Chicago Booth Summer Business Scholars Program


• The program is designed for college undergraduates and recent college graduates of all majors.

• There are no minimum GPA or grade requirements, we are looking for talented, motivated, and bright students who exhibit leadership and a passion for learning.

• The program is designed with a schedule that combines academic coursework with professional skill-building. Scholars will explore the disciplines of finance, accounting, and marketing. You'll also develop expertise in teamwork, professional networking, and career planning.

• To supplement the academic experience, scholars will also attend additional programming from full-time GSB departments, faculty, and company visits.

• The Summer Business Scholars Program is a non-credit program; however, with more than 105 contact hours, graded coursework, and highly qualified instructors from an accredited institution, this course of study can be presented to your home institution for transfer credit.


July 17 to August 7 (three weeks)


Domestic Applicants:

• the completed application form

• a letter of recommendation

• an unofficial transcript from all post-secondary institutions you have attended

• essays and a resume

• self-reported ACT or SAT score

International Applicants:

Since international students do not take the SAT or ACT tests, we ask international applicants to submit proof of English language competency (TOEFL or IELTS).

Applicants are exempt from submitting TOEFL/IELTS scores if one of the following applies:

• If the applicant has earned an undergraduate degree from an institution in which English is the only language of instruction;

• If an applicant has at least two years of full-time work experience in the U.S.; or

• If he/she is a citizen or permanent resident of a country where English is an official language.


-Round one: March 1, 2010

-Round two: April 5, 2010

Decisions will be made on a rolling basis, and the program will close when it has reached capacity. Applications are reviewed by Full-Time MBA Program staff.


1. At this time in your life, please describe your current short term and long term educational and career goals. How will the Chicago Booth Summer Business Scholars Program help you to achieve these goals?

2. If the Admissions Committee were to interview one of your closest colleagues, classmates or professors, what aspect of your personality would this person say is especially important for the Admissions Committee to know?

3. (Optional) If there is further information that you believe would be helpful to the Admissions Committee, please provide it below.


Please answer these questions in the form of a letter:




The program fee includes all instruction, books and materials, accommodations (with roommates) at Baumhart Hall, and board (all meals Monday through Friday). Transportation to all corporate visits, special events, entry fees to local Chicago attractions scheduled within the program are also included.


Shea Rentschler Wolfe

Associate Director

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

5807 South Woodlawn Avenue

Chicago, Illinois 60637

Tel: 773.834.3412