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

  • Unconventional Wisdom, Remarkable Leadership

    Sarah Quinlan, ’84, VP at MasterCard Advisors

    Sarah Quinlan heads the analytics and insights consulting unit of MasterCard. Drawing on the vast, anonymous, aggregated data generated from credit card transactions around the world, her team produces trend reports and provides consulting for clients ranging from merchants and card issuers to capital markets and finance ministers.

    Challenging assumption and finding patterns others miss, Quinlan used her Booth MBA to uncover the truth behind the data.

  • Her Booth education provided an essential underpinning—a way of thinking and approaching problems that is unconscious and automatic. “You have those fundamentals and then everything becomes additive, like a layer cake,” she says. “As long as the layers don’t get too acute so that it tips over, you’re all right.”

  • "That disciplined way of thinking and problem solving is common among all Booth graduates and it enables them to have a broad impact. It follows that Booth alumni are well equipped to make sense of the complexities of consumer behavior," she says.

     

     

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Maloney

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

Matt Maloney, '10, CEO, GrubHub

Martino

“Having a Booth education is meaningful because it gives you that grounding that you need in many of the topics that are important when you’re running an investment firm.”

Roxanne Martino, '88, CEO, Aurora Investment Management

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.


IMPACT. INQUIRY. INSIGHT.

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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.