Chicago Booth Completes New State-of-the-Art Campus in London
The new campus affirms Booth’s continued commitment to London and the wider Europe, Middle East, and Africa region.
- By September 10, 2020
Chicago Booth is proud to announce the completion of our new campus in the heart of the City of London, located at One Bartholomew Close, near to St. Paul’s in central London. The new campus will replace Chicago Booth’s existing London location at 25 Basinghall Street and will be the school’s base of operations in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa region.
“We are excited about the launch of our spectacular new campus in London,” said Booth dean Madhav Rajan, the George Pratt Shultz Professor of Accounting. “It will be a dynamic hub for our programs and activities in London, and will allow us to bring Booth’s distinctive approach to current and future leaders across the EMEA region.”
Our new City of London space houses the Executive MBA Europe Program, non-degree Executive Education classes, conferences, and seminars. Booth Executive MBA classes are currently being offered online globally. However, Chicago Booth has created a COVID-19 secure campus environment in London to enable a number of locally based Executive MBA students to follow their classes in person. The new campus is currently closed to visitors.
“We are delighted that our new address puts us at the heart of London’s vibrant business community,” said Randall S. Kroszner, deputy dean for Executive Programs and Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics. “From One Bartholomew Square, we will have businesses ranging from finance and professional services to technology startups and entrepreneurs on our doorstep. I can’t imagine a better home for Chicago Booth in Europe.”
The new campus affirms Booth’s continued commitment to London and the wider Europe, Middle East, and Africa region. Booth is the only US business school with a campus in the City, in addition to our global campuses in Hong Kong and Chicago. By continuing to foster rigorous thinking from London and beyond, Booth aims to help future and current leaders take on a new world of business and lead future-fit organizations.
Watch the video below for a first look the new facility:
Randall S. Kroszner:
At Chicago Booth, we take a global approach to business. We have campuses in Hong Kong, in London, and in Chicago. We’ve been in Europe for more than a quarter of a century, and we’ve had a campus in London for 15 years. To mark that milestone, we are opening this spectacular new campus, right in the heart of the City of London, just a stone’s throw away from St. Paul’s Cathedral.
I stand before you in front of this incredible wall of our Nobel laureates—a century of innovative thinking. Of people not just taking the world as given, but wanting to change the world, always asking questions, and always questioning answers.
On our faculty, we have a wide variety of viewpoints. We go from Eugene Fama, Nobel Prize winner for his contributions to efficient markets, to our most recent Nobel laureate, Richard Thaler, who takes a very much behavioral economics point of view. We have both of those at Chicago Booth, and we don’t give you the answers. What we do is, we raise the questions. We take different approaches, and we want you to work through the answers.
Our new campus right at the heart of the City of London is at the intersection of a whole variety of communities: the tech community, the entrepreneurship community, the finance community. It’s going to be part of the University of Chicago Global Entrepreneurs Network, where we bring people together from around the globe to try to think about what’s next, what’s new, how to shape the future. We want this new campus to really be a hub for innovative thinking, and I look forward to welcoming you here at our new campus.