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Booth is a business school of firsts. A community of curious thinkers and bold doers. A global network of innovative alumni and analytical thought leaders who have shaped markets, policy, and industry in profound ways.

Beginning now, and throughout 2023, we are celebrating our 125th anniversary. From events across the globe to an oral history project for our alumni to activities on social media and retrospective features, join us as we showcase the impact of Booth over the past 125 years, celebrate this important milestone as a community, and present to you how Booth is poised to continue to impact the future.

Booth Firsts, Booth Breakthroughs

Innovating and setting new precedents is in our DNA. Discover how we have pioneered business education and thought leadership throughout our history.

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1916

First to create a comprehensive business education.

1916
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1920

First to create a PhD program in business.

1920
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1928

First to create an academic business journal.

1928
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1929

First university to grant a PhD in business to a woman.

1929
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1943

First to create an executive MBA program.

1943
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1970

Booth students founded the National Black MBA Association.

1970
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1982

First business school faculty member to win a Nobel Prize.

1982
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2000

First US business school with campuses on three continents.

2000
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2017

Ninth faculty member becomes a Nobel laureate.

2017

More Chicago Booth 125 Year Celebration Initiatives and Events

We encourage you to check back often to discover other upcoming events and initiatives related to our 125th anniversary celebration.