Business Fellows 2015 will attend LAUNCH (orientation) August 21-23, 2015.

Quarter   Application Deadline
 Autumn 2015 Early Decision: Friday, January 23, 2015
Final Decision: Friday, May 15, 2015

*2015 application will be available September 1, 2014

Contact Information

Krista McNamara
Assistant Director - Admissions