Applying for MBA at Chicago Booth School of Business

Applying for MBA at Chicago Booth School of Business

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Aishwarya Bhatnagar
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Updated on Nov 11, 2021 13:02 IST

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Chicago Booth has invited applications for admission to their full-time MBA programme. The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is a graduate business school located in Chicago, Illinois, at the University of Chicago. It is the second-oldest business school in the USA, the first such school to offer an Executive MBA programme and the first to initiate a PhD programme in business.

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Programme duration

21 months

Courses per quarter

3 - 4 courses

Total number of courses

21 courses

Campus location

Harper Center, Chicago

Submission Deadline


Submission Deadline

Mid-Decision Notification

Decision Notification Date

Round 1

October 3, 2013

Week of October 28, 2013

December 19, 2013

Round 2

January 8, 2014

Week of February 10, 2014

March 27, 2014

Round 3

April 3, 2014

Week of April 21, 2014

May 21, 2014

Class Stats



Average class size

90 per campus

Average work experience

12 years

Average age


Countries represented


Application Process

Chicago Booth admits new students into the Full-Time MBA Program in the autumn quarter only. Here’s an overview of the process:

  1. Application - You must complete an application and provide supporting details by the respective deadlines noted below.
  2. Admissions Interview - Interviews are by invitation only. All invitations to interview will be released by the mid-decision dates listed above for each round.
  3. All candidates are informed of final admission decisions through the online system.

Application Checklist

A complete submission will consist of the following items:

  • Completed application with required personal background
  • Completed essay questions: Two short answer essays of 250 words each (My favorite part of my work is and I started to think differently when) + one Presentation/essay (in a four-slide presentation or an essay of no more than 600 words) about who you are, what else would you like us to know (file size is limited to 16 MB) + Reapplicant Question if applicable of 300 words (How has your perspective regarding your future, Chicago Booth, and/or getting an MBA changed since the time of your last application)
  • Professional resume
  • Two letters of recommendation (one from supervisor and second letter can be professional in nature or from an organization, club, or volunteer project with which you are associated)
  • Unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary educational institutions attended. (Note: Official transcripts are requested from admitted students only)
  • GMAT or GRE score
  • TOEFLIELTS or PTE scores (international applicants only)
  • $250 application fee

Tuition fees

Tuition for the Full-Time MBA students in 2013 - 2014 is $5,876 per course. An estimate of the total cost of attending school for nine months (three quarters) is $91,984.

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