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One of the world’s top university accelerators. Research centers that are blazing the trail in entrepreneurship, social innovation, leadership, artificial intelligence, marketing, public policy, finance, and other critical areas of business. Faculty and alumni who are at the forefront of their fields.

Every day, Booth is driving innovation in business education, scholarship, and leadership. It's been that way for more than 100 years. Booth had the first woman to receive a PhD in business. We created the first executive MBA program in the world. We are the first and only US business school with permanent campuses on three continents.

At the heart of innovation at Booth lies the Chicago Approach to business education, our unique educational philosophy. This discipline-based approach to business has helped our faculty win a record nine Nobel Prizes for their groundbreaking research. It fosters a constantly evolving, innovative curriculum that is informed by the critical issues facing business and the world today. It’s prepared Booth alumni to develop groundbreaking startups and excel as innovative leaders able to adapt to a rapidly changing world.

A Birthplace for Bold Ideas

Since our founding in 1898, Chicago Booth has remained an incubator for curious, boundary-pushing individuals to bring their ideas to fruition. Many of those individuals and ideas have profoundly shaped the world as it is today. 

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Dynamic Centers for Research and Innovation

Developed by the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at UChicago, the New Venture Challenge is among the top-ranked university accelerator programs in the world. The Harry L. Davis Center for Leadership is a proving ground for new ideas and approaches to leadership. Booth’s Initiative on Global Markets supports trailblazing research and insights into international business, financial markets, and public policy. The Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation is leveraging entrepreneurial thinking to tackle the world’s toughest challenges.

Find out how Booth’s research centers are helping mold the future of business and society.

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The Chookaszian Accounting Research Center

The Chookaszian Accounting Research Center coordinates accounting research at Booth and hosts research brown bags and workshops. It also publishes the Journal of Accounting Research, one of the top accounting research journals in the world.

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Becker Friedman Institute for Economics

Bringing together researchers from the entire Chicago economics community, the Becker Friedman Institute for Economics fosters novel insights on the world’s most difficult economic problems.

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Center for Applied Artificial Intelligence

This center supports researchers from across Booth and UChicago in making revolutionary advances in the applications of AI. Their work touches fields as diverse as finance, health care, public policy, education, and behavioral science.

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Center for Decision Research

Positioned at the forefront of the rapidly developing field of behavioral science, CDR is devoted to building a richer understanding of human behavior and experience.

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Center for Research in Security Prices, LLC

An affiliate of Chicago Booth, CRSP, LLC is the leading provider of historical stock market data for researchers. The center has long been an integral part of the academic and commercial world of financial and economic research.

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Harry L. Davis Center for Leadership

The Davis Center is an incubator and proving ground for generating new insights about leadership that impact education, practice, and discovery for future generations of students.

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Healthcare Initiative

The Healthcare Initiative serves as a center of gravity for the diverse disciplines that engage in healthcare research at Booth and across the university.

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Initiative on Global Markets

IGM organizes Booth faculty efforts to influence public policy and the practice of business around the world. By hosting expert panels, visiting thought leaders, and conferences, IGM raises the impact of Booth research.

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James M. Kilts Center for Marketing

The Kilts Center for Marketing advances marketing at Booth by facilitating faculty research, supporting innovation in Booth’s marketing curriculum, funding scholarships, and creating engaging programs.

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Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation

As Booth’s social impact hub, the center offers hands-on learning opportunities, supports innovative courses, and pursues research—all with the goal of developing people and practices with the potential to solve the world’s biggest problems.

Explore Our Programs

Looking to develop an innovative mindset? Earn a business degree from our top-ranked Full-Time, Part-Time, and Executive MBA Programs, or a doctorate in business from the world’s leading PhD Program in business. Or enhance your career by enrolling in one of our Executive Education courses.

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MBA Programs

Achieve more with an MBA degree from Chicago Booth. Offered in four formats—including Executive MBA programs based in Chicago, London, and Hong Kong—to suit your personal and professional goals.

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PhD Program

Explore your research interests and earn a PhD from one of the best business PhD programs in the world.

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Executive Education

Choose from nearly 50 open-enrollment programs worldwide, or create a custom program tailored to meet your organization’s unique challenges.

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Booth Stories

Get the latest stories and insights from our diverse, dynamic, and global community.

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Big Problems and Big Solutions

In designing the contact tracing algorithm for India’s official COVID-19 contact tracing app, this Booth student relied on learnings from the Big Problems course.

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Explore The Chicago Approach

Our multidisciplinary approach to business education will serve you well in any job you have, in any industry, anywhere in the world.

The Executive MBA Program is registered under the Hong Kong Education Bureau. Registration No.: 262427. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.