The business school of the University of Chicago (formerly The University of Chicago Booth School of Business), founded in 1898, is the second oldest business school in the world. During the second half of the twentieth century, the school of business and economics at the university gained worldwide fame for having a philosophy centered on free market and minimal government involvement. They were the cradle 10 Nobel laureates as Milton Friedman and George Stigler among others.
In 2004, the school received a donation of more than $ 100 million Charles M. Harper, with whom he built what is the current headquarters of the school. In 2008, David Booth (MBA’71) donated a record $ 300 million to the school (which would be renamed Booth School of Business), the largest donation in history made a business school.
The Dean (Dean) of the school is the Indian Sunil Kumar, from Stanford. Kumar began his term on January 1, 2011, succeeding Edward acclaimed A ( “Ted”) Syder, who made a spectacular return to school and guilty of great momentum by passing it.
Chicago Booth’s slogan is “Challenge Everything”.
– It is the second oldest school of business world.
– It is the first school to offer a doctoral program (PhD) in Business (1920).
– It is the first school to offer an Executive MBA (1943) program.
– It is the first school in an academic journal publishing business (1928).
– It is the only school to have six Nobel laureates among its faculty (of the 85 that have passed through the University of Chicago).
– It is the first and only American school to have permanent campus in America, Asia (Singapore) and Europe (London).
– It is the largest single donation school has received. David Booth (MBA’71), 300 million.
The school offers the following programs:
– Full Time MBA: It lasts two years. It is taught in the Harper Center, located on the campus of the University of Chicago in Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. More information.
– Evening MBA and Weekend-MBA: Taught in the Gleacher Center in Chicago. More information.
– Executive MBA: It lasts 21 months and is taught on the campus of Chicago (Gleacher Center), London and Singapore. More information.
– Doctorate (PhD): With a duration of up to 5 years, this program tends to attract students interested in business research and teaching. More information.
Full Time MBA
Club-MBA 2012: 3
Business Week 2010: 1
U.S. News & World Report 2012: 4
The Economist 2010: 1
Forbes 2012: 3
Financial Times 2012 12
Poets & Quants 2012: 3
All rankings: Rankings MBA – Business Schools
Business Week, 2010: 2
U.S. News & World Report, 2011: 2
Financial Times, 2011 5
All rankings: Executive MBA Rankings
The headquarters of the school is located a few kilometers from the city of Chicago. Earning an MBA at this school allows the MBA experience to live in an American traditional university campus, but with the advantage of living in a big city or a few minutes of it.
Chicago Booth facilities are considered by many the best facilities in the world. Consisting of:
– Harper Center
The headquarters of the school. It’s in Hyde Park, 11 km south of downtown Chicago, on the campus of the University of Chicago. It is the work of Argentinean architect Rafael Viñoly. It is exclusively for students Full-Time MBA. Most classes are held here.
– Gleacher Center
Located in downtown Chicago, it is located next to the river and lake. In it some classes of Full-time MBA, and all kinds of Evening and Weekend MBA taught.