A CLASS ACT

Ranked amongst the best busi­ness schools in the world, Chicago Booth of­fers a unique ed­u­ca­tional ex­pe­ri­ence.

India Today - - ASPIRE -

The Univer­sity of Chicago Booth School of Busi­ness has many firsts to its name. It is the first busi­ness school to have six No­bel Prize win­ners as fac­ulty mem­bers, the first to pro­vide an ex­ec­u­tive MBA pro­gramme, the first to of­fer a Ph. D. pro­gramme in busi­ness and the first aca­demic in­sti­tute to grant a Ph. D in busi­ness to a woman— Ur­sula Batchelder Stone in 1929.

In 1997, when My­ron Sc­holes won the No­bel Prize for his role in de­vel­op­ing the for­mula used to value stock op­tions, the event also marked a mile­stone for Chicago Booth who then be­come the first ever busi­ness school to have six No­bel Prize win­ning fac­ulty mem­bers. “One of the best things about Chicago Booth is the fac­ulty. I’ve the op­por­tu­nity of learn­ing from and en­gag­ing in in­tel­lec­tu­ally stim­u­lat­ing de­bates with No­bel prize win­ners and in­ductees to the National Academies,” says Vishal Ahuja, a Ph. D. stu­dent at Chicago Booth.

Es­tab­lished in 1898, Chicago Booth has main­tained high stan­dards from the very be­gin­ning and now ranks amongst the top busi­ness schools in the world. In the most re­cent rank­ings of best busi­ness schools in the United States, Chicago Booth was ranked 1st by Bloomberg Busi

nessWeek, 1st by The Econ­o­mist and 6th by US News & World Re­port. Chicago Booth of­fers busi­ness pro­grammes in the form of full- time MBA, evening MBA, week­end MBA, and ex­ec­u­tive MBA. The school also of­fers a doc­toral pro­gramme in busi­ness, the first in the US to do so, which en­ables stu­dents look­ing to pur­sue an aca­demic re­search ca­reer. Along with the MBA and Ph. D. cour­ses, the school pro­vides an in­ten­sive sum­mer busi­ness schol­ars and ex­ec­u­tive ed­u­ca­tion pro­grammes. “Chicago Booth al­lows the abil­ity to ex­pe­ri­ence and con­duct in­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary re­search whichis quite unique. My cur­rent re­search lies at the in­ter­sec­tion of op­er­a­tions, economics, and medicine,” says Ahuja.

The school has two cam­puses in Chicago. The Charles M. Harper Cen­tre at Hyde Park is where the full- time MBA and the PhD pro­grammes are taught. This cam­pus also has var­i­ous aca­demic re­search cen­ters and in­sti­tutes. Gleacher Cen­tre which is lo­cated in down­town Chicago is the sec­ond cam­pus where evening MBA, week­end MBA and ex­ec­u­tive

MBA pro­grammes take place. Other than th­ese, Chicago Booth also has in­ter­na­tional cam­puses in Lon­don, Hong Kong and Sin­ga­pore.

Raghu­ram Ra­jan who has re­cently been named the gover­nor of the Re­serve Bank of In­dia, is also a fac­ulty mem­ber at Chicago Booth. Ra­jan taught a course in in­ter­na­tional cor­po­rate fi­nance in the

MBA pro­gramme and a course on the the­ory of fi­nan­cial de­ci­sions in the school’s Ph. D. pro­gramme.

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