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