The Chicago Approach: Giving rise to leaders with enduring impact in the world

  • A Trailblazer Defying the Odds

    Roxanne Martino, ’88, CEO, Aurora Investment Management

    Roxanne Martino, ’88, leads Chicago-based Aurora Investment Management, a manager of hedge fund portfolios. A former auditor, Martino grew the firm as a start-up at a time when hedge funds were an off-the-beaten track alternative investment. Today, the 83-employee firm oversees $9.1 billion under management.

  • “I think that having a Booth education is so meaningful because it gives you that grounding that you need in so many of the topics that are so important when you’re running an investment firm. You talk the same language. You all realize what needs to happen to develop a solution to a problem. But that doesn’t mean we evaluate things the same way.”

  • With its 26-year history, Aurora has collected a wealth of data on markets and reactions of the major participants. And that record, Martino notes, becomes the basis for decision making on portfolios and portfolio management.

    Managing a complex portfolio of hedge funds requires expertise in finance and behavioral economics and knowledge of global markets. “That multidisciplinary approach, very much a part of The Chicago Approach, is exactly what we do every day,” Martino says. “You’re applying it to a fairly complex problem, but you need to find a simple solution.”

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Quinlan

“Booth education provided an essential underpinning. You have those fundamentals and then everything becomes additive, like a layer cake,”

Sarah Quinlan, ’84, VP at MasterCard Advisors

Maloney

“We were solving a problem, but we weren’t building a business,” he recalls. “Booth showed me how to build a business.” 

Matt Maloney, '10, CEO, GrubHub

Four Paths, One Master's of Business Administration

Choose from four paths to one MBA. All four of our programs offer the same MBA, taught by our unparalleled faculty of award-winning thought leaders.

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Full-Time MBA

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Full-Time MBA

Immersive, highly flexible curriculum tailored to your career goals

Hyde Park, Chicago

Evening MBA

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Evening MBA

A flexible curriculum for students focused on having an immediate impact on their companies and careers

Downtown Chicago

Weekend MBA

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Weekend MBA

Creating connections between regional business leaders, we draw 80% of students from outside Illinois

Downtown Chicago

Executive MBA

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Executive MBA

Bringing together seasoned professionals, the program format includes sessions in the following campuses

Chicago | London | Hong Kong

Why is a Chicago Booth MBA Degree Right for You?

The Chicago Approach

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It Builds You Up

Simply put, The Chicago Approach builds you up. It lives to make a lasting difference in your professional life. The curriculum, faculty and community are all designed to support and strengthen you every day you are here. And every step of your career.

It gives you the agility to navigate the complexity of leading in a world of constant change, the acumen to inspire high-impact ideas through purposeful inquiry, the tools for turning data into actionable insights, and the frameworks for multidimensional problem solving.


INQUIRY. INSIGHT. IMPACT.

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Make The Chicago Approach Your Own

Most importantly, The Chicago Approach provides you with a mutually supportive community that collaborates in the spirit of helping you succeed in your own way.

It all comes together in this empowering approach that’s giving rise to leaders who are creating enduring impact in the world.

Explore how our alumni have applied The Chicago Approach throughout their careers.