The University of Chicago - Booth

Essay Questions for 2018-2019 / Class of 2021

Below are the application deadlines and essay questions for Chicago Booth's MBA program.  

Round 1
Application deadline: September 21, 2017
Decision released: December 7, 2017

Round 2
Application deadline: January 3, 2018
Decision released: March 15, 2018

Round 3
Application deadline: April 3, 2018
Decision released: May 17, 2018

2018-2019 Chicago Booth Essay Questions

This year Chicago / Booth announced on their site that they’re incorporating two new application questions that directly address your goals and passions:

  1. How will the Booth MBA help you achieve your immediate and long-term post-MBA career goals? Please use the box below or upload a word document. (250-word minimum)
  2. Chicago Booth immerses you in a choice-rich environment. How have your interests, leadership experiences, and other passions influenced the choices in your life? You may use the given box or upload a word document.  (250-word minimum)

In addition, you will find these short questions within the application:

Post-MBA Questions

  • What is your immediate post-MBA career goal? (250 characters )
  • What is your long-term post-MBA career goal? (250 characters)

Additional Information

  • Is there any unclear information in your application that needs further explanation? If so, please use this section to clarify. (300 words)
Pre-Interview Questions

Please respond to one question from Group A and Group B (two responses in total) in 250 words or less. You have ~10 days to reply.

Group A
I started to think differently when…
How do you define success?
What is the first thing your classmates will notice about you?

Group B
What would the future you say to the present you?
What you title your autobiography and why?
What is your favorite word and why?

Disclaimer: the information provided on this page is for reference only. Applicants are strongly advised to visit the admissions website link provided above to confirm essay prompts, deadlines, and other application information.  Photo by Phil Roeder.

Visit the Chicago Booth admissions website for more application information.