Founded in 1898, Booth is one of the oldest schools in the United States. Seven Booth faculty members and alums have won the Nobel Prize in economics since 1982. The curriculum has only one required course — Leadership Effectiveness and Development. It was among the first experiential leadership development programs at a major business school and lets students benchmark themselves with respect to critical aspects of leadership – working in teams, influencing others, conflict management, interpersonal communication, and presentation skills. Among the class of 2014 seeking employment 97.2% accepted a job within 3 months of graduation, second only to Dartmouth’s Tuck. More »Booth required me to embark on a rigorous intellectual endeavor that stretched the limits of my mind. The true academic nature of the Booth MBA changed the way I address and interpret data, which has made me a much better investor and boss.
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