Chicago Booth School of Business

Interview with Don Martin, the Associate Dean of Admission. Click here for the free three page transcript.

Contact Information

Application Deadlines

Admission Essays

Admissions Criteria

Student Body

While your career at Booth will start out with essential business fundamentals, you’ll quickly move on in this school’s flexible curriculum to develop your own interests. There is only one required course, and that is Leadership Effectiveness and Development, or LEAD, which is a 125-hour skill-building course. Described as a “laboratory class” LEAD allows participants to simulate real-world situations and practice skills in communication and negotiation, team-building, and offering feedback. To jumpstart the team-building aspect of the course, participants join in for an unforgettable outdoor-adventure experience.

At Booth, students can participate in the International Business Exchange Program, which hosts courses at 33 partner schools in 21 countries. Participating students travel for a few weeks – or an entire term – to a diverse roster of countries that includes Austria, Brazil, Chile, China, India, Israel, The Netherlands, Singapore, South Africa, and South Korea. When it comes to admissions, Booth prides itself on following a personal case-by-case process in evaluating applications. Unlike some MBA programs, Booth is interested in applicants who come straight out of college. The school does insist that students possess certain characteristics – qualities that cannot be faked or quickly learned at a summer job. The office seeks students who have a demonstrated record of success – professionally, academically, and personally. Booth’s admissions officers find that intellectually curious, engaged, and self-directed students really thrive in the school’s flexible curriculum.

Contact Information

Chicago Booth School of Business

5807 S Woodlawn Ave

Chicago, IL 60637, United States

Phone: +1 773-702-7743


Application Deadlines*

Deadline Round I Round II Round III
Application deadline Sep 22 Jan 04 Apr 04
Decisions mailed Dec 08 Mar 16 May 18

* Deadlines for 2016-2017 application season

** Priority deadline for scholarship consideration. Final deadline for international applicants.

*** Final deadline for domestic applicants

Admissions Criteria

Average undergrad GPA: 3.6

Average GMAT: 726

Average work experience (years): 5

Student Body

Women: 35%

International: 34%

Average age: 28