Story of Matt Maloney (GrubHub): Booth Moments (Essay)

GrubHub Chicago Booth Essay MomentsA recent study by the Financial Times shows that Booth stands at #4 in the world when it comes to the most Alumni as CEOs in Fortune 500 companies, behind Stanford(8), Insead(9) and Harvard (28). If you look at the Alumni who have climbed the CEO position in small and mid-sized Business, the number of Booth MBA CEOs is at 5,400, with their contribution distributed in companies as diverse as JPMorgan, Pfizer, Gillette, and Suzuki.

If you have an Entrepreneurial streak, it would be reassuring to know that Booth MBA Alumni have started some of the coolest brands: ZipCar (the car sharing company), GrubHub(Food Delivery Service), Bobtail Ice Cream(Homemade ice cream in classic & specialty flavors), Harpoon Brewery(best known for Harpoon IPA) and PrepMe (Online Educational platform for standardized tests -PSAT, SAT and ACT).

In top Business Schools, Entrepreneurship as a career is mostly chosen by less than 5% of the total class. Booth is no different in that regard. For the latest class, 3.3% or 19 Boothies continued in new venture creation or persisting with their Business.

The Admission team is not repeating itself with New Venture Challenge and Entrepreneurship in the essay. Booth’s way of thinking and a plethora of experiential learning experiences is what gave Entrepreneurs the confidence to venture out on their own or address problems in a unique way.

Experiential learning at Chicago Booth is realized through Lab Courses. The word ‘lab’ might be a little misleading, but the focus of the course is to offer experiential learning to the 500+ odd MBA students.

The hands-on experience is divided based on job industry and functions: Management Lab, New Venture and Small Enterprise Lab, D4 Foundations, Private Equity/Venture Capital, Social Enterprise Lab, Clean Tech Lab, Marketing Lab Courses, and Healthcare Management Analytics Lab.

With New Venture and Small Enterprise Lab
, you will work on start-up projects performing competitive analysis, market research, and figuring out consumer buying patterns. Based on how various stakeholders in the market behave, you will be able to develop a strategy that balances the pricing models with the right marketing mix. The lab mainly focuses on technology, biotech, and retail industries.

D4 Foundations is a design program that looks at complex problems in Healthcare and Education through the prism of design and comes up with user-centric solutions. MBA candidates will also learn to incorporate testing and feedback as an integral part of solving problems.

Private Equity/Venture Capital Lab offers 15-20 hours/week as internship opportunity, of which responsibilities include shortlisting investment opportunities in diverse international markets. Guest lecturers from prestigious private equity and venture capital firms will teach students about identifying opportunities. Previous collaborators include Sterling Partners, Dunrath, Duchossois, OCA Ventures, Lake Capital, Essex Woodlands, Roundtable, WHI, Seneca Partners, Arch Development, and Prism Capital.

Matt Grub Success Story Chicago Booth

Learn about the Story of Matt Maloney, ’10, CEO, GrubHub Inc. with F1GMAT's Chicago Booth MBA Essay Guide

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Booth MBA Essay Guide

1. Demonstrates how to turn your story into an interesting narrative .
2. Offers Context and explains the 6 Chicago Booth Moments: Modern Art, Teamwork and Individual Ambition, Adventure, Diversity, Classroom Experience and Harper Centre. 

3. Summarizes the Student Groups and how it can add value to your post-MBA journey.

4. 150+ Pages of Essay Writing and Editing Tips

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Top 31 MBA Programs + Analysis of 24 Industries (United States)

We analyze the MBA Curriculum, Class Profile, Total Cost and Post-MBA Salary of Top 31 MBA programs in the US.

+ Industry Trends

+ Future of Aerospace, Agriculture, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Automobile, Clean Tech, Education, Energy, Fashion, Financial Services, Insurance, FinTech, Government, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Military, Manufacturing, Maritime, Media/Advertising, Technology, Tourism, Trade, Transportation and Logistics, Virtual Reality (VR), and Augmented Reality (AR).

Pages: 327


"I have not reviewed many books for MBA Admission consulting companies but doing it now to give all applicants a brief idea on what the book covers. The book includes 31 top MBA programs - almost all the top schools you have heard or considering for your MBA application. Each chapter is categorized by US States where there is at least one top MBA program. So you have California and Massachusetts with the most number of MBA programs and several states with one top program (Washington, Minnesota, Washington D.C., Connecticut, Virginia, and Maryland) and other states with two to three MBA programs. The book focuses on four aspects of an MBA program - curriculum, cost, class profile and post-MBA salary. For me, the breakdown of the cost and post-MBA industry was useful to make my decision on selecting the top 5 programs for 2017-18. It is a fascinating read in an industry where consultants overprice for their expertise. I recently bought a 30-page guide for $49. Compared to the obvious observation in that book, the 300+ page, MBA in US - the Ultimate guide is a goldmine of information and analysis." - Verified Purchase (21st June 2017)

"I bought the ultimate guide after a friend recommended it for me. The guide covers a lot of ground on the history of each prominent US states and goes into the reasons why a certain industry emerged from each state. In addition to the analysis of the economy, trends and expected changes in the next 5 years, the book features top MBA programs in each state with an extensive study of its curriculum. Ultimate guide is an essential reference book for MBA Applicants if they want to shortlist MBA programs based on value and cost, and not just ranking. " - Verified Purchase (14th June 2017)

"Should be a required reading before applying for an MBA. School events and MBA Tours are PR events disguised as a Q&A. On the contrary, the book is an unbiased analysis of each Top MBA program in the US supported by a large dataset and historical context on each industry. The guide builds a case for indstries that are likely to emerge as favourite for MBA graduates. Thorough and a valuable book." - Verified Purchase (15th June 2017)

"What I liked: The breadth of the information. Some of my favorite nonfiction books have taken the same approach as the ultimate guide have - cover background information in-depth. In the book, the author uses parallel threads to demonstrate the history of the state and the rise of industries. Will make you think how schools thrive based on the policy set by the state. California's obsession with Technology has revolutionized how we do Business and changed post-MBA trends. Many MBA applicants will be consulting or doing marketing for a Technology company. That is one key finding from the book. The latest development in AI, FinTech, and Automation is an additional context that I found valuable in the book.

Very informative. I would recommend that you read the book at least once in chronological order before using Table of Contents." - Verified Purchase (2nd July 2017)

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