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Chicago Booth offers a two-year Full-time MBA program, Evening MBA and Weekend MBA and 21-month Executive MBA program in Chicago, London, and Singapore.  The University Of Chicago Booth School Of Business was founded in 1898. The school is the second oldest school in the U.S. Chicago Booth has the finest set of facilities of any business school in the world with campuses in Chicago, London and Singapore. The four campuses are Charles M. Harper Center, Gleacher Center, Europe Campus - London and Asia Campus - Singapore.

Chicago Booth is a pioneer in many aspects of Business education. Booth is the first business school to have a Nobel laureate on its faculty (George Stigler, 1982); the first business school to have six Nobel Prize winners: Stigler; Merton Miller, 1990; Ronald Coase, 1991; Gary Becker, 1992; Robert Fogel, 1993; and Myron Scholes, 1997; the first to initiate a PhD program in business (1920); the first to offer an executive MBA degree program (1943);  the first to establish a minority relations program (1964); the first and only U.S. business school with permanent campuses on three continents: Asia, Europe, and North America.

Curriculum

Chicago Booth provides the students with the option to choose the MBA experience. Students can choose MBA based on their experience, education and goals.

The flexible curriculum is divided into four sections: The Foundation Courses, The Functions, Management and Business Environment, Electives and Leadership Effectiveness and Development (LEAD).

The Foundation courses are divided into three categories: Financial Accounting, Microeconomics and Statistics. From the categories, students can choose 3 courses. These courses are intended to develop analytic skills and the knowledge required for the rest of the program.

The Functions, Management and Business Environment are divided into seven categories: Finance, Marketing, Operations, Decisions, People, Strategy and Business Environment. From six of the seven categories, students can chose six courses. This section is used to learn about the fundamental building blocks of a Business environment.

Electives cover 14 concentrations and 11 courses, allowing students to choose courses that add value to their experience.

Leadership Effectiveness and Development (LEAD) is a mandatory course for all students. It will help students develop negotiation and team-building skills. It also helps build relationships and influence outcomes.

Experiential Learning

To put theory to practice, Chicago Booth provides labs like Management Labs, New Venture and Small Enterprise Lab, Private Equity/Venture Capital Lab, Social Entrepreneurship Lab, Clean Tech Lab, Market Research and Consumer Behaviour. With the labs, students will get the opportunity to solve real world problems and find solutions (recommendations) for the clients. Lead (Leadership Effectiveness and Development) was the first attempt by any Business school to incorporate experiential learning. The course was created in 1989.The purpose of the course is to enhance students' self-awareness and personal effectiveness with a series of challenging, fun, classroom sessions.

Competition

Chicago Booth also organizes and takes part in national competition. Some of the competition that Chicago Booth MBA Students participate includes A.T. Kearney Global Prize, Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC), JP Morgan Good Venture, Fortune Small Business plan contest, Energy Finance Competition, The Edward L. Kaplan New Venture Challenge, JP Morgan Mergers & Acquisitions Challenge and IPO Challenge. These competitions will allow students to showcase their knowledge and develop people skills.

Career Advancement

Booth MBA is ideal for students who want to make the career switch. The Career service team is deployed globally in Asia, Europe, Latin America, Canada, and throughout the United States. In 2011, more than 250 firms participated in on-campus recruiting with over 2500 positions advertised in the job board. Over 48% of foreign nationals accepted jobs in the United States and over 87% of graduates had job offers within three months of graduation. The career services offers one on one coaching for all students facing challenges in their job searches. A specialized audio recording series called CareerCast provides expert advice on making career changes, managing employees and starting your own Business.

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