The backgrounds from which our students come and they areas they are going into post-MBA are incredibly diverse, and they [the students] embrace an environment that cultivates such diversity.
Our students believe that the best ideas generate the greatest impact when different perspectives have been solicited and thoroughly vetted.
Students at Booth share an intellectual curiosity and passion for ideas.
They are humble leaders who want to be part of something bigger than what a single individual can achieve.
Over the past several years, we have made strides across the board, including broadening and strengthening our intellectual and global footprint and recruiting and expanding faculty with expertise in diverse areas.
We’ve increased support for students and research through the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, as well as the Social Enterprise Initiative and the Harry L. Following the overall trend for MBA programs, we are seeing an increased number of women at top-tier business schools in the past several years.
Recently, we were able to catch up with Kurt Ahlm, the associate dean for student recruitment and admissions at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, who brought us up to speed on some of the exciting happenings at the school and certain changes that were made this year to its application essay prompts.
In addition, he touched on a number of other topics, including the following: Thank you so much for this opportunity to chat.
Together, we build a collaborative community with respect for each other’s individual viewpoint—bringing together students and faculty from various industries and cultures to realize the potential for breakthrough moments every day. How can applicants convey to the admissions committee that they truly understand what Chicago Booth is about and why the school is right for them, and vice-versa?
What are some ways that someone can demonstrate “fit”?