Executive MBA

Executive MBA

in Chicago, London, and Hong Kong

Invest in yourself. Go further and shape the future.

In 1943, Chicago Booth created the world’s first Executive MBA Program. Today, we remain leaders in the field. With permanent campuses on three continents—all offering access to the same courses, the same distinguished Chicago Booth faculty, and the same prestigious MBA degree—our global Executive MBA Program can truly be called “pure Chicago.”

As a student in our Executive MBA Program, you’ll experience what makes Chicago Booth unique: our long-standing commitment to empowering bold thinkers and inquisitive minds to challenge, innovate, and create lasting impact in the world.

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Alumni Success

The Financial Times recently profiled the entrepreneurial journey of Jonas De Cooman, a 2016 graduate from the London campus whose app helps TV viewers buy what they see on screen.

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Student Story: Kathy Thurston

Kathy Thurston sought new challenges and a program that would fit her busy lifestyle. She found both at Chicago Booth.

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Global Center in Hong Kong

A $30 million grant from the Hong Kong Jockey Club will support a hub for Chicago Booth Executive MBA students, scholarships, and social-sector programming.

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Executive MBA Program Overview

Although you apply to a primary campus (Chicago, London, or Hong Kong), you take classes at each of our global campuses during international session weeks. See how the program takes shape.

21 Months

21 Months

Length of Program
3-4 Courses

2–3 Courses

Per Quarter


Program Starts

Core Curriculum

18 Courses
1 Required Course


4 Courses
Global Cohort

Time Spent with Global Cohort

5 Weeks

Classes Meet


Every other Friday and Saturday over 21 months

London and Hong Kong:

16 weeks over 21 months, Monday morning to Saturday afternoon

International Session Weeks:

3 in Chicago, 1 in London, 1 in Hong Kong

Class Profile

Total Number of Students


Students with Advanced Degrees


Nationalities Represented


Average Age


Average Years of Work Experience



80% male, 20% female

*Based on 2016 incoming student data


Consulting 12% Transportation/Aerospace 2%
Investment Management 12% Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology 2%
Healthcare 9% Insurance 2%
Investment Banking/Brokerage 8% Construction 2%
Energy/Petroleum/Utilities 7% Diversified Financial Services 2%
Manufacturing 5% Widely Diversified Services 1%
Other Industry 5% Retail 1%
Software/Printing/Publishing 4% Law 1%
Government / Non-Profit / Education 4% Media/Entertainment/Leisure 1%
Commercial Banking 3% Accounting 1%
Real Estate 3% Advertising/Marketing Services 1%
Venture Capital/Private Equity 3% Consumer Products 1%
Other Financial Services 2% Telecommunications 1%
Computer-Related Services 2%

*Based on 2016 incoming student data


Consulting 10% Company Finance
General Management 10% Project Management
Entrepreneurial/Self-employed 6% Venture Capital/Private Equity
Business Development 6% Information Systems
Healthcare 5% Marketing/Brand/Product Management
Operations/Production 5% Engineering
Sales and Trading 5% Risk Management
Accounting 5% Strategic Planning
Investment Banking 5% Law 2%
Investment Management/Research 5% Research
Other 5% Customer Relations Management

*Based on 2016 incoming student data


Chicago Booth hosts information sessions around the world. It’s the best way to learn about our program, as well as talk with our staff, current students, and alumni. Click below to find a session near you.

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Important Deadlines

The Executive MBA Program admits a global class of approximately 240 experienced professionals each June. Learn more about applying.

April 3, 2017*

*We will continue to accept applications after the final deadline as space allows. We encourage you to contact the Executive MBA Program at your earliest convenience to discuss a potential application.

Make an investment in yourself through the Executive MBA Program.

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