|University of Chicago Graduate School of Business|
|Key People||Edward A. Snyder, Dean and George Pratt Shultz Professor of Economics|
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is the second-oldest business school in the U.S. and one of the world's most prestigious. It has so far produced six Nobel Prize winners from a global alumni of 42,000.
The graduate school is accredited by AACSB International. The school was originally called University of Chicago Graduate School of Business (UCGSB), however, it was renamed after David Booth (GSB’71) and his family made the largest donation in the university’s history and the largest gift to any business school in the world. The combination of an up-front payment, the income stream, and the equity interest provided by the Booth gift was valued at $300 million.
The UCGSB was founded in 1898 and as of 2004 had 174 faculty members teaching 1,100 full-time and 1,400 part-time students. UCGSB consistently ranks in the 10 schools for full-time, executive and part-time and executive MBA programs. In 1922 it became the first school to offer a doctoral program in business and in 1982 was the first to hire a Nobel laureate - George Stigler - to its faculty.
In 2007 the school received one of the largest cash gifts in its history when 1950 alumnus and former chief executive of ConAgra Foods Charles M. Harper purchased naming rights to a new $125 million UCGSB building in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood. The amount of Harper's gift was not disclosed.
- Full-time MBA
- Part-time MBA
- Executive MBA
- PhD in Business
As of late 2007, total direct costs (tuition and required fees) of the entire MBA program were $ 97,165 for a resident, $ 97,165 for a nonresident. The program length was 21 months.
Stats for full-time students in the entering class of 2008-2009 had the following stats: Female: 35 Percent International: 35 Percent Married: 22 Percent
Total graduate business school enrollment: 3291 Full-time MBA: 1144 Part-time MBA: 1589 Executive MBA: 558
PhD program: 115
- Dean Edward A. Snyder, previously Dean at the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia, was appointed in September 2001 to succeed Robert S. Hamada. Snyder received a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago in 1984.
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