Nearly 4,600 students apply for admission to the University of Chicago Booth School of Business each year, according to its deputy dean for MBA programs Stacey Kole — but the acceptance rate is only just above 20%.
And it’s getting more competitive. While other full-time MBA programs saw declines in the number of applications received for the 2018-2019 school year, Booth’s applications increased 3.4% from the previous admissions cycle.
Business Insider spoke with five current students and former graduates as well as deputy dean Kole to get some insight into how to get into this prestigious program.
One trick of the process the experts said is being able to clearly answer, “Why Booth?” They also recommended testing the Booth MBA waters in the Graham School’s GSAL program first for a competitive edge.
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In recent years, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business has received between 4,100 and 4,600 applications for its MBA program each year, with an acceptance rate that hovers just above 20%. But it’s only getting more competitive: According to Booth’s deputy dean for MBA programs Stacey Kole, who arrived at Booth in the spring of 2004, applications for the 2018-2019 school year …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Life


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