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RANKINGS

Which MBA? 2009

Background

University of
ChicagoBooth
School of Business

The University of Chicagos Booth School of Business is the second-oldest business school in America (founded in 1898) and has a deservedly
high reputation for research, scholarship and teaching ability in business education. It was named after alumnus David Booth in 2008 following
a $300m donation, the largest gift the university has received. The school boasts six Nobel laureates among its past and present faculty and
alumni, more than any other business school. It is large, with 1,100 students in its full-time MBA programmes, 1,400 on its Evening and Weekend
MBAs, 480 EMBA and thousands of executive education participants. Finance is probably the most acclaimed subject and students have a justified
reputation for number crunching, though the school is also strong in other areas, such as marketing and entrepreneurship.
Facilities

The full-time MBA is based in a $125m building in the middle of the university campus, the Charles M. Harper Centre, built in 2004. Facilities are
now among the best in the world, including 12 classrooms, 31 group study rooms, four outdoor terraces and a Winter Garden in a central atrium.
The part-time programmes are housed in the equally well-equipped Gleacher Centre in downtown Chicago, which also houses the North American
Executive MBA programme. The school has premises in Singapore for the Asian EMBA and in London for the European EMBA.
Student assessment of facilities

5807 South Woodlawn Avenue


Chicago, IL
US
60637
Tel: +1 773 702 4282
Fax: +1 773 702 6420
E-mail: admissions@ChicagoBooth.edu
Website: www.ChicagoBooth.edu
Programme director: Stacey Kole

Ranking

Executive MBA
North America

Executive
MBA Asia

Executive
MBA Europe

Evening
MBA

Weekend
MBA

4.7 (4)

0.3 (88)
99 (23)
4.8 (2)

2.1
99

2.0
99

2.1
99

0.5
99

1.8
99

Faculty Number of faculty: 144 full-time, 36 part-time, 9 visiting


Number of faculty per student
Percentage of faculty with PhD
Student rating of faculty

Programme highlights

Rank (out of 100) Full-time

Overall rank

Regional rank
Open new career opportunities
Diversity of recruiters
Number in jobs three months after graduation
Jobs found through the careers service
Student assessment of careers service
Personal development and educational experience
Faculty quality
Student quality
Student diversity
Education experience
Increase in salary
Increase in salary
Post-MBA salary
Potential to network
Breadth of alumni network
Internationalism of alumni
Alumni effectiveness

Full-time
MBA

2
1
5
18
5
1
22
28
23
51
31
47
96
33
22
35
22
26

Booths two-year full-time MBA is highly flexible with only the LEAD (Leadership: Effectiveness and Development) course for first-year students
required. Students design their own curriculum within broad guidelines: three courses from the Foundations Core; four courses from the
Breadth Requirements; and two courses on general management. There is no requirement for a concentration (though 13 are offered) and
students are encouraged to take electives (11 in all) from a wide range including courses offered by other university departments.
A variation on the full-time programme, the International MBA, requires additional courses, an international internship or study abroad, and
proficiency in a second language. The programme generally takes 24 months to complete.
Part-time programmes include the Evening MBA (one evening a week) and the Weekend MBA, which runs all day on Saturdays. Both take
between two and a half and five years to complete and are identical to the full-time programme, though LEAD is not required.
The EMBA North America is run on alternate weekends at the Gleacher Centre and is also taught at Booths London and Singapore campuses.
Students from all three campuses begin the programme together in late June at the Chicago campus. During the second summer of the
programme, students from the three campuses work and study together as part of the international exchange sessions.

Student rating of programme


Overseas exchange places available (% of intake)
Number of languages on offer

4.7 (2)
0 (87)
6 (1)

577

35 (38)
54 (30)
714 (5)
5 (52)
25-30
27
4.6 (22)

91

21

n/a
13
30-46
37

95

24

n/a
11
30-41
35

89

16

n/a
11
30-41
35

415

23

n/a
6
25-34
29

107

16

n/a
7
26-36
30

Number of industry sectors that recruited graduates


11 (1)
Percentage of graduates in jobs 3 months after graduation
94 (35)
Percentage of graduates finding jobs through careers services
87 (7)
Student rating of careers service
4.6 (2)
Post-MBA salary ($)
107,091 (29)
Percentage increase in salary
49 (85)
Principal recruiters of graduates
McKinsey & Co, Lehman Brothers,
Merrill Lynch

$200
$47,260

$100
$134,000

$100
$164,000

$100
$127,801

$175
$4,655

$175
$4,655

Per year. Tuition fee for


2008/2009

Total programme

Total programme.
Tuition fee for 2008/2009

Total programme

Accommodation costs (on campus, per year)


$13,500
Accommodation costs (off campus, per year)
$13,500
Financial aid available

Type of aid available


Scholarships, loans, fellowships
Criteria on which aid is granted
Merit, need

Apr 1st

Apr 1st

May 1st

Sep start, 21 months Jun start, 21 months Jun start, 21 months Jun start, 21 months

Sep start

First degree;
GMAT or TOEFL
references;
3 essays; interview

First degree; GMAT or


TOEFL references;
3 essays; interview

Students
Annual intake
Applicants:places
Percentage of women students
International diversity score
Average GMAT score
Average number of years work experience
Age range of students
Average age
Student rating of culture and classmates

Recruiters/careers service

Student profile (full-time)


(%)
EU
Non-EU Europe
North America
Other Americas
Asia/Australasia
Africa/Middle East

Cost
Strengths and weaknesses
Strengths: finance and accounting, strategic management
and marketing, entrepreneurship
Weakness: can be overly quantitative
Accreditation
AACSB
AMBA

EQUIS

Student/alumni quotes
Booth provides you with outstanding resources along with
the flexibility to take advantage of those resources in whatever
way works best for you.
Perhaps the school needs more creative methods of soft
skills training.

(Figures in brackets represent rank)

Application fees
Programme fees
Comments

Per class (20 classes


Per class (20 classes
required for graduation) required for graduation)

Application details
Application deadline
Programme dates
Admission requirements

Mar 10th
First degree; GMAT;
TOEFL or IELTS;
references; 3 essays;
interview

First degree;
work experience;
TOEFL or IELTS;
references; 2 essays;
interview; laptop

First degree;
work experience;
TOEFL or IELTS;
references; 2 essays;
interview; laptop

Work experience;
references;
3 essays; interview